National Guidelines for Guests: Winter Holiday Activities
Learning how to make those first parallel turns during a ski lesson, enjoying some hearty Knödel for lunch in a picturesque alpine hut, drinking mulled wine at a Christmas market in the evening: there are a lot of special moments to which one looks forward when planning a winter holiday in Austria. With the below protective measures, we hope that visitors will be able to enjoy their favourite winter activities in a safer and comfortable environment.
- Maintain a minimum distance of 1m between groups of visitors
- Fixed seating must be used in both indoor and outdoor spaces, as opposed to standing.
- As potentional sources of infection, singing, dancing and standing close together are not permitted.
Restaurants, buffets and bars
- Maximum of 10 people per group. Children do not count towards the maximum number.
- Maintain a minimum distance of 1m between groups of visitors in restaurants and bars.
- Opening and closing times are restricted to between 5am – 1am the next day.
- In the states of SalzburgerLand, Tirol and Vorarlberg, there is a closing curfew of 10pm.
- Do not consume food or drink at the point of purchase such as the till or bar.
- In enclosed spaces, food and drink must be consumed only when seated in the designated areas.
- Mouth and nose protection is mandatory for staff and customers in closed areas. This should only be removed when seated at one's table.
- Take care to maintain a 1m distance from others, especially while queueing.
- In the enclosed areas of cable car stations, and in the cable car carriages themselves, mouth and nose protection must be worn.
- All employees with customer contact must wear mouth and nose protection.
- The Austrian Ski School Association has devised recommendations with the Federal Ministry of Health.
- There is a maximum of 10 people, including the ski instructor, per group.
- Snow sports instructors travelling from aboard must present the school owner with a PCR test on arrival.
- A face mask is to be worn where It is not possible to maintain a minimum distance of 1m, such as when assisting after a fall.
- Rental equipment is regularly disinfected.
- The number of visitors will be monitored and regulated in order to ensure that social distancing can be observed.
- Spacing measures such as distances between stands are in place.
- Safety and hygiene measures must be followed by operators, employees and visitors.