Cameramen, technicians, audience – and in the middle of it, risk patient Stefan Büsser (35). Even today (SRF 1, 8.05 p.m., from the Ballenberg open-air museum near Brienz BE), the Zurich native is again in action at the «Donnschtig-Jass», as a link between the jass table and the spectator. In previous programs, he tackled the upholstery, drugstore, pottery and finally wood carving. «This time I’m in the cheese factory. I think I’ve done quite well for a KV pen so far, »he quips.
The Zurich resident has to be careful twice during Corona because he suffers from cystic fibrosis, a condition that reduces his lung function. As a result, he also has diabetes. “The team left me free to choose whether I want to be there this summer,” explains Büssi. But he enjoys being with people again after the lockdown. Above all, he was delighted that Rainer Maria Salzgeber (50) and his crew often asked him how he was doing during his isolation.
Rigorous protective measures
The fact that Büsser can get involved this year is thanks to the SRF security concept. “I gave a short speech to the team at the beginning of the Jass summer, as many were unsure whether and how they could approach me.” But it turned out that everyone was careful enough.
“Where we cannot keep the safety distances, like when applying makeup, there is a mask requirement,” explains the Zurich native. “We have limited the number of viewers to 300 and know exactly who is coming with whom and where.” Rainer and he would share a cloakroom, “but we are never actually in at the same time”. Also important: «When jassing, the hands are disinfected and there are always new Jass cards.»
Stage comeback planned for autumn
He also remains cautious this summer: «I spent a week in Graubünden, spent a few days in Ticino and for a short detour to my father’s house in Mallorca. But I would not have dared to go to a hotel in Spain yet. »
From September onwards, Büssi wants to get back on stage if the situation permits. “For me the performances are not a problem, I’m alone on the stage with enough distance, I don’t have to be afraid,” he says. “But I also have a responsibility towards my audience.”
And what does he think about the fact that many no longer adhere to precautionary measures? It was not his job to judge the actions of others. «If I see misconduct in everyday life, I kindly point this out to the person and hope for insight. This is called civil courage and was appropriate even before Corona. »