Coronavirus: State Council agrees with operators of campsites and holiday parks

According to the minister’s decree of 28 October, campsites and holiday parks are bound to remain closed from 3 November. But other housing options remain open.

LThe Council of State ruled in favor of Recred, which represents the operators of campsites and Holiday Parks in the north of the country, in a ruling Tuesday. The federation lodged an appeal with the state council in late January to obtain conditions such as hotels, beds and amp; Breakfast and non-collective holiday homes and apartments on the coast, which were able to remain open. The Council of State “notes that at first sight, the Minister does not provide sufficient justification for this discrimination”.

According to the minister’s decree of 28 October, campsites and holiday parks are bound to remain closed from 3 November. But other housing options remain open. For recredits, camping and holiday park rentals are quite possible in compliance with health regulations in force.

In its decision, the State Council believes that the principle of equality has been violated and orders the suspension of the measure on 8 February. Members of Recread therefore expect to be able to reopen their establishments on that date if the Consultative Committee does not implement the new measures on Friday.

According to Flemish Tourism Minister Zuhl Demir, the decision is in line with the position of officials in the north of the country. She claims that this problem has been repeated by the Minister of the Interior Enliz Verlinden, “unfortunately without success”.

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