COVID-19 FAQs: Deconfinement

General principles

Following the announcements made by the President of the Republic and the Prime Minister, deconfinement phase will begin on May 11. The deconfinement will be slow and gradual. Strict following of protection measures and social distancing, as well as measures to assure the sanitary security of everyone will accompany this phase.

Reopening for students

Classroom teachings will not take place until the end of the academic year. The pedagogical continuity is guaranteed by all online teaching tools that can be put in place.

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Activity resumption plan for staff

The activity resumption plan for in-person work at the University was developed with the heads of services, faculties and laboratories, and presented before the CHSCT (Comité d’Hygiène, de Sécurité et des Conditons de Travail). It will include the following guidelines and rules:

  • Teleworking will remain the norm for all University staff until at least June 2, in anticipation of new government recommendations.
  • Activities incompatible with teleworking or considered to be priority in-person activities will resume on premises, only if security and sanitary conditions are met.
  • This activity resumption cannot include all buildings, all services, all faculties or all laboratories.
  • The number of people on premises will be limited.
  • Personal and collective protective equipment (masks, antiseptic wipes, hand sanitizer…) will be readily available to staff on premises. It will be essential to keep a minimal distance of 2 meters between persons and only one person will be allowed in an office, at all times.

Heads of services, faculties, laboratories and other research structures will inform the Management Service (Direction générale des services – DGS) of the organization that they want to put in place in their structures (limited number of staff, staff rotations, etc.).

The week commencing on May 11 will be devoted to premises preparation before the partial reopening.

Sanitary prevention instructions

You can find all sanitary prevention instructions specific to the current sanitary situation on this page from the Risk Prevention Service (Direction de la Prévention des Risques).

Special leave of absence

Staff who can neither work from home nor return to work on premises for different reasons (child care…) can ask for a special leave of absence (Autorisation spéciale d’absence – ASA).

Staff whose health puts them at risk of developing a severe case of COVID-19 must send by email to Health Prevention Service (Service de médecine préventive - a scan or a photo of any document and/or medical certificate to prove that they meet the risk criteria.