Rules of conduct and preventive measures

General rules

All members of the university community shall observe the officially mandated protective measures ordered by the authorities (e.g. hygiene measures, minimum distance rules and wearing masks in accordance with point 4) and follow the recommendations of the responsible authorities. In particular, the measures and ordinances of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) must be observed.

All members of the university community, within their area of responsibility, shall contribute to minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission on the university premises.

All members of the university community are strongly recommended to install the Swiss-COVID app.

All members of the University community and all visitors to the university buildings must respect the signs put in place to ensure orderly public traffic according to the rules of distance on the University campus.

Wearing of a mask and COVID 19 certificate

In all university buildings homologated masks must be worn in accordance with the specifications of the Federal Office of Public Health, even if the minimum distance can be maintained.

The obligation to wear a mask does not apply in rooms where only one person is present and in situations where wearing a mask makes teaching considerably more difficult.

Furthermore, the obligation to wear masks does not apply to persons who can prove that they are unable to wear face masks for medical reasons; proof is required in the form of a certificate from a specialist who is authorised to exercise the profession under his or her own professional responsibility in accordance with the Medical Professions Act of 23 June 2006.

If, in accordance with these guidelines, access to certain events or activities is restricted to persons holding a valid COVID 19 certificate, compliance with the relevant obligation will be checked in an appropriate manner. The security personnel and the person responsible for the event or activity in question, as well as their assistants, are authorised to carry out the checks.

Any person who does not hold a valid COVID 19 certificate and who unauthorisedly attends events or activities to which only persons holding a valid COVID 19 certificate are admitted, or who disregards the obligation to wear a mask, is in breach of the University Regulations. In this case, the Rectorate shall take disciplinary measures in accordance with Art. 11c of the Law of 19 November 1997 on the University.

Persons who can prove that they cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons shall be exempt from the obligation to present a COVID 19 certificate; proof shall be furnished by a certificate issued by a specialist authorised to exercise the profession under his or her own professional responsibility in accordance with the Medical Professions Act of 23 June 2006.

The provisions of the cantonal personnel law remain reserved.

What to do in case of infection

Persons with COVID-19 symptoms, as well as persons living in the same household as or having had close contact with a person with COVID-19 disease and who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19 or are not considered to have recovered from infection with Sars-CoV-2, are not allowed to enter the university premises, in accordance with the official recommendations regarding FOPH’s What to do in the event of symptoms and possible infection.