Currently, there is uncertainty about whether workers belong to a risk group, and now have to go to work or not. The Reason Is That At The 20. March to fit in with the Federal Council regulation on measures to combat Coronavirus.

article 10c, which deals with the duties of employers, was designed in the result, to the detriment of at-risk groups. Lawyers from the Change so that people with pre-existing conditions could again be asked to go to work, should not the home office was not possible.

This, as long as the employer could implement the recommendations of the Federal government relating to Hygiene and social distance. In the retail trade about plexiglass could be placed – and thus, sellers who suffer from Diabetes or high blood pressure, back to work.

The unions went against the easing, to the barricades!

the social partners to compromise for at-risk groups

But now the partners agreed upon a compromise, such as SGB Central Secretary Luca Cirigliano confirmed the VIEW. “We have worked together with employers intensively on solutions and compromise proposals and submitted to the competent Departments under,” he says.

In principle, therefore, that vulnerable workers are to work in a home office. A work only locally is possible, should in the future be subject to stricter rules. “Vulnerable workers are allowed to be used in this case only if it is a particularly important activity – for example, in the basic supply – and if there is an acute, demonstrable shortage of human resources,” says Cirigliano.

risk analysis

Before at-risk groups to be used, it needs a new risk analysis, if the Hygiene and protection measures could in fact be adhered to. For this analysis the competent health authorities, such as labour inspectorates or the Suva would be responsible. “Only when the measures can be observed, there is a green light,” said Cirigliano.

If there is no risk analysis, would not be used in the high-risk groups. Wherein the employer may have to require a medical certificate. “Crucial also for us: For particularly vulnerable employee termination protection, and the continued payment of wages during the crisis,” says Cirigliano.

financing for the acquisition, replacement order

Since the financing is of course an important point to bring the employers into the boat. “If the employer remain on the wage costs, this can be for many companies is problematic,” admits Cirigliano. The solution: “the short-time work guarantees compensation to the train, so the wages of the groups at risk on the purchase of a replacement order.”

He is now hoping that the Federal Council accepts the social partners ‘compromise’ as quickly as possible. “The signals are positive,” says Cirigliano. “We hope that the Federal Council makes at its next meeting an adjustment.”

to Be taken in at-risk groups more closely?

A Change could then also appear in the Definition of the risk groups. At best, this will be narrower, so that the exemption applies to fewer workers. It is an open secret that the employer’s insistence on this point to an adjustment. “In this issue, we rely on the expertise of the health authorities,” says Cirigliano. “If these new findings, you will define the risk groups.”

it is Clear that The social partners Deal would be an important Element for an increasingly required Exit strategy of the Federal Council.


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.