As government updates continue regarding the approach to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we would like to confirm our position and offer the following practical advice for the coming weeks.
[Update 09 March] We can confirm that Chamonix-Mont-Blanc remains fully open and operational.
Situation in Chamonix
All the lifts and facilities in Chamonix remain open.
The resort has introduced extra measures to keep the valley virus-free including additional cleaning of railway carriages, gondolas and cable cars, extra ventilation in lifts and systematic staff use of hydroalcoholic gels.
The ski lifts in Courmayeur remain closed.
Current Government Advice
If you, or anyone in your household, has recently travelled from any of the areas below, then the government recommends that you should stay at home, avoid contact with other people and follow the procedure:
- Hubei province in China in the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms
- Iran, lock down areas of northern Italy (in Lombardy: Codogno, Castiglione d’Adda, Casalpusterlengo, Fombio, Maleo, Somaglia, Bertonico, Terranova dei Passerini, Castelgerundo and San Fiorano and in Veneto: Vo’ Euganeo) or special care zones in South Korea (Daegu and Cheongdo) since 19 February, even if you do not have symptoms
- Other parts of mainland China or South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan or Thailand in the last 14 days AND have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
- Other parts of northern Italy (anywhere north of Pisa, Florence and Rimini), Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar or Vietnam since 19 February AND have a cough, high temperature or shortness of breath (even if your symptoms are mild)
The UK government recommended procedure is that you should contact the 111 Coronavirus service to determine the next steps. You should not go to your doctor, GP or Pharmacy.
Government links for the latest information are shown below:
Limit the spread of infection
To help limit the spread of infections in general, you should take some simple steps including covering your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze.
You should also ensure that you regularly wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
If you have any additional concerns, then please contact the Ski Weekend team on 01392 878 353.