At the 13. In March the Federal President Simonetta Sommaruga (59) agreed with Switzerland on difficult times, made companies and Independent but at the same time courage: “We will not let you down. The Federal Council takes care of you!”

economy Minister, Guy Parmelin (60) repeated this promise, since then, week after week. And yet: Around 270’000 self-employed – taxi drivers, physiotherapists, interpreters, and many others – are left in the Corona-crisis self. Because you are employed by anyone, you can apply for short-time work. And because her operation has not been closed by the authorities, you have no right to claim Corona-the purchase of a replacement.

“Great injustice”

The victims are dismayed. “The Federal Council can be brutal in the lurch,” says Christoph Wieland, President of taxi Suisse. Osman, Besic, managing Director of physio Swiss, speaks of a “great injustice”: “The crisis staff is obviously in crisis. We physiotherapists have no Lobby and are victims of political differences.”

research by Sunday look to confirm this suspicion: The help for the self-employed so have to wait long, because the Department of Economic Affairs (eaer) by Guy Parmelin and Alain Bersets (48) inside the Department (EDI) in the hair.

according to reports, the WBF would have been the first to a solution of the 270’000 self-employed find via the short-time working compensation. It beckoned, but The cantonal Authorities had already overloaded already, because since the beginning of the crisis, countless are briefly discussed applications for employment. Add to this that the self-employed, short employment offices had not been recorded anywhere.

The Ball landed in EDI, specifically at the Federal social insurance office (BSV). This organized via the AHV compensation Fund, already the Corona-substitute employment for the self-employed, whose operation was officially closed. Now the BSV should also work for indirectly Affected a solution.

Parmelins Department of Economic Affairs bristles

at the end of last week Bersets officials finally had a proposal ready. However, this did not fit the officials of Parmelins Department of Economic Affairs is not. Points of contention appeared to be whether even high-income to receive Independent support, and which the Federal moneybox will be charged at the end.

The parties involved do not want to comment on the Whole thing. EDI-communication-in-chief Peter Lauener, however, confirms: “The solution proved to be extremely difficult.” But apparently, it is from the EDI is a proposal that wants to help the low and middle income. The Federal Council will discuss this in one of its next meetings.

pressure from the Parliament

Should the government for a long time, threatening to pressure from the Parliament, which holds in may an extraordinary Session. According to the CVP-Ständerat Pirmin Bischof (61, AS), President of the Swiss Association of liberal professions, there are already several ideas: “For the self-employed in the medical sector, it would be possible to treat you the same as those occupational groups, the professional ban was imposed.” For those self-employed, in turn, would not have a GmbH or AG, for example the self-employed taxi driver, it is conceivable that the Parliament create a list of Occupations affected, and a flat rate of pay.


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I Have the corona virus or just the flu?

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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

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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.