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List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection as at 8 August 2020

List of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection

5.8.2020 – The Federal Council has updated the list of countries and areas with an increased risk of infection. It will enter into force on 8 August 2020 (0:00 hours). Among others, Spain (with the exception of the Balearic and Canary Islands) has been added to the list.

Entering Switzerland

Entering Switzerland

From 6 July 2020, people arriving in Switzerland from certain countries and areas are required to go into quarantine.

List of the states and areas with an increased risk of infection

Infoline for people travelling to Switzerland: +41 58 464 44 88, from 6am to 23pm

In focus

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

Premium regions

Larger cantons are divided into two or three premium regions if costs vary widely within the canton. The premium regions are defined by the Federal FDHA.

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.

Publications

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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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