By Federal Office of Public Health FOPH


SwissCovid is the official contact tracing app of Switzerland and is operated by the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH.

SwissCovid will assist to comprise the new coronavirus. It complements the conventional contact tracing carried out by the cantons – and thus helps to interrupt the chains of transmission.

Using the SwissCovid app is voluntary and freed from cost. The more people who install and use the app, the more successfully the app may help us to contain the new coronavirus.

However, we should all continue to adjust to the foundations on hygiene and social distancing. With a combination of the SwissCovid app, contact tracing and complying with the foundations, we will proceed to maintain the new coronavirus successfully in verify.

Minimum technical necessities:

To use the app, the Android 6 operating system or newer should be installed on the smartphone.

Details of the model of the operating system could be discovered underneath Settings About telephone Software data Android model

How does the SwissCovid app work?

Install the SwissCovid app in your smartphone. All you then need to do is change on Bluetooth and carry your cellphone at all times. The smartphone transmits encrypted IDs, known as checksums, by way of Bluetooth. These are long random strings of characters. Each checksum is deleted mechanically from your phone two weeks after it's generated.

The app anonymously measures how long and the way shut it's to other smartphones which have the app put in. It information any encounters that it has with other phones (closer than 1,5 metres and for longer than quarter-hour in any at some point), as these are the situations by which you're most probably to become contaminated with the virus.

How notification works

If a SwissCovid app consumer checks constructive for the coronavirus, the cantonal authorities points them with a code (the Covidcode). The code permits them to activate the notification perform of t

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