Bern introduces mandatory testing for health workers

Employees in health and care facilities who are not vaccinated against the coronavirus must be tested regularly. The canton of Bern made this urgent recommendation on Friday.

Because the vaccination quota for health workers is still low, the cantonal health department now expects hospitals, clinics and homes to have symptom-free, non-immune employees tested for the coronavirus every five to seven days. The same also applies to external employees of the health facilities, as can be seen from a communication from the Bernese Health Directorate under Pierre Alain Schnegg (SVP).