Information for the University staff

  • Teleworking

    In accordance with the decisions of the Federal Council and the State Council of the Canton of Fribourg, teleworking is obligatory if the nature of the activity allows it and it is possible without disproportionate effort. The direct superiors/responsible persons of the organisational units define for the employees reporting to them the form in which the activities are carried out (teleworking or presence on site), in compliance with the health protection measures. Employees who are particularly at risk (supported by a medical certificate on request) carry out their work at home.

    It is incumbent on the supervisors or heads of the units/groups to draw up attendance and prevention plans for their own staff and other persons (especially students), for which they are responsible and which comply with the general requirements.

  • Meetings

    Internal meetings or on-site events involving more than 15 persons are prohibited; they may no longer be organised or must be cancelled. 

    Exceptions are meetings of university bodies and commissions that cannot be postponed, organised by videoconference or by means of circulation; these meetings may be held in person up to a maximum of 50 people.

    If meetings or events are permitted in attendance, the protective measures must be observed and a list of participants must be kept.

    Irrespective of this and in general, it is recommended to limit the holding of meetings and events in attendance form and to organise meetings preferably via the MS Teams application. MS Teams can be accessed from the corresponding page of the IT service catalogue (in German or French), or by logging in directly at teams.microsoft.com with your university ID (e-mail address @unifr.ch and password).

  • Events

    Business trips should be limited as far as possible. In addition, the federal regulations on quarantine apply, and it is recommended to follow the guidelines and recommendations of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).

    The provisions set out about meetings apply accordingly to events in which external persons participate.

    The organisation of aperitifs is prohibited.

    Coffee breaks during meetings and other events are prohibited.

  • Opening of the University Buildings

    The university buildings are open at their usual times. We reserve the right to decide otherwise if the situation so requires.

    Opening hours of the University buildings

  • University Restaurants

    The refectories and cafeterias will gradually be opened, according to a different rhythm and schedule for each location. Please consult the university restaurants website for details of opening hours. We reserve the right to decide otherwise if the situation so requires.