Repeal of home office as of 04 October 2021
The Rectorate is rescinding the recommendation on home office. As of Monday, October 4, 2021, employees will, in principle, work on site again - in compliance with distance and hygiene rules. The supervisors of the individual organizational units will continue to have discretionary powers regarding the arrangement of presence. The framework conditions set out in the Home Office information sheet will once again apply.
At the workplace, it is not necessary to wear a mask if the protective distances can be maintained. We recommend that the rooms be ventilated regularly.
Vaccinate on the university campus
You can protect yourself and others from the coronavirus with a vaccination. We therefore strongly recommend that all employees get vaccinated. In September and October, a vaccination bus will stop at the University of Basel, where you can get vaccinated without having to make an appointment in advance. The vaccination bus will be in operation for the first time next Monday and Tuesday, September 13-14, from 2 to 6 p.m. each day, at the Biozentrum (corner of Pestalozzistrasse and Spitalstrasse). Further dates can be found on the website unibas.ch/vaccination.
All members of the university can be vaccinated during working hours. The vaccination is free of charge. Individuals who wish to be vaccinated must bring their health insurance card and official identification. It also makes sense to bring your vaccination card, if you have one. Important: Only initial vaccinations are possible in the vaccination bus.
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.
Durchführung von Veranstaltungen ausserhalb der Lehre
From September 13, 2021 until October 31, 2021, new general conditions apply to the implementation of events outside of teaching. Furthermore, external events outside of teaching can be held again from January 2022 at the earliest. For external events which, from the applicant's point of view, are of overriding and strategic interest to the university, the General Secretariat of the University of Basel may grant a special permit. More information can be found in the "Leaflet for the organization of events outside of teaching" .