Current situation

The following link will take you to the FOPH’s official main page. There you will find information on the current situation in Switzerland and abroad, FAQs, recommendations for travellers and for the workplace, and information for health workers.

Current situation

Hygiene rules and how to behave

The Federal Office of Public Health recommends simple measures to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

Keep your distance.

Recommendation: If it’s not possible to keep your distance, wear a mask.

Continue to work from home if possible.

Wash your hands thoroughly.

Avoid shaking hands.

Cough and sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your arm.

Stay at home if you experience symptoms.

Always call ahead before going to the doctor’s or the emergency department.

Explanatory video: How to use a face mask

Keep up the good work!

What are the symptoms?


How to wash your hands thoroughly

How to cough and sneeze correctly

Explanatory video isolation


Download information material

Here you can find the latest documentation with advice on how to protect yourself against the new coronavirus.

To the documentation