What you need to know for summer 2021...

These answers are based on the health and safety guidelines currently valid in Switzerland. Final measures will be decided before camp starts, depending on the current situation in our country and abroad.

A comprehensive summary of the current situation and measures still in place published by the Swiss government can be found by clicking here (link to Coronavirus: Measures and ordinances from the FOPH).

The latest decisions by the Federal Council applicable from 19 April 2021 onwards are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The full announcement can be read here.

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HAS ANYTHING CHANGED IN THE PROGRAMME? WILL ALL THE ACTIVITIES TAKE PLACE?

We hope to keep all of the proposed activities, although of course, this will depend on the measures applicable at the time of the camp.

Should there be any changes to the programme enrolled families will be informed via e-mail.

WHAT ABOUT OFF-CAMPUS EXCURSIONS AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES?

We will prioritise outdoor excursions, taking advantage of the mountains and everything Mother Nature offers us in Switzerland. Other activities will be planned if the safety regulations in the country are respected.

The weekend programme will continue to be an opportunity to break the rhythm of the camp, giving the children the opportunity to strengthen the friendships that they start during their morning Academy or during their afternoon activities.

WILL VISITS TO THE CAMP BE ALLOWED?

During summer 2021 visits on campus and weekend leave may be restricted. This drastic measure is being considered as part of our efforts to ensure the students’ safety and health during their time with us. This will depend on restrictions applicable in Switzerland during the camp. The week of 21 June families will receive a draft version of the measures that will be applied in July and August. The measures will be updated according to the directives given by the authorities and the national context as often as necessary.

WILL WE BE ALLOWED TO ENTER SWITZERLAND IF WE'RE TRAVELLING FROM ABROAD? WHAT ABOUT QUARANTINE?

In order to familiarise yourself with the most up-to-date information, please visit this page from the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH (this includes special rules applicable, details about the entry form, negative test result requirement, quarantine rules and exemptions). The FOPH list of risk countries for which a mandatory quarantine upon entry to Switzerland is applicable can be found here.

In addition, the State Secretariat for Migration SEM has additional travel restrictions in place. You can read more about these rules here.

If you have any additional questions, it’s best to reach out directly to the Swiss authority representative in your country. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA has a comprehensive list: Directory of the official Swiss representations abroad(PDF, 1.2MB, English)

DO CHILDREN HAVE TO PASS A COVID-19 TEST UPON ARRIVAL?

The week of 21 June families will receive a draft version of the measures that will be applied in July and August. The measures will be updated according to the directives given by the authorities and the national context as often as necessary.

WILL PARTICIPANTS AND STAFF WEAR MASKS THROUGHOUT THE CAMP?

During summer 2021 in the likely event that medical masks are required to be worn by the students, these will be provided at no additional cost to the family. Final measures will be communicated to families before the start of the camp.

IF A STUDENT PRESENTS SYMPTOMS, OR TESTS POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, WILL THEY BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THEIR QUARANTINE AT THE CAMP?

Should a student test positive for the virus, they will be placed in quarantine along with any students and teachers who have been in close contact. The steps undertaken afterwards will be decided by the Office of the Cantonal Doctor, who is the maximal authority on the subject.

Entering Switzerland

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, there are special rules for people entering Switzerland. Depending on the type of travel, you might have to fill out an entry form, show proof of a negative test and/or go into quarantine.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Visit this page from the Federal Office of Public Health FOPH to learn more about the special rules applicable, details about the entry form, negative test result requirement, quarantine rules and exemptions.

The FOPH list of risk countries can be found here.

In addition, the State Secretariat for Migration SEM has additional travel restrictions in place. You can read more about these rules here.

Should you have additional questions, please schedule a time to speak with Mr Felipe Laurent, Director of Admissions clicking here.

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