Tuesday, 11 May 2021
Belgium will officially relax its current coronavirus restrictions in several stages over the coming months, as part of a wider summer plan.
“The Committee has been able to establish a broad summer plan to relax measures,” Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced during a press conference on Tuesday. “Four out of 10 adult Belgian residents have already received their first vaccine dose. And the campaign will also accelerate.”
“The plan is based on two pillars: the first is vaccination, which is going extremely well,” he said. “And the second is, of course, the situation in intensive care.”
Belgium’s “Summer Plan” will take effect if the number of Covid-19 patients in ICU does not exceed the maximum of 500, and if the vaccination campaign goes according to plan.
Here’s how Belgium’s latest timeline looks:
“The idea is to lift the restrictions as much as possible from then on,” De Croo explained.
“1 September is not only the start of a new school year, but also the day on which we can once again allow our social life to flourish.”