Belgium to discuss domestic COVID-19 measures linked with colour-codes

Belgium’s National Security Council meets this Wednesday (23 September) to evaluate the current COVID-19 situation and discuss adjustment of measures. Potentially on the table: a long-term colour code plan and the adjustment of the “social bubbles”.

Experts advising the National Security Council are said to have suggested a system colour-code system similar to that in place in Ireland, where it has four coulors, ranging from blue over yellow and orange to red, depending on the “threat level” of the coronavirus.

This includes a number of parameters, such as the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants, the number of hospital admissions and the number of COVID patients in intensive care.

Connected to that, the idea of a “contact budget” could be discussed, namely depending on the colour code, one could then have contact with an according number of people, which would overhaul the current measure of “number of five”.

(Alexandra Brzozowski,


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