New coronavirus

New coronavirus

Coronavirus: extensive easing of measures as of 6 June

The Federal Council is easing further measures. Leisure, entertainment and sports activities will again be permitted from 6 June. Spontaneous gatherings of more than 30 and events with more than 300 people remain prohibited.

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Public security test for the SwissCovid app

28.05.2020 – The smartphone app (Android/iPhone) will help to contain the new coronavirus. The first version is now available for widespread performance and security testing.

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Laser pointers

Laser pointers

The owning of dangerous laser pointers is prohibited from 1 June 2020. You must dispose of class 1M, 2M, 3R, 3B or 4 laser pointers and pointers with no markings before June 1st 2020 and class 2 laser pointers until June 1st 2021.

Radiation protection in the OR

Radiation protection in the OR

The FOPH has carried out audits on radiation protection in the operating theatres. The aim was to improve the personals’ awareness and to optimize radiological practice. The final report is now available.

Regions insurance premiums

Regions insurance premiums

The Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA) divides larger cantons with major differences in healthcare costs are into two or three different regions for the purposes of premiums.

Foreign policy on health

Foreign policy on health

The Federal Council intends to take action in six key areas of international health policy, including sustainable healthcare, global health governance and protection against global health risks.

Masterplan for the Promotion of Biomedical Research

Masterplan for the Promotion of Biomedical Research

The Masterplan for the Promotion of Biomedical Research was launched by the Federal Council with the aim of boosting Switzerland as a centre of research and technology and assuring the population affordable access to new products developed in biomedicine.

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Spectra: A Mediterranean atmosphere in the care home

Spectra: A Mediterranean atmosphere in the care home

Twelve years ago, Switzerland’s first Mediterranean wing for people of Italian and Spanish origin was established at Erlenhof care home in Zurich’s district 4. “In the care sector, cross-cultural skills are of increasing importance”, explains the wing’s co-manager Mauro Bernasconi. (article only in German and French)

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NOSO Strategy - in brief

Brochure concludes the National Strategy for the Monitoring, Prevention and Control of Healthcare- Associated Infections.

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Strategy Health2030

Everyone in Switzerland should continue to benefit from high-quality, affordable healthcare. In the Health2030 Strategy, you can find out how the Federal Council intends to achieve this goal.

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