Corona – FAQ

Last update: November 2, 2020

General information

  • Respect the hygiene rules.
  • Prefer to do your activities outside.
  • Think of vulnerable people.
  • Keep your distance (1m50).
  • Limit your close contacts.
  • Follow the rules regarding meetings.
  • Wear a mask wherever necessary.
  • When you feel ill.
  • When you come back from a red zone.
  • When one of your close contacts has tested positive on COVID-19.
  • The period of quarantine lasts 10 days.
  • Testing in Brussels is only by appointment.
  • Make an appointment via https://brussels.testcovid.be/en/
  • You can see your test result in the app Coronalert when handing over your personal code when taking a test.
  • You should self-isolate for at least 7 days. 7 days after the first symptoms, you are no longer contagious.
  • Isolate yourself from your co-inhabitants.
  • Don’t use the same objects as your co-inhabitants (e.g. plates, towels, cutlery etc.)
  • If possible, use another toilet than your co-inhabitants.
  • If possible, use another bathroom than you co-inhabitants.
  • If possible, use another bedroom than your co-inhabitants.
  • Alert the people you were in close contact with, as well as your educational institution.

Dorm life

  • Provide soap in the common areas and hand sanitizer in rooms without a tap.
  • Ventilate all areas regularly. The best method is to fully open all windows and doors 2 times a day for 5 – 10 minutes.
  • If many students use the same kitchen, you should install a rotating schedule to avoid overcrowding. The same goes for other common areas.
  • Don’t throw parties.
  • It is not allowed to receive visitors in the common areas.
  • Preferably, you meet with other people outside. If that is not possible, you can receive visitors in your own room.
  • Gatherings are forbidden by law. You can get fined for this.
  • A night curfew will be in force from midnight to 5am, so you should stay at home between these hours.
  • Contact your GP and follow his/her instructions.
  • If you don’t have a GP in Brussels, call +32 2 201 22 22 or find a GP via https://en.doctena.be.
  • Follow the instructions of your doctor.
  • You should self-isolate for at least 7 days and until you have symptoms (If you still have symptoms after 7 days, you stay in isolation).
  • You are not allowed to leave you room. Ask your roommates or others to help with cooking and shopping.
  • Always where a mask and wash your hands when you leave your room.
  • If you don’t have a toilet or shower in your room, you have to wear a mask when going there. Disinfect your hands before you leave your room and decontaminate everything you have touched afterwards.
  • Alert the landlord, your co-inhabitants and your educational institution.

Student activities

  • It has been decided that none of these activities will take place in the first semester.
  • Ask permission to your university or college and the local government. Brussels counts 19 different municipalities, make sure you look up the correct information.

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 by appointment during the usual opening hours.
  • Brik is making sure that the student houses are cleaned regularly.
  • The cleaning personnel will be focusing on frequently touched surfaces and frequently visited spaces.
  • The cleaning personnel and the handymen are still available. They will follow strict hygienic measures.

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