Despite considerable relaxation of COVID restrictions in Switzerland many employers are still running restrictions and safety measures on their employees, especially those not vaccinated. This page contains guidelines which are to be followed by all our employees in accordance with the latest ordnance issued by the Swiss Federal Government. Last update: 6 August 2021.
Coronavirus Special Measures
Guidelines for all our employees
- Your client has to provide you with a workplace which is compliant with current hygiene and separation rules. You should also adhere to any more stringent guidelines laid down by your client. If you have problems with applying any of these please contact us immediately.
- We accept home working if your client wishes you to work from home. If you are issued equipment by the client it is their responsibility to have the contractors sign a receipt for this. If you will incur extra cost working from home (e.g. increased communication charges, or materials) you should let us know in advance and then provide us with invoices against which we can bill the client and reimburse you if applicable.
- Work time completed remotely can be reported and authorised as usual on client timesheets or by an Accurity timesheet if required. If a change to timesheet recording/ authorisation procedure is required please inform us.
- You are responsible for ensuring you do not attend work while sick. In the event of sickness normal procedure applies: you must inform your client manager and Accurity that you are absent due to sickness and obtain a doctor’s certificate. You can obtain a certificate online or by telephone and need not attend the doctor’s surgery in person. Provided a doctor’s certificate is presented you will be paid by Accurity in accordance with the terms of your employment contract.
- If you are in contact with persons who either test positive or have virus relevant symptoms you should follow current self-isolation rules to avoid endangering others. If you have good reason to self isolate you must inform your client and Accurity. We will require details of the incident and explain the rules to be applied.
- If you are officially in a high risk group (usually supported by a doctor’s declaration) you may still need to self-isolate and work from home, especially if you have not been vaccinated. Please arrange this with your client manager and inform us.
- If your client decides to lay you off from work at their own behest (i.e. there are no specific grounds to withhold work from a particular contractor other than company policy) they will be billed for the time ordered in the supply contract and you will be paid accordingly. This continues until you are allowed to return to work, or until the end of your assignment (whichever occurs soonest).
- Assignments may only be terminated either by employee or employer in accordance with the terms of the employment agreement. Notice periods will be honoured.
- Contractors are to be treated in the workplace with regard to health and safety the same way as internal employees, and according to the latest directives published by the Swiss Federal Government.
- Currently private travel and excursions are allowed, subject to the restrictions currently applied by the federal and cantonal authorities. This may change at short notice but it is expected you will continue to be able to travel to and from your place of work.
- There may be restrictions in place for entering Switzerland requiring quarantine when entering from high risk areas. These restrictions can change at short notice. Our Coronavirus FAQ has up to date information regarding these and other rules.
The above guidelines cover our understanding of the situation today as far as we are able and aware. As soon as we are aware of any such changes we will update this page and let you know by email. If you have further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
If you have any further questions please don’t hesitate to contact us. For general questions about employment under this pandemic you can also use our coronavirus FAQ.
Please note the above information is provided according to our current understanding of the rapidly changing situation, without guarantee or warranty.