Covid-19 : latest information

Considering evolving government recommendations regarding Covid-19, UBFC is closed until further notice. All administrative services will answer your requests by email to the extent possible.

In this time of health crisis, you probably have questions related to how the context of the coronavirus (COVID-19) may potentially affect admissions to UBFC for the academic year 2020-2021.

Be reassured: there is no impact on the processing and review of applications. The admissions process remains unchanged and the timeline remains, for now, on schedule.

We hope that you and your family remain safe and healthy.

On March 16th 2020, in order to limit the spread of the virus, the President of the Republic decided to take measures to reduce contacts and travel to the strictest minimum.
A containment system was put in place throughout the country from March 17th at 12:00 (noon), until May 11th. Travel is prohibited except in the following cases and, subject to possession of a duly completed certificate:
 
· To move from home to work when working from home is not possible;
· To make essential purchases in authorized local shops;
· To go to a health professional when remote consultation is not possible;
· To travel to take care of your children or to help vulnerable people, under the strict condition of respecting barrier gestures;
· Exercise only on an individual basis for one-hour maximum, around the home (1 km maximum) and without any gathering (except exercising with people living with you), or for pets needs;
· Judicial or administrative summon;
· Participation in missions of general interest at the request of the administrative authority.
 
You can print the certificate or write it yourself or complete it online and have it on your phone here : https://media.interieur.gouv.fr/deplacement-covid-19/
· The strictest lockdown will continue until May 11th;
· Creches, primary schools, middle schools and high schools will progressively reopen starting on May 11th;
· There will be no classes in universities before the summer. The government will get back to us regarding the « good organisation that will be necessary, particularly for exams and competitive exams »;
· The most vulnerable people should continue the lockdown after May 11th (elderly people, people with severe disabilities and people with chronic diseases);
· The president wants to restart the industry, shops and services. Nevertheless, there are exceptions : cafes, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, theatres and museums. Places welcoming people will remain closed after May 11th;
· After May 11th, France will be able to test all people with symptoms and all will be able to find a mask.

> Can I shop at the supermarket or the grocery store?

Supermarkets and grocery stores remain open. Their supply of food and basic necessities will be guaranteed in the days and weeks to come. There is therefore no risk of rationing and preventive overconsumption must be avoided.

 

> I am a student, can I go to class?

No, my establishment is closed since March 16. I consult the information sent to me by my teachers on a daily basis. I continue my studies using the tools and digital supports available.

 

> Can I have a meal delivered?

Yes, take-away and delivery activities are maintained in restaurants and drinking establishments, with the recommendation to avoid contacts. However, restaurants have closed their doors for customers on March 15, as did bars, cafes and nightclubs, until further notice.

 

> Can I go to a movie or a match, go to the swimming pool?

No, cinemas and swimming pools are closed and cultural and sporting events have been cancelled. Museums, theatres, opera houses and sports halls are also closed.

 

> Can I use public transportation?

Yes, only within the framework of travel authorised by article 1 of the decree of March 16 regulating travel during the fight against the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and on condition of carrying duly completed certificate of derogatory travel.

 

> Can I throw a party?

No, I can’t go to a party or invite people in my home, except my household.

 

> Can I go out for some fresh air?

Yes, exercise only on an individual basis for one-hour maximum, around the home (1 km maximum) and without any gathering (except exercising with people living with you), or for pets needs.

 

> Are outdoor physical activities allowed?

Outings that are essential for the children well-being and individual physical activity are allowed near the home, respecting barrier gestures and avoiding any gathering.

 

> Can I go out with my dog?

Yes, to satisfy his needs or for a veterinary appointment.

 

> Can I go to a health professional?

Like pharmacies, medical offices will remain open, but beware: people who are experiencing Coronavirus symptoms are asked not to go to their local doctor’s office.