Outdoor and summer pools open in Berlin on Friday

Outdoor and summer pools open in Berlin on Friday

Bathing fans had to wait for weeks, but now the time has come: this year's outdoor pool season starts in Berlin on Friday. Eleven open-air and summer pools will open first.

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Initially, eleven open-air and summer pools will open on Friday (21 May 2021), including the Humboldthain summer pool, the Wannsee lido, the Prinzenbad in Kreuzberg and the Pankow summer pool, Berlin Senator Andreas Geisel (SPD) said at a press conference on Tuesday. The other 14 baths are to follow by mid-June. Because of the hygiene concept, the baths are allowed to reopen, although the incidence is still much higher than when the decision was made last year.

Free admission for children up to 12 years

Children up to the age of twelve are allowed to splash and swim free of charge in Berlin's pools during the summer holidays, Geisel added. The regulation applies up to and including the age of twelve, said a senate spokesperson. For the first time this summer, the swimming clubs will be allowed to use the outdoor pools in the late evening hours after they are open to the public, to give them the opportunity to train. "I think this is a very important sign of hope," Geisel said. According to the Senate, the regulation is effective immediately.
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Admission to outdoor swimming pools only with a negative Corona test

As in the previous season, there will again be time slots for swimming. Ticket sales will start online on Wednesday at 7.00 am, a statement said. A new requirement is a mandatory test: a negative Corona test no older than 24 hours must be presented at the entrance to the pools. Alternatively, a proof of a survived Corona infection (not older than 6 months) or the proof of a complete vaccination (second vaccination 14 days before) is valid. In the pools, diving towers and slides will remain closed for the time being, as will changing rooms and showers. The capacity in the pools is limited.

Source: dpa/deppl.com

| Last edited: Wednesday, 19. May 2021 08:44 Uhr

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