Covid-19 Concept of Protection for Montanara Bergerlebnisse AG for mountain guides, hiking guides, and guests. Valid from June 22th 2020.


Basics
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). As of 27th May 2020, the Federal Council has relaxed the measures further, and from 6th June 2020 we have an updated Concept of Protection.

 

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.

 

Principle
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).

Recommendation: 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 required to wear a mask.

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.

Don’t shake hands

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

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.

Stay at home with symptoms.Always call ahead before going to the doctor’s or the emergency department

Cough (usually dry), sore throat, shortness of breath, fever, muscle pain, sudden loss of smell and / or taste.
Rare: gastrointestinal symptoms, conjunctivitis, runny nose etc.

 

 

 

Source: www.foph-coronavirus.ch

Everyone involved carries out a preliminary health self-check. Only leaders, guests and course participants may take part who:

- are not infected with Covid-19 or have been cured for more than 14 days.
- are not under medical treatment regarding a Covid-19 infection.
- have no symptoms typical for Covid-19.
- 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 (protective mask, improvised mask, and contact tracing)

Group size / Contact data

The limitation of the group size is not longer regulated.
The contact details of all participants must be kept for at least one month (to track possible infection chains).

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

Always register your overnight accommodation in the hut, take your own sheet sleeping bag, and pillow bag plus 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 June 22th 2020, unless otherwise advised.

 

Version: 22.06.2020 / agi