Hygiene & security guidelines

Version dated 9th November 2020

Reminder of general principles

  • Each person is committed to a responsible behaviour on the way to and at the campus.
    More information on the work section of the About coronavirus UNIL webpages.
  • Teleworking is recommended for UNIL administrative and technical staff: providing that the activity allows it and that coordination between the different employees is maintained, up to 100 % of their activity can be carried out by teleworking.
  • CHUV employees should also telework whenever possible (more information: COVID-19: extension du télétravail)
  • Security rules must be followed strictly.
  • The CHUV health and safety rules apply to all UNIL, EPFL and CHUV employees in the CHUV, CHUV-UNIL, UNIL and Agora premises on the Bugnon, Cery and É palinges sites.
  • The UNIL security rules apply to the FBM sites at Dorigny.




Access to the buildings


From November 2020, the Campus card is needed to access all UNIL buildings (third measure in Passage en ligne de tous les cours).

Hygiene rules

  • As of September 2020, face masks must be worn both inside any building on the campus including the cafeterias and libraries, and outside in close proximity to them except within an office or workspace where social distancing can be maintained.
  • A spatial/social distance of at least 1.5 m between people must always be respected.
    This distance between each person was extrapolated to work surfaces and corresponds to a minimum of 4 m2 per person.
  • Regular hand washing
  • Specific protective measures (wearing of gloves, masks, goggles, etc.) required in some laboratories, must always be applied.

Mask distribution points


From 22 September 2020, UNIL organises the distribution of two washable and reusable fabric face masks for each UNIL employee.

One washable and reusable face mask is distributed to each UNIL student from 15 September 2020 at distribution points in the Amphimax, Amphipôle, Biophore and Anthropole buildings.

More information about distribution points
Campus maps

Hydroalcoholic solution


A disinfectant dispenser is installed in the main hall or entrance of buildings identified as "Research Poles": Biophore, Genopode, Serres, Geopolis, Bugnon 7. 7a and 9.

Those present are requested to use them on arrival and throughout the day or to regularly wash hands with soap and water.

The need for disinfection sprays to disinfect common equipment will be analysed by UniSEP and supplied if judged necessary and available.

Recommendations within laboratories and offices

  • Leave the doors open if possible
  • Gloves: wear gloves when handling common equipment whenever possible.
  • Disinfection of equipment: supply disinfectant wipes

Room cleaning


The following cleaning services are provided every day:

  • cleaning of all sanitary facilities and changing rooms
  • control and replacement of consumables (soaps, paper towels, toilet paper) in all the toilets and in the labs
  • visual checks to clean what is necessary in the building and emptying of non-hazardous waste bins

Furniture is not disinfected.

The intervention schedules are as follow:
Biophore, Genopode, Serres
6:00-8:15 pm
(3 people in all)

5:00-6:00 pm
(1 person)

BU7, 7a, 9, 9a including the outside waste building
6:00 am-12:00 pm
(1 person)

The services will be adapted based on the frequency of use of the buildings, users’ comments, and those of the caretakers and cleaners themselves.



The Campus cafeterias are subject to the same conditions as those of public restaurants notably that a maximum of 4 people are authorised per table, face masks must be worn when not seated and that the SocialPass App be used for tracking.

Please consult the website La restauration et les commerces à l'UNIL.

Reminder: the virus can survive several hours on any surface (tables, chairs etc). When you eat you asked not to put your mask on the table.

Information posters


Available for distribution


  • Preferentially by videoconference
  • For on-site meetings, the 2 m rule must be respected. A mask must be worn in all circumstances during the meeting.  
  • Meetings must be limited to a maximum of 5 persons in public spaces (FOPH regulation). The meeting room should be ventilated well before and after every use.



In the event of symptoms of an acute respiratory tract illness (e.g. cough, sore throat, breathlessness) or fever, a sensation of fever or muscle aches, or the sudden onset of anosmia or agueusia (loss of smell or taste), it is essential to call your doctor before returning to work.

Cases should be reported to Mrs. Sophie Lazarevic, FBM HR Manager.

Travelling abroad for research purposes


Travelling abroad is authorised as of 15 June 2020 under condition that the guidelines of the Federal Foreign Office are followed as well as those of the country being visited.



Activation of the SwissCOVID application is a good means of reinforcing the UNIL protection plan and is recommended to all.


Information correct as of 9th November 2020: these measures can be modified or revoked at time by the University directors depending on the evolution of the sanitary situation.

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