Updated 26 March 2020
Stay at home
Particularly if you are elderly or ill. Unless you have to go to work and are not able to work from home; unless you have to go to the doctor’s or to the pharmacy; unless you have to go shopping or help someone.
Avoid personal contacts. Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited.
Protect yourself, protect others, maintain a social distancing of 2 meters. According to current scientific knowledge, COVID-19 remains a mild illness for the vast majority of young people who have contracted it. Nevertheless, these individuals are significant vectors of transmission of the virus because they tend to have active social lives and numerous intergenerational contacts, in particular with parents who are likely to fall within an age range – over 65 – that is particularly at risk. Maintaining social distance is essential in all UNIGE spaces and during all activities.
The FOPH provides a self-evaluation. Answer all the questions in the check-up. Then you will be given a recommendation of what to do.
general PREVENTIve measures
Keep your distance.
For example: Protect the elderly by keeping a safe distance. Keep your distance from others in a queue. Keep your distance at meetings.
Wash your hands thoroughly and regularly.
Avoid direct contact (handshakes, hugs).
Cough and sneeze into a tissue or into the crook of your arm, then dispose of the tissue in a waste bin.
In case of symptoms, stay at home and isolate yourself.
In case of symptoms, if you are at especially high risk or if your symptoms get worse, contact your doctor or a health care institution by telephone.
Get information from official sources
UNIGE recommends to select official and regularly updated sources to obtain accurate information about the coronavirus
- Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH)
- Service du médecin cantonal (SMC), canton de Genève (French)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Traveller advice (French or German)
The FOPH has set up a Coronavirus hotline