Coronavirus Walloon Region: support for the hospitality sector

Author: Anne Ghysels (Legal Expert)

The Walloon Region grants an allowance to the hospitality sector, that was obliged to close in March and April 2021. This allowance can be applied for online at from 7 May 2021 until 6 June 2021. The other periods of closure in the hospitality sector have been covered by other allowances.

Do you qualify for the allowance?

You must meet the following conditions:

  • Have an establishment unit in the Walloon Region before 5 March 2021;
  • Be a very small, small or medium-sized enterprise or a natural person carrying out a professional activity as a main or secondary activity and who, taking into account his professional income, pays social security contributions;
  • Carry out an activity falling under one of the following NACE codes:

Description of the activity

NACE code

Full service catering


Limited service catering


Event catering activities


Cafés and bars


Discotheques, dance halls and the like


Other drinking establishments



What is the amount of the allowance?

The amount of the allowance depends on your workforce.

The workforce is the average number of employees in 2019 employed under an employment contract in all the places of business of your company, corresponding to the number of work units (AWU), calculated on the basis of your DmfA declarations of the 4 quarters of 2019.

If your company was set up in 2020, the workforce is calculated on the average number of employees in 2020.

The amount of the allowance is fixed as follows: 


Amount of the compensation


€ 4,000

0 ˂ x ˂ 5

€ 6,500

5 ≤ x ˂ 10

€ 9,500

≥ 10

€ 12,000

This allowance is granted only once per company registered in the CBE.

How to apply?

You must apply for this allowance at ('indemnité 14').

The form is available from 7 May 2021 until 6 June 2021.

Source: Decree of the Walloon Government of 22 April 2021 on the granting of a supplementary allowance in favour of establishments in the hospitality sector closed down by decision in the context of the crisis linked to the coronavirus COVID-19, Belgian Official Gazette of 30.04.2021

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