Feb 26, 2021
Decisions of the State of Vaud communicated on February 24th 2021
Adaptation of measures for the canton of Vaud.
Federal Council takes first cautious step to reopen from 1 March:
Open again: shops, museums, zoos, sports facilities, up to 15 people outdoors. All shops can reopen, but customer numbers will be restricted. Museums and the reading rooms in libraries and archives will also be allowed to open. Outdoor areas at zoos, botanical gardens and leisure facilities will welcome visitors again, but in restricted numbers, wearing masks and maintaining the required distance. Outdoor sports facilities, such as ice rinks, tennis courts, football pitches and athletics grounds will also reopen, again with restricted numbers of users, who must wear masks and maintain the required distance. Competitions in adult grassroots sports and other events remain prohibited. Outdoor gatherings of family and friends involving up to 15 people will be permitted.
Leisure facilities such as cinemas, concert halls, theatres, casinos, game rooms, sports and wellness centres (indoors like fitness, etc.) as well as night clubs, discotheques and swimming pools remain closed.
Meals and beverages: All cafés, restaurants, bars, game rooms and cafeterias remain closed. Many of these establishments offer take-away options.
Hotels are open, but their restaurants can only receive hotel guests. The spa and wellness areas within the hotels are only open to hotel guests.
Ski resorts may open provided they have a protection plan to prevent people from grouping together. Cafes and restaurants on the ski slopes are closed.
Masks are compulsory in closed public spaces, in vehicles from two occupants (except persons from the same household) and in very busy areas such as markets. Masks must also be worn whenever social distancing is not possible.
Entering Switzerland : In response to the COVID-19 pandemic there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Depending on the type of travel, you might have to fill out a form for incoming travellers, show proof of a negative test and/or go into quarantine. We recommend that you refer to the applicable rules and measures that are available on the FOPH website.
All these decisions may be subject to change depending on how the sanitary situation develops.