Information for teachers
Courses are generally held in attendance form. Access to these courses is permitted to those persons who have a valid COVID 19 certificate. Teachers who do not have a certificate are required to wear a mask and to respect the distance.
As usual, teaching materials are provided and/or designated for all courses. These are adapted accordingly in the case of distance learning.
Only persons with a valid COVID 19 certificate are admitted to the other classroom events and activities in the field of teaching and research (e.g. excursions for teaching and/or research purposes, practical work, laboratory activities).
The Rector may, if necessary with the prior consent of the Dean of the Faculty concerned, grant exemptions from the COVID 19 certificate requirement for important reasons for events and activities. In this case, the premises in question may be filled to no more than two-thirds of their capacity.
The provisions about teaching apply mutatis mutandis to further training activities.
In deviation from these, the organisers may also admit persons without a COVID-19 certificate to such activities. In this case, the premises in question may be filled to no more than two-thirds of their capacity; in addition, seating is compulsory, with an equivalent distance between seats wherever possible. The maximum number of persons attending is 30; they must be known to the organisers.
For the examinations, the Rectorate's guidelines of 12 October 2020 (in French) on the conduct of examinations and other proof of performance to be provided shall be decisive.
Please also consult, with regard to the exams, the faculties' websites:
The premises in which the examinations take place may only be filled to two-thirds of their capacity, unless they are occupied only by persons holding a valid COVID-19 certificate. The validity of the certificates of all persons present must be checked beforehand.
Teleworking is recommended if the nature of the activity allows it. 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.
Libraries and reading rooms
The activities and services of the libraries, which require a stay on the premises of the libraries, are reserved for those persons who have a valid COVID-19 certificate.
Detailed and up-to-date information can be found on the library portal.
The publicly accessible reading rooms are also reserved exclusively for persons with a COVID-19 certificate.
Outdoor meetings or events in attendance form with more than 1000 people are prohibited unless a certificate is required. Less restrictive regulations of the Federal Council or the Council of State remain reserved.
The organisers of internal meetings or indoor face-to-face events may stipulate that only persons holding a valid COVID-19 certificate may participate in them. In this case, they shall ensure that persons employed by the University who do not hold a COVID-19 certificate may participate online.
Internal meetings involving both persons with a valid COVID-19 certificate and those without a certificate shall be conducted online as far as possible.
If internal meetings or events in face-to-face form in indoor rooms are not restricted to persons with a valid COVID-19 certificate, the rooms in question may be filled to no more than two-thirds of their capacity. In addition, seating is compulsory, whereby one seat must be kept free in addition to two occupied seats, if possible, or an equivalent distance must be maintained between the seats. The maximum number of persons attending on site is 30; they must be known to the organisers. The restriction on the maximum number of persons attending does not apply to meetings of university bodies and commissions that cannot be postponed.
At indoor face-to-face events attended exclusively by external persons or external persons and members of the university community, all participants must have a valid COVID-19 certificate.
At aperitifs inside the buildings, all participants must have a valid COVID-19 certificate. This requirement does not apply to aperitifs outside. The hygiene measures and the minimum distance rules (see A.) must be observed.
Coffee breaks at meetings and other events may be held inside the buildings with a maximum of 30 participants, whereby seating is compulsory. This limit does not apply in the outdoor area. The hygiene measures and the minimum distance rules (see A.) must be observed.
Coffee breaks inside attended exclusively by persons holding a valid COVID-19 certificate, the maximum number of participants permitted under number 17 shall not apply, provided that the validity of the certificates of all persons attending is verified.
With regard to business trips, it is recommended that these should be limited as far as possible and that they follow the guidelines and recommendations of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).
Please take note of the additional provisions of each faculty regarding the conduct of teaching and exams: