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Clean as you go
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Last updated: 8 October 2020
The health, safety and wellbeing of our community remains our top priority as we bring people back together on our campuses. We are calling on our community members to renew their commitment to each other and act together as One INSEAD to secure everyone’s safety.
Our Four Pillars Approach
Using these four pillars, we have developed measures to safeguard the health of our community. We will continuously review and re-evaluate our approach with the best and most effective prevention practices as new information and developments emerge.
FAQs for our participants
We are committed to providing a safe environment for our community by adhering to and often going above and beyond local government regulations. We also have the flexibility to close our campuses and move activities online should the crisis escalate again.
Arrival on campus
We have reduced the number of entry points to one on our Asia Campus and San Francisco Hub and one per building on our Europe Campus. The building where our Middle East Campus is located has reduced the number of entrances to one at ground-floor level.
Our Asia Campus is equipped with a SafeEntry kiosk to register visitors and measure temperatures.
Temperature screenings are also in place at the entrance to our Middle East Campus building and on a voluntary basis at our San Francisco Hub.
Masks are mandatory to enter any of our campuses or locations and must be worn at all times – whether indoors or outdoors. The only exception is when sitting at the restaurant or – for the Europe Campus only – when in your private office, in which meetings cannot take place. We will provide all employees and Degree Programme students with a welcome kit on your return to campus, which will contain four reusable masks.
Social distancing is in place on all campuses/locations and is clearly marked throughout.
One-way systems are in place for safe circulation.
The capacity of the Prayer Room on our Middle East Campus has been reduced to 30%. Users must bring their own prayer mat. The ablution area and prayer room will be sterilised after use.
Hand sanitiser and disinfectant is available throughout our campuses/locations to ensure everyone plays their part in maintaining a clean and hygienic learning and working environment. This ranges from hand sanitiser dispensers to disinfectant wipes in meeting rooms and amphis.
The frequency of cleaning has been increased.
Air conditioning systems have been disinfected and filters are regularly cleaned or replaced. Adjustments have also been made to increase the amount of fresh air in-take.
Social distancing is promoted in dining and coffee break areas.
On the Europe and Asia Campus takeaway is available and the restaurant has reduced capacity and food options.
There are no coffee break deliveries in meeting rooms and offices.
Buffet meals are replaced with served pre-packed meals depending on requirements.
Students/participants and employees are encouraged to use their own cups and water bottles. This also supports our #SDGsmart commitment.
The Fitness Centres on our Europe and Asia Campuses are open with restrictions in place.
On the Asia Campus, a booking system will be available. We will share further details about this here soon.
On our Europe Campus, group classes are suspended until further notice. A limited number of members may access and use the gym equipment at any one time. The changing areas and showers are closed. Forest runners and users of the municipal football and rugby pitches should make alternative arrangements to dress and shower.
Increased cleaning is in place in the Fitness Centres on both campuses.
INSEAD Hotels on our Europe Campus and INSEAD Residences on our Asia Campus cannot accept guests at this time. Our booking agents can support our community with alternative options.
If you are taking a taxi to our Europe Campus please take note of the following, as per local government guidelines:
- There may be a maximum two passengers per car, excluding the driver, with no front passenger.
- Masks are obligatory for the passengers and the driver.
- If the car is fitted with a partition wall, the driver is exempt from wearing a mask.
- Hand sanitiser is available in cars.
- The car will be ventilated and disinfected after each customer.
Employees handling deliveries wear PPE to receive parcels, mail, and other deliveries.
Personal packages should not be delivered to campus.
Food deliveries are not accepted
Teleworking is to remain the norm for the majority of staff until at least end of October in line with government regulations/advice and to ensure low campus density. Only those who need to be on site to carry out their work should go to campus. We will continue to keep our faculty and staff informed as the situation develops.
Please strictly adhere to the guidelines and measures provided by the INSEAD Crisis Management Team.
Whether on or off-campus, you should:
- Wear a mask
- Observe safe distancing
- Limit to small gatherings of five people or less
- Practice good hygiene
- Download and activate a contact tracing app and keep a contact log
Click here for three flow charts which outline the steps to take in case you have symptoms, have been a close contact, or are a positive case.
Stay isolated = you should remain in your place of residence as much as possible, minimise having visitors and maintain good records of persons with whom you have come into close contact. You may leave your residences for daily necessities or to attend important matters, but you should minimise time spent in public spaces and contact with others, particularly the vulnerable.
Stay home = This is stricter than to "stay isolated". You should remain in your place of residence at all times, and should not invite visitors to your residence.
Close contacts are anyone within the past seven days who:
- you have shared a kitchen, bathroom or living room with
- has sat within two metres of you at a lecture
- you have had a face to face conversation lasting longer than 15 minutes
- anyone you have met and interacted with at a party, event, meeting, lunch/dinner date, gathering or otherwise, including during team sports (rugby, basketball)
- is indicated as a “close contact” based on the applicable contact tracing app (varies by country)
Yes, it is mandatory to wear a mask at all times on any of our campuses, whether indoors or outdoors and even if you are alone. The only exception is when eating or drinking.
By covering your mouth and nose, with no gaps on the sides.
Yes, you should handle your mask by the straps.
What will be the maximum number of participants by programme?
The number of participants welcomed on programmes has been adjusted and limited to respect one metre social distancing measures and to account for different learning spaces i.e. flatrooms or amphitheatres. At the same time, we will ensure social distancing measures are in place in breakout rooms.
Will programmes still use breakout rooms for group work?
Breakout rooms will be used for programmes where group work is required. Typical six and eight-seater capacity rooms will accommodate five and six people, respectively, as well as a coach (where coaching forms part of the programme).
Discover our Online Programmes
Mirroring the diversity and dynamism found in a typical INSEAD classroom, our online programmes provide a rich learning experience focused on maximising business impact.
Working with a learning coach throughout the programme, you will also practise applying your learning to your own context by working on Action Learning Projects (ALPs), to build a concrete action plan aligned with your organisation and your personal learning objectives.
Our Online Programmes can cater to groups and multiple teams coming from the same organisation - helping you to leverage further the group learning outcome.