Rules of conduct and preventive measures

General rules

All members of the university community observe the protective measures and follow the recommendations of the competent 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

Throughout the entire university campus, i.e. not only inside but also outside the 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 following exceptions to this general obligation to wear masks apply:

  • If the minimum distance can be maintained in closed and regularly ventilated work rooms (offices, research laboratories and meeting rooms), the mask may be dispensed with.
  • Lecturers are exempt from the obligation to wear masks during courses, provided that the minimum distance to students can be maintained.
  • In the cafeterias and refectories, people sitting at the tables are allowed to do without the mask in order to eat and/or drink. 

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, 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. Close contact (high risk of infection) exists in situations where a person has had contact with a (potentially) infected person, at a distance of less than 1.5 m, for at least 15 minutes (once or in total) and unprotected (without a face mask or physical protection such as a Plexiglas barrier).

Members of the University community who have tested positive for COVID-19 should immediately report this to sante@unifr.ch.

  Report a case of infection