Last update: April 21, 2022

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, UNESCO has put in place health measures to reduce the risks of the virus spreading from and within the Organization.

The premises are sanitized regularly as is the technical equipment (headsets and microphone windshields in particular). Specific instructions are available in the buildings to remind users of the best practices to follow.

Medical service:
If you have been in contact with someone who is a potential risk case or developing symptoms, or if you have any doubts about your state of health, contact UNESCO’s Medical Service immediately, before going there: + 33 1 45 68 08 67

In addition, we thank you for scrupulously observing the following health instructions:

Barrier gestures:
• Wear a mask as soon as you enter the UNESCO grounds and change it regularly: The mask must be worn at all times and in all circumstances;

• Wash your hands regularly and use the hydroalcoholic gel made available in UNESCO spaces before entering rooms;

• Only use the headset and microphone in the seat assigned to you;

Physical distancing:
• Maintain a physical distance of at least 1.5 metres from people; avoid groups;

• In conference rooms, sit only in your assigned seat; do not change seats;

• Avoid using lifts, most of them can only accommodate one to six people at a time;

• Follow the instructions and arrangements set up in the restaurant areas;

Public movement:
• Respect the signs relating to the prevention of COVID-19 placed in the various spaces of UNESCO: For example, in meeting rooms, doors are designated for the entry and exit of participants, and the direction of movement of people in the room is indicated.

Covid Measures