We are now in code yellow. What does this mean for cinemas?
Masks are no longer needed indoors
For youth, sports and culture – and thus also for cinemas – switching to code yellow means the end of the obligation to wear a mask. So no more foggy glasses when entering your favorite cinema. Yes, you can breathe freely again. Not bad when you’re gearing up for a three-hour movie like Drive My Car or Batman. However, the use of the FFP2 mask is still highly recommended for medically at risk individuals, including unvaccinated individuals.
The end of the Covid Safe ticket
In yellow, a CST will no longer have to be submitted prior to entry to indoor venues and public events such as theaters or cinemas. However, it can be reactivated if the icon turns orange again, or if it is required by the regulators’ risk assessment. The capacity meter has also been abolished and all events can now be organized without any restrictions on the number of attendees, as long as air quality is kept under control.
back to normal?
Now that these restrictive measures that kept cinemas away from their audiences are over, we can expect cinema attendance to increase again. It remains to be seen if cinemas, which have invested several tens of thousands of euros to meet the changing health standards, will be able to carry on in the just beginning 2022 that promises to be difficult for the entire sector.
To maintain the diversity of cinemas and avoid closures, the best way of course is to support your favorite cinemas! Referring to watching movies on the big screen. Because there’s no better way to get away from it all than with a movie!