Covid19 – Safety measures
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Last updated: June 9th, 2021
Restaurants, bars, hotels, sports and cultural institutions in Austria are open, subject to strict rules and clear safety concepts. Entry requirement are as follow: Tested negative, vaccinated, or recovered from a recent infection. The measures in place for these opening steps are: In all indoor areas, wearing FFP2 masks, mandatory also on public transportation. In public areas a minimum of one meter distance must be maintained at all times.
Personal responsibility is the most important aspect to ensuring your health and safety, as well as of our employees and residents, and it’s our top priority in St. Anton am Arlberg. Reducing the risk of infection is the personal responsibility of every person who works, lives or spends a holiday in the region. So we urge everyone to respect and follow all the measures and safety recommendations in force, and in doing so, you’ll be making an invaluable contribution to everyone’s safety.
The most important rules to follow:
- Keep at least 1 metre distance between yourself and strangers
- FFP2 masks are mandatory in all indoor areas and on public transport
- Wash your hands several times a day
- Refrain from shaking hands when greeting people
- Sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief
- Pay for goods and services contactless wherever possible
Accommodation and Restaurants
Restaurants, bars, hotels, sports and cultural institutions in Austria are open, subject to strict rules and clear safety concepts. Entry requirement are as follow: Tested negative, vaccinated, or recovered from a recent infection.
Taking out comprehensive travel insurance is particularly recommended. One option is the ‘European Travel Insurance’, which currently covers Covid-19 disease. More information is available on: europaeische.at .
The rapid tracing of an identified COVID 19 outbreak is very important. The registration of visitors to Tirolean restaurants is mandatory, and the region of St. Anton am Arlberg ensures this registration takes place in compliance with data protection regulations. During the summer season we developed a solution in this regard which has been operational since September.
In this context, we strongly recommend you download the ‘Stopp Corona-App’ of the Austrian Federal Government and the Austrian Red Cross, to enable contact tracing outside of individual companies’ own tracing methods.
Safe hospitality comes first, which is why the Tirolean Chamber of Commerce (Tourism and Leisure Industry Division) launched the SAFE SERVICE initiative. It enables our companies to clearly demonstrate their employees are trained in matters of legal regulations, necessary measures and the correct handling of these. Targeted further and advanced training ensures that employees of Safe Hospitality are always up to date. Certification as a Safe Service company only takes place after proof of the required knowledge. St. Anton am Arlberg Tourist Association has been SAFE SERVICE certified since October 2020.
Test Programme for Employees
Last summer, the Federal Government launched its ‘Safe Hospitality – Test Offer Tourism’ initiative. This allows employees of hotels and guesthouses; campsites; and restaurants, cafes and bars to be voluntarily tested on a regular basis. The region of St. Anton am Arlberg actively participates in this initiative. This test program can be resumed at any time with the opening of restaurants and accommodation facilities.
C19 Service Desk
Due to the many current challenges, and the constantly changing framework conditions, we have a qualified team at the St. Anton am Arlberg Tourist Office devoted specifically to any and all topics concerning COVID19. The C19 Service Desk can be reached by emailing at firstname.lastname@example.org and weekdays from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. by phone +43 5446 2269 55.
Corona Safety Officer
The institutions and companies in the region are aware of their responsibility. Many employees have already been trained as Corona safety officers, ensuring high quality in the implementation of hygiene measures, safety regulations and prevention concepts.
As part of a COVID-19 early warning system, the St. Anton am Arlberg region has set up and adapted a wastewater monitoring system.
Recreation in Nature
St. Anton am Arlberg is the heart of the largest connected ski area in Austria. In addition guests will also find an extensive network of cross-country ski trails and winter hiking trails in the region. And especially this winter, when more than ever, we need to get out in the fresh air and spend relaxing time in the snow-covered landscape, surrounded by this unique and beautiful alpine world. As soon as the situation allows, we look forward to welcoming our guests again with the usual warmth and the unique hospitality of the region. Thanks to the measures, you can enjoy a beautiful and unforgettable vacation in the St. Anton am Arlberg region. The development of these guidelines is an ongoing process, which we’ll regularly keep you posted about. The other legal regulations of the Federal Government also play a decisive role in this process, and we will, of course, inform you of those as and when they come through to us.
Wir sind davon überzeugt, dass wir Ihnen auch in diesem Jahr einen schönen und unvergesslichen Urlaub in der Region St. Anton am Arlberg ermöglichen können. Nicht nur deshalb freuen wir uns sehr auf Ihren Besuch!