Following a surge in recorded cases in Belgium, and for the next four weeks alongside new national measures, the province of Antwerp has taken further steps to limit the spread, which include: All restaurants, bars, cafés and other establishments will have to close their doors by 23:00 Non-essential outings banned 23:30 – 6:00 Remote working … Continue reading Antwerp – Curfew measures
The city of Antwerp will speed up the construction of 19 km of new bicycle streets to guarantee social distancing for cyclists and improve the flow of bicycle traffic this summer. Currently, Antwerp possessed about 4.5 km of bicycle streets, to be increased to 23.5 km after the summer. Read more here
Antwerp is taking measures to reduce the return of cars to the street and provide safe mobility options for locals, including by promoting safe walking and cycling and adding new features to its mobility map and route planner, as well as supporting companies to continue allowing employees to work from home. More information here.
Antwerp launched a call for start-ups that could develop innovative digital solutions to the problems of the corona crisis. The eight winners received between 20,000 and 55,000 euro, as well as substantive support that was extended to 18 further projects. The winning ideas were:
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Antwerp has launched a platform to facilitate the large number of volunteer initiatives that have erupted across the city. These initiatives aim to help residents who can, for instance, no longer walk to the store or pharmacy or take out their dog. Residents who need help can report this via an online form or a … Continue reading Antwerp – Platform for volunteering
Antwerp has made €250,000 euro available for innovative, quickly implementable solutions from start-ups and companies that can arm citizens and companies against the impact of the COVID-19 virus and make life possible in lockdown mode. The city launched a call that welcomes (digital) solutions in areas such as welfare, health care, childcare, poverty reduction, working … Continue reading Antwerp – Challenge for digital solutions
In Antwerp a triage system was established to isolate and provide appropriate care to patients infected with the coronavirus. A patient must first contact the GP by telephone. With mild or severe symptoms, the patient is directed to one of five triage points on the city’s territory, where a deeper triage occurs. The triage posts … Continue reading Antwerp – City employees volunteer en mass to support triage