Blowing your nose, sneezing, spitting and coughing

Blowing your nose, sneezing, spitting and coughing are all everyday things that can create a major risk in the event of illness. A few simple rules can help reduce the risk of transmission. 

The following hygiene measures are important

  • When you cough, hold something in front of your mouth, if possible a paper tissue.
  • When you sneeze, hold something in front of your nose and mouth, if possible a paper tissue. If you don’t have a tissue, hold your hand in front of your nose and mouth and then wash your hands with soap and water, or hold your arm in front of your nose and mouth.
  • Only use paper tissues to blow your nose.
  • Spit into a tissue.
  • Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing or spitting into a tissue.
  • The tissue must be made of paper, and it should only be used once. Then dispose of it, if possible in a bin with a bag and lid.

Dokumente


Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan PDF

Swiss Influenza Pandemic Plan 2018

Strategies and measures to prepare for an influenza pandemic in Switzerland

Further relevant documents are available in German and French.

Last modification 31.08.2018

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