What’s new from 1 June?
As at the start of every month, the beginning of June brings with it a number of changes to rules and regulations that affect us in our daily lives.
New opening hours for post offices
The Belgian Post Office has announced new opening hours for its network of post offices. From now on all post offices will be open until 6pm on Tuesday and Thursday. This means that in future most post offices will only be open from 9:30am.
Bpost hopes that the changes will make life easier for its customers. Larger post offices will still be open from 9am. Three-quarters of all post offices are also open on Saturday morning.
More purchases can be made using 'Eco cheques'
The range of items that can be paid for using so-called 'eco cheques', vouchers that can be used to purchase environmentally-friendly produce has also been expanded.
From now on Eco cheques can be used to buy second-hand. The cost of shared bicycle services such as Villo! in Brussels and the Velo in Antwerp and shared car services such as Cambio can now also be paid for with eco cheques.
The range of household appliances that can be paid for with Eco cheques has also been expanded. However, only the most energy-efficient appliances can be bought using eco cheques.
Flandersnews.be / Expatica