Updated 16 September 2020


Wearing a face mask is compulsory inside all university buildings. Specifically, mask must be worn when entering a building, and it must remain on at all times, including in elevators, bathrooms and classrooms and whenever people move around.
> FAQ and Information on the use of face mask at UNIGE

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


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 


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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 



Can you work your tasks from home? You can ask to keep on teleworking, in accordance with your supervisors. > Read more






Face-to-face meetings must allow a distance of 1.5 metres between participants. Otherwise, the mask must be worn throughout the meeting. The use of videoconferencing is encouraged.




 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)