Sign language: Information about the coronavirus

What is the coronavirus?

How to protect yourself and others

Which people are especially at risk?

The main ways the new coronavirus is transmitted

People at especially high risk and progression of the disease

Protect yourself and others against the new coronavirus


If you experience symptoms, get tested immediately and stay at home.


Always leave your contact details whenever possible so you can be traced.

Isolation und Quarantäne

Isolate yourself if you test positive. Quarantine yourself if you’ve had contact with someone who has tested positive.

Abstand halten.

Keep your distance.


Recommendation: If it’s not possible to keep your distance, wear a mask.


Wash your hands thoroughly.

 Händeschütteln vermeiden.

Avoid shaking hands.

In Taschentuch oder Armbeuge husten und niesen

Cough and sneeze into a tissue or the crook of your arm.

Nur nach telefonischer Anmeldung in Arztpraxis oder Notfallstation.

Always call ahead before going to the doctor’s or the emergency department.

How long is the period between infection and the appearance of symptoms? And when do people become contagious? And how can the disease progress?

What treatment is there for new coronavirus disease

Recommendations for the workplace

Employers must protect people at especially high risk

Other recommendations for employers

Further information

The Federal Council makes rules and prohibitions

The Federal Council wants to protect all people in Switzerland.
That is why the Federal Council has declared:
Switzerland is now in an extraordinary situation.
This means: There are new and stricter rules.
These rules apply for all people in Switzerland!

When do you have to stay at home?

Do you feel unwell?
Have you had contact with somebody who is sick?
Then stay at home!

Last modification 23.06.2020

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