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Masks - outdoor



Recommendations and Rules

From March 20th, people will not have to wear a mask or respirator while exercising outdoors (even in urban areas of the village), as long as a distance of at least 2 m from other people is maintained.

It is mandatory to have the mouth and nose covered with a respirator or other protective device without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / KN 95) or a surgical mask in urban areas of towns, cities and villages. This means between buildings, shops, squares, and everywhere where people can be met.

Cloth mask, scarves or shawls are no longer considered sufficient protection.

Within the obligation of wearing a face mask in urban areas, there are some exemptions. The face covering does not need to be worn by children under the age of 3or by people who cannot wear a face covering because of a serious mental illness or intellectual impairment

You do not need to wear a mask or respirator only in the countryside outside of the city, as long as long as a distance of at least 2 m from other people is maintained. (persons living in the same household do not count).

Respirators provide more effective protection than masks. Therefore, we recommend that you wear them whenever you are away from home. By doing this, you will protect yourself and others.


Frequent questions about this topic

Do I need to wear a face mask when I'm on a walk with my husband and while there is no one else around?
Do I need to wear a face mask while I'm waiting at a tram stop?
Do I need to wear a face mask while I'm running?
Do I need to wear a face mask while I'm exercising in an outdoor playground?
Do I need to wear a face mask while I'm being in a children playground?
Do I need to wear a face mask while I'm riding a bike (when I am not exercising, only travelling to work)?
Do I need to wear a face mask when there are no other people around?