We are (safely) reopening
29 May 2020 - Impact Hub Basel


Yes, you are reading this right! As of next Tuesday, 2 June, we will be reopening our coworking space, meeting rooms, event venue, community kitchen and Café spurlos to the public. 🙂

11 weeks! Can you believe that during this time, a global pandemic has descended upon us to a point that we closed our doors, started working from home everyday and became digital geniuses? We have achieved a lot during this time together but we are certainly incredibly happy to finally get back to a new “normal”.

Impact Hub Basel coworking,meeting rooms and event venues: The opening hours for the Impact Hub Basel coworking space, including meeting rooms, event venue and the community kitchen are Monday to Friday, 09.00-17.00.

Café spurlos: The opening hours for Café spurlos are Monday to Friday, 11.30-20.00.


Your health is of utmost importance to us!

  • A new safety concept has been developed to follow the hygiene recommendations from BAG.
  • The entire space, including Café spurlos, has been prepared to comply to our safety concept to ensure those in our space are as safe as possible.
  • The Café is strictly following Gastrosuisse’s Corona specifications (we even did a ‘test run’ with the Impact Hub Basel team last week to ensure a smooth experience).
  • We will continue to track attendance of all community members and guests daily.
  • All team members, coworking members and guests are being asked to follow the hygiene measures as part of our new safety concept.
  • In general, please maintain a 2 meter distance with others when you are at the Hub and wash your hands regularly.
  • You will see the other instructions and measures directly in the space.


Based on the Phase 1 and 2 reopening since April 27, the national government has updated their guidance for Phase 3 which is applicable as of June 6. The picture below summarizes the new measures very nicely, a few measures have been highlighted below that have implications for you and the Hub.

As of 30 May (Phase 3)

  • In public spaces, groups of up to 30 people are allowed to meet safely.

As of 6 June (Phase 3)

  • Date changed from 8 June to 6 June so that businesses related to tourism can take advantage of opening already at the weekend.
  • Restaurants: the limit of 4 people will be lifted. However, they must ensure contact tracing. For groups of more than 4 people (>=5), it is required to collect the contact details of one guest per table. Customers may still only be served when seated. The 2 meter distance measure between tables remain.
  • Events and rallies up to maximum 300 people are allowed.
  • All facilities (no matter what type) have to have a safety concept to reopen.
  • According to Swiss Confederation President Simonetta Sommaruga: “From June 6 onwards, the question will no longer be whether you can celebrate your birthday, organize a jazz party with friends or take part in a birthday party, but how to do it safely.”
  • Still forbidden:
    • gatherings of more than 30 people in public places
    • events involving more than 300 people
    • sports competitions with close physical contact

Upcoming measures

  • From 15 June, freedom of movement will be restored between Switzerland, Germany, Austria and France, with passage under pre-Covid-19 border control norms.
  • From 6 July, the Federal Council also intends to re-establish the free movement of people between Switzerland and most other countries of the Schengen zone.



  • If you have a fever and a cough, please stay at home and call your doctor or the Corona hotline: +41 58 463 00 00. Please save this number to your phone.
  • Always call ahead before going to the doctor’s or the emergency department.
  • Practice self quarantine for 10 days if you show first symptoms or at least for 5 days if your co-habitants show symptoms
  • There is no general rule for the public to wear masks but are recommended for healthcare professionals and people at risk.
  • The government still recommends that all citizens stay home, especially those who are ill, over 65 or in a risk group:
    • low immune systems
    • high blood pressure
    • diabetes
    • Cardiovascular diseases
    • Chronic respiratory diseases
    • Diseases and therapies that weaken the immune system
    • cancer
  • The new COVID-19 disease can run very differently than the seasonal flu. Some people have mild symptoms and hardly notice that they are sick. Others need intensive hospital treatment.

Personal Hygiene and Social Distancing

  • Keep your distance (at least 2 meter)
  • Avoid travelling by public transport during rush hours
  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly
  • Avoid shaking hands, hugs or kisses; try waving or double foot taps
  • Cough and sneeze in a tissue or bend of the arm, not into your hands
  • There is no need to wear a face mask in public if you are in good health. However, we recommend you do so in the following situations:
    • If you are unable to maintain a distance of 2 metres from other people when using public transport, for example.
    • You are using a service for which the wearing of a mask is one of the required precautionary measures.