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Easing measures as of 19.4.2021

On 14 April 2021, the Federal Council communicated that the following relaxation steps will be implemented as of Monday 19 April 2021:

  • Restaurants and bars may open terraces: Seating is compulsory and the mask may only be removed during consumption. A maximum of four people are allowed per table. Contact details must be collected from all persons. Discotheques and dance halls remain closed.
  • Publicly accessible institutions and businesses may open indoor areas: This means that zoos and botanical gardens are also fully accessible again. Indoors, a mask must always be worn and the required distance maintained. The indoor area of wellness facilities and leisure pools, however, remains closed.
  • Events with an audience - 100 people outside, 50 inside: Events with 100 people outside and 50 people inside are again possible. This includes football matches, open-air concerts, cinemas, theatres and concerts. Seating is compulsory and masks must be worn at all times. There must be a distance of 1.5 metres between visitors or a seat must be left free. Guided tours in museums and meetings of association members are permitted up to 15 persons.
  • Sports and cultural activities for adults are permitted up to 15 people: This means that amateur competitions are also permitted again. Outdoors, either a mask must be worn or the required distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained. Indoors, both the mask and the distance must be worn. However, there are exceptions for activities where wearing a mask is not possible (e.g. endurance training in fitness centres or singing in a choir). Sports with physical contact are still not permitted indoors, and outdoors only if a mask is worn.