Under social distancing measures introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus in Luxembourg, all events involving physical gatherings have been cancelled
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Under social distancing measures introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus in Luxembourg, all events involving physical gatherings are banned. Indeed large gatherings and sports events have been cancelled until 31 July. But that doesn't mean the world grinds to a halt.
What are the rules in Luxembourg?
Residents were always permitted to do physical activities like walking, running and cycling, provided they do it alone, or with someone they live with and respect a social distance if they encounter other people.
Sports centres may open for specific sports clubs at the discretion of the owners. However, showers and changing facilities will remain closed at sports centres.
Gyms, playgrounds, sports hall and swimming pools remain closed to the general public for the time being.
Since this date, it is permitted to meet up to six people not from the same household in your home. Outdoor gatherings of up to 20 people are also permitted, for example for wedding celebrations or funerals. In all cases social distancing measures should be observed and masks worn when coming within two metres of other people.
Also since 11 May, cultural venues including museums have reopening for individuals and families. The number of visits will be controlled, however. A full list of cultural venues that will reopen with restrictions can be viewed here.
Since 20 April, it is compulsory to wear a mask in a shop, on public transport and anywhere you may come into within two metres of another person not from the same household.
While cinemas and theatres remain closed, Mamer commune will open a drive-in cinema on the car park of Bauhaus. Tickets cost €15 per vehicle, €10 for children's movies. The full line-up will be published from 12 May with screenings to be held from Wednesday to Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays. Cars will need an FM radio to be able to hear the audio of the movie.
Below is a selection of recurring online cultural and leisure events and happenings:
The Social Distancing Festival: A celebration of performances being broadcast live around the world, it features live theatre, music shows, album releases and even opera performances from the Met, you can enjoy the performances any time.
Live aus der Stuff: Translated as “live from the living room”, it features performances from local artists performed live daily at 8pm.
The Royal Albert Hall, in London, is broadcasting performances by a varied line-up of artists from their homes.
Catch local movies: In addition to showcasing Luxembourg cinematic creations, until the end of April the local video on demand platform vod.lu is screening films from the Luxembourg City Film Festival, which was cut short because of social distancing measures.
Kanopy is streaming classic cinema and indie movies for free for anyone with a library card from an affiliated member. To be eligible, you need to register with the CNA.