New Corona measure – This is how Vaud allows employees to continue working despite quarantine

The canton has developed a new protective measure: the “social quarantine”. The requirements of the federal government are strained.

The canton of Vaud has developed a new form of quarantine: the social quarantine.  This causes displeasure among the nursing staff at the Lausanne University Hospital.

The canton of Vaud has developed a new form of quarantine: the social quarantine. This causes displeasure among the nursing staff at the Lausanne University Hospital.

Photo: Jean-Christophe Bott (Keystone)

Vaud has its own new Corona-Sprotective measure developed. It has not yet been officially presented. «Social quarantine» The Vaudois health authorities call their innovation (social quarantine). Confronted with the term, says Mauro Poggia, Health Director of the neighboring canton of Geneva: «I have never heard of it. We do not have this measure.» Ruedi Hauri, President of the Association of Cantonal Doctors, says: «I only recently heard about the social quarantine due to a media request. I am not aware of any discussion among cantonal doctors about it. ” The Federal Office of Public Health (BAG) should also be interested in the measure, because they die applicable guidelines strapawithforgive. It does not want to comment on this.

In «Social quarantine» the Vaud sends working people who have tested positive for the coronavirus Had contact. The contact must in the 48 hours prior to receiving the positive test result have taken place without maskn and Safety distance. What makes the quarantine special: It applies to private, but not for professional life. Those affected should go to work normally, comply with the mask requirement on the bus or train and adhere to the protection concept of their employer. There are restrictions on the other hand for the freetime. There should she neither meet friends nor go to bars and restaurants nor go shopping. In addition, you should be in the «Social quarantine» for the duration of ten Measure the body temperature once a day for days.

“If the quarantine consists of avoiding social contacts but continuing to work, that is a very broad interpretation of the federal recommendations.”

Ruedi Hauri, President of the Association of Cantonal Doctors

The BAG has basically other ideas. It writes Peoplenwho had close contact with a person suffering from the coronavirus, in the quarantine that has been in effect since September 12ainstructions plan to “quarantine at home for ten days, if contagious the person during contact war». Ruedi Hauri says about the Vaudois measure: “If the quarantine consists of avoiding social contacts but continuing to work, that is a very broad interpretation of the federal recommendations. It is not untenable, but it no longer corresponds to the actual idea behind the quarantine. ” Hauri warns: “The protective measures at the workplace and on the way to work then have to be strictly adhered to. This increases the number of sensitive contacts, and the chance that those subject to quarantine will make mistakes is high. “

Remain a good soldier

The newspaper «20 minutes» has one on Wednesday special Case made public at Lausanne University Hospital. For employees in the intensive care department «Social quarantine» ordered after a patient tested positive for the coronavirus. In contrast, three employees were employed in «normal quarantine» sent, although there are just as many Direktkhad contact with the patient. But should sie im running the intensive care department have fewer central tasks.

A hospital employee who can be found in «Social quarantine» sent, showed them opposite each other «20 minutes» irritated. She complained man greife in their privacy while they are towards their employer «a good soldier» stay müsse. But Patient safety is also at stake. «When one is potentially infected with the coronavirus, it’s strange despite additional precautionary measures working with ultra-vulnerable people», So the hospital employee.

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