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Defines opening hours during the coronavirus pandemic Edit or translate this description.
Group: COVID-19
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The reference is the French version, the text below is similar to this version.

The coronavirus pandemic (Wikipedia article) is causing disruptions affecting opening hours of many businesses and services, leading to changes in their opening hours to comply with government guidelines and regulations in addition to staffing changes.

The tag opening_hours:covid19=* aims to identify the opening hours of a business or service in the duration of the containment. It is based on the same semantics as opening_hours=* with some subtilities.


This tag is added to existing tags of a business or service. If opening_hours=* already exists, don't remove it and don't change the key to transform it into opening_hours:covid19=*. Instead, the right behaviour is to add a new tag opening_hours:covid19=*. It will be then easier to come back to "normal".

The following values are used to denote if a business or service is open, has modified opening hours or is closed during the containment:

Type of schedule during the containment Syntax Comments

(compared to usual opening hours)

modified and explicitly known opening_hours:covid19=* Use same format as opening_hours=*
modified but only approximately known or hard to describe opening_hours:covid19=restricted Describe the opening rules in description:covid19=*

For instance:description:covid19=Daily open, Monday morning off

open business or service with unknown opening hours, possibly modified compared to usual opening_hours:covid19=open
closed business or service opening_hours:covid19=off
Only if business is completely stopped (no takeaway, delivery or drive-through)

More details

  • capacity:covid19=* to indicate the maximum number of persons allowed at the same time in the place (information for the general public)
  • description:covid19=* for details about the terms of access to the service (information for the general public)
  • note=* or note:covid19=* for information to other OSM contributors

Important : Don't add :covid19 to existing tags, create new entries ending with :covid19 to ease the move back to the previous, normal situation.

Rendering & Editors

Ça reste ouvert / with multiple languages and multi-national coverage shows the opening hours of business and services during containment and offers an easy way to edit these tags.

AnyFinder for rendering (only for iPhones and iPads).

For the specific keys, you can use the available editors or those provided here for opening hours. A convenient one is YoHours. There is also a plugin for JOSM called OpeningHoursEditor.

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