We have been receiving a host of enquiries as to whether or how Covid-19 is likely to affect this year the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE. With about four months remaining until the events are due to take place, we very much hope that the corona crisis will be over by then. As such, we are continuing our preparations for the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE.
Nevertheless, there is no way of telling how the situation is likely to develop. Without a doubt, the safety and health of all our visitors, but also of our staff, partners, and society as a whole are our top priority. We are therefore closely monitoring developments and maintaining close contact with the responsible authorities.
Unfortunately, we are also unable to make any clear predictions. Until this crisis is over, there is only one thing we can do: not panic, but instead maintain good hygiene practices (e. g., wash your hands!), follow the recommendations and instructions provided by the authorities, and offer our support to those who are classed as vulnerable. We will not let a virus get the better of us. We can get through this together.
None of us has ever experienced such a situation. For precisely that reason, it is difficult for us to answer all the questions we receive comprehensively and concretely. Nevertheless, we would like to address the most frequently asked questions below and will update the answers here as the situation develops.
Will the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE be taking place?
As things stand at present, we expect the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE to be going ahead in 2020. Our preparations are continuing unabated. Only at a much later date will the authorities be able to decide the SCHLOSSLICHTSPIELE will have to be called off. But this will only be the case if the corona crisis becomes considerably worse in the coming months.
Are you concerned about the risk of infection? How can you minimise the risk during the festival?
Yes, of course. We are always thinking of ways to make our events safer. In view of the current situation surrounding the coronavirus, prevention is, of course, paramount and we are looking at ways to avoid the spread of the virus. To this end, concepts are currently being developed in close cooperation with the responsible authorities and are being prepared for implementation.
The website https://corona.karlsruhe.de provides information issued by the city and district of Karlsruhe on the measures being taken in Karlsruhe to combat the coronavirus. Information relating to the entire federal state is provided by the Ministry of Social Affairs of Baden-Württemberg at https://sozialministerium.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/gesundheit-pflege/gesundheitsschutz/infektionsschutz-hygiene/informationen-zu-coronavirus/.