28 February 2020 – Federal Council bans large scale events with over 1000 people

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Executive Office
Intervention Categories: Social and physical distancing; Gatherings, businesses, and services
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Federal Council, Implementation: all Federal Departments under coordination of Federal Department of Home Affairs

Overview: Coronavirus: Federal Council bans large-scale events
An extraordinary meeting of the Federal Council was held today, 28 February. In view of the current situation and the spread of the coronavirus, the Federal Council has categorised the situation in Switzerland as ‘special’ in terms of the Epidemics Act. Large-scale events involving more than 1000 people are to be banned. The ban comes into immediate effect and will apply at least until 15 March.
Full details here: https://www.admin.ch/gov/en/start/documentation/media-releases.msg-id-78289.html

Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group, Advice of EXTERNAL expert advisor or advisory committee, Scientific Evidence (e.g. academic paper, report)
Source of Evidence or Justification: World Health Organisation, National – academic, National – government, International – academic