Coronavirus informations

Closing of the university and implementation of the activity continuation plan from Monday 16th March, until further notice

COVID19 Information about the current situation
  1. Closing of the university to the public
  2. Pedagogical continuity via distant learning
  3. Travel instructions
  4. Instructions in case you develop flu symptoms
  5. Additional information

Closing of the university to the public


Following the announcement of the president of the French republic on thursday 12th March, and on the basis of the Ministry's directives, Université de Rennes 1 applies the following measures from Monday 16th March, until further notice



For Higher Education and Research Institutions, the implementation of the measures announced by the prime minister implies the following provisions:

  1. Activities related to onsite training activities are suspended :This concerns initial as well as continuing education, as well as university librairies, cafés, etc...
  2. Employees are to stay at home, excepted if their missions are strictly necessary for operational requirements (in scrupulous observance of the precaution gestures, and keeping a one-metrer (three feet) distance between people, and only for the strict necessity of the services


Pedagogical continuity via distant learning

In the frame of its teaching and training activities, Université de Rennes 1, as all the french Higher Education Institutions, will not host students in its premices from 16th March.

The university, from now on, sets up measures in order to ensure the pedagogical continuity. These measures aim at:

  • not penalizing students in their studies
  • maintaining the quality of its training

For students, specific conditions of pedagogical continuity online will be provided from monday, for each learning department. The SUPTICE, the university service for online pedagogical teaching, will assist teaching teams and will provide them with tools and resources in order to set up these specific provisions. 

Travel instructions

Every mission out of France are suspended, unless strictly necessary. Employees currently abroad are invited to shorten their travel as soon as possible, unless in case of absolute necessity or in case of force majeure, until further notice.


Instructions in case you develop flu symptoms

In case you develop symptoms of respiratory infection (fever or sensation of fever, cough, breathing difficulties)

  • Contact your General Practitioner and describe precisely your symptoms
  • Saty at home and avoid every contact with other people
  • Do not go to your general practitioner or to the emergency services, in order to avoid any potential contamination around you
  • If your symptoms get more serious, call the SAMU (15)



Additional information

  • A dedicated webpage frequently updated on the French government website : [FR]
  • A dedicated hotline to answer your questions about Coronavirus COVID-19, 24/7 : +33(0) 800 130 000 (free)
    Beware, this hotline is not entitled to provide medical advice, therefore if you develop symptoms of respiratory infection within the 14 days following your return from an area where the virus is actively circulating, you must call the 15.
  • A dedicated email contact for questions related to the measures taken by our university (travel advices, special procedures and organization...):


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