Based on the government announcement of April 23, 2021, thermal baths and spas are following a scheduled, gradual reopening routine. From May 1, holders of a certificate of protection will be able to visit cinemas, theatres, dance, music events, libraries, sporting events, gyms and fitness rooms, ice rinks, playhouses, adventure parks and amusement parks. Swimming pools, restaurant interiors, hotels and spas are also open to them.
From May 1, 2021, the Széchenyi, Gellért, Rudas, Lukács, Paskál and the Csillaghegyi Árpád Forrásfürdő opened their doors among many others. A more complete list of the already opened baths can be found on termalfurdo.hu.
According to the relevant government decree, only those over the age of 18 who have a valid certificate of protection may visit the spas. Checking this is the responsibility and obligation of the operator. Guests under the age of 18 and arriving with a referral do not need a security card, but they must wear a mask.
Verification of security certificates is carried out at the entrance to the baths, together with the measurement of body temperature. The security card is only valid together with an identity card or passport. People under the age of 18 who do not have a security certificate may only visit the spas under the supervision of a person with a security certificate. However, the age of people under the age of 18 is also checked in this case.
The baths will not have a guest limit similar to last May, but the baths must ensure that guests from outside the household can keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters. This distance should also be maintained when queuing at ticket offices and other places such as slides.
While after the first wave of the epidemic, only those outdoor pools were allowed to be commissioned, to the water of which a disinfectant could be added, and most of the experience elements were not allowed to start, this year the spas could be restarted with a full range of services.
Information on the protection certificate can be found on the website of the National Center for Public Health. The application provided by the operator of the Electronic Health Service Space is also suitable for proving protection against the coronavirus.
The rules are the following:
- Entry is prohibited with fever, vomiting, diarrhoea or respiratory disease!
- It is mandatory to use a mask to cover your nose and mouth when entering and during the entire stay in the spa, except in the pool area!
- Slippers are mandatory!
- Entry only after body temperature measurement!
- Keep your distance everywhere!
- Wash your hands often!
The staff constantly monitors compliance with the policy.
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Source: termalfurdo.hu; budapestgyogyfurdoi.hu
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