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.

With immediate effect:
Masks must be worn on public transport

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

Always leave your contact details whenever possible so you can be traced.

Isolate yourself if you test positive. Quarantine yourself if you’ve had contact with someone who has tested positive.

Keep your distance.

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

Wash your hands thoroughly.

Avoid shaking hands.

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

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

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