Wear your mask
Respect social distancing
Avoid physical contact
Wash your hands
Clean as you go
Download contact tracing app
Last updated: 28 June 2021
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.
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.
Cleanliness on Campus
Hand sanitiser and disinfectant are 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 amphitheatres.
The frequency of cleaning has been increased. Indoor air quality has been enhanced with regular disinfection as well as regular cleaning and replacement of filters. Adjustments have also been made to increase the amount of fresh air in-take.
Safety Measures for Coffee Breaks
Individuals will be expected and required to take responsibility to adhere to social distancing directions and guidelines in dining and coffee break areas. We urge people to avoid peak times.
Safety Measures in Restaurants
Social distancing markers are in place throughout our campuses/locations.
Safety Measures in Amphitheatres
Frequently Asked Questions
- Download and activate the TousAntiCovid app.
- If you are not fully vaccinated, it is highly recommended to carry out a RT-PCR test before coming on campus. The test must be taken preferably less than 72 hours (but never more than 96 hours) prior to accessing campus. Go to insead.synlab.fr to book yours.
- Please refer to this French Government website to verify the travel requirements before you arrive in France.
- Please also read the INSEAD Safety Guidelines.
- For any questions, you can contact [email protected]
Download and activate the ALHOSN App.
Prior to the start of each programme or before coming on campus with a valid reason, you must have a negative, recent COVID-19 test. Note: The test must be taken preferably less than 72 hours (but never more than 96 hours) prior to accessing the campus.
Before accessing campus, you must go through a temperature screening camera at the lobby of the building .
You must also ensure:
- You have not been in contact with confirmed infected cases.
- You have not returned from traveling for 10 days or less, except if travelling from a "green" country.
- You are not suffering from a Medical Condition: Medical Conditions include immunodeficiency, respiratory diseases (including but not limited to asthma), kidney or heart issues, or any other chronic diseases, including but not limited to high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, and chronic inflammation.
- Following the guidelines of the UAE authorities, anyone who has COVID-19 symptoms is required not to come to campus and must consult a medical doctor asap, undergo a test and remain in quarantine awaiting the result of the test.
- The same guidelines stipulate that anyone who starts having COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, must immediately leave the campus while wearing a surgical mask and avoid public transport to go home. The person is also obliged to consult a medical doctor right away, preferably via teleconsultation.
Please strictly adhere to the guidelines and measures provided by the INSEAD Crisis Management Team.
Whether on or off-campus, you should:
- Respect safe distancing
- Avoid gatherings
- Wear a mask
- Wash or sanitise hands frequently
- Download and activate government-provided contact tracing apps
Yes, it is mandatory to wear a mask at all INSEAD locations. You may remove your mask when eating or drinking, but please put it back on straight after.
You do not need to wear your mask when outdoors on the Europe Campus, except for in certain cases, such as at gatherings or in queues. Employees may remove their mask when alone in their office.
- Is the law in all the countries where INSEAD campuses are located.
- Is mandatory on all INSEAD campuses.
- Reduces viral transmission.
- Prevents asymptomatic spread.
- Is a true act of altruism.
- Makes you look more attractive!
- Is another way to show your INSEAD spirit!
Please speak up if you witness someone behaving in a way that makes you feel uncomfortable. We understand that doing so may be difficult or awkward. This handy guide provides dos and don’ts to help you navigate the etiquette of COVID-19.
- Testing can take place only by appointment. There are strictly no walk-ins.
- Plan ahead. Book your appointment up to 12 hours in advance at insead.synlab.fr using your @insead.edu e-mail address. If no slots are available, you will need to book for another day.
- Only book an appointment if you know you can make it. It is a matter of courtesy and respect.
- Rescheduling of appointments is not possible. Please stick to the time of your appointment or cancel if you cannot make it.
- Make only one appointment per week, unless instructed otherwise.
- If you are identified as a positive case or close contact, stick to the testing schedule given to you by the Crisis Management Team case officers. Going for a test sooner than instructed will not shorten your isolation period. Refer to these flow charts for a reminder of the protocol.
- If you or one of your family members tests positive start isolating immediately, there is no need to wait for an email from INSEAD. Please also collect the names of your close contacts during the seven days prior to your positive test, noting when you were last in contact with them.
- If you are not fully vaccinated, it is highly recommended to carry out a RT-PCR test before coming on the Europe Campus. The test must be taken preferably less than 72 hours (but never more than 96 hours) prior to accessing campus.
- Testing prior to coming to the Asia Campus is not required unless prescribed by a doctor or mandated by the government.
- Testing prior to coming to the Middle East Campus is required every two weeks.
You can get tested on our Europe Campus. You can book your slot at insead.synlab.fr and can expect results within 24 hours.
Please note that the last day for RT-PCR testing at the INSEAD-Sorbonne Behavioural Lab in Paris was Tuesday, 13 April 2021. After this date testing at this location will be suspended until further notice. Our Paris community may continue to get tested at other Synlab locations in Paris and can expect results within 24 hours. Go to paris.synlab.fr to book an appointment at the Gare de Nord and Necker labs.
I am making my appointment through the Synlab app but the times don’t correspond to the stated testing times for INSEAD. What should I do?
Please note the times shown in the application will be based on the timezone setting of your phone, and not necessarily in CET. Please double check with a tool such as https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/.
Please note that the last day for RT-PCR testing at the INSEAD-Sorbonne Behavioural Lab in Paris was Tuesday, 13 April 2021. After this date, testing at this location will be suspended until further notice.
In place, our Paris community may get tested at Synlab locations in Paris and can expect results within 24 hours. Go to paris.synlab.fr to book an appointment at the Gare de Nord and Necker labs.
Testing is not available on the Middle East Campus. However, a COVID-19 test can be arranged at any of the SEHA centres.
There are three medical labs in Fontainebleau / Avon where it is possible to take the RT-PCR test:
- LBM Medibiolab Fontainebleau, 8 rue Richelieu, 77300 Fontainebleau
- Hopital de Fontainebleau, 55 Bd du Maréchal Joffre, 77300 Fontainebleau
- LBM Medibiolab Avon, Centre Commercial la Butte Monceau, 77210 Avon
To find another testing lab, you may visit the Agence Régionale de la Santé website for your region. For Ile de France, go to: https://www.iledefrance.ars.sante.fr/vaccination-contre-la-covid-19-en-centre-de-vaccination
Alternatively, you may go to a Synlab facility worldwide, though the cost of the test is only covered by the French Social Security in France: https://www.synlab.com/lablocator
The test must be taken preferably less than 72 hours (but never more than 96 hours) prior to accessing the campus.
The lab will provide the test result via SMS and /or email in 95% of the cases within 24 hours, but at the latest in 48 hours to the individual tested on their individualised Synlab portal, to the doctor indicated on the consent form and to SI-DEP, the central COVID-19 test database of the French government. Based on the test result, the lab will also provide each individual with a certificate indicating whether such individual may study/work on campus. Such a certificate, available on an individualised Synlab portal, will not indicate whether the test is negative or positive.
You will also receive the PCR test results from SI-DEP directly.
In order to upload the results in the #TousAntiCovid app (Health Pass), follow the instructions in the SI-DEP message. You must scan the QR code indicated on the SI-DEP certificate (not the one indicated on the Synlab Certificate).
If the result is negative, no action is required, you can access campus.
If the result is positive, self-isolate immediately and await further instructions from the health authorities.
If you receive a positive test, you must isolate straight away and not come on campus. You will be contacted by health authorities and informed of next steps including instructions for your isolation, tracing and informing your close contacts.
If you are in France, according to French regulations, the test result must also be shared by the lab with the SIDEP database. This is a secure platform, where all COVID-19 test results are recorded to ensure that all positive cases are contact traced by the French health care system. The French medical authorities will also initiate the contact tracing for this individual in 48 hours.
If you are in another country, please follow the guidelines of the country you are in, do not come to and INSEAD Campus with a positive test result.
We welcome family member of INSEAD employees, students and participants who need to be tested to complete their testing at the Europe Campus.
No, the family member will be contacted by the health authorities.
Please avoid booking an appointment if you are not sure you can make it. If it turns out that you cannot make your scheduled appointment, please refer to the confirmation email you received from Synlab and click the provided link to cancel your appointment.
Please do not take a test more than once a week, unless specifically requested.
Please avoid booking an appointment if you are not sure you can make it. It is not possible to reschedule your appointment. Please refer to the confirmation email you received from Synlab and click the provided link to cancel your appointment. You will then need to make a new appointment at insead.synlab.fr.
Please do not take a test more than once a week, unless specifically requested.
Please send an email to [email protected].
The ARS is the Agence Regionale de Santé, the French health authority. Synlab is obliged by law to communicate directly with the ARS if someone tests positive in order to track and trace their close contacts
I have had Covid-19 before, do I still need to do the RT-PCR test before coming on the Europe and Middle East Campuses?
Yes, you still need a negative RT-PCR test before coming on the Middle East Campus.
I have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, do I still need to test before going on the Europe or Middle East Campus?
Please send your vaccination certificate to [email protected] to benefit from a six-month pass without having to do regular PCR testing to access the Middle East Campus.
Fitness Centre, Accommodation and Transport
In line with new measures that came into effect in France on 9 June 2021, from 14 June the Fitness Centre on our Europe campus is open as follows:
- Only a limited number of people may access the Fitness Centre and signing-up is required. Workouts cannot exceed 45 minutes
- Please vacate the area at the end of your workout to allow the staff to disinfect the equipment and air the room
- The Fitness Centre changing areas and showers are closed. Squash players, forest runners and users of the municipal football and rugby pitches should make alternative arrangements to dress and shower
- Only individual workouts are permitted. Group classes are not currently possible
- Only current INSEAD students, participants and employees may access the Fitness Centre at the present time. Employee family members and retirees cannot access at the present time
On the Asia Campus the centre will reopen from 21 June 2021. We will share further details about this here soon.
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.
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.