about the corona virus
19 Mai 2020
The Austrian government has announced a roadmap for the next two months. Here is the most important information about it:
- Keep a safety distance of 1 m from people with whom you do not live in the same household.
1. gastronomy: Here the distance can be undercut for four adults and their accompanying underage children sitting together at one table.
2. public transport: If the number of passengers does not allow a distance of 1 metre.
- Up to a maximum of 10 people may meet in public space.
- These regulations apply until the end of June for the time being
OPENING OF THE GASTRONOMY FROM 15TH MAY (UNTIL 23.00 HRS FOR THE TIME BEING) IN COMPLIANCE WITH CERTAIN RULES:
- Max. 4 adults with their respective underage children may sit together at one table
- Guests must be seated and there must be a minimum distance of one metre between guests who are not at the same table
- Bar operation at the bar is not permitted
- The service personnel must wear mouth and nose protection when in contact with guests, guests at the tables do not have to wear it
- Tables must usually be reserved in advance, group reservations for several tables are not permitted
- Objects for common use at the table, such as salt shakers, bread baskets, etc. are prohibited for the time being
The website www.sichere-gastfreundschaft.at/gastronomie provides general information as well as corresponding templates (conduct for guests, conduct for employees, guidelines). In addition, last week the Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce sent all catering and hotel businesses a corresponding "starter package" for reopening. Among other things, appropriate stickers were produced for this purpose, which are available for collection from the Tyrolean Chamber of Commerce in Innsbruck as well as from all district offices in case of additional demand.
ACCOMMODATION AND LEISURE FACILITIES OPEN ON 29 MAY.
As previously announced, accommodation and leisure facilities will be allowed to open again on 29 May. The following regulations were presented today at a press conference by Federal Minister Elisabeth Köstinger and Health Minister Rudolf Anschober:
- 1 m distance is also the basic rule for accommodation and leisure facilities.
- Wearing a mouth and nose protector is intended for employees in contact with guests. In entrance and reception areas this also applies to guests.
- For catering areas, the already existing regulations for gastronomy apply.
- The existing recommendations for facilities according to the Bathroom Hygiene Act serve as a basis for the operation of wellness areas.
- Seminars are permitted up to a group size of 100 persons. An appropriate distance is to be ensured or the wearing of a mouth and nose protector is recommended.
- Refuges: Common rooms (e.g. mattress storage) are possible by keeping a distance of 2 m or by installing technical protection measures.
- The detailed regulations for cable cars are currently being drawn up. Here, too, the minimum distance of one metre or the wearing of a mouth-and-nose protector for larger gatherings of people is generally applicable.
Further details and information are available at sichere-gastfreundschaft.at.
Exceptions to the ban on entering accommodation establishments & platform openhotels.at
On 4 April 2020, the Austrian Federal Government issued an ordinance prohibiting the use of tourist accommodation throughout Austria. Accommodation providers are all those establishments that provide accommodation for a temporary stay, both for payment and free of charge, e.g. hotels, guesthouses, private rooms, holiday homes, camping sites, mountain huts, AirBnB offers. This regulation also applies to our province Tyrol, with the exception of the communities in the Paznaun valley, St. Anton am Arlberg and Sölden, which are still under quarantine.
The following are excluded from the ban on entering
- for occupational reasons (concerns all workers)
- for the purpose of care and assistance to persons in need of support, to satisfy an urgent housing need (e.g. if your own home becomes uninhabitable due to a burst water pipe) or
- of persons already in accommodation at the time of entry into force of this provision, for the duration of accommodation agreed in advance with the accommodation provider.
The aforementioned group of persons may be accommodated WITHOUT a permit from the respective district head team.
HELP WITH OPERATIONAL ISSUES
The following positions are available for operational questions. Due to the high demand for information and the associated high number of inquiries, we kindly ask you to submit them in writing by email.
Coronavirus Service Line Tyrol
T 05 90 90 5-1111
Mon-Thu from 8:00-17:00 and Fri from 8:00-13:00
T 05 90 900-4352
Mon-Fri from 8:00-20:00
Coronavirus Infopoint Schwaz
T 05 90 905-3710
Further Information about the current situattion you find here:
There are no more events until the end of June 2020.