Corona – FAQ

Last update: March 11th, 2022

Almost all corona measures have disappeared, but some still remain. On this page you will find information that is still applicable to today’s student life in Brussels. 

General information

  • There is still a mouth mask requirement on public transport and in health care facilities such as hospitals and residential care centres.
  • The recommendation remains to put on a mouth mask in crowded indoor places where you cannot keep a distance. This is not compulsory.
  • In case of a high-risk contact, there is no obligation for testing or quarantine.
  • If you had a high-risk contact at your dorm, it is still strongly recommended to wear a mouth mask for 7 days after the high-risk contact.
  • Do not contact a doctor but use the self-assessment tool and follow further instructions (only available in Dutch, French or German). If it appears that you should get tested, you will receive a test code via the tool. With this, you can make an appointment at a test centre or with a pharmacist. At www.apotheek.be you can find the pharmacists where you can get tested.
  • Go into quarantine.
  • Do you test negative? Then you may leave your home again.
  • Do you test positive? Stay in isolation for 7 days. Do you live in a Brik student room? Please notify Brik by mail or phone.
  • Don’t leave your room. Ask your roommates for help with shopping and preparing food, or order food.
  • Wear a face mask and disinfect your hands when you leave your room.
  • If possible, you use a separate toilet and shower. If this is not possible, disinfect everything after use and open the windows.
  • If you have symptoms and the self-assessment tool says you should get tested.
  • If you come back from a country that is not on the European list of safe countries and you do not have a corona certificate (= not (fully) vaccinated or not having a recovery certificate).
  • If you are affiliated with a Belgian health insurance fund and you have received an activation code, your test is free of charge.
  • If you are not affiliated with a Belgian health insurance fund, you have to pay 41 EUR.
  • Testing in Brussels is only by appointment.
  • Make an appointment via https://brussels.testcovid.be/en/
  • If a test is mandatory upon arrival, you can also perform it at the airport: https://www.brusselsairport.be/en/passengers/the-impact-of-the-coronavirus/covid-19-test-centre-at-brussels-airport
  • You can see your test result in the app Coronalert when handing over your personal code when taking a test.

  • Quarantine means preventive isolation in order to limit the possible spread of the coronavirus.
  • Isolation means that you stay at home if you have tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • A vaccination certificate proves that you have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19. You are fully vaccinated 2 weeks after your last vaccination dose.
  • A recovery certificate shows that you have recovered from COVID-19. You have a positive PCR test result or a RAT test by a health care provider, no older than 180 days and you no longer need to isolate.
  • A test certificate is proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test result that is less than 72 hours old or RAT test result that is taken the day before or the day of arrival.

Brik

  • The Brik Frontdesk can be reached by phone via +32 2 211 05 40 or by e-mail via welkom@brik.be.
  • A personal visit is possible during the usual opening hours.
  • Brik continues to ensure that there is sufficient cleaning in the student houses.

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