The Swiss have been confronted with the reality of the health pass since Monday. Restaurants, museums, zoos, concerts are only accessible to holders of a Covid certificate.
For all events that take place indoors, participants must present their certificate. This also applies to fitness rooms, swimming pools or weddings in public places. Outside, it will be requested for events of more than 1000 people.
The terraces of restaurants and bars remain free to access. As are catering establishments in airport transit areas and popular kitchens.
Political rallies, self-help groups, funerals and other religious services are also exempted up to 50 people. Musical or theatrical rehearsals and sports training for less than 30 people will also be authorized without a certificate.
People who do not respect these measures may be amended. A customer without a certificate will have to pay 100 francs. The establishments or organizers at fault will be punished with a fine of up to 10,000 francs, or even a closure.
The gastronomy and hospitality sector did not welcome the news with open arms. For GastroSuisse, the decision is disproportionate and leads to a flagrant inequality of treatment of the population.
The Swiss Union of Arts and Crafts has recovered. The Federal Council is once again discriminating against sectors and companies which have already been severely affected during periods of restrictions. Companies affected by the extension of the certificate risk recording losses. They will have to be compensated.
With the exception of the SVP, the parties positively welcome the extension of the Covid certificate. They see vaccination as the only way out of the pandemic.
The extension announced on Wednesday has already had an impact on vaccination. The canton of Neuchâtel, for example, recorded hundreds of calls for appointments as soon as the Federal Council was announced, according to a report by RTS.
The Hautes écoles follow
Swissuniversities advises to introduce the obligation of the Covid certificate. The goal is to offer the best environment for studies.
The day after the Federal Council’s decision, the Swiss universities decided to make it compulsory for the start of the academic year on September 21. The measure will be valid for all courses and exercises at EPFL. However, the availability of the courses will be ensured “in hybrid”, that is also at a distance. Students without certificates are therefore not excluded from teaching.
The two universities of Lausanne finally recall that a vaccination campaign will take place on site from Monday. Both injections will be possible on campus, the first being able to be done without making an appointment. Vaccination will be provided by Unisanté.
Nearly 1,000 people marched Thursday evening in the city center of Bern to protest against the measures taken by the Federal Council to fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The police had to intervene and seize a slingshot.
This article was published automatically. Source: ats