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For persons with signs of an acute respiratory infectious disease

Last update 30.06.2020

If you have developed signs of a respiratory infection:

  • Do not visit public places or go to work during the period of your illness. This also applies to children with signs of an illness: do not take a child with symptoms to a pre-school institution.
  • Contact your doctor via phone and treat yourself at home, if your health condition allows.
  • Everyone has the opportunity to be tested for Covid-19 for free.
  • If you have been abroad within 14 days before the illness or if the Centre for Disease Prevention and Control has identified you as a contact person, call 113 and inform a medical practitioner about your situation.
  • Avoid close contact with other people (keep a distance of at least 2 meters). This also applies to your friends, relatives, and colleagues.
  • Limit your contact with family members as much as possible, in particular with persons over 60 years of age and persons with chronic illnesses or immunocompromised conditions (e.g. persons under immunosuppressive therapy).
  • Turn away from other people when coughing or sneezing. Observe proper respiratory hygiene: cough and sneeze into a bent elbow or disposable tissue. Avoid coughing and sneezing into the palm of your hand.
  • After coughing or sneezing, immediately wash or disinfect your hands and the surfaces that you touched beforehand (bathroom handles, faucet, sink, bin lid, etc.) Do this even if you didn’t cough into your palm.
  • It is recommended that you wear a mouth and nose covering when using public transport.

Guidelines for washing hands properly


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