The Swiss certificate system will cease to operate definitively and in its entirety on 1 September 2023 (media release dated 16 August 2023, in german). From 1 September 2023, it will no longer be possible to issue COVID certificates. The COVID Certificate app and COVID Certificate Check app will also be shut down and removed from the app stores.
Existing certificates in the COVID Certificate app are only stored locally. It will therefore still be possible to display these in the app in a reduced form after the certificate system has shut down. For more information on displaying certificates in the app, please see the FAQ "What's going to happen to the COVID Certificate app?". All other functions in the app will no longer be available from 1 September 2023.
If you store your certificates exclusively in the app, it would be a good idea to export these as PDF files by 31 August 2023 and store them outside of the app, for example in the electronic patient record. After doing this you can delete the app if you wish. Please note that it will no longer be possible to create PDF exports from 1 September 2023.
To find out how to export your certificates from the app and for further information on the shutdown, please see the FAQ.