COVID-19 - Restrictions, closures and other measures

3. Events, public functions and fairs

1) Outdoor events - principle of limiting access to COVID certificate holders and of wearing a mask

The COVID-19 vaccination, recovery or test certificate (3G) is compulsory for persons aged 16 and over to participate in outdoor events for 300 people or more. Persons aged 12 and over must wear a mask, except when consuming while seated at a table (low table - high table) or within a defined perimeter, provided that a distance of 1.5m can be maintained between groups or that effective partitions are installed to separate groups of people.

Organisers may also limit access to persons with a certificate of vaccination or recovery or impose stricter access restrictions.

For private events, the COVID-19 vaccination, recovery or test certificate (3G) is compulsory for persons aged 16 and over from 50 persons.

Exceptions to the obligation to restrict access to persons with a certificate:

  • For events with a maximum of 300 persons (participants or visitors), provided that the visitors do not dance.  
     
2) Indoor events governed by the principle of limiting access to persons who are vaccinated or who are recovered

Access to indoor events is limited to persons aged 16 and over who hold a vaccination or recovery certificate (2G). This obligation applies, for example, to events such as concerts, theatrical performances, film screenings, sports events, private events (weddings, birthdays, etc.) if they take place in areas accessible to the public. Organisers are still obliged to draw up and implement a protection plan which includes measures concerning hygiene and the application of access restrictions. Masks must be worn from the age of 12 and consumption is possible when the person is seated in a restricted area.  

Organisers may restrict access for persons aged 16 and over to those with a certificate of vaccination or recovery recovery and a test certificate (2G+) in order to be exempted from wearing a mask and from the obligation to consume food and beverages sitting down only.

Exceptions to the obligation to restrict access to persons with a certificate :

  • For religious events (worship, weddings and memorial services), funerals and memorial services:
    • The limit is 50 people (visitors and participants)
    • Masks must be worn and the requisite distance should be observed if possible
    • No food or drink is consumed
    • Contact details are collected
       
  • For events organised as part of the usual activities and services of any given authorities (civil weddings, conciliation or driving theory tests by the motor vehicle department):
    • The limit is 50 persons (visitors and participants)
    • Masks must be worn and the required distance is respected as much as possible
    • No food or drink is consumed
    • Contact details are collected
       
  • For events used for political opinion-forming (delegate or party meetings):
    • The limit is 50 people (visitors and participants)
    • Masks must be worn and the required distance is respected as much as possible
    • No food or drink is consumed
    • Contact details are collected
       
  • For meetings of self-help groups established in the field of addiction and mental health if the following conditions are met:
    • The limit is 50 people (visitors and participants)
    • Masks must be worn and the required distance is kept as far as possible
    • No food or drink is consumed
    • Contact details are collected
       
  • For private events (friends, family) limited to 10 people in private spaces not accessible to the public (home, rooms for hire).
     
  • For legislative assemblies at federal, cantonal and communal level (Grand Council assemblies, parliamentary committee meetings, municipal council meetings), the number of people is not limited. A protection plan must be drawn up and implemented and must include hygiene measures, including the wearing of masks, and distance measures.
     
  • For meetings of public corporations that cannot be postponed, the number of persons is not limited. A protection plan must be drawn up and implemented and must include hygiene measures, including the wearing of masks, and distance measures.
     
  • For assemblies necessary for the performance of official duties of institutional beneficiaries referred to in Article 2(1) of the Host State Act (Loi sur l'Etat Hôte) of 22 June 2007, the number of persons is not limited. A protection plan must be drawn up and implemented and must include hygiene measures, including the wearing of masks, and distance measures.
     
  • For the proceedings of judicial authorities and mediation bodies, there is no limit to the number of persons. A protection plan must be drawn up and implemented, including hygiene measures, such as wearing a mask. 
     
  • For political or civil society events and signature gatherings (events which serve to express or shape political and social opinion and which generally take place in the public space), the number of people is not limited; masks must be worn, but the obligation to draw up a protection plan does not apply.

 

Principes governing the protection plan for events (in French only)
Manifestations avec Certificat
Manifestations avec Certificat
Petites manifestations sans certificat
Petites manifestations sans certificat

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Posters (in French)


Affiche Certificat COVID 2G
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Certificat COVID obligatoire
Certificat COVID obligatoire

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Certificat COVID obligatoire
Certificat COVID obligatoire

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Affiche masque obligatoire
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Dernière modification
22 December 2021
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