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PROTECTION CONCEPT COVID-19

how we protect ourselves

Safety is our top priority, not only on the slopes but also in dealing with the extraordinary Covid-19 situation. We have created a sustainable and comprehensive protection concept to ensure that you feel completely at ease with us. You will find all the key points of this concept below.


General

In order to guarantee our guests and employees the greatest possible safety, we adhere to the guidelines of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and our umbrella organisation Swiss Snowsports. We thank you in advance for your support:

By booking our lessons you have agreed to the general terms and conditions of the Prato Borni Ski School and confirmed that you will take the ski lessons in a healthy condition.

In case of symptoms of influenza, respiratory problems or similar illnesses, we ask you to inform us immediately and to stay at home or to stop the lesson instantly.

OFFICE

Our office has been equipped in accordance with the currently valid guidelines of the FOPH.
According to the FOPH, masks are compulsory in all public places in Switzerland.
Please keep the required minimum distance of 1.5 metres or wear a face mask, even outside our premises, whenever possible.
Face masks can be purchased at our office.

OUR SKI INSTRUCTORS & STAFF

All ski instructors and employees are trained and sensitised to the protection concept.
All employees carry safety material such as protective masks.

Although outdoor sports are in principle rather unproblematic according to the FOPH, our employees have to wear a protective mask during the lessons.
By prior arrangement and with the consent of the guests, the ski instructor may do without the mask during the lessons.
For children's classes, our ski instructors always wear a mask. 
Children under twelve do not have to wear a mask.
Throughout the lesson, participants have to maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres between them. This also applies to coffee breaks or lunch.
The participants are careful not to have any physical contact with each other and to clean their hands regularly.

Employees who show symptoms are not allowed to teach. 
In case of suspicion, a Covid-19 test is ordered.


Wearing a mask is compulsory:
 
·       In all public areas
·       In Aussenbereichen von Einrichtungen und Unternehmen 
·       In outdoor areas of facilities and companies 
·       Guests who do not wear a protective mask will not be transported by Zermatt Bergbahnen unless they are in possession of a valid medical certificate (must be presented on request). 
·       Everywhere where the distance of 1.50 metres between persons cannot be kept. 

MEETING POINTS AND PICK-UP AREAS
 
Our ski instructors pick up their guests from the hotels or flats whenever possible.
 
We have other meeting points for our guests which will be indicated at our ski school office Bahnhofstrasse 78. 
 
Our children's groups with Max. 4 children per group meet at our stable at Uferstrasse 5, plot 619
 
The end of the lesson takes place on the piste, outside the areas defined by the municipality and the railways (railway stations, village station), for example on the last slope above Sunnegga.
 
If the guests are children, the ski instructors will accompany them back to the apartment/hotel or arrange a meeting point with the parents outside the areas defined by the municipality and the rail ways.

GUESTS WITH SYMPTOMS OF ILLNESS

Guests with symptoms of illness are not allowed to attend classes. They have to inform our ski instructor or our ski school office. They stay at home and follow the instructions of the Federal Office of Public Health regarding quarantine and/or medical consultation.
Guests who are infected with the Corona virus should report this to their ski instructor and to the ski school office.

The lesson might be refunded with a valid medical certificate from a local doctor from the following day. See our terms and conditions.

EXTERNAL SERVICE PROVIDERS

When using the services of external providers such as mountain railways, hotels, restaurants or similar, the protection concepts and measures of the respective companies apply. These must be respected.

PROTECTION MEASURES OF THE ZERMATT 
MOUNTAIN RAILWAYS
 https://www.matterhornparadise.ch/de/Aktuell/Corona-Schutzkonzept
COVID-19 IN ZERMATT  https://www.zermatt.ch/covid-19?utm_source=Newsletter_Dezember_2020&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=eNewsletter
CURRENT SITUATION IN VALAIS  http://www.valais.ch/de/info/coronavirus-2019-ncov 
CURRENT SITUATION SWITZERLAND  https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/situation-schweiz-und-international.html

We stay at your disposal for any further information.

Welcome and have fun with PRATO BORNI SKI SCHOOL 

Elmar Lehner 
Head of ski school