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Rules of conduct

Holiday and Leisure

A new COVID-19 health & safety ordinance is in force.

We are pleased that you are interested in a holiday in Vorarlberg! Your pleasant and above all safe stay in our state is very important to us. Like all countries, Austria’s goal is to contain the renewed spread of the COVID-19 pandemic as quickly and effectively as possible. The Austrian government has therefore imposed a lockdown. Ski resorts are open. Accommodation facilities remain closed. Gastronomy may open in Vorarlberg from march 15. As in spring and summer 2020, these comprehensive measures are intended to reduce the spread and thus keep the risk of infection to a minimum. We are looking forward to welcoming you!

Accomodation & Gastronomy

  • From 15 March 2021, gastronomy establishments in Vorarlberg are to be allowed to open until 8 pm each night. A negative PCR test (valid 72 hours) or an antigen test at a test lane (valid 48 hours) is required for the visit. A guest registration obligation applies!
  • Picking up food is possible between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm.
  • Delivery services are still permitted without time restrictions.
  • Company restaurants and canteens for company employees as well as gastronomy businesses in hospitals and health resorts, nursing homes for the elderly and homes for the disabled are excluded from the restrictions.
  • Accommodation establishments are still closed. This does not apply to accommodation for professional purposes (business travellers).

Recreational facilities

  • Animal parks, zoos and botanical gardens are open from 8 February on. Other leisure facilities are closed, including, in particular, cinemas, concert halls, theatres, recreational and amusement parks, fitness centres, spas, saunas, casinos, indoor playgrounds, museum trains remain closed.
  • Cable cars are in operation from 24 December 2020 on.

Museums, exhibitions

  • From 8 February on museums, art halls, cultural exhibition houses, libraries, libraries and archives are open to the public.

Events

Indoor and outdoor events with assigned seating are also permitted from 15 March 2021 under the following conditions:

  • The FFP-2 mask requirement applies.
  • The upper limit for visitors is 100 persons and max. 50 percent of the capacity of the venue.
  • Entry is possible with a negative PCR test, antigen test, self-test at the test lane or at home.
  • Professional meetings, funerals with a maximum of 50 people and civil weddings (without guests) are allowed.

Public area

  • In principle, the following applies: In public places, a distance of two metre must be maintained to all persons who do not live in same own household. When meeting in closed rooms, keep a distance of one metre to others and wear a FFP”-mask.
  • For the time being a curfew is in effect from 8 pm to 6 am.
    Exceptions include work and physical and mental recuperation (e.g. walks, jogging, etc.), meeting one’s basic needs (including meeting living needs (e.g. secondary residences), contact with a partner not living in the same household, the exercise of religious activities (such as visits to cemeteries, individual visits to churches and places of worship), basic care for pets. All doctors visits (even for non-acute reasons) as well as family obligations and the provision of care and assistance are allowed.

Where are masks required?

  • FFP2-masks must be worn in public transport (also in the access areas – railway stations, bus stops) and in all shops.
  • In the ski resorts: here you will find further information.
  • In the gastronomy (except when seating at the table).
  • Furthermore, FFP2-masks are compulsory in all public closed spaces and during events (from march 15 on).
  • At outdoor weekly markets.
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In the ski resorts

To have a good ski day during the coronavirus pandemic, personal responsibility and consistent adherence to rules and recommendations are musts! Based on the legal regulations and self-developed prevention concepts, the following health & safety measures and rules of conduct apply during the 2020/2021 winter season at Vorarlberg’s ski resorts:

Masks and minimum safety distances
Although cable cars (cabins and chairlifts) are typically open means of transport with a low risk of infection and a short length of stay, they are nevertheless governed by the same rules that apply to public transport such as buses or trains. Therefore, please always carry at least one mask that covers the nose and mouth with you at all times and use the mask whenever the minimum safety distance of 2 metre from strangers cannot be maintained.

  • A mask must be worn for the entire duration of the journey with cable car, chairlifts, surface lifts, and magic carpets. In cable car gondolas, covered chairlifts and in the corresponding covered queuing areas a FFP2-mask is required for people older than 14 years. Young people older than 6 years have to wear a mask that covers nose and mouth.
  • A FFP2-mask must be worn in the queuing area, at the ticket counters and cash desks, as well as during boarding and deboarding.
  • Please observe the 2-metre minimum safety distance while queuing.
  • Where available, please observe the floor markings.
  • You are also required to wear a mask in all public indoor areas. This includes WC facilities, stores, ski rental shops, ski storage depots and restaurants.
  • The cable car companies will regularly disinfect the gondolas, cash-desk area and all public premises. Please also observe the hygiene rules and use the disinfectant dispensers set up as often as possible.
  • FFP2-Masks must of course also be worn in the ski buses.

Health and safety at the cash desks and queuing areas

  • Wear a FFP2-mask while at the cash desk and in the queuing area.
  • Please observe the 2-metre minimum safety distance while queuing.
  • Avoid the formation of groups at all times!
  • Please pay contactlessly if possible.
  • Please comply with any floor markings and signs.
  • Employee instructions must be followed at all times.
  • Please follow the general hygiene rules.

Further measures taken by the cable car companies

  • Cable car companies will regularly disinfect cable car cabins and all interior areas.
  • Cable car employees will be tested for the coronavirus on a weekly basis.

At the ski schools

  • Individual lessons for persons living in the same household are possible during the lockdown.
  • Masks are compulsory in all areas with customer contact.
  • A safe distance of at least two metres must be maintained from persons who do not live in the same household.
  • The maximum group size is 10 persons per group. The composition of such groups will be maintained.
  • Ski instructors will be tested for the coronavirus on a weekly basis.
  • A Covid-19 prevention concept has been created for the ski schools.

Ski rentals

  • Ski rentals are partially open from 26.12.2020 on. C
  • Click and collect is possible! Please check in the ski area/ski rental shop of your choice directly.