Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Measures lifted

Following announcement by the Federal Council, we are very happy to inform you that EPFL can lift all of its pandemic-related measures. Life on our campuses can go on without any public-health-related restrictions.

Thanks to the entire EPFL community for acting responsibly, and by complying with the directives, which sometimes changed from one week to the next.

Remote working is no longer required or recommended. Nor is it a right; it is only authorized under the conditions set out in the new Regulations Applicable to Teleworking (LEX 4.1.8), which took effect on 1 March. The Agreement on Regular Teleworking is also in effect and accessible online.

Of course, employees at especially high risk can discuss appropriate safety measures with their supervisor. They may also wish to consult EPFL’s occupational health specialists.

Anyone who wants to continue wearing a face mask for their own protection and/or to safeguard those around them should feel free to do so.

We ask that they be spared any criticism; the virus is still making the rounds, and it’s perfectly normal to want to be careful.

We recommend that anyone who has tested positive for COVID or who thinks they are infected or are showing symptoms not come to campus.

EPFL’s COVID testing center is still open; feel free to get tested if you experience symptoms.

Please refer to the FOPH list of high-risk countries and countries that the FDFA discourages people from visiting before making any travel plans, as restrictions are still in effect in many countries.

As we gradually return to our campuses, we want to ensure that all members of the EPFL community feel safe.

Now that it’s no longer necessary to wear a face mask in the classroom, we strongly encourage teachers to provide their students with recordings of their lectures, even if they’re from a prior year. The webpage on flexible teaching describes various teaching options along with the support available from the Teaching Support Center (CAPE) and the Center for Digital Education (CEDE).

Centre de dépistage EPFL, Ecublens © Alain Herzog / EPFL 2020

You can now get tested for COVID-19 directly on EPFL’s Lausanne campus

Une personne sortant du DSPS avec un masque sur le visage

You can pick up free self-tests by showing your Camipro card.

More information

For more information on the measures being taken in Switzerland, we suggest you regularly consult the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) website.

Alternatively, you can call the FOPH coronavirus infoline at +41 58 463 00 00 (every day from 6am to 11pm).

The canton of Vaud also has a telephone hotline for the population and for travellers. More information on the canton’s website (in french).