Covid-19 & guidelines to follow in our schools
1.- When will the learning centres reopen?
All Swiss French School learning centres in French-speaking Switzerland will be open to the public on 8 June 2020.
2.- Will all courses and workshops be immediately available in the school?
From June 8, courses in the schools will start with a few encounters and we will gradually increase the number of classes as demand increases. All workshops will continue to be online only.
3.- I have been studying with the online method of Swiss French School for the last two months. Can I continue to learn online or do I have to come to school?
From June 8, students and anyone wishing to register for a new course will have the option of learning online, at school or both. We will offer complete flexibility.
4.- I have decided to pause my subscription during the period when the centre is closed. What do I have to do to restart my courses?
If you have not yet been contacted by your personal language consultant, we invite you to contact your most convenient center directly to reactivate your courses.
5.- Will there be specific safety and health guidelines to be respected once the schools reopen?
Yes, in order to comply with the regulations established by the OFSP, the following conditions will be applied in our learning centres:
- All our classrooms will be reorganised so that safety distances are respected.
- Our cafeteria and recreation areas will be closed.
- Our laboratory can be used under strict conditions. Ex bring your own headphones.
- The number of participants in our courses will be limited to respect safety distances (max. 3 persons teacher included).
- Each person must disinfect their hands when entering and leaving the building.
- Students and visitors may wear a mask if they wish (masks will not be provided by the school). Our teachers will be equipped with visors.
- Students must arrive on time for their class, neither too early nor too late.
- Only the teacher can open and close the door. Please do not touch the classroom door handles.
- Class materials may be touched only by the teacher.
- The coffee machine will be switched off.
- No pens, paper or other materials will be provided.
- No newspapers or books will be made available to the public.
- Please respect the ground markings for reception and keep a safe distance when meeting consultants.
VERY IMPORTANT: Anyone with any of the following illnesses or symptoms (associated with Covid-19) should not come to school.
- sore throat
- respiratory insufficiency
- fever, feeling of fever
- muscle aches
- sudden loss of smell and/or taste
- gastrointestinal symptoms
Access can be denied to anyone that shows the aforementioned symptoms.
Finally, we strongly encourage all those who are particularly vulnerable to Covid-19 to stay at home and continue their learning online.
According to the OFSP, those considered vulnerable are :
- People over 65 years of age
- Adults with any of the following conditions:
- immune weakness due to disease or treatment
- high blood pressure
- Cardiovascular diseases
- chronic respiratory diseases
- Or people with obesity class III (morbid, BMI ≥ 40 kg/m2)
If you have any questions that we have not been able to answer here, please email us and we will be happy to answer them.