For the official and up-to-date information of the FOPH (Federal Office for Public Health) on this subject please visit the following link: https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/en/home/krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/aktuelle-ausbrueche-epidemien/novel-cov/isolation-und-quarantaene.html#148192468
Last modification 21.10.2021
What to do in the event of a positive test result
Go into isolation immediately. Follow the instructions on isolation (PDF, 275 kB, 21.07.2021) and avoid all contact with other people. If you live with other people in the same household, set yourself up in one room on your own. Isolation normally lasts 10 days.
In the ideal case, the cantonal office will inform you when you can end your isolation. If you do not receive any information, your isolation must last at least 10 days. Depending on your state of health, however, it may last longer. You can come out of isolation if at least 10 days have passed and you have had no more symptoms for the last 48 hours. An exception applies if the only symptoms you have are continued loss of sense of smell or taste or a slight cough. These symptoms can take longer to fully disappear. This means you can come out of isolation if you have these symptoms alone.
- Monitoring your state of health: Contact your doctor if your symptoms of illness worsen or are concerning you. The following symptoms are warning signs: fever or feeling of weakness lasting several days, shortness of breath, severe pressure or pain in the chest, a renewed feeling of confusion, bluish lips or a bluish face.
- Contact tracing: The cantonal office responsible will contact you. Together you will work out what people you have contact with. These people may have to go into quarantine. Please note: The cantonal office might not be able to contact you promptly. In this case, you yourself should inform your close contacts that you have been infected. You and your contacts will find out how to proceed in such a case in the section on I have had contact with a person who has tested positive. What should I do?
- Covidcode: If you use the SwissCovid App, you can voluntarily enter a Covidcode. This personal code will activate the alert in the app. In this way, you can anonymously inform other users of the contact. You obtain your Covidcode from the cantonal contact tracing office or the doctor treating you.
- Continued payment of salary and daily sickness benefits:You will find information in the section on Financial compensation.