The government has taken several measures to promote employment in vital sectors during this health crisis.
These measures were in force until 31 May 2020.
They are now extended until 30 June 2020.
Reminder, the vital sectors are:
- the agricultural sector (JC 144) if the employee is employed on the employer’s land;
- the horticultural sector (JC 145), with the exception of planting and upkeep of parks and gardens;
- forestry (JC 146);
- the temporary agency sector if the employees are employed in the sectors mentioned above.
Source: Royal Decree of 4 June 2020 extending the employment measures in the vital sectors following the COVID-19 pandemic, Belgian Official Gazette of 10.06.2020