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It is no news that the coronavirus figures are increasing in Leuven and across the country. However, what is new is that new measures are put in place either regionally or nationally, as things become more worrying. The most recent measures stated by the Leuven city officials is based on the regional measures (Flemish Region).

What has changed?

as at 13u45 on 29 October 2020.

Events

All events and organized activities have been canceled.

  • Culture houses (30CC, STUK, Het Depot etc) are now closed.
  • Theaters, cinemas and concert halls are closed as well.
  • Party and reception rooms are closed.
  • Funerals, weddings and worship services are allowed with a maximum of 40 people. Attendees must wear a mouth mask and keep at least 1.5 meters apart.

Sports

  • Swimming pools and fitness centers are closed.
  • Indoor sports activities are not allowed, except for primary schools.
  • Outdoor sports activities are allowed for individual athletes (not organized by a club or association), without contact and with a maximum of 4 people. There is an exception for sports activities of clubs or associations for children up to and including 12 years of age.
  • Youth Activities for young people over 12 years old are not allowed. Youth and sports camps are allowed for children up to and including 12 years old, without an overnight stay.

Shops and markets

  • You can shop with a maximum of 2 people and can stay in the store for a maximum of 30 minutes.
  • Weekly markets continue. However, flea markets, Christmas markets, and winter markets are not allowed.

Education

  • The autumn break will be extended until November 11, 2020.
  • In Leuven, pupils of the 2nd and 3rd stage of secondary education will receive distance education on 12 and 13 November 2020. From November 16, 2020, they are to switch to part-time distance learning (until the exam period).

Businesses

  • Working from home is the rule.
  • If working from home is really not possible, you have to work in the safest conditions.

Leuven continues to help

If you need help, you can always check ‘Leuven Helpt’ for general request for assistance and medical assistance. You can also call the toll free number 0800 16 916.

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