Covid-19

OUR PROTECTION CONCEPT / VALID FROM DECEMBER 20, 2021

17.12.2021

Dear guests,

We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the mountains. In view of the exceptional circumstances caused by COVID-19, we are required to take specific measures in relation to the organization of our tours and courses in the interests of all our health.

Our offers can be carried out with the normal group size of up to 10 participants and a guide. The 2G rule applies: all participants must be vaccinated or recovered and present their valid Covid certificate at the start of the tour or course.

We are complying with the requirements of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and following the protection concept of the Swiss Mountain Guide Association (SBV). The mountain huts and hotels we visit must also have implemented a protection concept in accordance with government guidelines. The same applies for mountain railways and lifts.

All offers can be booked normally. We offer you the possibility to purchase a cancellation insurance at the time of booking, which also covers Covid-19 diseases or personally ordered quarantine.

If you have any questions or require further clarification about the situation with regard to COVID-19, we will be happy to provide additional information.

 

Best regards

Franz Widmer

Head of Mammut Alpine School

Covid certificate/2G rule

The 2G rule applies. All persons participating in a tour or course (guests, mountain guides and hiking guides) must be vaccinated or recovered and show their valid Covid certificate at the welcome of the offer. The certificate will be checked by the mountain guide/hiking guide. For the control, an identity card is required from each person (e.g. passport, ID, driving license, Swisspass). Further checks are carried out in huts, hotels or restaurants.

More information about the Covid certificate you can find > here

We ask guests who undergo a COVID-19 test up to ten days after a visited offer to provide us the information immediately if the result is positive.

 

Group size/distancing rules

We are operating in groups of a maximum of 10 people, plus a mountain/hiking guide additionally. The 1.5-meter distance will be maintained whenever possible.

  • For short periods, this 1.5-meter distance can be reduced without additional precautionary measures (e.g. for the partner check)
  • If, in exceptional cases, it is not possible to maintain the 1.5-meter distance for longer periods of time, suitable precautions will be taken depending on the situation (protective masks, improvised masks)
  • As a general rule, physical contact must be avoided entirely (e.g. no handshakes for introductions or farewells)
  • If, in exceptional cases, more intensive physical contact is required over a longer period of time, e.g. in the event of an accident, suitable precautions will be taken depending on the situation (protective masks or improvised masks, gloves)

 

Travel and transfers

Please note the following requirements:

  • Car-sharing involving people living in different households should be avoided
  • When traveling by public transportation, precautionary measures must be observed (distanceing, wearing a protective mask)
  • Minibuses used for transfers will not be occupied to full capacity and precautionary measures will be taken into account (distancing, wearing protective masks)

 

Overnight stays

In the case of activities taking place over several days, we will stay in hotels and mountain huts that can guarantee compliance with hygiene and distancing rules.

  • Accommodation will be reserved in advance for all participants.
  • For stays in an SAC mountain hut, participants and mountain guides/hiking leaders must bring their own hut sleeping bag and pillow case as well as protective masks (2 masks for each overnight stay), sanitizer and a towel.
  • Participants and mountain guides/hiking leaders must carry any garbage from the hut back down to the valley

 

Risk group

Guests who belong to a risk group are referred to the information provided by the FOPH > more

 

Further information/protective concepts

 

Contact

CH +41 (0)62 769 81 83
DE +49 (0)8334 36 20 362
AT +43 (0)7252 46051 4444
alpineschool@mammut.com