The Walloon government’s draft decree providing for the extension of the Covid Safe Ticket to the south of the country fixes its compulsory use in certain sectors from November 1, the executive said on Thursday in a press release.
The Walloon government decided on Thursday to extend the use of the Covid Safe Ticket (CST) to the whole of Wallonia from November 1 and until January 15. A draft decree in this direction will be submitted to Parliament for adoption in the next few days.
This sanitary pass will be applicable in dance halls and nightclubs, in bars, cafes and restaurants, inside sports centers as well as in fitness rooms during trade fairs and congresses with more than 50 people indoors (and more than 200 outdoors).
It will also be required in party and performance halls, hospitals, nursing homes, as well as any mass event bringing together more than 50 people indoors (or more than 200 outdoors).
On the other hand, this pass will not be applicable in public transport, in public services, schools, shops and shopping centers, in the workplace as well as during events authorized by local authorities.
The CST certifies either the complete vaccination of its carrier, the possession or a negative PCR test of less than 48 hours or a negative antigen test carried out within 24 hours, or a certificate of recovery from Covid- 19 dating back to a maximum of 180 days.
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The instrument will apply to all people aged 16 or over, but from 12 years old for those who want to visit people in hospital, or living in nursing homes and residential care facilities for vulnerable people.
It will also be required from the age of 12 for people attending mass events.
In establishments or events where the CST will be compulsory, the mask should no longer be worn, with the exception of visitors to hospitals, nursing homes and all other residential care facilities for vulnerable people.
However, the mask will remain in place in places where the TSA is not required, namely in public transport, stores and shopping centers, busy shopping streets, higher education buildings, buildings of worship or the accessible premises of public administrations.
Criminal sanctions are provided for in the event of non-compliance with the rules relating to the CST, namely a fine of 50 to 500 euros for visitors to the places or events concerned, and of 50 to 2,500 euros for their tenants or organizers.
The CST is available on the internet via the CovidSafeBe application, accessible at www.masante.be.