More and more cantons are shortening the quarantine period
Other cantons are following the recommendation of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) to shorten the quarantine to seven days. The Zug government is also calling for uniform national rules.
The canton of Friborg and the canton of Zug are reducing the quarantine from ten to seven days. People who have not been in contact with the infected person no longer have to be quarantined. “You are still advised to limit contacts as much as possible,” writes the canton of Zug.
With the shortened quarantine period, the cantons are following a recommendation by the Federal Office of Public Health. The reason for the new rules is the shorter incubation time at Omikron, but above all the situation in the world of work. In view of the rapid development of Omikron, more and more employees have to be in quarantine.
Rules are not uniform
The Principality of Liechtenstein is also following this recommendation, as the government announced on Sunday. “In addition, people whose last basic or booster vaccination was less than four months ago or who have recovered for less than four months are completely exempt from quarantine,” it continues.
Before the weekend, the cantons of Valais, Vaud, Jura, Basel-Stadt and Ticino adjusted the rules in accordance with the BAG recommendation. The fact that different regulations now apply across Switzerland does not suit everyone. “In order to avoid confusion, the quickest possible adjustment of the quarantine regulation at the federal level is desirable,” says the statement from the canton of Zug. (de)