The use of the mask is compulsory in Brussels

The use of the mask is compulsory from this Wednesday 12 August 2020 throughout the Brussels-Capital Region.

The use of a mask covering the nose and mouth is now compulsory for all persons aged 12 and over in public places and in private places accessible to the public throughout the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region.


However, the regulation provides for the following exceptions:

– while practising a sport
– in carrying out intensive physical work on the public highway
people with a disability that does not allow them to wear a mask or face protector

In all these cases, physical distances must be respected.

When the use of a mask or any other tissue alternative is not possible for medical reasons, a face protector can be used.

In addition, police controls will be adapted to ensure compliance with this new measure and, more generally, with the measures adopted by the National Security Council on 27 July, which remain in force.

Source: Belgique.Be