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Information on Coronavirus

Balgrist University Hospital is currently offering all its medical services in compliance with the protective and hygiene measures recommended by the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and Swissnoso. Please note the applicable regulations.

From May 30, 2022: Mask-wearing requirement eliminated

From May 30, 2022, patients, visitors and employees will no longer have to wear masks in Zurich hospitals. This has been decided by the Health Department of the Canton of Zurich.

At the same time, we would like to thank you for continuing to comply with the hygiene measures to which we have become accustomed over the past two years. In doing so, you continue to make an important contribution to the protection of all persons within the hospital.

Rapid antigen test for symptomatic inpatients

Newly admitted inpatients with symptoms of Covid 19 disease will be tested for Corona virus using SARS-CoV-2 antigen rapid testing* as ordered by a physician. If positive, these patients will be isolated in a single room. Individuals who can present a Covid certificate (vaccinated, recovered or tested) will not be tested.

Recommended hygiene and distance rules

  • Social distancing
    Avoid direct contact with other people and maintain a distance of 1.5 meters whenever possible. Avoid group activities.
  • Hand hygiene
    Disinfect your hands at the main entrance before entering the hospital. Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Dispose of used items correctly
    Discard used masks and paper tissues in a closed trash can whenever there is one available and wash your hands thoroughly afterwards.