Easy-to-read language: Information about quarantine and isolation

What is quarantine?

What is isolation?

When do you have to go into quarantine or isolation?

Do you still have questions about quarantine or isolation?

Find out more here.

What is quarantine?

Quarantine means:

A person has had close contact with a person who has the coronavirus
and perhaps has caught the coronavirus and can perhaps infect others.
This person must stay at home so that they cannot infect others.

What is isolation?

Isolation means:

A person definitely has the coronavirus
and can clearly pass it on to others.
This person must stay at home and isolate themselves from others
so that they cannot infect anyone else.

When do you have to go into quarantine?

You must go into quarantine in the following cases:

  • You feel unwell and do not know whether you have the coronavirus.
    You can read here about what you have to do: LINK
  • You have had close contact with a person who has the coronavirus.
  • You have entered Switzerland from a particular country.
    You can read the countries this applies to here: LINK

When do you NOT have to go into quarantine?

You must NOT go into quarantine in the following cases:

  • You have already had 2 vaccinations.
  • You have already had the coronavirus and are healthy again.  

What rules apply when you are in quarantine?

If you have to go into quarantine,
the following rules apply:

  • You must stay at home for at least 10 days.
    You may not leave your home.
  • You may have no contact with other people.
  • Air your home regularly.
  • Do not go shopping yourself.
    Get someone to do this for you.
    Ask a member of your family or a neighbour.
    You are sure to find someone to help you.
    Ask this person to leave your groceries outside the door.
    Only bring in your groceries once this person has gone.

When can you leave your home again?

The canton will give you information about this.
But you might not receive any information.
The following rules will then apply:
You must stay at home for at least 10 days.

When do you have to isolate yourself?

You must isolate yourself if you have taken a coronavirus test.
And if the test is positive.
You can find out more about the coronavirus test here: LINK

What rules apply when you isolate yourself?

Do you have to isolate yourself?

The following rules will then apply:

  • You must stay at home for at least 10 days.
  • You may have no contact with other people.
    Including with people you live with.
  • Inform all the people with whom you have been in contact.
    These people must then go into quarantine.
  • Air your home regularly.
  • Do not go shopping yourself.
    Get someone to do this for you.
    Ask a member of your family or a neighbour.
    You are sure to find someone to help you.
    Ask this person to leave your groceries outside the door.
    Only bring in your groceries once this person has gone.

When can you leave your home again?

The canton will give you information about this.
But you might not receive any information.
The following rules will then apply:
You must stay at home for at least 10 days.
You can leave the house again once you have not had any symptoms for 48 hours.

Do you still have questions about quarantine or isolation?

Then call this number: 058 463 00 00
You can call this number every day between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m..


Last modification 01.07.2021

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