Children and young people will be able to go to camp this summer (scout, for example), the Flemish Minister for Youth, Benjamin Dalle, announced Friday late afternoon. Internships will also be allowed, subject to conditions. The Minister-President of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation Pierre Yves-Jeholet (MR) also confirmed the information.
The decision was taken in the afternoon during a concertation committee bringing together the federal government and the federated entities.
One of the main conditions put in place to ensure safety and limit the risk in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic is the limitation of groups to 50 people, including accompanying adults. They would therefore be “silos”, as in education, which must avoid contact with each other.
The roadmap, communicated at the start of the evening, specifies the arrangements decided for the whole country. Local authorities will be able to reopen the playgrounds “from Wednesday 27 May” for children up to and including 12 years old. The largest plains in the parks must, however, take care not to accommodate more than 20 children at the same time.
Respect safety distances
As for summer camps and summer camps, classic school holidays for young and old, one of the main conditions in place to ensure safety and limit the risk of the spread of the coronavirus is the limitation of groups to 50 people, including leaders. They would therefore be “silos”, as in education, which must avoid contact with each other.
Young people and accompanying adults over the age of 12 must “continue to respect the safety distance as much as possible”, specifies the concertation committee.
The same rule (50 people maximum, distance if possible) applies to activities that can start again to organize youth centers and houses.