After phase 1A (restarting non-essential companies), 1B (reopening shops, the rule of four) and phase 2 (reopening schools), phase 3 will follow on Monday 8 June at the earliest.
“The focus is on the cultural sector, sport and the hospitality industry,” announced premium Sophie Wilmès (MR) in a press release. “We will also look at when and to what extent it is possible to allow more social contacts, to have religious ceremonies take place again and to hold events of a certain size.” It was previously decided that no mass events will be held until 31 August. may take place.
The National Security Council will decide on which relaxations are possible on Wednesday 3 June. The phases that follow after phase 3 are then determined together with the expert group on the exit strategy (GEES).
The meeting will only take place after the more extensive reopening of the schools proposed by Flanders from 2 June. Flemish Minister of Education Ben Weyts (N-VA) also assumes that the Security Council will approve that advice “as soon as possible”. “It is not always the case that an entire sector presents a substantiated proposal, which is then also covered by the GEES experts. Deviating from this now would be a bit bizarre, especially if you know that the whole of Flanders is longing for an additional reopening, “says Weyts.