Who you ask, the answer is always the same: “The retail trade is ready for the targeted easing”. According to Dagmar Jenni, managing Director of the Swiss Retail Federation, are implemented all the prescribed hygienic measures in the stores – and very important: they have proven themselves.

Also, when it comes to easing, is for Jenni: hygiene measures nothing will change. “You will remain without restriction in force.”

we will Buy tomorrow as in the past?

hardly. Consumers need to get used to, consequently, to a graded input in the supermarkets Coop, Migros and co. The number of customers in the stores remains in place until further notice, even after a loosening. The disinfectant dispenser belong from now on to inventory. The same applies for various hygiene measures, such as plastic gloves or Plastiksäckli to come up with the handle of the shopping cart in touch.

might look Like a relaxation of the retail trade, signed the Association, Swiss branch enterprises (VSF), pre -. The requirement is clear: “A revival of the stationary trade is increasingly urgent.” The damage to the economy was already big enough.

the first step – immediately flexible

stores with a low risk of Infection should be able to open as the first. This construction – and garden centres, and furniture stores include. The sale of large be surfaces, it need a little advice, and the products offered must not be on the body of the customer, or tried worn.

at the same time, a controlled pick-up must be possible, according to the VSF. Say: Download just enter for the payment process. To cash none flow – please by card or mobile phone.

Taken away from barriers would need to be in super-markets of sets of articles with “non-daily needs”. Here, too, the implementation immediately and without delay.

Second step – shops, where stricter rules will apply

branches, which can be operated under more stringent hygiene requirements, should also be able to be re-opened. This, at the latest, at the first easing of the Federal Council’s measures on the 26. April.

More protection could be achieved by the Wearing of protective masks by the sales staff, as well as the Wearing of protective masks and gloves by the customer. For this purpose, there has been no recommendation of the Federal government.

third step – re-opening of all stores

The hygiene conditions are driven back, all the shops are open again. According to VSF, this should be done as soon as it rates the Situation with regard to Contagion, and utilization of health care allows. Prerequisite: The call to stay at home, is taken back.

the hygienic rules should be maintained: a customer per 20 square metres of sales space, strict compliance with Social Distancing at the checkout, periodic disinfection of all areas.

Fourth step – everything is back to normal

in the future, back to a “normal state”? A operation of all of the stores, such as before the 17. March? You can imagine today is hard. In this respect, Switzerland would have to have overcome is actually the height of the Corona-crisis. “If the positive Trend of new Infections and numbers of cases in the hospitals are confirmed, you will be introduced to the normal state again,” says Severin Pflüger, VSF Executive Director.

His goal: “as soon as possible re-opening of the retail sector”. How fast it actually goes, it will show in the next few weeks of the lock downs. As the whole of Switzerland will again be back to normal, has recorded the VIEW recently.


The Coronavirus currently holds the world in suspense. Many countries are taking measures such as Closing schools or limiting public events, to prevent the spread. In Switzerland, too, the grass, the Virus magnetized. All of the current information and Figures around the topic there is in the Coronavirus-Ticker.

I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

The Coronavirus spreads further – also in Switzerland. Especially in the flu season, you can assess for yourself whether one is ill with the Coronavirus, or whether you just have an ordinary flu. The differences are subtle, but they exist. VIEWS is defined.

protection against Coronavirus

recommendations of the Federal office for health, how you can protect yourself:


wash your hands: Wash your hands regularly with soap and water or use a Hand sanitizer. Don’t sneeze, you Sneeze into the hands, or cough in a handkerchief; or if you have none, in the bend of your elbow. Handkerchiefs to dispose of properly: paper towels, should be disposed of after use in a closed waste bin. You stay in fever and cough necessarily at home.

contact minimize

Stay home and avoid wherever possible contact with people. You go only in the following exceptional situations, out of the house: the food doctor shopping or pharmacy visit / the home office is for your job not possible / you have to help other people. You keep if possible 2 meters distance to your fellow human beings, for example, in a line or at meetings. Avoid contact with people breathing or have a cough. You avoid public transport. You can be all that is possible to home deliver. Important: No welcome kiss, no hugs, no shaking hands.

stay Informed

Note the local instructions and recommendations. Strictly to the rules and announcements of the authorities. Infoline Coronavirus: 058 463 00 00, 24 hours a day available Info-page of the BAG: bag-coronavirus.

when should the ch one to the doctor?

do not Go out in the symptoms (difficulty breathing, cough, or fever) in the Public and contact you immediately – first by phone, a Doctor, a doctor or a health care facility.


remains The Situation until Further notice. The Federal government informed in regular intervals about the current developments. It applies now more than ever: peace and quiet preserved, and the thing in common to serve.