Covid19 – Safety measures
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Last updated: November 22nd, 2021
due to the current Covid-19 situation and the resulting negative impact on the intensive care units, the Austrian federal government has introduce a nationwide lockdown from Monday November 22nd to limit the fourth Covid-19 wave in Austria. The restriction in force apply to the entire population in all regions until December 12th. Of course, the entire holiday region of St. Anton am Arlberg and the Arlberger Bergbahnen will begin the ski season as soon as circumstances allow.
What is important to know:
- Lockdown: The general lockdown comes into force on Monday, 22 November. The lockdown ends for vaccinated people on December 12th. For all unvaccinated people, the lockdown will continue to apply.
- All-day curfew: The lockdown is implemented through a general, all-day curfew. Home may only be left in exceptional circumstances (travel to work, meeting basic needs such as grocery shopping, outdoor recreation, caring for people in need of support and averting danger). A general recommendation for home office applies.
- Closure: Retail, catering, cultural and event sectors will be closed. Detailed regulations on the hotel industry and leisure facilities are not yet available. Schools and kindergartens will remain open.
- FFP2 mask obligation: With the lockdown, a general FFP2 mask obligation comes into force in all closed rooms - also at the workplace.
Due to the Covid-19 infection rates across Europe, Germany has added several EU countries - including Austria - on the list of high-risk areas. Non-vaccinated German tourists holidaying in Austria must observe stricter entry regulations when driving back home to Germany.
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.
Accommodation, Restaurants and Night Clubs
Overall, the regulations on safe hospitality will apply to all accommodation providers as well as restaurants and bars -incl. Après-Ski- once we exit the national lockdown. Further information (in German): Sicheren Gastfreundschaft
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.
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.
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 9 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. 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!