Prevention and well-being

The safety and well-being of our community is our highest priority. Here is how you can help protect yourself and prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

Please note that there are no longer designated “affected areas” given that the virus has spread to almost all parts of the world.

General Recommendations

  • Should you develop any respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties, please stay home, contact your doctor by phone for further instructions and email
  • Do not go to see your physician or to a health care facility without first calling your physician


Prevention for reducing exposure and transmission (FOPH Guidelines)

  • Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water or with an alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately into a closed bin.
  • Maintain a social distance of at least two metres between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing. If it's not possible to keep your distance, wear a mask.
  • There is no need to wear a face mask in public if you are in good health. However, we recommend you do so in the following situations: 
  1. You are unable to maintain a distance of 2 metres from other people, e.g. on public transport.
  2. You are using a service for which the wearing of a mask is one of the required precautionary measures.
  • It is suggested that you avoid all physical greeting contact such as hand shaking.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth to avoid transfer of virus.
  • If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, stay home and seek medical attention.
  • If you require assistance in consulting health services contact us through


Staying up to date

You will find the latest up-to-date coronavirus information on the Federal office of Public Health (FOPH) website which includes a detailed FAQ.

If you have any questions, the FOPH, has created a Coronavirus hotline:

  • For the general public: 058 463 00 00 - 24 hours a day
  • For travellers: 058 464 44 88