Dorigny Campus: health measures update

| Distribution of masks | Sanitary protection measures on campus | Access to the Dorigny campus buildings | Security of the premises | Organisation of professional, research or associative events | Libraries | Food service | Sports | Travel abroad

Updated on September 15, 2020

Distribution of masks

For students :

Cloth masks are available from September 15 for students, on presentation of their Campus Card, at the following distribution points:

  • Amphipôle: POL-302 (the infirmary, at the entrance of the building)
  • Anthropole: ANT-2053.1 (in the centre of the building)
  • Amphimax: MAX-270 (Unicom and IT Centre reception)
  • Biophore: BIO-2921 (in the lobby, behind the reception)

You can view the exact location of these places by entering their respective coordinates on the interactive map


The opening hours of the distribution points are as follows:

  • 9h30-10h30
  • 12h-14h
  • 15h30-16h30

For employees:

From September 22nd, faculties, institutes and departments will receive cloth masks for distribution. Two masks per employee will be made available via the various organisational units. For any request for centralized distribution of masks for employees, please contact with the number of your employees, as well as their first and last names.



Sanitary protection measures on campus

UNIL's protection plan is based primarily on compliance with the 1.5-metre physical distance and the hygiene rules issued by the FOPH. This plan includes the following additional measures:



Wearing a mask is part of the additional hygiene measures; it must be worn when the physical distance cannot be kept. It must be handled in accordance with the recommendations.


As of 7 September 2020, all persons coming to the campus must be equipped with a mask; the wearing of a mask is required for all movements within the buildings, including cafeterias and libraries, subject to short journeys respecting the sanitary distance within an office/workspace.


UNIL organises the free distribution of two washable and reusable fabric masks to each employee. Students will also benefit from the distribution of one mask.

The distributions will be organised for the start of the new school year, probably from 15 September. Further information on the method and place of distribution will be published as soon as it becomes available.


Activation of the SwissCOVID application

The activation of the SwissCOVID application is an effective way to reinforce the UNIL protection plan: it is recommended to all persons attending the campus.



Participation in the Ba and Ma courses is regulated in order to encourage respect for social distancing at campus level and thus reduce the risk of transmission of the SARS-CoV2 virus and the extent of possible quarantine following the occurrence of cases of COVID-19.


You will find on the page Study all the necessary information.



The University organises work so that each employee can carry out his or her activity on site in accordance with the conditions and measures laid down by the FOPH, or, in part, by teleworking. Unit managers are responsible for planning and organising the weekly presence of employees.


Vulnerable persons

The recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health applicable in the context of UNIL are the same for vulnerable people as for the general population. These people are invited to observe them very rigorously.


The application of health measures by members of the academic community is the responsibility of each and everyone, and not the responsibility of teachers or the hierarchy. UniSEP staff members are responsible for ensuring that the provisions are properly observed, and may be called upon to intervene in the event of non-compliance.


How to react in case of symptoms?

Any person - staff member or student - who experiences symptoms suggestive of COVID-19 (cough, sore throat, difficulty breathing, fever, sudden loss of smell and/or taste, cold, muscle aches, diarrhea, vomiting) must immediately leave the campus, if present, wearing a mask.


The Coronacheck application recommended by the FOPH makes it possible to determine the probability that the symptoms felt are significant for COVID. If this is the case, it also directs the person to the detection center nearest to his or her home.


The nearest COVID-19 screening center to the campus is:


Vidy Medical Centre, VidyMed

Route de Chavannes 11, 1004 Lausanne

Open 7 days a week, from 9am to 6pm.

Call before you call 021 622 88 88


List of other screening centres in the canton of Vaud


Access to the Dorigny campus buildings

From 7 September, all the Campus buildings are open, according to the plan published on the dedicated page.


Security of the premises

The auditoriums and classrooms have been redesigned by Unibat and UniSEP to maximise the distance between seated students.


The workplaces of the staff members were supervised by UniSEP in order to guarantee the sanitary distance and the safety of the occupants, on condition that the latter observe the sanitary rules.


The campus premises are cleaned daily and the required surfaces are disinfected. Dispensers of hydro-alcoholic solution for hand disinfection are installed at the entry points of the buildings. In addition, the washrooms are regularly supplied with soap and disposable towels.


The washrooms have been redesigned - when required - to allow a sanitary distance between users.


Organisation of professional, research or associative events

Events for up to 100 people may be permitted on campus, according to a list of priorities set by the Rectorate and subject to compliance with the protection measures in force at UNIL and its teaching rooms.


Requests for authorisation of rooms go through AEGS /Unibat ( / 021 692 26 09/10), which is responsible for ensuring the availability of the room and compliance by the organiser with the COVID measures specific to events. In the event of a conflict of priorities, AEGS will refer the matter to the Rectorate.


The organiser of an event must ensure that the following contact details are collected for all participants: surname, first name, telephone number, postal code. A sample list (Excel) is available.


Thesis defenses may take place on campus; public defenses are subject to the regulations on events. Remote participation of the candidate or all or part of the jury members is authorised.


Colloquia and other scientific meetings are considered as events and are subject to the specific rules governing them.


The maximum number of participants is fixed prior to the event according to the capacity of the room (reduced) in its "COVID" system for maintaining the sanitary distance between each participant. The mask is not an alternative option for increasing the capacity of the premises.


The self-managed or spontaneous organisation of aperitifs and coffee breaks is forbidden until further notice on the entire campus of the University of Lausanne.


Coffee breaks can take place on the UNIL premises provided they are organised by one of the restaurant owners, in compliance with specific catering standards (e.g. no shared coffee machine).


Buffets and aperitifs must be organised by one of the approved campus restaurateurs, in the catering premises, in accordance with the standards laid down by GastroSuisse.




  • Consult the timetables page of the BCUL site you want to visit.
  • For the conditions relating to the safety measures, click here to find all the information relating to the current situation.
  • From 7 September, the wearing of a mask is required for any movement within buildings and as soon as the distance of 1m50 cannot be respected.


Food service

  • Find the useful information on
  • Payment by campus card is strongly encouraged. The staff promotes its use by informing people of the possibility of loading the card at the dedicated terminals.

  • From 7 September, the wearing of a mask is required for all movements within the cafeterias and as soon as the distance of 1m50 cannot be respected.

    More info on the Catering Protection Plan.



  • All activities at the Dorigny University Sports Center take place, but registration is mandatory. You will find here all the information about the Dorigny University Sports Center: schedules, indoor and outdoor activities and hygiene rules for the practice of sports. 


Travel abroad