Updated 26 November 2021


Wearing a face mask is compulsory for all inside university buildings. > FAQ and Information on the use of face mask at UNIGE

> How to get one ? Distribution of protective material for students and staff members 


Covid500x500_pass_covid.png Certificate or UNIGE negative test certificate is required for access to classrooms, library, cafeterias and cultural activities organised in UNIGE premises. Covid certificate compulsory for public events (included events organised by UNIGE cultural activities), exhibition halls, sports activities. > Covid Certificate


Vaccination is recommended.




 500x500_testing.pngGet tested regularly. All persons who frequent the UNIGE premises in connection with their studies or work are invited to get tested once or twice a week. > Testing campaign



Working at home recommended
> Read more






Employees at especially high risk: you benefit from enhanced protection > More information



800x754_pictoEspace.pngKeep a distance of at least 1,5 meters from other people whenever it's possible especially when you’re in common areas, such as elevators and bathrooms in queues (in the library, cafeterias, etc.) in offices and laboratories.



Picto_01.pngRespect hygiene measures
Wash your hands frequently, preferably with soap and water or otherwise with hand sanitizer. Cough and sneeze into a tissue or into the crook of your arm, then dispose of the tissue in a waste bin. Avoid direct contact (handshakes, hugs).

UNIGE provides a reusable 100ml bottle of hand sanitizer to keep with you to all member of the University. You can refill the bottle at any of the sanitizer dispensers in the buildings’ main areas or through your contact person.

> How to get one ? Distribution of protective material for students and staff members 


fourchettes_barrees.jpgEat your meals only in the cafeteria areas > Read more




Picto_Spray.pngClean the work surfaces

Disinfect workplaces at UNIGE library before and after use.
Staff members : Disinfect shared equipment and areas – such as printers, meeting rooms, laboratories, reception areas and counters – before and after use, and clean your own desk frequently. Cleaning products (disinfectant wipes, liquids and sprays) will be available to each staff member.

 > How to get cleaning products ? Distribution of protective material for students and staff members 



The buildings must be ventilated regularly, either by mechanical ventilation or by natural ventilation by opening the windows several times a day. > Read more




 Do you show any symptoms? Stay home, contact your doctor or a health center and get tested. Follow the prescriptions of health authorities.




SwissCovid app

Icon SwissCovid App.pngHealth authorities recommend to download and install the SwissCovid app for cell phones (Android/iPhone) which will help to contain the new coronavirus. Using the SwissCovid app is voluntary and free of charge.
Google Play Store for Android
Apple Store for iOS

Get information from official sources

UNIGE recommends to select official and regularly updated sources to obtain accurate information about the coronavirus

The FOPH has set up a Coronavirus hotline

  • For the general public :           058 463 00 00
  • For travellers :                            058 464 44 88

information on the evolution of health care recommendations

UNIGE is carefully monitoring this quickly-changing situation. The University may adapt its policies at any time in response to new recommendations.

For any internal question related to the UNIGE policy, please send an e-mail to steps(at)