The Brussels folk event will therefore take place from August 1 to 31, 2020
The vagueness for the midday fair was still to be dispelled since the last CNS, since only fairground events of less than 400 people were authorized from July 1.
But according to a press release from the City of Brussels and the fairground unions, their requests have been heard since a ministerial decree provides for the authorization of the fair, we learn on RTBF.
Scheduled at the base from July 18 to August 23, it will finally take place from August 1 to 31. A slight shift therefore in the dates compared to other years.
“After these long weeks of uncertainty in which we have fought to maintain it, this is welcome news for the economic dynamics of our City”, said Fabian Maingain, alderman for economic affairs.
“It seemed impossible to us but we did it. Brussels residents and all Belgians will once again be able to enjoy the attractions and eat smoutebollen (crisps) with of course all the sanitary measures to guarantee the safety of our visitors”, announced Patrick de Corte, president of the Professional Union of Fairgrounds in Brussels. He who had previously declared that they would be “screwed up” if no decision was taken to that effect. “It is ridiculous to allow fairgrounds with 400 people maximum. For small village fairs, this is not a concern, but for medium and large fairs, it is impossible,” he added.
Obviously, the challenge will be to enforce all security measures. Whether to enforce hygiene precautions, the maximum number of people allowed (400 therefore) as well as respecting social distancing and / or wearing a mask.