Information for Pilates studios and Pilatesteacher:
Please note: the individual cantons may prescribe more far-reaching measures than those initiated by the federal government! Please consult the website of your canton for information on the additional measures that apply.
Innovations of 28 October 2020
Sports activities by individuals or in groups up to a maximum of 15 people (including leaders) from the age of 16:
Only sports without physical contact are allowed. Individual training or technical training without physical contact (e.g. football, handball, field hockey, martial arts, dance) are allowed.
Sports activities are permitted in the interior of publicly accessible facilities, provided a mask is worn and the distance (1.5 meters) is maintained. Masks are not necessary for stationary, quiet sports (yoga, pilates) if at least 4m2 per person are available. See also: https://www.baspo.admin.ch/content/baspo-internet/de/home.detail.news.html/baspo-internet/2020/Was-im-Sport-noch-moeglich-ist.html
The mask may be removed if there is ample space on the mat or Pilates machine. However, it must be worn in the entrance and checkroom area - i.e. wherever people can meet or cross each other.
The individual protection concept of a Pilates studio can also include a general mask obligation (i.e. also during the training).
The guidelines can change depending on the development of the pandemic. Accordingly, the individual protection concepts must then be adapted.
The prerequisite for the opening of a Pilates studio and Pilates classes from 11 May 2020 is the creation of a protection concept and its implementation. Every sport (e.g. Pilates) and every operator of a sports facility (e.g. Pilates studio) must have a protection concept. If the operator of the sports facility and the provider are the same person, this can coincide. This will be the case in most Pilates studios.
Prior to this, the association of the respective sport had to submit the base concept to the Federal Office of Sports (FOSPO) and have it checked for plausibility. Based on this base concept, the operator of the sports facility and the provider of a sport must draw up an individual protection concept and implement the measures.
The Federal Office of Sports has checked the plausibility of the base concept of Pilatessuisse.
Caution: The individual, concrete protection concepts (neither the operator of the sports facility nor the provider of the sport) are not approved by an authority. However, the responsible authorities can prohibit a sports activity or close a facility if there is no or insufficient protection concept.
The documents (German / French) concerning protection concepts can be found on our German and French pages under Aktuell / Actualités.