Wearing a mask is optional in hotels

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Wearing a mask is optional in hotels


The umbrella associations of the catering industry have reviewed their protection plan with the Federal Office of Public Health. The crucial element remains social distancing.



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Domaine de Châteauvieux (GE), illustration photo.


With the exception of Ticino, the wearing of a mask remains optional in the hotel and catering industry, associations of the branch indicated on Saturday. The latter, who have reviewed the protection plan against the coronavirus with the FOPH, however welcome its use, more conclusive than that of protective visors.

The current protection plan for the hotel and catering industry protects well against infections, say GastroSuisse, HotellerieSuisse and Swiss Catering Association. What is central is that employees and customers maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters.

For tasks where the distance of 1.5 meters cannot be respected, employees reduce the contact time as much as possible.

The use of protective masks or visors is an additional measure in addition to the protection plan. It is up to the hotel and catering establishments to decide whether or not to use them. In this regard, the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and industry associations agree that visors do not adequately replace protective masks.

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