Flu pandemic: Going into hospital and visiting in hospital

If you think you have the flu, don’t go into hospital of your own accord. Call your doctor if you’re in a high-risk group or have very serious flu symptoms. 


Going into hospital

If you’re a patient in hospital or visiting a patient, it’s extremely important to following the personal hygiene rules. The hospital might also have additional rules, for example that you have to wear a surgical mask during a pandemic. To protect yourself and the people around you it’s important to follow these rules.

Accident and emergency department

Call your doctor if you’re in a high-risk group or have very serious flu symptoms. If you can’t reach your own doctor, call the emergency on-call doctor or the emergency number 144. Do not go to the hospital’s emergency department of your own accord.


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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