your world the chain plane, Topspins and food stands are. Where many people come together and have Fun, the fairground to the place. From spring to autumn, the entertainers are in constant use. This is your daily bread.

But now the crisis merry-go-rounds, market stalls and a circus due to the Corona tents in the winter quarters stand. And that means for the showmen: no revenue, but extra costs of storage. “I sit at home with my partner and my dog and can’t do anything,” says the 66-year-old Peter Howard from the fairground-Association-Switzerland.

3000 employees

people affected firm such as the Alba Festival, the largest Albanian Festival in Europe in Zurich, or the six bells have been canceled and to get moved. Circuses like the famous Circus Knie is not opened in March and April, as planned, their tents. A total of 400 fairground and nearly 1,000 market traders have to stay home. Of 3000 employees, are affected.

Typically, the beginning of the coming season, so in March, even workers from abroad in Switzerland. Many of them did not make the trip in the first place. You important income breaks away. The white Howard from the showmen’s Association and supports its employees in any way he can. “I pay my four workers in Romania, Hungary and Slovakia, however, 3,000 francs per Person,” Howard said. Usually, you earn about 4500 francs gross per month in Switzerland.

a Short time before my Broke

The showman Hans-Peter Maier (64) summoned his workers from Romania. You can help him now, to renovate the rides. “Last year, I bought a new roller-coaster, and this year a Ferris wheel,” said the showman. “The devices will have to be paid, but the income remains.” The family coaster has cost 400 000 francs, the Ferris wheel of 2 million Swiss francs.

Normally, the equipment would be paid off in good running shops in ten years. Now this will have to hold out for tearing the sample. “My Budget until September or October. After that, I’m done,” says Maier.

Maier lives with his girlfriend (34) in a caravan in Frauenfeld in the Canton of Thurgau. There, the Couple is even now. No Corona you were already on tour.

No food trucks and more

the food stations and trucks are fighting for their existence. Dario Simonini (39) and his wife Raquel (32) operate a total of three food trucks in Zurich and the surrounding area. The Festivals and Events remain. Only at the Letzipark is you still. “We currently have only one car in operation. Normally we are booked up with two Trucks from March to September,” says Simonini.

The food business is his passion. The former Siemens employees gave up his Job five years ago, on the nail, in order to operate with his wife, the food trucks. So far the business went well. But after the bad weather of the year 2019, the two were hoping for a strong 2020. The remains now.

“Our sales have plummeted at noon, up to 70 percent,” says the entrepreneur. Now he can not cover even the fixed costs with the revenue. Rent, storage and maintenance to continue to be paid.

But the entrepreneur remains confident. “I’m looking for new business sectors, such as Take-out or delivery services,” says Simonini. “But if not soon something comes up, I have to look at the latest in the autumn, a parallel income”.


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.