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Coronavirus: What can’t you do this weekend

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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 open during the week.

Markets: open

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.

Theme parks: closed, until 3 April.

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times