Across Belgium, around 160 vaccination centres are being set up. The 76 towns and municipalities that are insured by Belgian ICMIF member the P&V Group can now count on free coverage for the vaccination centres which are being established in their territories, both in terms of development and operation of the centres.
The free insurance covers the civil liability of the municipality and that of volunteers who will work in the centres. Possible bodily injuries to volunteers are covered, as well as damage to equipment, including vaccines. The only condition is that the town or municipality is already a customer in the relevant branch of insurance.
The guarantees provided by the insurance of the real estate assets are extended free of charge to the equipment that will be used in each vaccination centre and this will include computer and electronic equipment being used. Damage caused by fire, water, storm and theft, among other things, is covered. Temporary buildings are covered up to EUR 1,000,000, whether they are fixed or not.
Hilde Vernaillen, Chair of the P&V Management Committee, said: “With this decision, we want to offer security to the municipalities that are our customers, and show our commitment to society, which needs a rapid and effective vaccination campaign to get out of this health crisis.”
Coronavirus cover still applies for policyholders
When the coronavirus crisis erupted in the spring of 2020, the P&V Group extended a number of free coverages for its customers, both households and businesses, to help them get through the crisis. These warranty extensions still apply today.
For the hospitality sector, for example, civil liability and work-related accident cover have been extended to the setting up of take-out services and the delivery of food to homes.
The civil liability of volunteers is covered for rest homes, educational establishments and nurseries.
As part of mandatory teleworking, customers who have family insurance with the group can benefit from personal accident cover free of charge.
These extensions are applied both by P&V, which sells insurance through a network of independent agents, and by Vivium, which works with independent insurance brokers.