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.

Hygiene rules and how to behave

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

Keep a distance.

Wear a face mask if it is impossible to maintain that distance.

It is required to wear a mask in publicly accessible establishments and indoor spaces as well as on public transport.

Work from home if possible.

Wash your hands thoroughly.

Cough and sneeze into your elbow.

Do not shake hands.

Ventilate rooms several times a day.

Spontaneous gatherings of more than 15 people in public places are banned.

If you experience symptoms, get tested immediately and stay at home.

To enable contact tracing, always provide your complete contact information.

To break infection chains: download and activate the SwissCovid app.

If you test positive: isolate. If you have had contact with a confirmed case: quarantine.

Only visit a doctor’s office or an accident and emergency department after making an appointment by phone.

Travel: what do I need to know?

How do I wear a face mask or cloth face covering correctly?

How do I use a face mask correctly?

How do I use a fabric face covering correctly?

Explanatory video SwissCovid app

SwissCovid helps to break the chains of infection.

Explanatory video contact tracing

Contact tracing breaks the chains of infection

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