COVID-19 measures | Lenk-Simmental
Hiking trails above 1'800 m a. s. l. are snow-covered. Winter closure of the street Iffigenstrasse since 16 November 2020.

Covid-19 protective measures in Lenk and the Simmental

A safe winter for all

This winter will be different. Together we will make the most of it. That’s why we protect ourselves and others and comply with protective measures that are in line with the FOPH’s guidelines. The protective measures and information are regularly adapted to the current situation.

General protective measures

  • Masks are compulsory in many public areas. We wear a mouth and nose protection (e.g. a mask or. a certificated neck warmer).
  • We maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m.
  • We wash and disinfect our hands regularly. Disinfectants and washing facilities are available in many places.
  • In case of symptoms of illness, we stay at home or in our accommodation. By using the SwissCovid App we can make an additional contribution to the protection of everyone.
  • Whenever possible, we pay cashless or buy tickets online.
  • There are no private meetings with more than 10 people. Meetings in public spaces are limited to a maximum of 15 people.
  • All information from the FOPH to the actual situation.

from 29.11.2020

HOW WE PROTECT OURSELVES AND OTHERS

In Lenk and the Simmental, general protective measures apply in all public areas. For some activities and in some establishments, additional rules must be observed.

Cable cars

  • We wear a mouth-and-nose protection (e.g. a mask or a neck warmer) during the whole trip.
  • The windows in the gondolas remain open for continuous ventilation during the ride.
  • The gondolas are regularly disinfected.
  • We wash and disinfect our hands regularly.
  • Buy tickets online in advance if possible.

Restaurants & inns

  • Masks are compulsory in restaurants and inns.
  • Disinfect or wash your hands when entering the restaurant.
  • Only when we are sitting at the table do we take the mask off.
  • We leave our full contact details to enable contact tracing.
  • A maximum of 4 people sit at each table.
  • The closing time starts at 11 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. in the morning.

Ski school

  • Disinfectants are available in the ski school. We regularly disinfect our hands.
  • At the ski school meeting points and during lessons, the wearing of a mouth and nose protector is compulsory for all participants aged 12 and over.

Ski bus

  • The ski bus is a public means of transport, therefore wearing a mask is compulsory. Even at the bus stops.
  • Handles and knobs on the bus are regularly disinfected.

APRÈS-SKI

  • Even if it’s hard – during après-ski we adhere to the distance rule.
  • We wash and disinfect our hands regularly.
  • During après-ski there is a seating obligation. A maximum of 4 people can sit at each table.
  • There is a closing time between 11 p.m. in the evening and 6 a.m. in the morning.

ACCOMMODATION

  • In accommodations that we share with other guests, we wear a mouth and nose mask in all public areas.
  • If possible, the hosts will provide contactless check-in & check-out.
  • Accommodations are regularly cleaned and disinfected.

Retail trade & activities

  • In order to avoid rush hours, it is possible to use home delivery services.
  • Rental equipment is regularly disinfected.
  • Tickets are preferably booked online or by telephone.
  • Closed until further notice: Ice Rink TEC, Wallbach Bath, Cinéma Lenk, BoulderSchüür, books and games libraries.

Medical help and contact person in case of symptoms

If symptoms occur, please do not visit the doctor’s surgery or hospital until you have made an appointment by telephone.

Dr. med. Hählen
Schanzenstrasse 3, 3775 Lenk
Phone +41 33 733 16 01, praxishaehlen@hin.ch
Corona rapid test possible.

Dr. med. Maier
Mühlegasse 1, 3770 Zweisimmen
Phone +41 33 722 31 31, www.drmed.ch
Corona rapid test possible.

Emergency at Zweisimmen Hospital
Karl Haueter-Strasse 21, 3770 Zweisimmen
Phone +41 58 636 99 98, www.spitalzweisimmen.ch

In cooperation with the Swiss company Muntagnard, Lenk Bergbahnen will be offering a neck warmer from mid-December onwards, which can be used as a mouth-and-nose protector and meets the specifications of the Covid-19 Task Force.
Costs: CHF 35.– or CHF 25.– with a ticket from the mountain railways (single trip, day ticket, weekly ticket, etc.), CHF 10.– for Top4 or Adelboden-Lenk season ticket holders

The «Sicher gömer id Bärge» mask by Lenk-Simmental Tourism also complies with the recommendations of the task force. The material has three layers, is water-repellent, has an antiviral coating and is washable. The mask is available for CHF 10.– at the tourist offices in Lenk, St. Stephan and Boltigen (available from 18 Decembre 2020).

Disposable masks are available in supermarkets throughout the region.