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Consultative committee: face mask requirement and travel restrictions lifted as of 23 May 2022

The coronavirus barometer, which has been switched to code yellow since March 2022, has been deactivated. This has been decided by the Consultative Committee. As a result, the requirement to wear a face mask on public transport and to complete the Passenger Locator Form for most trips will be lifted as of Monday 23 May.

Consultative Committee: Code yellow as of Monday 7 March

From 7 March, the coronavirus barometer will switch to code yellow. This has been decided by the Consultative Committee. As a result, the Covid Safe Ticket will no longer be necessary in the hospitality sector and there will no longer be any restrictions on events, etc. In addition, the epidemic emergency and the federal phase of the national emergency plan have been called off after two years.

Code orange from 18 February 2022: normal opening hours for hospitality sector, nightclubs open

On the morning of 18 February, the coronavirus barometer will switch to code orange. This has been decided by the Consultative Committee. Among other things, the hospitality sector can resume its normal opening hours and nightclubs can reopen. All indoor and outdoor public events are also allowed. Teleworking will no longer be mandatory but will still be recommended.

Consultative Committee discusses Omicron, ongoing measures remain in force

Today, the Consultative Committee has discussed the epidemiological situation. The rapid spread of the Omicron variant is causing a sharp rise in the number of infections. It has therefore been decided to maintain the current measures. At the same time, the Consultative Committee has also discussed the medium-term strategy in which predictability and future outlook are front and centre.

Consultative Committee tightens preventative health measures against omicron variant

Today, the Consultative Committee discussed the epidemiological situation in this country and noted that the omicron variant is spreading rapidly. That is why the Consultative Committee is adopting a cautious approach and is tightening up protective measures as of Sunday 26 December.

The Consultative Committee notes that the number of infections has fallen, along with a slight decrease in the pressure on care. Nonetheless, 693 intensive care beds remain occupied by corona patients.

Consultative Committee lowers age for face mask requirement, limits indoor activities and decides on education package

Today, the Consultative Committee has discussed the epidemiological situation in our country. To reduce the pressure on our health system, it has been decided to limit indoor activities, to bring forward the Christmas holidays for pre-school and primary school education to 20 December and to switch to hybrid education in secondary schools. People are also urged to limit social contacts indoors as much as possible.

Consultative Committee decides on winter strategy with immediate effect

Today, the Consultative Committee has established that the coronavirus situation in our country is rapidly deteriorating with an overburdened healthcare system, the loss of healthcare staff and a delay in patient care as a result. The Consultative Committee has therefore decided on a new winter strategy with measures aiming to reduce the number of contacts.

Consultative Committee: extended use of face masks and mandatory teleworking

Today, the Consultative Committee has discussed the coronavirus situation in our country and has decided on a number of new protective measures. As a result, the extended use of face masks and mandatory teleworking has been imposed. Strict compliance is necessary if we want to avoid a lockdown.

The number of infections, hospital admissions as well as the number of patients in intensive care has almost doubled in the past two weeks.

Consultative Committee - mandatory face masks, Covid Safe Ticket and teleworking in the fight against the autumn wave

Today, the Consultative Committee has discussed the epidemiological situation. An extension of the mandatory use of face masks, the Covid Safe Ticket and teleworking should slow down the increased virus circulation.

Virus circulation has increased considerably in recent weeks, due in part to the higher number of contacts and more indoor activities. An average of 5,300 new infections are recorded every day - an increase of more than 70% compared to last week.