Switzerland eases restrictions

Only gatherings of over 1,000 people remain banned until September

Switzerland will lift almost all measures that were introduced to limit the spread of the coronavirus pandemic from Monday 22 June. A ban remains in place on large-scale events up until the end of August 2020.

Switzerland began to implement safety measures on 28 February and gradually tightened measures in late March, before steadily easing them again in three phases from 27 April.

Phase four to further wind back restrictions was announced by the Swiss Federal Council on Friday [19 June 2020] based on the continuing low level on new COVID-19 cases.

Events and gatherings for up to 1,000 people will once again be permitted. Large-scale events for more than 1,000 people will be permitted from the beginning of September, as long as there is no deterioration in the epidemiological situation.

Rapperswil-Jona, Switzerland

As of 22 June, there will no longer be a requirement for customers at restaurants to be seated. The Federal Council is also lifting the fixed closing time for restaurants, discos and nightclubs.

In view of the low number of cases, the Federal Council is reducing the minimum distance that should be kept between two people from two metres to 1.5 metres.

Members of the public are strongly recommended to wear a face mask when using public transport if it is not possible to maintain the necessary distance. All travellers should always have a face mask with them. Work from home recommendations is also now the choice of employers.

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