Switzerland to allow mass public events from October

# 18:13
12 August 2020

Switzerland has decided to authorise large-scale public events of more than 1,000 people from the start of October, APA reports citing swissinfo.ch.

Sports matches, concerts and other events will have to comply with special measures to combat the threat of coronavirus and apply to cantons for a permit.

The number of people attending events has been restricted since February 28. This rule had applied until the end of this month but has now been extended until the end of September.  This was done to give cantons more time to put contact tracing systems into place.

However, from October 1 events with larger crowds can go ahead provided they meet basic hygiene and social distancing measures, the government announced on Wednesday. More guidelines based on recommendations from the World Health Organisation and the government’s Science Task Force will be announced later.