Coronavirus: closure of certain contact professions and tighter controls on teleworking from home

Author: Catherine Mairy (Legal Expert)

Among the measures announced by the Consultative Committee on 24 March 2021 are the closure of certain contact professions and the ramped up and tightened controls on teleworking from home.

Closure of non-medical contact professions

Non-medical contact professions are required to close down from 27 March 2021.

These include among others:

  • beauty salons;
  • non-medical pedicures;
  • nail salons;
  • massage parlours;
  • hair salons and barber shops;
  • tattoo and piercing studios.

The employers concerned can apply the corona unemployment system.

Tightened 'teleworking' controls and keeping a register

Controls on compliance with mandatory teleworking from home will be ramped up and tightened.

As a reminder, teleworking from home is mandatory:

  • in all companies, all associations and all services;
  • for all staff members;

unless this is impossible due to the nature of the position, or the continuity of the business, the activities or the services.

Important note! Employers will also have to keep a register of who will be in the workplace and when.

We will keep you updated as soon as we have more details.


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