COVID-19 - Restrictions, closures and other measures

2. Establishments, shops, services and activities

Are closed or prohibited :

  • discos and nightclubs
  • prostitution related activities and other similar activities such as erotic massages.
  • bars and restaurants
    (exceptions: take-away and home delivery between 6.00 and 23.00; restaurants for hotel customers between 6.00 and 23.00 and up to 10 on the night of 31 December to 1 January; company restaurants, school canteens)
  • facilities and establishments in the areas of culture, entertainment, sport and leisure (examples: cinemas, gaming halls, concert halls, theatres, museums and exhibition venues, reading rooms in libraries, casinos, skating rinks, enclosed areas in botanical gardens, spas, saunas, fitness, pilates, yoga, cross-fit and other similar establishments, etc.)
    (exceptions: cultural and sports facilities and establishments for activities of persons under 16 years of age*, outdoor sports facilities for groups of up to 5 persons, sports facilities for hotel guests, horse riding facilities)

*In order to comply with federal standards, the canton of Geneva has raised the age limit from 12 to 16 years old.

Are closed between 19:00 and 6:00, as well as on Sundays, Friday 25 December, Saturday 26 December and Friday 1 January:

  • shops* and outdoor markets, including self-service
    (exceptions: pharmacies and bakeries)

*for shops, new density limits apply according to the surface area of the shop (see modification of annex 3)


  • service shops, such as post offices, banks, travel agencies, hairdressers and other personal services, including self-service facilities
    (exceptions: health establishments and medical practices or practices run by a health professional within the meaning of federal and cantonal law; social services; public administration and police; public transport counters; car rental services).
Dernière modification
23 December 2020
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