New regulations for lockdown easing begin
Entering Switzerland is now a little easier. New regulations that come into force today allow for business meetings and companies that operate across the border.
More border traffic is expected from today and some crossings that have been closed since the start of the lockdown will be reopened today, although controls will stay in force.
Schools are reopening, as are some shops.
Bars and restaurants are also allowed to open – but with restrictions. Only four people are allowed at a table and no standing is allowed. Earlier rules which would have compelled customers to leave a name and phone number have been ditched.
Parents who have children in school in Switzerland but live in a neighbouring country have been given certificates to prove they need to cross.
Teachers will have to stay more than 2 meters away from the students – but kids are free to mix. Many schools are staggering classes to keep numbers down.
Some sport will be allowed, but not more than 5 people at a time – so football matches are off.
And those learning to drive can once again take lessons – but masks should be worn.