COVID-19 - Restrictions, closures and other measures

7. Masks

Masks must be worn correctly, covering both the nose and mouth.

It is mandatory to wear a mask in :

  • Enclosed areas including vehicles where there are more thant one person.
  • Enclosed and outdoor areas of facilities and establishments open to the public, including stations, bus and tram stops;
  • Access areas and queues outside facilities or establishments where wearing a mask is mandatory;
  • Public transport vehicles (trains, buses, trams, boats, etc.);
    • Busy areas in urban centres or villages where pedestrians move about. As of 28th November, the communes will define the zones and times during which this obligation applies. The State Council may decide to impose the wearing of masks in other areas.

Zones where it is mandatory to wear a mask

Prohibition of access :

  • Access to any facilities, establishments, events and other places open to the public, including public transport vehicles, may be prohibited by any person in charge, such as an operator, driver or organiser, to any person who does not comply with the health measures designed to combat the coronavirus.

The following people are not obliged to wear a mask :

  • Children before their twelfth birthday;
  • People who cannot wear a mask for specific reasons, particularly medical reasons, in connection with a disability, or in order to communicate with a deaf person or a person who is hard of hearing.
    To justify on medical grounds, the person must produce a certificate issued by a specialist authorised to practise under his or her own professional responsibility pursuant to the law of 23 June 2006 concerning medical professions (loi du 23 juin 2006 sur les professions médicales) or the law of 18 March 2011 concerning professions relating to psycological matters (loi du 18 mars 2011 sur les professions de la psychologie).
  •  Customers in catering establishments and bars if they are consuming food or beverages at a table;
  •  Individuals performing in front of an audience, namely speakers;
  • Athletes and artists in accordance with Articles 15 and 16.

Authorised masks :

  • Hygiene masks or cloth masks - with the exception of "home-made" fabric masks - that properly cover both the nose and mouth.

Forbidden masks :

  • Home-made fabric masks, masks with a valve, visors, scarves and other cloth garments;
  • Masks that do not properly cover both the nose and mouth.
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19 April 2021
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