CCovid-19 Concept of Protection for Montanara Bergerlebnisse AG for mountain guides, hiking guides, and guests. Valid from May 25th 2021.

Since 11th May 2020, mountain guides, hiking guides and climbing guides are able to work with guests again according to the measures and the Concept of Protection of the Swiss Mountain Guide Association (SBV).


A Concept of Protection must be created and implemented for all sports activities that are permitted again from May 11th 2020 (Art. 6 Para. 5 Covid-19-V). The Federal Office of Sport (BASPO) has in cooperation with the Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) and Swiss Olympic and other partners, developed a framework for such a concept.


Our concept is based on these guidelines, plus those of the Swiss Alpine Club SAC.


Mountain guides and hiking guides adhere to the BAG’s rules of conduct and hygiene and ensure that guests also abide by these rules.

Keep distance (Physical Distancing)

Keep your distance from other people. Do not travel by public transport and travel individually to the meeting point with your own car (no carpools).

Wear a mask if it is not possible to keep your distance (1.5 m)

If you cannot keep a distance of 1.5 meters from other people, you will be committed to wear a mask.


In general, a maximum of 50 people are allowed in public spaces (outdoor). Inside a building (indoor) the group size can be a maximum of 30 people.

Get tested immediately if symptoms occur and stay at home

If you have sympoms for example like Cough (usually dry), sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, muscle pain, sudden loss of smell and / or taste, conjunctivitis, runny nose etc. get tested immediately and stay at home.

Contact data for contact tracing

Always provide full contact details (first name, last name, address, postcode, place of residence, mobile telephone number) for tracking.

Mask requirement in public spaces

Generally in publicly accessible facilities and interiors (if the distance cannot be maintained), as well as in public transport, in train stations including the platform area. Also at underpasses, shops in the area of public transport and at all waiting areas and rooms.

Wash hands thoroughly

Washing hands plays a crucial role in hygiene. You can protect yourself by washing your hands regularly with soap. The use of disinfectants also offers sensible protection if water and soap are not available.

Use the CovidSwiss app

To stop chains of infection: Download and activate the SwissCovid app.

Isolation or quarantine


If your Covid-19 test is positive: Immediately isolate yourself.
If the person in the vicinity has tested positive: Go into quarantine.
Observe and strictly adhere to the BAG’s isolation and quarantine regulations!

Cough and sneeze in a handkerchief or the crook of your arm

Hold a handkerchief in front of your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze. If you don’t have one, cough or sneeze in the crook of your arm rather than your hands.

Don’t shake hands


Don’t shake hands
Avoid greeting kisses
Try not to touch your nose, mouth and eyes






Everyone involved carries out a preliminary health self-check.

It is recommended to do a SARS-COV-2 self-test one day before the start of the tour/course. Especially if the tour/course includes one or more overnight stays in mountain huts or hotels. Participation is only allowed if the self-test is negative.


Only leaders, guests and course participants may take part who:

- are healthy

- do have a negativ Covid-19 test result and are not infected

- or vaccinated

- or had Covid-19 more than 14 days but less than 6 months ago and are cured

- do not have any symptoms of Covid-19 disease that have not yet been diagnosed

- are not undergoing medical clarification regarding a Covid-19 infection

- have no contact to acute Covid-19 infections in their immediate vicinity (relatives,
housemates, work colleagues etc.)

Body contact should always be avoided

In exceptional circumstances, intensive and prolonged physical contact is necessary, e.g. in the event of an accident, then precautionary measures adapted to the situation are taken (protective mask or improvised mask, gloves).

A distance of 1.5 m is to be kept whenever possible

For a short time, the distance can be less than 1.5 m without additional precautionary measures (e.g. for the partner check).

If, in exceptional circumstances, a distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained over a longer period of time, precautionary measures adapted to the situation are taken (contact tracing, protective mask or improvised mask, gloves).

Group size / Contact data


In order to track possible chains of infection, the contact details of all guests and course participants must be kept for at least one month.

The group size is limited to 30 people. Montanara checks whether there are any other restrictions on the group size at the place of activity in the area of the activity.

Overnight stays if possible in hotels and mountain huts which can guarantee compliance with the hygiene and conduct rules

Always register your overnight accommodation. Specially in the hut, take your own sheet sleeping bag, pillow bag and a towel with you.

Do not share food, and just drink from your own bottle.

Travel and return if possible with your own car without forming carpools between people who do not live in the same household

If you travel by public transport, comply with the hygiene and conduct measures.
Keep distance in cars and minibuses during transfer trips. Wear a mask if you cannot keep your distance.

Clarify whether a guest is at increased risk from Covid-19 (relevant previous health problems, age over 65)

Guests who are over 65, or have previous health problems that put them at increased risk of Covid-19, should be advised of the current guidelines and recommendations of the BAG.

All guides and participants must have their own protective mask and a small bottle of disinfectant with them during every activity, and use it if necessary.


This Concept of Protection applies from May 25th 2021, unless otherwise advised.


Version: 25.05.2021 / agi