In response to the increase in Covid-19 infections in their cantons and in other Swiss regions, authorities in Ticino, Bern and Valais are tightening their rules regarding the wearing of masks outdoors or in school settings.
In Ticino, masks are becoming obligatory outside when the minimum safety distance of 1.5 metres cannot be observed. The new rule is implemented as of Tuesday October 27th.
The Italian-speaking area is the second Swiss canton to impose masks outdoors, after Appenzell- Ausserrhoden, which enacted this measure on Monday.
Exceptions are made for professionals, children’s training, and sports lessons in compulsory schools.
In addition, and in line with regulations implemented in other cantons, customers in Ticino restaurants can eat only while sitting down, a maximum of four people per table, unless they are members of the same family. For private events, the limit is set at 15 people.
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