August 2020 COVID-19 Update
21 August 2020 - Impact Hub Basel
Hello, friends! As we continue adjusting day by day due to COVID-19, here is the latest from the Swiss government as of 21 August 2020…
Important update: extended mask requirement in Basel-Stadt effective Monday, 24 August 2020, valid until 31 December 2020.

The Basel-Stadt government just announced today the following additional requirements for Basel-Stadt due to the increasing number of COVID-19 infections:

  • It is now compulsory for everyone 12 years old and above to wear masks in all sales outlets and shopping centers.
  • it is now compulsory for all employees of restaurants, bars, clubs, discos and dance halls to wear masks where there is no plexiglass protection (in direct contact with customers).
  • It is now compulsory to wear masks in some school grounds (Gymnasien, FMS, Berufsfachschulen), not in classrooms where safety distances can be ensured.

What does this mean for our coworking space? There is no requirement to wear masks in the Hub yet as we can maintain distance. We, of course, still encourage you to maintain our safety measures with regularly sanitizing your hands and desk areas and greeting others with distance in mind. We have plenty of masks that you can buy from our host desk just by the ground floor entrance if you need one. The government has already mentioned they are continuing to watch the cases in Basel-Stadt and therefore may increase the mask requirements to more areas if need be.

If you have any questions, concerns or want to share your ideas, please reach out to us via email ([email protected]) or via phone (+41 76 500 40 53, 9am-5pm).

Stay safe, everyone, and big air hugs to all of you!

Carrie and your Impact Hub Basel team