From Monday 27 July, people in Antwerp must have a face mask or other mouth and nose covering with you at all times as a new coronavirus countermeasure. You must wear them when necessary.
Mayor Bart De Wever (N-VA) doesn’t want a general obligation, as this would lead to absurd situations. If you’re alone, why wear a mask?
Will this lead to ambiguous situations? Yes. But people will always find excuses anyway.
In the meantime you must wear a face covering
- on busy streets;
- inside public spaces;
- in restaurants when moving (e.g. to go to the toilet).