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The current Swiss strategy for responding to the new coronavirus epidemic

The current goal is to slow the spread of the epidemic, protect those at increased risk of complications (i.e. especially vulnerable people) and to thus allow health services to better manage severe cases.

To achieve this goal, the strategy used until now - identifying every case and quarantining all their contacts - is no longer effective. The symptoms are often mild and are not recognized by the patient as being COVID-19. Most cases can therefore not be identified anyway. In addition, the criterion of having stayed in a foreign country with many cases (such as Italy) is no longer useful today because there is also active transmission within Switzerland. Resources must therefore be devoted, above all, to severe cases and vulnerable people. 

The new strategy (since March 8) is therefore based on:

  1. Social distancing to protect the most vulnerable
  2. Prioritizing treatment for severe cases and people at increased risk of complications by healthcare services, and protecting healthcare professionals and nursing/care home staff
  3. Patients who do not require medical care are not always tested and are advised to self-isolate
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If you are a primary healthcare provider and want to know:
"What are the criteria that would require my patient to get tested?"
"Do I have to take special precautions during a consultation with a patient who has a cough or a fever? "
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For the general public

A tool to rapidly assess your risk (or that of your child) and understand how to react accordingly

If you are wondering for example:
"Should I call my doctor or go to a medical facility if I think I am infected ?"
"Am I or is my child at risk?"

Start evaluation

For health professionals

If you are a primary healthcare provider and want to know:
"What are the criteria that would require my patient to get tested?"
"Do I have to take special precautions during a consultation with a patient who has a cough or a fever? "
"Can I work if I have a cough or a fever myself or if I am in a risk group?"

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All information and recommendations issued by this tool are based on instructions validated by the health authorities at the federal and cantonal level in Vaud.

Last updated: 31.03.2020.

Vaud
Berne
Fribourg
Neuchatel
Valais / Wallis