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Safely delivering face-to-face programs

We're taking every step to ensure that anyone who visits or participates in activities on our campus feels safe and comfortable.
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We take pride in hosting you and providing a safe environment that enables you to focus your energy and attention on learning.

What you need to know

Course entry requirements

To ensure a rich pedagogical environment in which we all feel safe and comfortable, we require all staff, faculty and participants who come on campus to have a valid COVID certificate (either proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID).


We've rearranged our campus and classrooms

Spacing in auditoriums 

As every participant on campus meets our strict COVID requirements, the restrictions and limitations have been lifted. In line with Swiss authorities' instructions, we have expanded the capacity of our rooms.  

Spacing in auditoriums
Enhanced ventilation

At IMD, we give special consideration to increased ventilation when occupancy is high. We ensure proper ventilation with outside air, while maximising air conditioning.


Enhanced ventilation
Mandatory COVID certificate for participants

We aim to create an optimal learning environment, and therefore we will require all guests and participants attending our on-campus programs to provide a COVID certificate based on vaccination or recovery valid for the duration of the activities on campus. 

Read our FAQ for more information about certifications 

Mandatory COVID certificate for participants
In the classroom

IMD will continue to apply protocols that aim to safeguard to the fullest possibility the health and wellbeing of both participants and the community at large, in compliance with Swiss Federal guidelines.

In public spaces (e.g. hallways, lunch line in the restaurant), masks must still be worn.

In the classroom

The health and safety of our participants remains a high priority for us. We work closely with the cantonal and federal authorities to ensure that we can continue delivering pedagogically rich executive learning on campus.  We ensure that if you arrive in good health, you leave in good health. Since June 2020, our health protocols have allowed us to continue to deliver many of our programs face-to-face.

The restrictions imposed by the COVID pandemic are constantly changing and we understand that this may affect your learning journey with us. Should you need to cancel or postpone your participation in one of our face-to-face programs, we encourage you to get in touch with your Program Advisor as soon as possible so we can help you find the best alternative.

Should you test positive, you will be required to self-isolate. Participation in our programs can, in the majority of cases, be adapted to enable you to continue your learning journey with technology-mediated attendance.

IMD has closely monitored the evolution of the COVID pandemic since its inception and will continue to do so. Should you not hear from us, this means there are no changes to your program and all activities will be carried out as scheduled. In case of any doubts feel free to reach out to your Program Advisor.

For our on campus programs, we have designed health and safety procedures that ensure an optimal learning environment. In order to allow participants to be mask free in class rooms, mandatory vaccination or proof of recovery as well as frequent testing is required and applied.

The validity period varies according to whether your COVID certificate documents a vaccination, recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test. The validity may be adjusted on the basis of new scientific data.

Important: The following information is valid in Switzerland. Other countries may specify different periods of validity.

For people who have been vaccinated or recovered from COVID

270 days from when the last vaccine dose was administered or from the date of the test result. More information is available from the Swiss authorities.

For people who have tested negative

PCR test: 72 hours from when the sample was taken

Rapid antigen test: 48 hours from when the sample was taken

A digital COVID certificate (the EU Digital COVID Certificate) is also being introduced by the EU and other EFTA states. Switzerland’s COVID certificate is interoperable with the EU’s; they are mutually recognised.

The “EU digital COVID Certificate” is designed to facilitate safe travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been in use since 1 July 2021. States have a six-week transitional period to introduce the certificate. Individual states will decide how the certificate can be used. For this reason you should inform yourself about the entry requirements of the country you are travelling to.

Fully vaccinated is considered to be satisfying the 2-dose or other “fully vaccinated” requirements for the specific vaccine. IMD will accept certifications of full vaccination for vaccines authorized in Switzerland / EU or recognised by the World Health Organization. Download the latest WHO list (PDF).

All lists of approved vaccines are evolving. IMD will continue to monitor this list and will update accordingly.

Medical certification of natural immunity from recovery will be accepted as long as the participant contracted COVID and recovered no more than 6-months prior to the program start date.

However, please contact your program coordinator as we will examine all situations on a case by case basis.

Please contact your respective client sales team or program director to discuss your concerns and, if necessary, make alternative arrangements.

If you do not have a personal contact, please fill in the contact form below. 

According to the World Health Organization, the main symptoms of COVID-19 include a persistent cough, fever and difficulty in breathing.

Any participant or staff member who has difficulty in breathing, a cough or a fever whilst on campus should report immediately to the infirmary at the Maersk McKinney Moller Center, where the individual will be isolated and the health authorities will be informed accordingly. 

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