COVID-19 - Restrictions, closures and other measures

5. Sports and dance

Fitness and wellness establishments such as spas, saunas, fitness centres, yoga, cross-fit and other similar establishments) are closed for the public.

Exceptions: sports facilities and establishments for the activities of persons under 16 years of age*, outdoor sports facilities for groups of up to 5 persons, sports facilities reserved for hotel guests, horse riding facilities)

 

  1. Sports and dance training for children and teenagers under 16 years* of age in groups of up to 15 people. Competitions are prohibited.
  2.  Sports and dance training for people as of 16 years* and over that does not involve physical contact, if practised individually or in groups of maximum 5 people. Furthermore, people must respect interpersonal distance and wear a mask (except in large premises where additional rules regarding distances and capacities apply). Competitions are prohibited.
  3.  Training, courses and competitions for elite sportsmen and women belonging to one of the national frameworks belonging to a national sports federation and training on an individual basis, in groups of a maximum of 15 persons or within permanent competition teams.
  4.  Training and matches of teams belonging to a predominantly professional league.
When practising sports in sports facilities, the following rules must be guaranteed and followed by the users: 

For training or classes for children under the age of 16* and high-level sportsmen and women (points 1,3 and 4)

a) Group/team practice with a maximum of 15 people, including coach (i.e. 14 sportsmen/women + 1 coach);
b) No mandatory minimum distance between athletes; possible physical contact between athletes; 
c) The sports activity is practised in a single group per facility (or its subdivision - let d), or per area of activity such as: a football pitch, an athletics ring, a tennis court, a gym, a swimming pool;
d) Depending on the size of the facility, the operator may divide it if he/she ensures that there is no possible contact between groups and that flows between groups are organised to avoid contact between groups both inside and outside the facility and the infrastructure (it is reminded that groups of more than 5 people in a public area are forbidden).

For users of sports centres from the age of 16* (point 2)

a) Individual or group outdoor practice of maximum 5 people including coach (4 sportsmen/women + 1 coach);
b) No physical contact between athletes;
c) Distance of minimum 15m2 between each participant and distance of minimum 15m2 between each group for the duration of the activity.
d) Wearing a mask is compulsory if the distance of 15m2 cannot be maintained at all times during the activity;
e) The facility (or its subdivision - let f) does not accommodate more than 5 athletes simultaneously, either per area of practise such as: a football field, an athletics ring, a tennis court, a gym, a swimming pool.
(f) Depending on the size of the facility, the operator may divide it if he/she ensures that there is no possible contact between groups and that flows between groups are organised to avoid contact between groups both inside and outside the facility and the infrastructure (it is reminded that groups of more than 5 people in a public area are forbidden).

Sports activities on the public domain are allowed in groups of maximum 5 people who must constantly maintain interpersonal distance.

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

Dernière modification
23 December 2020
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