Protection

Use of face mask at UNIGE

Updated 25 June 2021

Wearing a face mask is compulsory inside all university buildings .

The only exceptions are:

  • Inside cafeterias, which are subject to the protection plan for the company catering sector, and only when the person is seated;
  • In offices and open spaces, when employees have reached their workplace, and provided that the distance of 1.5 meters from other persons present is respected. The same rule applies during working meetings.
  • In the UNIGE library, when people have reached their work place, and as long as the distance of 1.5 meters from other people present is respected.
  • people who cannot wear a face mask for medical or other reasons, in which case a certificate from a specialist must be obtained.

The FOPH rules on the correct use of face masks must be followed by staff members, students and anyone else on University premises. The Rectorate has also drawn up a directive setting out the rules concerning face masks.

> How to use it ? Read the instructions

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

Students : No, wearing a face mask is compulsory.

Teachers : Yes, the mask can be removed when the teacher is teaching, as long as the distance of at least 1.5 meters is maintained from those present.

The mask can only be removed if a physical distance of at least 1.5 meters is maintained between the seated participants.

I can only remove my mask in my office if I am seated at my workplace and if the distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people present is respected.

When seated at a workplace, and provided that the distance of 1.5 meters is respected, people may remove their mask. The mask must be worn again as soon as they move around.

Employees: No, you must wear your face mask even there is a plexiglas.

Users: No, you must wear your face mask when you are at the porter’s lodge or the counter.

Wearing a face mask is compulsory for all participants as they enter the UNIGE buildings and for the entire duration of the event. For public events, only the speakers may remove their masks during their speeches, provided that all safety rules are respected: limitation of the number of people present (no public, only people whose presence is necessary for the event to take place are accepted), wearing masks for everyone, distance, hand hygiene, disinfection of surfaces, aeration or ventilation.

The face mask must be worn by all participants, except for the defendant during his speech.

 

No, you must wear your face mask in all relaxation areas. Meals can't be eaten in the work or relaxation areas but only in the cafeterias.

No, the wearing of a face mask is compulsory in the university buildings whenever people move around.

No. You must wear a face mask in cafeterias, even in queues or when moving around. Wearing a face mask is also compulsory on the terrace. You may remove your face mask only when seated.

The cafeterias are for the sole use of the catering.

Contact tracing : In accordance with the rules applying to the company catering sector, contact tracing is compulsory in UNIGE cafeterias.

Neither UNIGE nor the cafeteria service providers  have access to the personal data collected, which is only intended for the Cantonal Medical Service.

 

No, you must wear your face mask at all times.

Yes, the mask can be removed in outdoor areas.