A number of event-related safety measures have been put in place so that the School can gradually bring all teams back to campus, hold the August exams in person, get the 2020–21 academic year off to a good start, and resume research activities on campus and at other EPFL sites. These measures are intended to safeguard the long-term future of all EPFL activities while preventing localized outbreaks that would necessitate tighter restrictions.
The following conditions apply:
- Only EPFL events that come under one of the authorized categories in the table below may take place.
- There must be a protection plan in place.
- The organizer must ensure that the event complies with cantonal and federal law.
This directive applies to all types of EPFL event, regardless of where they are held – including off-campus events and events on any of the School’s sites.
All events must be approved by Mediacom Events.
All EPFL events scheduled up to 31 August 2020 have been canceled or postponed.
From 1 September to 31 December 2020
|Priority level||Event type||Examples (non-exhaustive)||Fewer than 100 people||Fewer than 1,000 people||1,000 people or more|
|1||Internal events in support of EPFL’s missions||Academic conferences, Seminars, Internal training sessions||authorized||authorized||prohibited|
|2||Public events in support of EPFL’s missions||Public lectures, Information days, Guided tours, Public thesis defenses, Symposiums||authorized||authorized||prohibited|
|3||Celebratory events in support of EPFL’s missions||Drink receptions and barbecues, Section dinners, Shows/film screenings||authorized||prohibited||prohibited|
|4||Other events not directly linked to EPFL’s core missions||Sports events, Galas/festivals||prohibited||prohibited||prohibited|
|5||Events at EPFL sites organized by outside parties||authorized||prohibited||prohibited|