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In hobby activities and informal education, and refresher training, all participants over the age of 18, regardless of the number of people, must present a COVID certificate for vaccination, recovery or a negative result of a prior test. Infection risk status need to also be proven if the activity or event takes place at a location of service provision, for instance if a theatre hall or a conference room is rented out for a private event.

The organisers have an obligation to check the validity of COVID certificates. If there is substantiated doubt, the person must be asked to present an identity document.

Indoors, in addition to checking the COVID certificates or tests, it is also important to ensure dispersion and the following of disinfection requirements, and to follow other measures aiming to stop the spread of the coronavirus in accordance with the instructions of the Health Board.

Events and activities where the participants' negative test results, recovery from COVID-19 or completion of a course of COVID-19 vaccination is checked are allowed to have up to 6000 participants indoors and up to 12000 participants outdoors.

The same rules apply activities taking place both indoors and outdoors: sports, training, youth work, hobby activities and informal education, refresher training; sports competitions, and sports and exercise events; saunas, spas, water parks and swimming pools; public meetings and events (including in theatre, in cinema, at a concert, including a church concert, at a conference); in museums and exhibition venues; at entertainment services.

Last updated: 27.08.2021 12:27

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The exceptions to disabled persons apply in sports, training, hobby activities and informal education, and refresher training. They also apply to participating in sports competitions and events.

If, for instance, the person responsible for the activity is training disabled persons, he can choose whether he checks the certificates of all individuals (including disabled persons) and then the participants are released from the obligation to wear a mask.

The other option is to not check the certificates of only those who belong in the group of disabled persons and then there is an obligation to wear a mask, even if five people out of ten have the certificate. In any case, the choice of approach should be made before the service is provided.

The obligation to wear a mask or cover one's mouth and nose does not extend to children under the age of 12 and to persons for whom it is not possible to wear a mask for health reasons (e.g. breathing difficulties, certain mental disorders, allergies) or reasonable for other substantial considerations, e.g. special needs or disability. The person should still consider whether health reasons rule out all options of covering one's nose and mouth or whether it would still be possible to reduce the infection risk with some suitable alternative (e.g. wear a face shield).

A mask does not have to be worn by people with special needs, e.g. if it is not possible for the person to wear a mask as required or put a mask on and take it off by himself due to a mental disorder or a physical aberration. A mask does not have to be worn by a person accompanying a hard-of-hearing person or an individual who is communicating with a person who needs to read from lips, read facial expressions, needs to hear clear speech etc. to communicate if wearing a mask complicates that.

If there are no above described health complaints related to the disability, a mask should also be worn in order to participate in the activity.

Last updated: 30.08.2021 20:37

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