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Measures by the federal government of 8.9.2021

On Wednesday afternoon, 8 September 2021, the Federal Council decided on its latest measures, which will apply from 13 September 2021 and probably until 24 January 2022:

  • The Federal Council has decided that from next Monday only vaccinated, recovered and tested persons will be allowed access to many areas of public life.
  • From 13 September, the certificate requirement will be extended to indoor areas of (hotel) bars and restaurants, as well as leisure, sports and entertainment establishments such as theatres, cinemas, casinos, swimming pools, museums, zoos, etc. In future, a valid certificate will also be required to attend indoor events (concerts, sporting events, club events, private events such as weddings outside private premises).
  • No certificate requirement will be introduced for: Public transport, retail trade and in the transit area of airports / Private events in private premises for up to 30 people / Religious events and events for the formation of political opinion for up to 50 people / Meetings of parliaments and municipal assemblies / Services of public authorities and personal services, such as hairdressing salons, therapeutic and counselling services, catering services in social contact points.
  • Persons who wish to obtain a certificate must pay for the necessary tests themselves from 1 October. The costs for testing people with symptoms will continue to be covered by the federal government. However, such tests do not entitle the holder to obtain a certificate. Preventive rapid antigen tests for people who cannot be vaccinated and tests for children under 16 will continue to be paid for by the Confederation.