Coronavirus : information

Published on March 10, 2020 Updated on March 10, 2020

We have now reached step 2 in the COVID 19 epidemia crisis, the virus moving to several localised places (named « clusters »). The aim is to reduce the propagation of the virus in France. Here the measures proposed for step 1 are cancelled and new ones are proposed.

If you must go in France or abroad

STUDIES AND INTERSHIPS : STUDENTS

  • « Clusters » in France : It is recommended to follow local advice and reduce social activities and going out of the cluster unless absolutely necessary.
  • China : All mobilities are cancelled until the end of the semester.
  • Singapor & South Korea : These places are labelled « orange zones » by the Ministry : no mobilities allowed.
  • Japan & North Italy : These countries are labelled « green zones » but mobilities are postponed until further indication
  • Other countries : It is recommended to « postpone mobilities except for proven needs ». Compulsory studies and internships abroad are considered as proven needs for our students and departures don’t have to be postponed.

Staff

  • « Clusters » in France : It is recommended to follow local advice and reduce social activities and going out of the cluster unless absolutely necessary.
  • China : All mobilities are cancelled until the end of the semester.
  • Singapor & South Korea : These places are labelled « orange zones » by the Ministry : no mobilities allowed.
  • Japan & North Italy : These countries are labelled « green zones » but mobilities are postponed until further indication
  • Other countries : It is recommended to « postpone mobilities except for proven needs ». Compulsory studies and internships abroad are considered as proven needs for our students and departures don’t have to be postponed.

If you are already abroad

Please check all the local recommandations
Mobility can be maintained (particularly if it results in the validation of a diploma) as long as it conforms to the local sanitary advice. Please check all the local recommandations of the welcoming countries you are going to cross or stay at. In case of a problem, please contact the following address: coronavirus@uca.fr

If you are back from a cluster abroad

The confinement at home for 14 days is cancelled since step 2.

However, please follow the instruction :
  • wash your hand regularly
  • avoid any contacts
  • watch your fever two times a day
  • watch any symptoms related to the infection (coughing, difficulty to breathe…)
  • avoid any contact with any fragile people (pregnant woman, old people, regularly-ill people…)
  • avoid any places where fragile people are (hospitals, nursing homes, old people facilities…)
  • avoid unnecessary outings (gathering, restaurants, theaters…)
  • use disposable tissus
  • avoid smoking

In case some symptoms appear (fever ≥ 38.5°)

  • contact the SAMU Center (15), listing the symptons and any former stay in the clusters
  • do not go directly to the doctor’s or to the emergencies (not to contaminate others)
  • wear a mask only if you are ill.

Daily life in France

The requirements are the same as for the influenza: wash your hands regularly, use disposable tissus, cough in your elbow, cover your nose and mouth when you sneeze, avoid handshakes and hugs, wash regularly any items that you touch (door handles and phones) and take this opportunity to stop smoking.
Then, if you are ill (cough, fever), avoid any contacts, stay at home and wear a face mask if you meet a doctor.
 

Information

coronavirus@uca.fr

The UCA has created an email address each ingoing or outgoing student or teacher from or to a cluster can find more explanations. The members of the Coronavirus cell will answer as soon as possible.

Health Ministry

We advise you to consult regularly the « Conseil aux voyageurs » page of the Foreign Affairs website on the Ariane link:

  1. Conseils aux voyageurs diplomatie.gouv.fr/fr/conseils-aux-voyageurs
  2. Site Ariane pastel.diplomatie.gouv.fr/fildariane
  3. Ministère des Solidarités et de la Santé : solidarites-sante.gouv.fr