Cham, 18.01.2021

Municipal administration closes its doors for spontaneous visits

Municipal administration closes its doors for spontaneous visits
This temporary measure is due to the corona virus measures

From Monday, 18 January, the administration services of the municipality of Cham (Einwohnergemeinde) will only be offered after prior registration. This decision is based on the new federal measures that require work to be carried out in home office where possible.

In order to further contain the corona virus, the federal government has decided, among other things, that home office is mandatory from Monday, 18 January  – wherever this is possible due to the type of activity and where it can be implemented with a proportionate effort. For this reason, the municipal management in Cham has decided that from Monday, 18 January, the administration counter operation will be restricted, as announced in a statement from the municipality of Cham.

Specifically, from Monday, 18 January, the municipal administration will not be available for spontaneous visits without prior notice. All services will continue to be offered without restriction, however, upon prior reservation or prior appointment, and appointments can be made by phone or e-mail. In order to make an appointment, customers can find the telephone numbers or e-mail addresses of the relevant services and employees on the municipal website

Appointments that have already been agreed will remain valid. Where customers have concerns, the municipality will still be available without restriction by telephone, electronically or by post. "We want to continue to offer our community services to the people of Cham, but we must also protect our employees from the corona virus as much as possible, and enable them to work from home office. We will therefore temporarily close the doors of the administration for spontaneous visits," says community clerk (Gemeindeschreiber) Martin Mengis in the statement.

Many services are possible digitally via the online services on The new rule affects the offices or services in the Mandelhof, at the Dorfplatz and at the school administration/rectorate in the old town hall (alten Gemeindehaus). The Ökihof, and in particular waste disposal service, will continue to operate as normal, as it is a basic service and is not affected by the adjustment.


Editor's note: similar measures are also beimg applied in other Zug municipalities from Monday 18 January. More details to follow.