1. Overview

Get tested

People who get tested must be ready to act at their own level and without waiting for the results because today the waiting time before being able to do the test is increasing and the number of new contaminations in our canton exceeds the maximum capacity of the tracing teams of the cantonal doctor's department.


COVID-19 Hotline

Non-vital emergencies et medical information about COVID-19 : 022 427 88 00

This line dedicated to non-vital emergencies is open 7/7 | 24/24. It aims to discharge the 144 which is dedicated to addressing vital emergencies.

The FOPH's national information line remains available every day from 06:00 to 23:00 at : 058 463 00 00

General information about COVID-19 : 0800 909 400

Vital emergencies : 144


Travelling in a high-risk area or country

All travellers must, upon their return and using this electronic form, inform within 2 days the cantonal doctor's office that they have been travelling in a high-risk area.

Additional measures as of October 14, 2020

  • Wearing a mask has been mandatory in all public places.


Additional measures as of August 18, 2020


Additional measures as of 31 July 2020

  • Customers in bars and restaurants are requested to wear a mask except when they are seated at the table or at the counter. This rule also applies to out-door terrace customers. 
  • It is forbidden to eat or drink standing up in bars, restaurants and similar establishments.
  • Bars and similar establishments have an obligation to register by a reliable means the identity and contact details of all customers.


Additional measures as of 24 and 28 July 2020

28 July 2020
  • Masks are compulsory for all customers in shops.
  • Shops and all facilities open to the public must provide a hydro-alcoholic solution for their customers.
  • Customers must disinfect their hands before entering a shop or any facility open to the public.
24 July 2020
  • Masks are compulsory for staff in restaurants, bars, cafés, and other similar establishments.

  • Staff must register contact details of all their customers.



SwissCovid application

The SwissCovid application warns people who have been in close proximity to an infected person over a long period of time, provided both have downloaded the application onto their phones. If a user has met an infected person, a notification informs him/her of the possible risk of having contracted the virus on the day of the meeting. He or she also obtains information on the FOPH infoline, which he or she can call for free advice.

The SwissCovid application helps to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. It completes the traditional contact tracing system used by the canton in the case of new infections and thereby helps to break the chains of transmission.

The SwissCovid application for mobile phones (Android/iPhone) is available from Apple Store and Google Play Store. It is free of charge and can be used freely.

For more information: FOPH SwissCovid application and contact tracing


Further information



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