Update: 1 November 2020
In view of the lockdown measures announced on Friday, we will stop al personal BCT activities until 13 December. We will then re-evaluate the situation in line with the measures announced by the Belgian government.
Stay home – stay safe!
Update: 17 October 2020
As you probably are already aware, following an increase in cases of COVID-19, the Belgian government announced yesterday new lock down restrictions.
The BCT Executive Board discussed the situation last night and unanimously agreed that we have an obligation to put a halt to ‘face-to-face’ activities in order to keep all our members safe.
Therefore, effective from Monday 19 October, all face-to-face activities will be cancelled or postponed for a 2 week period, at which time the situation will be reviewed.
While this decision was not taken lightly, as we know how much you all enjoy the playgroups and activities, we feel it is the correct decision to make sure no members are put at risk.
We are currently in discussion with groups organisers and hope to be able to inform you early next week about several additional online BCT activities so we can all still keep in regular contact.
Thank you for your understanding and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: email@example.com
We appreciate that these are difficult times for families in Belgium, but please remember you are never alone and the BCT is working hard to support all member families.
The Executive Board of Directors of the BCT
Update: 13 September 2020
Dear BCT members,
In September 2020, we’ve opened the doors to our new BCT Clubhouse.
Due to the current circumstances, the number of playgroup participants is limited. To join an event, you need to sign up online. In addition, our playgroups will have to follow certain rules to make sure that everyone stays safe.
We understand that it’s not always easy to follow all these rules but we want everyone to be safe, so they are necessary.
Thank you for your help in making everyone stay as safe as possible!
The Board of Directors of the BCT
BCT COVID Prevention Measures
12 March 2020
As you are aware, the current situation with the CoronaVirus/COVID-19 is becoming more of a concern to everybody. The WHO (World Health Organisation) has now classified it as pandemic.
Many companies and the EU institutions have taken ‘social distancing’ measures, such as cancelling meetings and events, encouraging staff to work from home, avoiding public transport, etc. The Belgian authorities are advising not to hold large gatherings.
This is a fast changing situation and is likely to evolve rapidly over the coming days and weeks. Due to these circumstances, the BCT Board has agreed to suspend BCT gatherings and social events for the next 2 weeks. The situation would then be reviewed at that time.
This decision is not taken lightly, but it is the BCT’s priority to safeguard and respect the health and wellbeing of its members and of the community.
We ask that you please use your BCT online connections and remain connected, through our Facebook groups and WhatsApp groups, during this period. We are very much here for our members and will do what we can to help. You can also use these resources to share ideas on how to keep your kids entertained. If something works for you, why not share it with other parents who are also looking for ways to keep their kids busy?
We will re-assess the situation in the coming weeks dependent on the official advice.
Thank you for your understanding and sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Board of Directors of the BCT