Health measures - COVID-19

Covid Safe Ticket

In accordance with current federal government COVID regulations, the festival organisation will be using the COVID SAFE TICKET, which is mandatory for all events to be attended by more than 3000 people.

In order to gain access to the festival, each festival-goer (aged 12 and over) must have a Covid Safe Ticket. This means, however, that you will not need to wear a mask as a visitor and you do not need to keep a distance of 1.5m from others. Children under 12 years old are exempt from having to present a Covid Safe Ticket. Before entering the event (car park & queue), the preventive safety measures, including wearing a mask and keeping a distance, will still apply.

The Covid Safe Ticket will not be implemented for school groups, regardless of the age of the students in the group. The accompanying persons of these groups (teachers, educators, parents...) will be considered as part of the school group and will not have to present a covid safe ticket either. The wearing of a mask (from 12 years old) and the respect of barrier gestures will have to be respected.

An entrance ticket is not necessary.

More information about the Covid Safe Tickethttps://coronavirus.brussels/faq-covid/faq-covid-safe-ticket/ (French version) or https://coronavirus.brussels/nl/faq-covid-2/covid-safe-ticket-faq/ (Dutch version) 

More information about the covid certificatehttps://covidsafe.be/en/frequently-asked-questions 

What are the rules for accessing the event?

The COVID SAFE TICKET (as a QR code on the COVIDSAFE.be application or on paper) will allow you to enter the festival site if:

  1. You have a vaccination certificate proving that you are fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the event.
  2. You have a NEGATIVE PCR test less than 72 hours old (date and time of when the sample was taken)
    • Validity: day sample was taken + 3 days (validity ends at 11.59pm)
  3. You have a NEGATIVE ANTIGEN test less than 48 hours old (date and time of when the sample was taken)
    • Validity: day sample was taken + 2 days (validity ends at 11.59pm)
    • Important: the antigen test must have been performed by a health professional; personal tests are NOT valid!
  4. You have a certificate of recovery following a positive PCR test (older than 10 days and less than 6 months) via the CovidSafeBE application.

 If you get tested:             

✅  If the test is negative, the festival-goer/exhibitor can access the festival site

❌  Without a QR code or their ID card, site access will not be permitted    

❌ A self-test will not grant the festival-goer/exhibitor access to the festival site. Only antigen tests performed by a health professional and registered on your CovidSafeBE application or via the MaSanté website are valid!

❌ If it is not possible to check the test, site access will not be granted. It is therefore important to download the COVIDSAFEBE application before coming to the event and to come to the entrance with your ID card ready and a sufficiently charged smartphone. Screenshots will not be accepted.

❌ If the test is positive, site access will not be granted.   

How does it work in practice?

To enter the event, come to the entrance with your valid Covid safe ticket (as a QR code on the COVIDSAFE.be application or on paper).

Please note: your ID card will be checked at the same time as your QR code, so please make sure you have it to hand.

Where can I get my COVID SAFE TICKET?

Your COVID SAFE TICKET is identical to your Digital Covid Certificate: a valid QR code from the CovidSafeBE app if you are staying in Belgium, and a valid QR code from your CoronaCheck app if you are staying in another European country.

For festival goers/exhibitors from other EU countries, the UK or Switzerland, we will scan the QR code issued in your home country. The above criteria must also be met: full vaccination + 2 weeks, PCR test -48h, AG test -24h or certificate of recovery. 

Note that in France, the government considers a single administration of vaccine in someone previously infected with Covid-19 to be the equivalent of full vaccination; this is not the case in Belgium. You therefore need 2 doses + 2 weeks or 1 dose and 2 weeks for J&J. 

IMPORTANT: you must FIRST install the CovidSafeBE app or another European Digital Covid Certificate on your smartphone. Screenshots are not authorised.  Without a valid QR code and your ID, we cannot check your Covid status and you will not be able to enter the event. So don't forget your ID card!

You can download the CovidSafeBE app free of charge from the App Store(iOS) or the Google Play Store.

What should I do if I am denied access?

If a red light appears when checking your QR code, you will be denied access to the event. It is your responsibility to make sure that you meet the requirements for the Covid Safe Ticket.

⚠️ A rapid testing center will be set up at the entrance of the Festival during opening hours (free test for -18 years old / 15 euros for + 18 years old). 

The other nearest test centres are:

  • Pharmacie Des Citronniers (chemist): Av. des Citronniers 56, 1020 Brussels: +32 24795533.

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6.30pm, Sat 9am-12pm.

Rapid antigen test (please telephone ahead; by appointment, tests can also be carried out outside opening hours)

  • Pharmacie de l'Arbre Ballon (chemist): Dikke Beukenlaan 115 1020 Brussels: +32 2 478 52 11.

Opening hours: Mon-Tues-Wed-Fri: 9am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 6.30pm/Thu & Sat: 9am - 12.30pm

(by appointment only)

  • Pharmacie Goossens (chemist): Dr H Folletlaan 224 1780 Wemmel: +32 2 460 41 08.

Opening hours: 9am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 6.30pm/Saturday: 9.00am to 1.00pm

(by appointment only)

  • Parking is available next to Palais 12 (managed by CHU St Pierre - Please note that the test result can take up to 48 hours)

Additional information

These rules apply to all people present on the festival site from Friday 15 October to Sunday 17 October 2021, inclusive.

The health measures in force are constantly changing. Please visit this page regularly before your visit for any updates.

Have you or has someone in your party tested positive for coronavirus and may have infected other visitors to the exhibition?

Please email the organisation as soon as possible at ilovescience@visit.brussels with the following information : the date and timeslot of your visit.

Any questions?

If you have any questions related to health measures, please do not hesitate to contact the organisation by email at ilovescience@visit.brussels.