Attendance at plenary meetings is subject to certain rules. For example, no photographs may be taken from the public gallery. Visitors are also not allowed to respond, either in word or deed, to what politicians are saying in the plenary meeting. The following rules also apply if you visit the House of Representatives:
- Visitors to the House of Representatives must be able to identify themselves.
- Visitors and guests must pass through detection gates.
- Bags carried by visitors and guests will be scanned.
- Visitors to the public gallery must check their coats and bags into the cloakroom.
- Lockers in the public cloakrooms are inspected and emptied at the end of the meetings.
- Visitors and guests must always be accompanied within the secure area. This obligation does not apply to civil servants assisting Ministers or State Secretaries.
- The Ban on face converings ("burka ban") is in force in government buildings. Clothing that completely covers the face or that leaves only the eyes visible is therefore not permitted in the House of Representatives.
- No photographs may be taken from the public gallery.
- The following applies to all those present in the House of Representatives: the instructions of the Security Department must be followed at all times.