Protection

Testing

Updated 25 November 2021

As part of the national testing strategy, and in close coordination with the cantonal authorities, the UNIGE is offering free  COVID-19 testing to obtain a UNIGE test certificate. This UNIGE test certificate allowing to attend classes, to go to the Library and to the cafeterias, as well as cultural activities organised in UNIGE premises (courses, workshops). Note: for most UNIGE events, UNIGE sports activities or any other activity outside the institution, only Covid Certificates are accepted.

Two types of testing are available at the UNIGE:

  • Saliva PCR testing: at all UNIGE testing sites, results available in about 12-15 hours, UNIGE test certificate valid for 72 hours.
  • Rapid antigenic testing: on the Uni Mail site only, results available in 15 minutes, UNIGE test certificate valid for 48 hours.

Uni Mail

Saliva PCR testing

Central hall, opposite the Petit Œdipe cafeteria, next to the tram entrance.
> Monday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm (last registration: 15:45).

Rapid antigenic testing

Central hall, opposite the Petit Œdipe cafeteria, next to the tram entrance.

> Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8am to 11am

Sciences

Sciences 2 entrance hall, on the E. Ansermet quay side.
> Monday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm (last registration: 15:45).

CMU

Building C, 1st floor, Lombard side.
> Monday to Friday, from 10am to 4pm (last registration: 15:45).


Campus Biotech

Building B3-01 at the entrance of the corridor to building H8 from the Forum
> Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 11am to 12pm

> Accessible only to persons with access to the Biotech Campus, with an FCBG badge.

Saliva PCR testing

Only those who test positive for COVID-19 will be informed on the day of the test, and given instructions on how to proceed. The waiting time for results is about 12 to 15 hours.

The costs of this campaign are fully borne by the Confederation.

Rapid antigenic testing

For rapid testing on the Uni Mail site, the result is available within 15 minutes.

 

During the results period, employees can work in the university premises and students can go to a space not subject to the Covid certificate within the buildings, in strict compliance with the protection measures.

The costs of this campaign are fully covered by the Confederation.

 

Saliva PCR testing

The tests and sampling methods chosen by the UNIGE in partnership with the Service du Médecin Cantonal, supervised by trained personnel, are salivary tests of the RT-PCR type, the results of which are available within the same day.

The tests are carried out in self-sampling, out of sight. Samples will be pooled in groups of 6 to 10 to allow for quick and cost-effective analysis. In the event of a positive result, the individual samples in the pool will be analysed separately.

Rapid antigenic testing

The UNIGE also offers rapid antigenic testing via nasopharyngeal smear taken by a professional on site.

The tests are voluntary, free and available to all members of the University community and visitors (students and staff connected to the institution for study or work reasons) to our premises. Access to the testing is possible upon presentation of the multiservices card or proof of a direct link with the institution.

Members of the UNIGE community and people connected to the institution for study or work reasons are encouraged to attend once or twice a week.

  • A contact quarantine can be lifted in case of a negative result. Employees can be exempted from quarantine while working and on their way to work at the UNIGE. Students may also be exempted from contact quarantine during their studies at the UNIGE (class hours, library, etc.) and on their way to the UNIGE. Please note: the quarantine obligation applies to all areas of private life.
  • Free, painless saliva tests make it possible to quickly detect any positive cases in asymptomatic people, in order to ensure visibility of the real situation, both at individual and collective level.

As a reminder, people showing symptoms should not go into university buildings under any circumstances. They should isolate themselves and be tested immediately.