Brussels confirms: general masks no longer mandatory from 1 October
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Brussels confirms: general masks no longer mandatory from 1 October

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The Brussels Region will lift the obligation to wear face masks in all public spaces from 1 October, a spokesperson of Brussels Minister-President Rudi Vervoort said on Wednesday after Belgium’s National Security Council (NSC).

The NSC decided Wednesday that from 1 October, it will no longer be mandatory to wear a mask outside. In heavily frequented places and in places where a safety distance of 1.5 metres cannot be guaranteed, it will be strongly recommended, Prime Minister Sophie Wilmès said at a press conference following the NSC.

However, the mask is still compulsory on public transport, in shops and in cinemas.

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The Brussels Region will adapt its own system accordingly.

The city’s communes will be able to take more restrictive measures in high-traffic areas, but the Region itself will not replace them, Vervoort’s spokesperson added.

The Brussels Times