This is ensured by the "Safe Gastein Partner" seal of quality.

12 January 2021

For the tourism region of Gastein, the focus in this special Winter the safety of guests, employees and locals is paramount. In this context, compliance with all relevant regulations and measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 goes without saying. In order to take even more protective measures beyond the legal requirements, the tourism associations Dorfgastein, Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein have developed a comprehensive safety and communication concept.

Regional seal of quality ensures safety

Hotels, restaurants, retailers and infrastructure companies, such as mountain railways and thermal spas, which are committed to extraordinary safety standards, are awarded the regional seal of approval "Safe Gastein Partner"awarded. With the logo, the guest receives both online and on-site in the premises simple and clear information about businesses that are particularly committed to all safety and hygiene issues.

The establishments with the "Safe Gastein Partner" seal of quality undertake to carry out daily fever measurements and thorough health checks on their employees. In addition, employees receive detailed information on prevention and hygiene measures as well as on the correct behaviour in the event of COVID 19 symptoms or infections. This also includes special measures in the area of hygiene. For example, surfaces are regularly disinfected with care. In the hospitality and hotel industry, weekly PCR testing of all employees is also performed. Guests are registered at check-in to ensure complete follow-up in the event of a positive test.

Safety precautions for guests of the thermal baths and ski slopes

Contact tracing is also carried out in the thermal spas in Bad Hofgastein and Bad Gastein. Furthermore, there is an automatic fever screening in the entrance hall and also a limitation of the number of visitors in general, as well as per pool and sauna chamber is paid attention to. The constant wearing of a mouth and nose protection in the entrance area is a must.

In order to ensure safe skiing in the four ski areas, there is also a permanent obligation to wear mouth and nose protection in the ski bus, in the ski depot and in all ticket office and cable car areas as well as in all means of transport of the Gastein mountain railways. Guests who have forgotten their mouth and nose protection are also catered for. Customers receive a free, winter sports-appropriate mouth and nose protection with every ticket purchase. During the lift ascents, the windows of the gondolas are opened to ensure permanent ventilation. A cold fogging device ensures the disinfection of the cabins.

The "Safe Gastein Partner" measures briefly summarised

So you can look forward to a safe winter holiday:

  • daily fever measurements for all employees 
  • weekly PCR testing of all employees in the catering and hotel industry
  • additional hand and surface disinfection
  • Disinfection of the gondola cabins with a cold nebulizer and free winter sports mouth and nose protection with the purchase of a ski ticket.
  • Contact tracing in the catering trade, hotel trade and in the thermal baths
  • automatic fever screening and limitation of the number of visitors in the thermal baths
With the "Safe Gastein Partner" seal, the Gastein tourist region ensures a particularly high level of safety for winter guests.

Picture Credits: Gasteiner Bergbahnen AG, Marktl Photography, Gasteinertal Tourismus GmbH, Christoph Oberschneider

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