As all events, indoors and outdoors, no matter the number of attendants have been cancelled by the government to contain the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), here is a list of what is and isn’t open this weekend.
This is not an extensive list, but a resource to help you keep track of what you can’t do.
Concerts: all Belgian venues are closed, most of them until the end of 31 March, others until further notice. More information here.
Museums: closed, and will be for the foreseeable future.
Snack bars and frites shops: open, but only for take-away food.
Gyms: closed, and will be until further notice. On its website, Basic-Fit stated that it plans to reopen on 3 April. Individually practising sports in the open air, like going for a jog, is still allowed, the FPS Public Health said.
Swimming pools: closed, from midnight on Friday until 3 April.
Libraries: closed, from midnight on Friday until 3 April.
Hairdressers: open, but only on weekdays, on an appointment-only basis.
Cinemas: closed. Most of them until further notice, and Kinepolis until at least 31 March.
Cafes, bars, nightclubs, restaurants: closed, from midnight on Friday until 3 April.
Pharmacists, supermarkets, bakeries, butchers, and all shops providing essential services, including food for animals: open
All other shops: closed during the weekend, but openduring the week.
Taxis: Services remain open, but the FPS Public Health advises to limit the number of passengers in the car as much as possible.
Zoo: Planckendael and ZOO Antwerp have been closed after mistakenly opening on Saturday. Pairi Daiza has pushed back its reopening until 4 April.