Wallonia has just announced the introduction of the Covid Safe Ticket from November 1 while the Brussels government is taking action: the Covid Safe Ticket will be implemented in the capital region on Friday. How it works ? How to get this health pass? Here are the answers to questions you might ask yourself.
The Covid Safe Ticket is similar to the European Covid certificate. This certificate contains a QR code which will be scanned at the entrance of the external event that uses this system: if you have a valid certificate, you can enter. The objective of this health pass is to protect the health of citizens and maintain economic and social life.
To get the precious sesame, you have the choice between 3 possibilities:
- a recognized and complete vaccination certificate dating back more than 13 days
- a negative PCR test certificate carried out within 48 hours or an antigen test (rapid test) carried out within 24 hours
- a certificate of reinstatement not older than 180 days
People who have already been infected with the coronavirus and who present a certificate of recovery of less than six months can also obtain a QR code for the Covid Safe Ticket.
All certificates are downloadable via the Covidsafe app. If you do not have a smartphone, the vaccination certificate can be sent by post by calling the call center on 02 214 19 19.
Please note, it is not possible to print in paper format directly from the Covidsafe application. However, you can print this document by connecting to the masanté.be site.
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The use of the CST applies to visitors / customers of the sectors and events concerned (see below). This pass will be mandatory for anyone over 16 years old inside bars, restaurants, sports centers and fitness rooms, cultural places, nightclubs …
It will be mandatory from 12 years old for so-called mass events (outdoor concert for example) but also as part of a visit to a care establishment (hospital, nursing home, etc.)
People who have a working relationship with the manager of the establishment or the organizer of events do not have to have the health pass. “The CST will only be applicable to visitors“, indicated the Brussels Minister Ecolo Alain Maron.”The CST will not be applicable to workers, collaborators, volunteers, organizers, managers of an event or an establishment subject to the CST.“
Ditto for people who come for care, to receive it or to give it. For example, a patient who has an appointment in a hospital, a parent accompanying his child to a consultation or a physiotherapist who will provide care in a nursing home.
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Maintenance or cleaning personnel do not necessarily have to have a CST if, for example, they are required to repair an installation. School groups have also been exempted from the obligation to present a Covid Safe Ticket. “These are school groups or people who come forward to fulfill a legal or regulatory obligation. […] If a class goes to an exhibition, the “class” group is not submitted to the CST even if the CST should apply more generally in that place.“, added Brussels Minister Maron.
- Mass events (from 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors)
- Establishments in the cultural, festive and recreational sectors (from 50 people)
- Horeca (for customers of indoor restaurants and cafes, for restaurants and hotel congress or fair spaces)
- Sports and fitness clubs (indoors and from 200 people outdoors)
- Trade fairs and congresses
- Residential care facilities for vulnerable people
- Dance halls and nightclubs
If we stay under the margins of 50 people indoors and 200 outdoors, the CST is not mandatory in private events. The health pass is also not required in public transport, utilities, stores and malls or in the workplace.
If you are not in possession of a Covid Safe Ticket, you will in theory be refused entry to different establishments. However, some places may refuse to apply the rules.
In this case, the visitors as well as the organizers risk penalties: as visitors, you incur a fine of between 50 and 500 euros. For the organizers, the fine varies between 50 and 2,500 euros, without taking into account the possible administrative penalties.
In general, the mask remains imposed on all those who, in the circumstances set out above, are not subject to the CST. For example, for young people aged 12 to 16 or in an outdoor event gathering less than 200 people …
The mask remains compulsory for staff working in the establishments mentioned above. It is also used for consultations in the hospital and for patients and those who accompany them.