I have to admit that I feel a bit demoralised about this, at the moment. After an extended period of improving figures and falling infection rates, that lead to many welcome relaxations of restrictions, the past two weeks has seen a turn around. Right now the numbers are not huge but the percentages are bad, last I looked, infection rates where rising at an average of over 60 percent week on week. The reproduction rate (R rate) of the disease in Belgium has risen to about 1.4. As a result, the proposed phase 5 lifting of restriction, that where planned for the 1st of August, have been cancelled. The compulsory use of face masks has been extended to busy streets, markets and all other crowded places, indoors and out. Town mayors have been given the powers to add further restrictions in the areas under their jurisdiction, if they feel that it is necessary to do so. Lets hope these restrictions are enough to improve the situation.
Finally, the entire sea front and beaches of Belgium have been declared compulsory face mask zones. So for any women planning to go for a dip in the sea, on the Belgian coast, you might consider obtaining one of these.
And I am not talking about an archaeological find, this is a very modern set up.
In a raid by Dutch police, a warehouse was found to with seven cargo containers in it. Six of these where believed to be containment cells and one was set up as a torture chamber.
Although I think that I could have done a better job of converting a dentists chair to a piece of restraining furniture, it is still very scary that people are making things like this for real life use and not for fantasy play.
Here are some quotes from news sources
“Six suspects have been arrested after Dutch police discovered a secret “hell-like” prison with a torture chamber near the Belgian-Dutch border.”
“Officers raided the site at Wouwse Plantage on the Dutch-Belgian border”
“Six of the containers were intended as cells in which people could be tied up and one container was intended as a torture chamber”
“A search of the containers uncovered bags containing tools including hedge cutters, scalpels and pliers. The items “were likely intended to torture victims or at least put them under pressure”, the police said.”
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A few rules have been relaxed since I last posted on the restrictions in Belgium. One fun one was that the international borders where opened without warning. Especially without warning the French and Dutch authorities, who suddenly found themselves turning back Belgian people who wanted to visit their countries to go shopping.
But the numbers are good, with low amounts of new infections and the number of people in hospital falling rapidly. As of the 8th of June we have been granted new freedoms. I won’t list them all but just the main ones.
Cafes and restaurants are now allowed to open. Table service only, waiting staff must wear masks and a closing time of 1 am at the latest has been introduced. But you can now go for a beer 🙂 Night shops are also allowed to open until 1 am.
Non contact sporting events, professional or amateur, indoor or outdoor, with a maximum of 20 participants can now take place but without a supporting audience.
Fitness centres and gyms
Fitness centres and gyms may now reopen with social distancing rules in place. Swimming pools are still to remain closed.
Religious services with up to 100 participants may take place with appropriate social distancing.
Day trips and even staying away for a few nights are allowed within the borders of Belgium. I don’t know if this means campsites are opening but I hope so.
Picnicking, sunbathing and other activities that involve staying still in a public place, that until now have been strictly banned are now allowed. Social distancing rules apply.
This kind of thing floats my boat. Mostly because I have found that things that restrict breathing, during a spanking, increase the effect of the rush of endorphins. But I do not like to have plastic bags put on my head or have my mouth and nose blocked. Things like being in an OTK position or similar, that put pressure on the torso therefore causing a decreased breathing capacity are more my thing and why this corset is an object of desire but it does look very expensive.
Bespoke locking punishment corset video
More COVID 19 Restrictions Eased In Belgium
The bad numbers for Belgium have continued to decrease and so we are to get more freedoms, mostly as of Monday the 18th of May 2020
School lessons are resuming
This actually started on Friday the 15th of May. School lessons are to resume with a phase in period and certain restrictions respected. As I have no kids I have not looked to much at the details of this.
Museums and other cultural attractions are allowed to reopen
Visitor numbers at any one time are restricted. Tickets must be pre booked on line, no purchasing entrance at the door. Social distancing and other safety measures must be respected.
Hair dressers, and other close contact services like nail salons may reopen
Although, unlike in the photograph, proper protective clothing and masks must be worn by both staff and customers. Face shaving is going to be difficult, with a mask on.
Small markets may reopen
Small markets, with up to 50 stalls may take place as long as the local authorities concerned agrees to host them. Social distancing must be respected and all stall holders must wear masks.
Zoos, amusement parks and other fun stuff may reopen
As with the museums and galleries, visitor numbers at any one time are restricted. Tickets must be pre booked on line, no purchasing entrance at the door. Social distancing and other safety measures must be respected.
Weddings and funerals are allowed up to 30 people attending
Up to 30 people may attend a wedding or funeral service, whilst respecting social distancing regulations. This is for services only. No wakes, receptions or other social gatherings are allowed after the ceremonies.
Sports and outdoor activities
Yes, I know, ice hockey is an indoor sport and does not count in this but I just liked this photograph so much.
Organised outdoor sport training for up to 20 people at any one time may resume. Eating and drinking facilities and any other social gathering place at the grounds must remain closed. Competitions are still banned.
Skate parks, basket ball courts and other such facilities can reopen for those not involved in club sports. But the governing authority of these facilities must provide supervision of the site whilst it is in use.
And that is the news, as far as I know it, from Belgium at the moment.
This video was found on Daily Motion. Apart from the recipient looks more to be a young adult, rather than a child (otherwise I would not have posted this), this video does have a feeling of reality about it. Is this how Six Of The Best would have been? What’s your opinion?
Putting Two Blogs Back
Two blogs, that had become inactive, have started regular posting again and so will be removed from the Archive Blogs Worth Checking Out list and re listed on the
COVID 19 Relaxation Of Some Regulations On The 4th Of May
On Wednesday the 29th of April 2020, it was confirmed that phase 1A of the relaxation of COVID 19 regulations in Belgium would go ahead from the 4th of May 2020. There are relevant links to the government website and some news articles at the end of this post. Some of the new rules are listed here.
I have mixed reports on this but groups of 2 or 3 people will be allowed to take part in such outdoor activities as cycling, walking and running, as long as social distancing measures are respected.
Some non contact outdoor sports, like tennis for example, are to be allowed but changing room and bathroom facilities are to remain closed at locations of the sport in question.
Face masks are to become compulsory when using public transport and in indoor, public spaces.
The proposed next two dates for the changing regulations are the 11th and 18th of May. Although these are dependant on improving figures for the spread of COVID 19. I will post about these if and when they are confirmed.
have been extended until the 3rd of May 2020. There has been some easing of the restrictions in that Large Garden Centres, Large DIY Stores and Recycling Container Parks are now allowed to be open. Social distancing regulations and a limit of 30 minutes per visit, from entering till exiting, will be enforced.
The numbers are starting to look better for Belgium. The new admissions to Hospitals, numbers of people in Intensive Care Units and deaths per day are falling. They are not falling by a lot, the difference is measured in tens not hundreds but there is cause to be cautiously hopeful. I just hope that this is a continuing trend.
And Just Because I Like It
Agnus Dei (AKA Adagio For Strings by Samuel Barber, in it’s instrumental form)
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