UPDATE CORONA – Essential travel to Belgium to work remains permitted
Last Wednesday, 14 April, the Consultative Committee decided to amend a number of existing measures.
Travelling to Belgium to work here remains permitted.
Moreover, as from 19 April 2021, the travel ban for non-essential travel within the European Union will also expire. As a result, the sworn statement will be abolished as from 19 April 2021.
However, the rules regarding the Passenger Locator Form and the strict regime of testing and quarantine remain unchanged.
More information about measures and other items can be found on https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.
Belgium – Announced Social Inspections – Construction Sector (J.C.124) / Electrotechnical Sector (J.C.149) – May 2021
During the entire month of May 2021, the companies in the construction sector (J.C. 124) and the electrotechnical sector (J.C. 149) will be subjected to announced inspections, performed by the social inspection services.
Voluntary “corona” overtime hours in the crucial sectors
On 1 April 2021, a bill was passed in the House of Representatives in plenary session on the extension of some corona support measures until 30 June 2021, including the additional quota of voluntary overtime hours in the crucial sectors.
The saga continues: stricter corona measures regarding labour law
1. Stricter checks on mandatory telework
In order to facilitate the check of telework, companies will have to register online, as of Saturday 27 March 2021, the number of employees who cannot telework (and are therefore present at the workplace).
Via the social security portal, the following data will have to be registered using a convenient tool:
- the total number of staff members per branch;
- the number of staff members carrying out a task for which teleworking is not possible.