COVID-19 - Restrictions, closures and other measures

3. Events, public functions and fairs

1) Outdoor events accessible without a COVID-19 certificate

Events with up to 1,000 people (visitors and participants excluding the organiser's team), if the following conditions are met :

  • Visitors must be seated: the limit is 1,000 people
  • Visitors have standing room and can move around freely: the limit is 500 people.
  • Facilities may only be filled to two-thirds of their capacity
  • Visitors do not dance

Private events (friends, family) of up to 50 people that do not take place in facilities or establishments accessible to the public.

 

2) Indoor events governed by the principle of limiting access to holders of a COVID-19 certificate

Access to indoor events is limited to persons aged 16 and over who hold a certificate. Hence, events such as concerts, theatrical performances, film screenings, sports events, private events (weddings, birthdays) in areas accessible to the public are not subject to any restrictions other than the drawing up and implementation of a protection plan which provides for measures concerning hygiene and the application of access restrictions.

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

  • For small events (association meetings, yoga groups, choir groups practising in the same constellation) the following conditions must be met:  
    • The limit is 30 persons (visitors or participants)
    • Association meeting or other fixed group whose members are known to the organiser (in principle people who meet regularly in this composition)
    • Facilities may only be filled to two thirds of their capacity
    • Masks must be worn and the requisite distance should be observed if possible
    • No food or drink is consumed
       
  • For religious events (worship, weddings and memorial services), funerals and memorial services:
    • The limit is 50 people (visitors or participants)
    • Facilities may only be filled to two thirds of their capacity
    • 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 and court proceedings or driving theory tests by the motor vehicle department):
    • The limit is 50 persons (visitors or participants)
    • Facilities may only be filled to two thirds of their capacity
    • 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 or participants)
    • Facilities may only be filled to two thirds of their capacity
    • 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 or participants)
    • The facilities may only be filled to two thirds of their capacity
    • 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 30 people in private spaces not accessible to the public (home, rooms for hire). The obligation of the protection plan does not apply.
     
  • 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 provide for hygiene 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 provide for hygiene and distance measures.

 
There is no limit to the number of persons attending meetings required for the performance of the official duties of the institutional beneficiaries referred to in Article 2 paragraph 1 of the Host State Act of 22 June 2007 (Loi sur l'Etat Hôte). A protection plan must be drawn up and implemented and must include hygiene and distance measures.
 
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 and the obligation of a protection plan does not apply.

 

 

Certificat COVID obligatoire
Certificat COVID obligatoire

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11 September 2021
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