Statement on the coronavirus

Info for Athletes

Update, 17.03.2020

Antidoping Switzerland decides on further measures to minimize the risk of infection with the coronavirus.

The staff of the Antidoping Switzerland office will work from home with immediate effect. Operations will continue as normal. Our reachability is ensured even under these circumstances. However, we thank you for your understanding if the response times become somewhat longer.

There will be no lectures or workshops until the end of June. The online offer with e-learning programs, videos and information sheets will replace prevention measures during this period.

Doping tests are still possible, but will be reduced and carried out with increased precautions to protect the doping control officers and the Swiss athletes.



Statement on the coronavirus

04. March 2020 | Info for Athletes

Antidoping Switzerland is carrying on with doping controls without restrictions, but renounces from shaking hands at present.

Due to the current situation and the spread of the coronavirus, the Federal Council classifies the situation in Switzerland as a special situation under the Epidemics Act. The most reliable source of information in this regard is the Federal Office of Public Health, where all information is presented in a clear and comprehensible manner.

Antidoping Switzerland is carrying on with doping controls without restrictions. Athletes can be tested anytime and anywhere. The doping control officers adhere to the FOPH’s hygiene rules and therefore refrain from shaking hands. Antidoping Switzerland will continue to monitor developments and provide information on any further measures that may be necessary.