The safety concept is continuously adapted and updated.
Last Update: 23.06.2020

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

General rules:

A-Team (Hosting and Sending)

  • Observe and follow airport regulations: https://www.flughafen-zuerich.ch/de/passagiere/news/corona/corona-informationen-allgemein
    Entrance on arrival is limited due to the Social Distancing regulation. For each arriving passenger, a maximum of one pick-up person is allowed in the arrivals area.
    Our interpretation is the following: 1 AFS A-Teamer + 1 family member, they must be made aware of the applying rules before the arrival.
  • If the student’s family members don’t follow the 1-person rule, make sure that family members keep to themselves and prevent forming of groups
  • Keep your distance, if not possible: wear masks
  • Show away non family members

Selection Interview (+ Consulting)

  • Keep your distance
  • Clean + disinfect tables, chairs, door knobs and toilets
  • Let students enter in staggered order, 1.5 meters distance between each

AFS Camps 

  • Allowed to take place (from 08.06.2020)
  • Keep to hygiene measures
  • If experiencing any kind of sickness during the camp, please go home, make a test and inform the AFS office about the result as soon as possible
  • If experiencing any kind of sickness within 2 weeks after the camp, please make a test and inform the AFS office as soon as possible
  • Keep to the safety concept of your camp-house
  • Avoid any kind of activities where you get in contact with people who are not participating at the camp
  • To protect others and yourself you are welcome to wear masks which are provided by AFS
  • Please try to keep the distance of 1.5m as much as possible
  • Please clean showers, toilets and the kitchen once a day
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces regularly (tables, door knobs, light-switches and water tabs)
  • Open the windows at least 4 times a day for at least 10 minutes
  • Please use the kitchen for cooking only, it’s not a place to spend time with participants
  • Do not share your food or drinking bottles

Info events (Hosting and Sending)

  • Keep your distance (seating arrangements and chair distribution)
  • Clean + disinfect tables, chairs, door knobs and toilets
  • Whenever possible online

Home Interviews (Hosting and Sending)

  • Keep your distance, if not possible: wear masks
  • Clarify with family whether visiting is okay, if not: online video call
  • Each home interviewer can decide whether to make a physical meeting

PCP/FCP Meeting (Monthly Contact)

  • If possible outdoors (or online)
  • No need to keep an attendance list but the meeting must be recorded in Monthly Contact (this is our way to „Contact Trace“)

Chapter events and meetings (Rüümli, Stammtische, etc.)

  • Keep your distance
  • Keep an attendance list
  • If possible outdoors or online
  • Rüümli meetings shouldn’t be held in Rüümli
  • At meetings: Clean + disinfect tables, chairs, door knobs and toilets
  • At meetings: Only allow participants to enter the office in staggered order, or 1.5 metres distance between the waiting person and the seat

Trainings (A-Team, SI/SCP, FCP & PCP etc.)

  • Keep your distance
  • Clean + disinfect tables, chaires, door knobs and toilets
  • Only allow participants to enter the office in staggered order, or 1.5 metres distance between the waiting person and the seat
  • Limited number of participants: The organizers will consider the maximum number of participants that can take part in the training in order to ensure that the safety rules are followed (distance, hygiene, etc.)
  • Conduct training several times, possibly digitally

FAQ:

  • Who pays for masks and disinfectants used by vols?
    AFS Office provides them if events take place in the office => order to Customer Service to buy enough masks and disinfectants
  • How should the showering situation be handled in camps?
    Check the guidelines of the campsites and adopt their rules (available from August 2020)
  • If possible conduct same training several times with less people (check beforehand whether mixing online/physical is possible and makes sense)