Information regarding COVID19 crisis

Corona measures for Zurich Rainbow Open 2020

  1. Hygienerules

    1. No greetings with handshakes and hugs

    2. No handshakes and hugs at the end of the match

    3. All participants will be given a personal disinfectant.

    4. In addition, further disinfection possibilities are available at the tournament table

  2. Socialdistancing

    1. Wherever possible, a distance of at least 1.5m must be maintained on the entire venue, as well as on the courts.

    2. It is offered and recommended to wear protective masks if the distance rules cannot be observed for more than 15 minutes, e.g. at the tournament table

  3. Material hygiene: The ball tins are disinfected at the tournament table, if used several times

  4. The contact details of the participants will be communicated to the public health

    department for tracing in case of infection

  5. Participants are allowed only to enter the venue if they

    1. are not infected with Covid-19

    2. have been cured of it for 14 days

    3. are not undergoing medical evaluation for a Covid-19 infection

    4. don’t show any symptoms of disease that have not yet been diagnosed

    5. have no acute Covid-19 infections in their immediate environment (relatives,

      housemates, work colleagues, etc.)

    6. did not enter from a quarantined country

  6. All participants are requested to respect this protection concept and to act responsibly

Please also note that in Switzerland, masks are currently mandatory on all public transport.

 

 

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New coronavirus: Mandatory quarantine for persons arriving in Switzerland

 

People arriving in Switzerland from certain countries and areas are required to go into quarantine. The list of these countries and areas will be updated on 8 August 2020. A negative test result does not exempt you from the mandatory quarantine requirement.

 

Link of the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH

 

 

Argentina

Armenia

The Bahamas

Bahrain

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

Cape Verde

Chile

Colombia

Costa Rica

Dominican Republic

Ecuador

El Salvador

Eswatini (Swazsiland)

Equatorial Guinea

Guatemala

Honduras

Iraq

Israel

Kazakhstan

Kyrgyzstan

Kosovo

Kuwait

Luxembourg

Maldives

Mexico

Moldova

Montenegro

North Macedonia

Occupied Palestinian Territory

Oman

Panama

Peru

Qatar

Romania

São Tomé and Príncipe

Saudi Arabia

Serbia

Singapore

Sint Maarten

Spain (with the exception of the Balearic and Canary Islands)

South Africa

Suriname

Turks and Caicos Islands

United States of America (including Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands)

 

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From 6 July 2020, people arriving in Switzerland from certain countries and areas are required to go into quarantine. The Swiss Federal Council decided on 1 July 2020 to introduce this measure. You will find out which countries are affected here.

 

Persons arriving in Switzerland from a country or area with an increased risk of infection are required to go into quarantine (this is not simply a recommendation). The list of countries and regions with a high risk of infection can be found in the COVID-19 Ordinance on International Passenger Transport Measures. This list is regularly updated.

 

List of the states and areas with an increased risk of infection:

 

Argentina

Armenia

Azerbaijan

Bahrain

Belarus

Bolivia

Brazil

Chile

Dominican Republic

Honduras

Iraq

Israel

Cape Verde

Qatar

Colombia

Kosovo

Kuwait

Moldova

North Macedonia

Oman

Panama

Peru

Russia

Saudi Arabia

Sweden

Serbia

South Africa

Turks and Caicos Islands

United States of America (USA)

 

What you should do if you are travelling to Switzerland from one of the countries on the list

 

Are you planning to enter Switzerland and in the past 14 days you have spent time in a country or region where there is an increased risk of infection? If so, you will have to do the following:

 

Go immediately on arrival to your home or to other suitable accommodation. Stay there for 10 days from the day of your arrival without going out. Follow the instructions on quarantine. Report your arrival within two days to the cantonal authority responsible.

 

Follow the instructions that the authority gives you. Anyone who evades quarantine, or who fails to comply with the duty to notify the authorities, is committing an offence under the Epidemics Act and is liable to a fine of up to CHF 10,000.

 

More information may be found here

 

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Dear participants of the 20th Zurich Rainbow Open,

Since the beginning of May, Switzerland has been able to gradually relax measures against the Covid 19 virus, as the number of cases has fortunately developed very positively. The borders with all Schengen countries have been reopened and border crossing is currently possible without restrictions. This also applies to the members of the EFTA states and the United Kingdom. The borders to all other states are still closed. 

 

However, this may change at any time as new countries will be allowed to enter, but also that there will again be restrictions for certain countries and regions. Since a few days the number of cases has been increasing again and it has been announced that entry from certain risk regions will again be combined with a 10-day quarantine.

 

But we still plan to hold the 20th Rainbow Open.

 

As we are sure everyone is aware, we still have to be very careful not to get into a similar situation as in mid-March this year. For this reason, we will of course implement and adhere to the most recent guidelines of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) regarding Covid 19 (social distancing, hygiene measures, inclusion of contact details).

 

As already mentioned in our last information, we have postponed all the celebrations for the 20th anniversary with the big boat trip on Lake Zurich until 2021. In order not to take unnecessary risks, we have also decided not to hold a welcome party. We also do not consider our usual gala dinner with mostly more than 150 people in a closed room to be appropriate in the current situation. We are currently looking for an alternative, which should take place outside, where we can better guarantee the measures to contain Covid 19. With the risk that it will be canceled, if the weather does not cooperate. Also planned are food vouchers that you can redeem at the tennis courts.

 

Despite the many uncertainties that still remain, we now ask all those who wish to take part in this year's tournament to make the deposit by 12 July 2020 at the latest, so that your registration becomes definitive (if not done earlier). 

 

If you are unable or unwilling to participate, please cancel your registration by July 12, 2020 at the latest. This will make the final organization easier for us and we might be able to make happy one or the other player on the waiting list. Already paid amounts will of course be refunded. 

Persons who are currently still on the waiting list are kindly requested not to pay in yet. You will be contacted as soon as a place becomes available for you. 

 

Now we wish you a nice summer despite all the uncertainties and restrictions and are looking forward to seeing you again soon.

 

Stay safe. 

 

Your Rainbow Open Zurich Team

Adrian, Ann, Bradley, Daniel, Isabelle, Pascal