Which protective measures are taken in hospital facilities?
Given that many hospitalized people are vulnerable, visits of hospital patients are prohibited until further notice. If a visit has to take place, all of the necessary protective measures must be taken in order to protect the patients.
The hospital business continuity plan is to be activated.
Health staff leave can be cancelled, if necessary.
Hospitals will deploy their staff mainly to urgent and acute activities. In order to reduce the risk of the virus circulating in hospitals, medical, surgical and care activities which are not short-term indispensable are cancelled. Patients with COVID-19 who do not show severe complications (cases with light symptoms) will be cared for at home, while respecting the recommended isolation measures.