Coronavirus : university instructions

Our country is confronted with exceptional circumstances. We are called upon by the government to apply strong and determined measures for the common good and the protection of all. Primarily, this means social distancing and respect of transmission precautions in order to combat the spread of the coronavirus to the entire French population.

All students and staff are invited to stay at home except for the staff whose presence is absolutely necessary for the maintenance of essential activities. A written authorisation will be provided by the University for this latter group.

All university sites are closed from Wednesday, 18 March. All events must be cancelled.

You may contact us at : cellule-crise.presidence@universite-paris-saclay.fr.

 

Most frequently asked questions

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Information regarding your situation:

The suspension of all face-to-face classes (lectures, practical work and tutorials) is obviously confirmed. Distance learning arrangements will be put in place to ensure pedagogical continuity.  All PhD Thesis defenses or HDR defenses are postponed.

All programme modifications or placement interruptions will be taken into account and exceptional, non-penalising measures will be applied for assessment and awarding of degrees. Additional information will be supplied by course heads and the university constituent in which a student is enrolled.

All students must contact their course manager in case of difficulties (financial, access to resources, internship conditions, ...) and/or the management of the UFR, the IUT, the school where they are registere

Contact

1)    In case of problems, students can write to cellule-crise.presidence@universite-paris-saclay.fr.
2)    French students abroad and international students: +33(0)6 11 73 99 78
3)    PhD students: see frequently asked questions

 

The suspension of all face-to-face classes (lectures, practical work and tutorials) is obviously confirmed. Distance learning arrangements will be put in place to ensure pedagogical continuity.  All PhD Thesis defenses or HDR defenses are postponed.

All programme modifications or placement interruptions will be taken into account and exceptional, non-penalising measures will be applied for assessment and awarding of degrees. Additional information will be supplied by course heads and the university constituent in which a student is enrolled.

At all levels, it is our responsibility to maintain contact with all our students, to identify students who are isolated, lacking the material means to connect to the internet, or any other problematic case. The priority is to maintain the human link with all our students.
All students must contact their course manager in case of difficulties (financial, access to resources, internship conditions, ...) and/or the management of the UFR, the IUT, the school where they are registered.

Contact : cellule-crise.presidence@universite-paris-saclay.fr

Resources

To facilitate the use of online pedagogical tools and platforms, the faculties and institutions and associate-member universities set up referents or support units for teachers in conjunction with the UPSaclay's Pedagogical Innovation Department.

Frequently asked questions (in french)

PERSAY website (in french)

Resources in libraries: more information on their website

In view of the situation, the classroom training sessions, scheduled until April 20th, have all been cancelled. They will be postponed to later dates. We will keep you informed of the new dates. However, we have brought forward the dates and scheduled new training courses that you can follow online from your confining area : https://www.adum.fr/psaclay/formations

We urgently need to identify those whose employment contract or scholarship is due to end in the coming weeks (by end of April), who are currently self-isolated in France and may need an extension or financial assistance, in order to seek solutions quickly and with an overview, together with laboratories, employers etc.. Thank you to those concerned to report here as soon as possible on our online webform.

A channel on SLACK, dedicated to PhD candidates and supervisors, has been opened for you to ask questions. Don't hesitate to log in, get information and exchange with other PhD candidates.

  • Taking these considerations into account, the Université Paris-Saclay, at the highest possible level, insists upon teleworking. As of now, and until further notice, the only staff members authorised to work on-site are those whose duties are considered necessary for the essential functioning of the University. This rule concerns specifically administrative payroll duties and those research activities on-site for which an interruption would lead to a significant loss of essential scientific data or which would be particularly complex or difficult to reorganise. These latter cases will require the express authorisation of the laboratory director.

 

To international students now present on Université Paris-Saclay campus (see instructions following this link)

All university-related travel is prohibited and in particular for :

- reception of new students including those from the European Union.
- all work trips for staff including to the EU
- reception of new administrative personnel, researchers or lecturers, including from the EU
- all outbound student mobility including to the EU

NB:  Only international students, should they wish to return to their university or country of origin may leave and that under their own responsibility.

Because of the force majeure principal, the interruption of studies or of one’s international placement, exceptional and non-penalising measures will be taken for assessment and awarding of degrees to students. Further information will be transmitted by course managers and the different university constituents.

For the Faculty of Medicine at Kremlin Bicêtre there will be specific instructions issued by the Faculty in accordance with the health emergency engagement programme.

Contact for international students and UPSaclay students abroad : +33(0)6 11 73 99 78 »

Note: During the lockdown, the sous-préfecture of Palaiseau is also closed. You can find detailed information following this link

 

 

Medical office

The Medical Office is closed, for any question :

- If you are student, please send your mail adress and your phone number at medecine.preventive@universite-paris-saclay.fr
- If you are employed by the University, please send your mail adress and your phone number at service.medical452@universite-paris-saclay.fr

We will contact you very soon

Dietician

 

Taking care of one's health requires also a balanced diet adapted to this particular period. You may contact a dietician from the medical office of the university (free service). Contact : perrine.repecaud@universite-paris-saclay.fr.

 

Tobacco
A tobaccologist from the medical service is also available to listen to you and can provide teleconsultations for questions related to tobacco or cannabis use. Contact : fabrice.cheruel@universite-paris-saclay.fr

Nightline

Nightline is a listening, support and information service run by students for students. 

 

Reminder of the preventive measures

  • Wash hands regularly with soap or hand sanitizer
  • Cough and sneeze into your elbow
  • Use disposable tissues 
  • Do not shake hands to greet people and keep your distance as much as possible, with at least 1 metre between people

All of these measures as well as national guidelines regarding travel, will be updated regularly on this University’s website

You can contact the general practitioners of the University Paris-Saclay and the security defense  officer at info-covid19@universite-paris-saclay.fr.

If you are sick :

  • Wear a face mask
  • Stay at home
  • Avoid contact with your relatives
  • Contact the SAMU (line 15 on your phone) only if you have trouble breathing, otherwise contact a local doctor if you have headache or fever.

In addition, you can find information on the following sites:
• Government website: https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus
• Travel advice from the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs: https://www.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs/conseils-par-pays-destination/
• WHO FAQ: https://www.who.int/fr/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Finally, for the general public:
• A free number (0 800 130 000) has been set up by the Ministry of Solidarity and Health, open 24/7. However, this telephone platform is not authorized to provide medical advice that is insured by the SAMU emergency centres.

These instructions may change depending on the situation.

The CROUS encourages all students to return to their homes if possible but will keep the student accommodation open for those unable to do so. For those who have stayed in their student accommodation, you can find information here.

The university restaurants are closed

You may contact the Crisis Unit at all times at the following address:

cellule-crise.presidence@universite-paris-saclay.fr

For the Faculty of Medicine at Kremlin Bicêtre there will be specific instructions issued by the Faculty in accordance with the health emergency engagement programme.

You can follow our recommendations at any time on the Intranet: https://portail.universite-paris-saclay.fr/Pages/alerte.aspx

and on the Internet: https://www.universite-paris-saclay.fr/actualites/informations-coronavirus

Collectively and individually, alongside our partners, taking our rightful place in society with you, the University is committed to confronting these exceptional circumstances and to overcoming these challenges.

 

if you really have no choice but move around in your neighbourhood, you will now have to fill, and show to local authorities upon request, a derogatory short trip certificate each time you go out :

Provided with this certificate, short trips are tolerated for the following reasons:

- Trip between the house and place of exercise of occupation, when they are vital to your occupation and that you are not able to work from home (by permanent certificate) or business trips that could not be adjourned. This applies to professionals only, not to students, so please disregard this option.
- Trips for basic needs shopping in authorized places (list on gouvernement.fr).
- Trips for health related reasons.
- Trips for urgent family matters, to assist vulnerable people, or take care of (own) children.
- Short trips close to your house, for personal, individual physical exercise, excluding all collective sport sessions, or to walk your dog.

Please fill and print out the form each time you need it. If you are not able to print it out, please just copy by hand the generic sentence relevant to your situation on a free piece of paper, together with your details, and sign it. Do not forget to carry your ID and/or Passport when heading out. Failing to provide this certificate may result in a fine to pay (standard €38, and up to €135).