The Flemish Association of Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) described this afternoon that it is unacceptable to wait for the ministerial decision regulating the reopening of the catering terraces for a long time. VVSG criticized “As a result, cities and municipalities are still unable to answer many questions.” In the meantime, MB appeared in the OJ, but there was no mention of the plexi screens.
The text specifies that tables on stands must be placed in such a way that there is always a distance of at least one and a half meters between groups of tables. There is no mention of sideways due to the use of plexi screens.
As of this afternoon, there was still a lack of clarity regarding the rules that catering service operators must follow when reopening outdoor terraces.
He. She An advisory committee The stands will reopen on May 8, and will date back to April 23. However, the catering protocol only became available early this week. It turns out this morning that this protocol is not entirely correct. Attorney General Vincent van Quickenborn (Open Vld) said that plexiglass is not allowed.
VVSG President Wim Dries replied with indignation: “Cities and municipalities have moved to heaven and earth to expand terraces and support local entrepreneurs.” “Everyone wants to comply with the established procedures. It’s impossible if you don’t have the legal information.” According to Dries, “This once again shows a great lack of respect for the local level.”
Due to the lack of clarity, cities, municipalities and catering service operators cannot guarantee that everything will proceed completely according to the rules.
Lots of questions
From the location, local services and economics receive a lot of questions from managers. Often these questions are of a very practical nature – about plexiglass, but also what is the definition of “open balcony” or how “fully open side” should be interpreted.
According to VVSG, “Due to the lack of clarity, cities, municipalities and restaurant service operators cannot guarantee that everything will proceed completely according to the rules.” Therefore the organization asks the residents to continue to pay adequate attention to the known norms.
from Specialized mayors of Ghent and Leuven and local councilors of Brussels This morning they announced that they would not immediately implement the rule regarding plexiglass.
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