Flu pandemic: Care at home

If you have the flu, stay at home. To take the pressure off the hospitals, only the most serious cases will be admitted to hospital. If you get care at home there are preventive measures you and the people around you must follow 

Bei Grippesymptomen (Fieber ab 38 °C und Husten, Halsschmerzen oder Atembeschwerden) zu Hause bleiben

Avoid infecting the people around you

If you’re ill, stay away from other members of your household. Stay in one room if possible, and air it out regularly. Avoid close contact with others, especially hugs, shaking hands, etc. Wear a surgical mask if other people are around you. Always cover your mouth with a paper tissue if you cough or sneeze; use the tissue only once and throw it in the bin afterwards.

Looking after and visiting people with flu

You should keep visits to sick people to an absolute minimum. If possible, sick people should always be taken care of by a single person, and this person should keep to the personal hygiene rules.


Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan PDF

Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan 2018

Strategies and measures to prepare for an influenza pandemic in Switzerland

Last modification 22.04.2020

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