Two more weeks wait to see if Covid restrictions will be


Rising daily Covid cases and the uncertainty posed by returning holiday makers has led to the Swiss Government delaying an announcement on easing Covid-19 restrictions.

Cantons were due to hear yesterday what the government proposed as part of its three-step plan for reducing measures to keep the population safe.

That announcement won’t happen now until after a government meeting on 11 August.

However, the Federal Office of Public Health has issued new recommendations for cantons, including encouraging a greater take-up of the Covid-19 vaccine, ‘strongly’ recommending that unvaccinated health care workers are subjected to obligatory and repeat testing, and recommending that visitors to hospitals or care homes must produce a valid Covid certificate, saying they have been vaccinated, tested or recovered from the virus.

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