CERN's COVID-19 Scale and measures

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Access for Members of Personnel MP and Honorary Members

Access for Members of the personnel (MP) and honorary members wishing to access the site may only do so for professional reasons, and in consultation with their supervisors, as specific measures apply (e.g. space occupancy rules).

Access for Retirees

Retirees can access on-site facilities, such as bank safe deposit boxes, the CHIS office or the pension fund, in the framework of the corresponding procedures, and only if strictly necessary.

Access for relatives

Not authorised

Access for Clubs' members

Not authorised


Teleworking

Teleworking

Principle: Those whose activity can be carried out remotely shall telework. 

Notwithstanding the above:
- MPEs, MPAts and PJAS whose activities cannot be carried out remotely or whose presence on site is deemed necessary by their supervisor shall work on-site as agreed with their supervisor.

- Users may work on site if so instructed by the experiment spokespersons or technical coordinators and subject to agreement by their home institutes.

All MPs may work on-site one day per week without further justification. The modalities of work on site shall however be discussed with the supervisor to take account of work organisation constraints and office occupancy rules, in particular.

Teleworking from where

Telework for those who can telework is by default undertaken in the local area so that a swift return to CERN is possible. Exceptions to working in the local area: see
https://cds.cern.ch/record/2712801/files/AbsenceManagement-Table.pdf (Annex 1),"Exceptions to telework in the local area"

 


 

General

Duty Travel

Travel on behalf of CERN (including travel to perform professional activities at other institutions, as well as travel for participation in training courses) is only permitted if it is deemed essential for strategic or operational reasons by the Department Head or the respective experiments.

Badge reading

Mandatory (at all CERN entrances)

Proximeter

Wearing of the proximeter is mandatory.

Isolation and quarantines

CERN rules reflect Host State regulations and recommendations and CERN’s need to define a unique set of measures on its sites.

(https://hse.cern/content/medical-and-travel-quarantine-covid-19)

Exemption of quarantine on return from high-risk areas / Exemption of quarantines

Requires DG / Enlarged Directorate validation.

Access for MPEs or MPAts with vulnerabilities to COVID-19

No access restriction. Specific protection plans must be defined, when individuals self-declare (a) vulnerability(ies) with respect to COVID-19. CERN may request a medical certificate attesting of the status of person with vulnerabilities.
           
Note: the vulnerability criteria in use by the Organization are according to the Swiss ordinance.


Access for MPAs other than MPAts with vulnerabilities to COVID-19

1. MPAs not in the category of MPAt and presenting vulnerabilities to COVID-19 or living under the same roof as a person presenting vulnerabilities should obtain the necessary instructions regarding their organisation of work or absence from their home institute. 
2. CERN informs the home institutes of the list of vulnerabilities in effect in the Organization.
3. The home institute informs CERN of the MPA's vulnerable person status and of its decision whether or not the person works on site.  
4. If the MPA must come to work on site then the competent CERN representative develops a protection plan with and for the MP.  This concept is verified by the HSE Unit.   
5. If the MPA refuses to come to work on site despite the protective measures in place, the home  institute will decide the consequences for the person. 

Note: Note: the vulnerability criteria in use by the Organization are according to the Swiss ordinance.


Wearing Masks

Indoor

Mandatory to wear surgical type 1 masks, provided by CERN.

Outdoor

Mandatory if 2m distance cannot be ensured. Masks should be surgical type 1, provided by CERN.

In a shared vehicle

Mandatory to wear surgical type 1 masks, provided by CERN


Hygiene measures

Gel dispensers

Available at anyone’s disposal (building entrances / all floors / catering points.

Gel bottles for individual use

Available at anyone’s disposal (CERN stores).

Shared Equipment (tools, printer, water dispenser, keyboard, key, etc)

Contact areas must be cleaned by each user before and after use.


Space occupancy

Office sharing

Office sharing shall be avoided where possible. Where office sharing cannot be avoided the relevant provisions of the COVID-19 related instructions on office workplaces apply (EDMS 2398834).

Physical meetings, gatherings, events, conferences

Physical meetings are possible in accordance with the cantonal directive (up to 15 people). Gatherings, events, conferences are not allowed.

Distance 2m - Indoor

Keep 2m distance when indoors.

Distance 2m - Outdoor

Keep 2m distance when outdoors.

Restaurants indoor - seated places

Seating places are limited and indicated with labels.

Restaurants outdoor - seated places

Seating places are limited and indicated with labels.

Number of persons outdoor

Allowed only for professional reason, according to the cantonal directive (up to 15 people). The outdoor area of the restaurant is an exception, if a dedicated protection plan exists.

Car / vehicle

Sharing should be avoided.

Lift

1 person/m2 (EDMS 2374417)


HSE Covid services

Screening testing

Stratified testing with 250 tests/week targeted to key population.
Pooled tests to extend population tested.

Covid helpline

Maintained (at maximum capacity)

Contact tracing

Maintained.

COVID news

Weekly


CERN clubs

Outside CERN (applicable to all levels)

Host States regulation apply.

At CERN - outdoor

No activities are allowed, for coherence with professional access only.

At CERN - indoor

No activities are allowed, for coherence with professional access only.


General public

Group guided tours

No group guided tours are allowed.

Permanent exhibitions (Microcosm)

Open with measures respecting measures similar to ones valid in Geneva museums and following a dedicated protocol checked by HSE.

CERN shop

Open with measures respecting measures similar to ones valid in Geneva museums and following a dedicated protocol checked by HSE.

Globe events

Allowed with measures respecting measures similar to ones valid in Geneva theatres and following a dedicated protocol checked by HSE.

On site events with public (for example, in the main auditorium, etc)

Not allowed.

Off site events (local area, abroad)

Not allowed.


Site Services

Catering

Restaurant 2 expected to re-open from end of May.

Capacity will be adapted to the number of people on site

Opening of new distribution points and extension of the opening hours

All COVID measures are maintained.