Public outdoor pools may open again from 25 May

Public outdoor pools may open again from 25 May

Despite the corona crisis, the open-air swimming pools and lidos in Berlin are allowed to reopen from 25 May under certain conditions. This was decided by the Senate on 7 May 2020.

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    Bathers at the Prinzenbad in Kreuzberg.
The prerequisites for opening are therefore a hygiene plan and compliance with distance rules. The Berliner Bäder-Betriebe were cheered by the news: "We are very pleased", was the statement from the state-owned company.

All baths are currently still closed

If the world were still in order, water lovers would be lying in the sun since Good Friday in the Strandbad Wannsee. At the end of April, the first heated summer baths would have followed in the capital.

Online tickets with time windows are one option

They are ready for take-off, as the Berlin Bäder-Betriebe emphasised back in April. One of the scenarios for preventing infections with the coronavirus is a limited operation with a reduced number of guests. This is because normally more than 1000 people per day flock to an open-air swimming pool. This should not be possible this season. Online tickets with time windows are an idea. Queues at the Freibäder should be avoided.

Water quality still to be tested

Among other things, it is mandatory that the water is tested for quality beforehand. The procedures for this can take some time. In the record year 2018, the Berliner Bäder attracted around 6.7 million visitors. The turnover was 23 million euros. But this year, however, there has been a low tide in the till since the closing in March.

Source: dpa

| Last edited: Thursday, 7. May 2020 22:17 Uhr

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