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Clean & safe: Getting about safely in Switzerland

The tourism trade associations have launched a ''Clean & Safe''  label. The label lets guests know that they are visiting an establishment that has consciously committed to comply with the safety concept.




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The ''Clean & Safe''  campaign is supported by Switzerland Tourism. Service suppliers are responsible for ensuring that the safety protocols are implemented and complied with.
Cantonal regulations must also be taken into account in the protection concepts and measures.

General information about the safety concepts



The relevant industries, companies and event organisers are developing safety concepts aimed at protecting their guests. These concepts are based on rules for hygiene and behaviour, as well as public health and employee protection guidelines issued by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). All event organisers and businesses must plan and implement the necessary social distancing and hygiene measures. The aim of these safety concepts is to protect customers and participants to the greatest degree possible against infection with the coronavirus.


Further information from the BAG



Clean & Safe Safety measures mountain railways and ski areas

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The Swiss Cableway Association has developed a protection concept for mountain railways and ski areas.


Safety measures


The safety concepts employed by cable car companies include the following basic rules:


  • Cleanliness and organisation: There must be sufficient opportunities to wash hands with soap and water or with hand sanitiser. Surfaces and objects that are touched by multiple people must be thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis. Guests can use floor markings and signage to help them maintain social distancing.
  • In all closed means of transport, e.g. in trains, cabins and gondolas, only two thirds of the seats may be occupied. This applies to both seated and standing passengers.
  • Avoidance of personal contact: Buy your tickets online in advance to avoid queues at the cash desks and to minimise contact with other guests. If you buy your ticket at the cash desk, please pay electronically in a contactless transaction.
  • Mask obligation: The obligation to wear a protective mask (mouth and nose protection) applies not only in the closed cable car cabins, but also on open-air lifts (chair lifts, drag lifts). It is also compulsory to wear a mouth and nose mask in the queuing areas (both outdoors and indoors).
  • Employee protection: The protection of employees is as important as the protection of guests. There are clear rules that are implemented and observed: Keep a distance, wear plexiglass panels, e.g. at ticket counters or wear a mask if the distance cannot be maintained.
  • Pre-existing statutory hygiene and safety regulations must continue to be observed. The mandatory wearing of masks also applies in the outdoor areas of institutions and businesses, anywhere where the necessary distancing measures cannot be complied with in a public space.

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Gondelbahn Savognin

Clean & Safe Safety measures in the accommodation sector

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HotellerieSuisse, GastroSuisse and Switzerland’s non-hotel accommodation interest group Parahotellerie Schweiz have developed specific measures to ensure the safety of guests when staying in accommodation in all service areas.

Safety measures
The following measures will be taken:
  • Hand hygiene: Regular hand washing, avoid touching objects and surfaces wherever possible
  • Social distancing: Employees and other persons must maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from each other, transit and waiting zones will be designated (using room dividers if necessary), regulation of the number of people occupying given spaces
  • Cleaning: Appropriate, regular cleaning of surfaces and objects after use, especially if they are touched by several people.
  • Pre-existing statutory hygiene and safety regulations must continue to be observed. These include no more than four people being permitted to sit together at a table in restaurants and bars, except in
the case of families with children. A curfew is in place from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. A mask must now also be worn outdoors. Events of more than 50 people are not
permitted. Events of fewer than 50 people are permitted provided the safety concepts are strictly complied with.
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Clean & Safe Safety measures in the catering industry

 

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Catering establishments are generally closed until and including the end of February 2021. Exceptions are restaurants in hotels for hotel guests, which are open in strict compliance with the protection concept. The protection concept for the hospitality industry under COVID-19 applies to all providers of catering services and regulates the implementation of the requirements adopted by the Federal Council in everyday operations.

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UrbanKaffee, Zürich

Clean & Safe Safety measures in the wellness & spa sector

 

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Wellness facilities are generally closed until and including the end of February 2021. Exceptions are facilities in hotels for hotel guests, which are open under strict compliance with protection concepts.
The GastroSuisse and HotellerieSuisse associations have drawn up a protection concept for hotel establishments offering wellness and spa services to enable guests to use the swimming pools, saunas or steam baths.



Hotel frutt Lodge & Spa, poolview

Clean & Safe Safety measures business events

 


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All public events are prohibited (except for religious services, political meetings, etc.)

Infomeeting 2020, Congress Center Basel

Clean & Safe Safety measures in the public transport sector

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The professional association for public transport has developed a safety protocol for the public transport sector.

Safety measures
The safety concepts employed in public transport include the following aspect:
  • Maintain social distancing
  • Masks compulsory
  • Avoid peak times
  • Buy your tickets online
  • Follow the hygiene rules
  • Carry out regular cleaning

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Rhaetische Bahn: Berninalinie

Clean & Safe Safety measures in the navigation sector

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The professional association for Swiss navigation has developed a safety protocol for the navigation sector.

Safety measures

The safety concepts for shipping companies are based on those for public transport and include the following basic rules:

  • Maintain social distancing
  • Masks compulsory
  • Avoid peak times
  • Buy your tickets online
  • Follow the hygiene rules
  • Carry out regular cleaning
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Thunersee, Schifffahrt Winter mit Spiez im Hintergrund

Clean & Safe Safety measures by other tourism service providers

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The Association of Swiss Tourism Managers is compiling information regarding further safety protocols for tourism service suppliers.

These include the basic rules of the safety concepts described above.

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