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Coronavirus: recommendations

This page contains information issued by the Ministry of Health and the government. Find the latest information here.

8.7.2021: Main measures from 15 July:

  • More than 10 people can gather at home, with “CovidCheck”.
  • After midnight, quick tests no longer count. Then only the “CovidCheck”-principle is valid.
  • The new measures are valid until 14 September 2021.

2.6.2021: Main measures from June 13:

  • Curfew will be lifted.
  • Up to ten people can be invited at home.
  • Restaurants open until 1 a.m. Up to ten people per table on terraces.
  • Gatherings up to 300 people. Between 10 and 50 people with mask and distancing. Between 51 and 300 people with mask, distancing and test.
  • A QR-Code system will allow vaccinated or cured people to access restaurants without testing.

5.5.2021: Main measures from May 16.

  • Up to four people can be invited at home.
  • Horesca: Up to four people per table on terraces. Up to four people per table indoors provided a quick test is performed. Restaurants open until 10 pm.
  • Curfew is at midnight.

16.4.2021: The measures are extended until May 15.

15.4.2021: From 19 April, all pupils, teachers and educators in all schools and childcare facilities are to be tested once a week with a rapid antigen test. The tests are are voluntary and require the consent of the parents.

24.3.2021: The measures are extended until April 25. The terraces of cafés and restaurants will be able to open from April 7 from 6 am to 6 pm.

5.3.2021: The measures are extended until April 2.

12.2.2021: The measures are extended until March 14.

12.2.2021: From 22 February, all primary schools, secondary schools, childcare facilities, competence centres and music schools will reopen – masks are compulsory everywhere (exception: cycle 1 & competence centres). Staff and pupils will be tested more frequently, and rapid tests will also be used. Anyone who cannot show a negative test result after quarantine will not be allowed to return to school. School trips are possible.

Should the British variant dominate in schools, there will only be presence classes in the morning and distance classes in the afternoon in all schools. School canteens and childcare facilities will be closed at lunchtime/in the afternoon. Parents can apply for family leave.

4.2.2021: From 8 February, primary schools, childcare facilities, competence centers and music schools will be closed for two weeks. Courses will be held at a distance for one week, after which the carnival holidays will begin. Parents can apply for leave for family reasons. Sports activities for children and young people are allowed – subject to known measures. However, the Ministry of Sport recommends that clubs refrain from indoor activities. Nurseries will remain open.

Press release

25.1.2021: As of 29 January all passengers landing at Findel will have to show a negative test to COVID-19 dated less than 48 hours ago for any trip longer than 72 hours. Quick tests available at the airport. Two-week quarantine in case of refusal to be tested.

22.1.2021: The measures are extended until February 21.

5.1.2021: The government announces new measures from 11 January to 31 January:

  • Curfew from 11 pm.
  • Horesca establishments (restaurants, cafes) will remain closed.
  • Non-essential stores, schools and nurseries, and cultural establishments (cinemas, theaters) will reopen.
  • Indoor gatherings remain limited to two people (excluding members of the same household).
  • Sports will partially resume. Alone or in pairs without restrictions. From three to ten people with a distance of two meters. The sports complexes, fitness rooms and swimming pools will reopen. Sports competitions will gradually resume from the end of January behind closed doors.

Sanitary recommendations

The same recommendations should be followed as for other respiratory infections:

  • Most importantly: Wash your hands regularly and properly. You can find the best way to wash your hands online at;
  • Do you cough or sneeze? Do it in a tissue or in the crease of your elbow. Dispose of the tissue in a garbage can with a lid;
  • Avoid shaking hands or kissing;
  • Avoid close contact with sick people (keep a distance of at least 2 metres);
  • Stay at home if you are ill. Do not go to work;
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands as much as possible.

Recommandations for vulnerable and other people

COVID-19 symptoms


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