Flu pandemic: Rules for behaving in public

When a person first gets the flu they may be infectious without knowing it or having any symptoms. So it’s good to be careful when it comes to contact with other people. 

Mindestens einen Meter Abstand zwischen Personen wahren

To prevent infection, in an epidemic it’s strongly recommended to:

  • Avoid direct contact such as kissing and shaking hands with other people
  • If possible stand at least one metre away from the person you’re talking to
  • Avoid group activities such as group sports


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 22.04.2020

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