The University Management recommends its relatives to avoid work-related travel as far as possible and to receive guests at the University of Basel only in important cases. Participation in larger conferences and meetings is strongly discouraged. Furthermore, the recommendations of the federal government on cross-border travel must be followed.
Quarantine obligation for travelers from areas with increased risk of infection
Switzerland has adapted the entry regulations to the current epidemiological situation. There is a quarantine obligation for travellers from certain countries and areas. The list of these states/territories is updated on an ongoing basis. A negative test result does not lift the quarantine.
Persons returning to Switzerland from a risk area must be quarantined for 10 days. You can find more information on the website of the FOPH Quarantine obligation for persons entering Switzerland.
Quarantine order by authorities
Quarantine is understood to be medical isolation by order of the authorities.
Persons with suspected COVID-19 or persons who are or have been in contact with a person who has tested positive, but also persons who have contracted the virus, can be quarantined on the order of a doctor. Those affected must stay at home and avoid contact with others.
Employees who have taken a vacation in a country which, after their departure, has been included on the FOPH's list of countries and regions with an increased risk of infection and who therefore had to maintain a ten-day quarantine on their return, are entitled to continued payment of their salary, since it was not known at the time of departure that a quarantine would have to be maintained on their return from the vacation to Switzerland.
In such a case, employees are requested to clarify with their superiors whether they can provide home office services. If possible, they are obliged to work from home.
If employees fall ill themselves, the employer is generally obliged to continue to pay their wages if they fall ill through no fault of their own.
The university strongly recommends its employees and all other university members to install the application "SwissCovid" on their cell phones.