Covid-19: security measures
Following the announcement made by the President of the French Republic on 31 March and by the French Prime Minister on 1 April in the National Assembly, the University will be maintaining its activities in strict compliance with safety measures.
Students from all programmes will be able to attend in-person teaching under the same conditions as in previous weeks, within the 20% limit of our total capacity and whilst respecting protective measures and the instructions provided by each constituent faculty, institute and institution.
However, the measures which were previously already in place in 19 French departments have been extended to the whole of Metropolitan France, and the national academic calendar has been modified. This has meant that we have had to make a few adjustments in order to ensure the operational continuity of our University.
Therefore, as of Saturday 3 April and for a period of 4 weeks:
- Competitive and national exams (PAS/LAS, etc.) can be held in-person, in compliance with the strict sanitary measures put in place.
- Exams that are scheduled to take place in-person will be postponed to May or will be organised remotely, according to the instructions provided by the constituent faculty, institute or institution that is responsible for the course.
- These arrangements do not apply to written tests that are held in limited size, tutorial-type groups.
- Constituent faculties, institutes and institutions may propose modifications to the academic calendar and submit them to the Governing Board.
If you have any questions, please contact the academic secretarial office of your faculty, institute or institution or by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Medical Office (staff and students) are available first by email in each location as well as doctors :
UFR Pharmacie Châtenay-Malabry
UFR DEG Sceaux
Staff and PhD students according to your place of work:
email@example.com Bâtiment 336- Dr Martine Berthier
firstname.lastname@example.org Bâtiment 640 - Dr Hervé Tournier
email@example.com Bâtiment 452- Dr Anne Brun
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 : email@example.com
Nightline (open in september) is a listening, support and information service run by students for students.
English-speaking psychologist at the Student Health Service (SUMPPS): Krinio Benfredj - firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder of the preventive measures
Strictly observe the following hygiene measures to limit the spread of the virus and the spread of the disease:
- Wash hands regularly with soap or hand sanitizer
- Cough and sneeze into your elbow
Check your temperature as soon as you have ENT signs and if in doubt, do not go to university.
- 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 (especially with regard to fragile people: hospitals, maternity wards, EHPAD, ...)
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 email@example.com.
In case of signs of respiratory infection (fever or feeling of fever, cough, difficulty breathing) :
- 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
- Limit movement to what is strictly necessary.
For frail people, each case will be assessed individually, the opinion of the usual attending physician should be sought and forwarded to the personnel department and the university's prevention physician. The infirmaries of the University remain at your disposal.
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.
Wearing a mask remains mandatory on public transport. Failure to comply with this obligation is punishable by a fine of 135 euros.
Accomodation and catering
The University’s canteens are currently providing takeaway meals at lunch and dinner for students on the following sites: Orsay vallée (les Cèdres), le plateau (“Lieu de Vie”) and Palaiseau - where you can collect your evening meal until 6pm, as well as the Sceaux and Châtenay-Malabry faculty sites - where you can collect your evening meal at the same time as your lunch before 3pm.
At the Cachan Technical Institute (IUT), takeaway meals are available from 9.50am until 2pm.
In each constituent faculty and institute, arrangements for catering services will be made whenever possible.
Please note that these services can only be maintained if sanitation protocols and 2-metre social distancing are respected. In any case, all group gatherings inside or outside buildings must be avoided. In the University’s canteens and staff restaurants, the usual protective measures must be respected: wearing of masks, social distancing, respecting ground markings, washing of hands, etc.
The CROUS social service is at your service if you need help:
- Students whose higher education institutions are located in the Yvelines (78) ou Essonne (91) departments: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Students whose higher education institutions are located in the Haut de Seine ( 92) department: email@example.com
- Students whose higher education institutions are located in the Seine et Oise ( 95) department: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Share Entraide service offers help when you can't do your shopping in isolation.
Mandatory international travel is authorised for students:
> in Europe, the Schengen area, the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan (except for Fukushima Prefecture) and China (for Chinese citizens only), depending on the conditions specified by the international relations services and the Security and Risk Prevention Service (S2PR). Students who may be vulnerable to Covid-19 and its variants or other health conditions which may put them at risk, must seek medical guidance from the University’s doctor.
> subject to the decision taken by the S2PR for requests for all other destinations.
- I have symptoms of COVID-19.
- My COVID-19 test is positive
- I'm a contact person for a COVID-19 case.
Testing campaigns for staff and students have been in place since mid-October 2020 on our campuses and have been intensified as of Monday 1 February 2021, 5 days a week on 8 sites.
You can find all of the updated information on the University’s Intranet website: https://portail.universite-paris-saclay.fr/Pages/permanences-tests-covid.aspx
Preventive and occupational health services are available in the University’s constituent faculties and institutes and University staff can contact these services via this address: email@example.com
The majority of lectures and seminars (TD) will continue to be held remotely, both for full-time academic and continuing education programmes. However, we have the possibility of allowing up to 20% of the total capacity of students from all programmes to return to campus. We also have the possibility of continuing to organise in-person practical classes (TP), physical, sporting and artistic activities (APSA) and exams.
We have likewise, the possibility to run exams on-site in exam-halls, in strict accordance with barrier measures and distancing.
Individual appointments for vocational integration, professional coaching and entrepreneurship are maintained. Appointments can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com
Courses which are given in partnership with other entities (schools or high schools) are maintained and the organisation of the classes counts on the reception terms of those entities.
Internships are maintained. If the company changes the conditions of the internship (for example having to work remotely), an amendment to the internship agreement must be drafted.
In order to go on the campus:
Students must have their exemption certificate and their student card
1) In case of problems, students can write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) French students abroad and international students: +33(0)6 11 73 99 78, email@example.com
3) PhD students: see frequently asked questions
4) The Social Service of the CROUS of Versailles, which is currently processing applications for all the campuses of the University of Paris-Saclay. Contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
5) The Student Life and Equal Opportunities Unit of the University's Department of Studies and Student Life, which has set up an emergency system of Individual Social Assistance for the University (A.S.I.U.). Contact: email@example.com
University libraries (Orsay, Châtenay-Malabry, Sceaux, Kremlin-Bicêtre) will remain open by appointment only to enable students to study or borrow/return documents. These appointments must imperatively be made online through the Affluences application the day before by 4pm at the latest. In addition to the booking confirmation and booking number that will be issued and sent to your university email address, you will need an exemption certificate and your student card. These documents are compulsory for students to be able to go to the library.
In case of large numbers of students, access will be granted in priority to students who are required to be on campus: practical work (TP), compulsory internship, etc.
Bookings will be open as of Monday 2 November. You will find more information on the university website, the library pages or by following the university libraries on Facebook or Twitter. Millions of articles, electronic books and chapters are also still available online. Training sessions provided by university libraries as well as PhD thesis submission interviews are to be organised remotely (more information via the Maison du Doctorat).
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.
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.
Resources in libraries: In order to support students and teachers, the university's libraries are mobilizing (online resources, suggestions for buying electronic books, online training...). More information on their website
Research activities within laboratories are to be pursued all the while giving priority to remote working where possible. Work within the laboratories will be authorised when specific equipment is necessary or to preserve continuity of research, including work by PhD candidates and students on internship.
For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
For all staff whose work can be done from home, remote working is strongly encouraged, insofar as the continuity of service of our university is not affected. Remote meetings should be by far the preferred option.
In order to go on the campus:
Staff must have their employers’ exemption certificate, which is delivered to them by their supervisor or unit directors for lab staff, component directors or vice-Director-Generals of Services for other component staff and directors for central services staff)
- IUT ORSAY : email@example.com
- IUT CACHAN : firstname.lastname@example.org
- IUT Sceaux : email@example.com
- UFR Pharmacie : firstname.lastname@example.org
- UFR Droit-Eco-Gestion: email@example.com
Campus d'ORSAY-BURES-GIF :
- Students : firstname.lastname@example.org Bâtiment 336
- PhD students according to your place of work:
email@example.com, Bâtiment 336, Dr Martine Berthier
firstname.lastname@example.org, Bâtiment 640, Dr Hervé Tournier
email@example.com, Bâtiment 452, Dr Anne Brun