City of Vienna controlled Sunday opening and Corona rules – Vienna Online – Corona virus Vienna

Task teams from the City of Vienna controlled the Sunday opening throughout Vienna
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On Sunday, action teams from the City of Vienna carried out a focus campaign against illegal Sunday openings. Compliance with the COVID-19 protective measures was also checked.

A total of 61 businesses and stalls were open last Sunday. They were checked by four teams from the City of Vienna for compliance with the opening hours law, the trade regulations and the currently valid COVID-19 protective measures.

169 ads at controls of the Sunday opening in Vienna

There were 169 reports of violations of the opening hours law, the trade regulations, the price labeling law, the measurement and calibration law and other relevant regulations. In four cases, the obligation to wear masks was ignored by employees and customers. One company had no business license and was closed.

Further focus controls on Corona rules announced

“Many companies believe that opening on Sunday falls in a legal vacuum,” says Walter Hillerer, head of the City of Vienna’s operations team. “The cross-departmental cooperation within the magistrate is an important step in order to take even more targeted action against violations,” says Hillerer. She also announces further priority checks.