The Belgian Government has agreed to extend a series of coronavirus aid measures to 30 September. The measures include:

  • Since 9 June working from home is no longer compulsory but the return to work should be gradual, limiting interaction and respecting the 1m50 social distancing rules. The COVID allowance of up to 144.31 euros can still be paid to employees who work from home in July, August and September.
  • If you still have employees on temporary unemployment due to ‘force majeure’ you can continue to use this scheme until 30 September. 
  • The professional withholding tax on temporary unemployment benefits will remain at 15% until 30 September.
  • The government intends to change course as of 1 October and focus on more exceptional measures and recovery initiatives.