Covid-19

OUR PROTECTION CONCEPT / VALID FROM SEPTEMBER 13, 2021

09.09.2021

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. All participants must present a 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. If you are unable to take part in a booked offer due to a Covid-19 illness or quarantine obligation, we offer you the option of changing to an alternative date/offer free of charge or refunding your credit in the form of a voucher. You also have the option of taking out cancellation insurance when you make your booking, which also covers Covid-19 illnesses or quarantine obligations.

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

All persons participating in a tour or course (guests, mountain-/hiking guides) must present a valid Covid certificate at the welcome of the offer. The certificate will be checked by the mountain-/hiking guides. For the control, an identity document is required from each person (e.g. passport, ID, driving license, Swisspass). Further checking can be done in huts, hotels or restaurants.

Persons who are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered can get the certificate with a PCR or antigen test. PCR tests are valid for 72 hours, antigen tests are valid for 48 hours. After that, the test must be renewed. Thus, for a three-day tour, a PCR test taken the evening before the tour is sufficient.

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