Last Friday, Swiss Federal Council announced further measures. The infographic below shows the nationwide rules that apply from tomorrow, Saturday, 12 December 2020 to Friday, 22 January 2021. Please note that the cantons may have stricter rules. For more information on the measures in Basel-Stadt, you can refer to them here.
NATIONAL GOVERNMENTAL MEASURES
EFFECTIVE 12.12.2020 – 22.01.2021
- Curfew: Restaurants, bars, shops, markets, museums, libraries, and sports and leisure facilities must close from 19.00 to 06.00 o’clock. Shops, markets, museums, libraries as well as sports and leisure facilities remain closed on Sundays and national holidays. Restaurants and bars, on the other hand, can be open on Sundays and public holidays. On 24 December and New Year’s Eve, curfew does not apply until 01.00 o’clock. Takeaway offers and delivery services can remain open until 23.00 o’clock – please note that restaurants, bars and cafés in Basel-Stadt are to remain closed extended for another week until Sunday, 20.12.2020.
- Exceptions: Cantons with a favorable epidemiological development are allowed to extend the curfew to 23.00 o’clock. The prerequisite for this is that the reproduction value is below the Swiss average for at least 7 days and the 7-day incidence for at least 7 days (not Basel currently). In addition, sufficient capacities in contact tracing and health care must be available in the canton. If a canton wants to extend the opening times, it has to coordinate with the neighboring cantons.
- Public Events are prohibited: Religious celebrations (up to a maximum of 50 people), funerals in family and close circle of friends, meetings of legislatures and political rallies are excluded.
- Private Gatherings: The previous regulation with a maximum of 10 people (including children) remains. The Federal Council also strongly recommends limiting private meetings to two households. This regulation enables Christmas parties on a small scale.
- Sports and Culture Events: Sports activities in leisure time are only allowed in groups of up to 5 people. Contact sports remain prohibited. Even in the non-professional cultural area, group activities are limited to 5 people. Sports and cultural activities (without competitions) by children and young people before their 16th birthday are still allowed. Likewise, trainings and competitions by members of a national team as well as trainings and matches in the professional leagues, but without an audience. Rehearsals and performances by professional artists or ensembles are also allowed.
- Additional business support: Due to the necessary official interventions, the Federal Council wants to expand its possibilities in agreement with the Economic Commission of the Council of States to cushion economic damage. A proposal to increase the hardship program by a total of CHF 1.5 billion to CHF 2.5 billion has been proposed to the Parliament.
IMPLICATIONS FOR IMPACT HUB BASEL
For Impact Hub Basel, the only measure that has an impact is the ban on public events. This means that we still do not host any in-person events at least until 22.01.2021.
- Impact Hub Basel will stay open for members and public – except from 24.12.2020 to 03.01.2021 when the Hub will be closed for public access.
- Food and drinks may only be consumed while seated, both indoors and outdoors.
- Contact details must be given at the host desk.
- Our Zero Waste Café will stay closed at least until 31.01.2021.
- Face Masks are mandatory in the entire Impact Hub Basel including the outdoor covered area except for when you are sitting, if the distance can be maintained.
La crise du #COVID19 affecte notre moral et est psychologiquement difficile pour certains. La journée d’action pour renforcer la santé psychique, ce jeudi, nous encourage à en parler, et à aborder ce thème avec ceux qui souffrent. #enparler #CoronaInfoCH @BAG_OFSP_UFSP pic.twitter.com/g3fZkwQvBQ— Alain Berset (@alain_berset) December 9, 2020