Switzerland Covid regulations—Since December 20, Switzerland has implemented stricter Covid regulations. What you need to know is provided here. The Swiss government said on Friday afternoon that it would tighten Covid measures in light of the deteriorating situation in the country.
December 20 is the date when the new rules will take effect.
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Vaccinated and recovered individuals will be the only ones permitted entry to eateries, cultural institutions, sports venues, and events under the new Switzerland covid regulations.
People will need to wear masks, and each person will be assigned a specific seat. A recent negative test will be required to enter clubs, discos, and taverns that don’t have designated seating. The term for this is 2G+.
People who have recently had a booster are also covered by 2G+. No further negative test is required if you received a booster dose during the past four months.
Negative results from PCR testing (individual or pooled) or antigen tests (up to 24 hours old) can be up to 72 hours old.
To comply with the 2G-Plus Rule, self-tests are insufficient.
Switzerland Covid Regulations and 2G+ Rule
People who have been vaccinated or have been cured (2G) cannot attend food service establishments, cultural institutions, or recreational facilities in Switzerland between December 20, 2021, and January 24, 2022 (with the possibility of an extension) in recent Switzerland covid regulations. Additionally, masks must be worn in public places (except when sitting in a drinking establishment and during cultural or sporting activities). A negative COVID (2G+) test result is required to enter areas where masks cannot be worn. Only those immunized or treated are permitted access (persons who were vaccinated or cured less than four months ago are exempt from testing).
If any of the attendees are 16 years old or older and have not been vaccinated or treated, the number of people allowed to attend a private gathering (family/friends) is ten.
A maximum of 10 people, including children, can attend a private meeting as long as one of the attendees is at least 16 years old and has not been vaccinated or treated. If everyone is vaccinated or treated, the maximum is 30, or even 50 if the gathering is held outside.
Telework is a must in recent Switzerland covid regulations.
Only those having a COVID certificate have access to higher education training facilities.
For gatherings with moreover 300 attendees, the 3G Rule (vaccinated, cured, or negative) is still in effect.
When the density of people does not allow for the respect of distances (1.5m between persons) and at events and in markets, wearing a mask is mandatory in Geneva.
Additionally, the government has agreed to pay for the cost of testing for the Covid certification. The government will not fund the cost of testing for international travel.
There will be fewer requirements for admittance, such as only requiring one exam to be submitted upon registration (either PCR or antigen). The antigen test must be less than 24 hours old, whereas the PCR can be up to 72 hours old.
People vaccinated and recovered do not require a follow-up test 4-7 days later. Additionally, access to private sessions will be limited in recent Switzerland covid regulations. There is a ten-person limit on the number of persons who can be present inside if at least one unvaccinated individual, and only at least 16 years old are included in the total.
There is a maximum of 30 persons if everyone is vaccinated and 50 people if the event is held outside.
Working from home will once again be required for everyone able.
Although the working from home requirement details has not been explicitly stated, they are believed to be similar to those in effect last winter.
Working from home becomes mandatory for everybody who can. For example, an officer may be OK with this, but a baker may not (unless they have a tremendous home oven set up) in recent Switzerland covid regulations.
Quarantine Periods Cut in New Switzerland Covid Regulations
On Wednesday, the Swiss government announced many amendments to the Covid regulations.
Before the announcement, it had been widely reported that the Covid quarantine time for positive patients had been reduced from 10 days to five days for vaccinated and recovered individuals.
People can be released from quarantine after 48 hours of symptom-free quarantine. The government has been approached for confirmation on this matter, but it doesn’t appear that a person needs to test negative based on the current instructions and recent Switzerland covid regulations. People who have tested positive and those who have been in close touch with someone who has tested positive are both subject to the new quarantine rules.
The term “close contact” will be re-described as well, and it will no longer include everyone who has come into touch with someone who has Covid, but only those who have had “frequent and close” contact with a person who has tested positive for the disease.
People who have had a booster in the last four months will not be subject to the close contact quarantine, but those who have received two doses will be. After the original ten days, the unvaccinated must be held in quarantine again.
Cantons have the authority to waive quarantine requirements.
Under the new guidelines, the Covid certificate’s immunity period will be lowered from one year to 270 days, or nine months.
This is owing to the idea that vaccination or recovery-related immunity diminishes earlier than previously believed.
Those who are entirely vaccinated or have had the virus in the past are exempt from the 270-day minimum.
As part of the EU’s international travel regulations, the Covid certificate’s validity period will be reduced beginning February 1.