Easy-to-read language: Information about protective masks

What types of protective mask are there?

How do you have to wear a protective mask?

Where do you have to wear a protective mask?

Where can you buy protective masks?

Find out more here.

What types of mask are there?

There are different types of face mask.
For example:

  • Disposable face masks
    Also called: Medical face masks
  • Fabric face coverings

Who has to wear a mask?

All people aged 12 and above must wear a mask.

Is it possible not to wear a mask for health reasons?
Or due to a disability?

Contact your doctor
for a certificate that exempts you from wearing a mask.

Why do you have to wear a mask?

A person with the coronavirus is highly contagious.
This means they can pass on the virus without being sick themselves.

When you wear a mask, you are protecting other people.

When people wear a mask, the coronavirus cannot spread as fast.

Where do you have to wear a mask?

Every person in Switzerland must wear a mask in many places:

  • In inside areas on public transport and aeroplanes
    This also includes train stations.
  • Inside many public areas
    At the entrance to these places, there is a sign
    that says whether you have to wear a mask.
  • Sometimes at events
    You get the information about this at events.
  • Sometimes at work
    You get the information about this from your employer.

You may have to wear a mask in other places in your canton.

Tip:
Keep an eye out at every entrance to see
whether you have to wear a mask.
This is written on a sign in most places.


Last modification 18.09.2021

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