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Information regarding your planned activity at the Alimentarium

Dear Visitors,

Safety is of prime importance for the Alimentarium. We can therefore assure you that we are taking the COVID-19 situation very seriously. We have taken the following steps for your protection:

  • Installation of information sheets
  • Installation of plexiglass shields, floor markings and rope barriers
  • More frequent cleaning and disinfection of all areas of the Museum
  • Checking and limiting access.

It is compulsory to wear a mask in our Museum. Please remember to bring one with you when you pay us a visit! Masks are also available at our Welcome Desk (CHF 0.50 each).
Let’s stay safe together! Thank you for your help and understanding.

Your safety and the safety of our staff is our utmost priority. To ensure you have a safe visit, we have drawn up the following recommendations for each of the activities in our Museum, for you to kindly read and heed:


  • Buy your tickets online to avoid queueing.
  • Use the alcohol-based hand sanitiser available at various points in the Museum.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Observe the floor markings to ensure a safe distance between people and to guide all visitors safely through the Museum.
  • Follow the Swiss FOPH’s instructions on the information boards available throughout the Museum.
  • Follow our staff’s instructions. All members of a group must stay together and must not mingle with other groups.


  • The number of participants has been limited to maintain a safe distance between participants.
  • We use single-use utensils (made of recyclable material).
  • All equipment and work surfaces are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between workshops.


  • The number of tables has been reduced to maintain a safe distance between visitors.
  • Debit and credit cards are the preferred form of payment. Card machines are disinfected after each use.
  • The children’s area has been reorganised: All books and games have been removed and a disinfection point has been installed.
  • In accordance with the decisions announced by the Canton of Vaud on 8 October 2020 (link), we are obliged to favour the use of a digital system to record our customers’ contact details.
    We therefore request that, if you wish to eat or drink in our Restaurant or Café, kindly download the SocialPass app and register your details. If you do not have a smartphone, please fill in your contact details on the paper form at the Museum and our team will upload them into the digital system.

We have taken these measures to ensure you can enjoy a relaxed visit, without any concerns. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you safely and keeping everyone safe in our magnificent Museum.
Your Alimentarium Team

Download a PDF copy of the safety measures


Only in French:

Plan de protection