January 22, 2022

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Covid 19. Switzerland also tightens its rules

Swiss Health Minister Alain Borsett told reporters that the condition of the hospitals was “worrying”.

“We are admitted to 150 hospitals every day. In intensive care, the number tripled in the country from one hundred patients in November to three in mid – December. On Monday it reached 300 patients, and beyond that optimal care for all patients is no longer possible.

The government is now advising hospitals to abandon selected activities. We have no legal basis to go further, ”he told a news conference. To learn how to strengthen the capacity of the hospital, the Federal Council will contact the zones.

Short time limit for withdrawal

The Federal Council, fearing that the number of Omicron variants will increase drastically by Christmas, has reduced the deadline for access to the booster vaccine from six months to four.

Following consultation that began last Friday, the Federal Council has decided to tighten measures against the epidemic. The aim is to protect hospital structures from as much load as possible, but also to avoid shutting down operations, Persett explained. The so-called 2G rule (vaccinated or cured, “” Vaccinated and recovered »In German) generalized to indoor spaces. Access to restaurants and cultural, sports or leisure venues and indoor events is no longer possible with a simple negative test. This measure, which aims to reduce the risk of infection for those who are not immunized, should be worn with a mask and taken while sitting.

If this is not possible, a negative Govt test with evidence of vaccine or treatment (“2G +”) should be provided. This rule applies to bars, nightclubs and certain non-professional sports or cultural activities such as rehearsals for singers or air musical instruments. Children under the age of sixteen are not affected. An exception was added after consultation: those under the age of four months who are vaccinated, booster vaccinated or recovering are exempt from the obligation to undergo the test.

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Companies or events subject to the 2G Rule may apply this Rule voluntarily. So they do not have to wear a mask and sit down to eat. For outdoor events involving more than 300 people, the 3G rule is valid.

Restrictions on the private circle

Restrictions have also been imposed on the private sector. If a participant over the age of sixteen is not vaccinated or cured, the limit is set at ten people, including children. If all adults were vaccinated or cured it would rise to 30 and 50 outside. The Federal Council underscores that experience shows that the risk of infection in the private sector is significant.

Teleworking has been made mandatory again to reduce contact and avoid losing control of the infection. If you can not work remotely, it is mandatory to wear a mask in rooms where there is more than one person.