Following the relaxing of the telework obligation announced on May 26 and in effect since May 31, 2021, here is an overview of the situation.
To benefit from this flexibility, companies must offer weekly testing according to a protection plan validated by the cantonal authorities. On the other hand, if companies do not offer testing, then the obligation to telework remains valid.
The legal framework provides for reimbursement by the Confederation of:
These tests are partially reimbursed by the Confederation in the amount of CHF 8.- per test provided that a certain number of criteria are met.
The other costs - particularly in terms of human resources and logistical costs, organizational costs and waste disposal - are borne by the company.
In order to benefit from the reimbursement, companies must comply with the following measures:
The request can be made online here.
The list of professionals performing on-site testing is also online here.
Once the registration and filing of the protection plan is completed, the Cantonal Doctor's Service analyzes it, then validates it with or without comment. Any validation is expressly communicated by the SMC to the company concerned. The company whose activity is deployed in several cantons must obtain this validation in each of them.
Federal Office of Public Health: information sheet
Cantonal Doctor's Service: directive
Federal Office of Public Health: Ordonnance 3 Covid-19
State Secretariat for Economic Affairs: employers’ duty
Official site of the Republic and Canton of Geneva: Tests de dépistage ciblé et répétitif
FER Geneva : coronavirus