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Measures to keep our community safe


Our priority is the health and safety of all who study and work at IESE. We have a comprehensive action plan in place to minimize the risk of contagion on our campuses and to respond effectively to possible cases. With these measures, we feel safe.

Before coming to campus

We look forward to welcoming you on campus! Your exact steps for accessing campus will vary depending on your situation:

Have symptoms? Stay home.

We’d love to see you on campus. But if you think you may have COVID-19 symptoms, remain at home and contact your program director or supervisor. You’ll be able to continue working or studying online.

On campus

It’s up to all of us to limit the spread of the virus. You’ll find signage all around campus to remind you of occupancy levels, where to circulate and how to stay safe. On campus you'll have to:

Present your QR code

Every time you enter campus.

Monitor your temperature

Temperature control cameras at campus entrances and parking garages will take your temperature.

Wear a mask

When you’re inside. Outside, it’s optional if you’re 1.5 meters apart.

Maintain distance

Of 1.5 meters whenever possible.

Wash your hands frequently

And follow other public health guidelines.

Safe classrooms

To help keep our campus and classrooms safe for face-to-face learning, we’ve:

·Implemented rigorous cleaning and disinfection protocols, including advanced air purification systems.

·Organized students and participants into small stable groups in most programs, to minimize risk and facilitate contact tracing.

·Established seating arrangements and implemented other measures to ensure distances at all times.

·Invested in state-of-the-art hybrid classrooms with cameras and screens, so that anyone who is unable to make it to campus can still enjoy the full classroom experience.

Responding effectively.

We have a detailed action plan to follow for possible, probable and confirmed cases of COVID-19 among the IESE community.

Read the full protocol

COVID-19 response leaders

Our plans have been created in collaboration with the Clínica of the University of Navarra and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.

Frequently Asked Questions

We’re requiring everyone fill out a health questionnaire, which will produce a QR code that must be presented to access campus. You’ll only have to fill out the questionnaire once if you’ve been vaccinated or had COVID-19. If not, you’ll have to get tested the first time you come to campus, and on a regular basis after that, as well as fill out the questionnaire every time you come to campus.

In addition, you’ll go through temperature screening every time you enter campus. Face masks and social distancing are obligatory, and we’ve adapted all our spaces to help keep people safe. We’ve also implemented thorough cleaning protocols.

To return to campus, whether you are vaccinated or unvaccinated, you must have a negative PCR test.

If you had been vaccinated, your permanent QR code will be cancelled — but you’ll get a new one as soon as you recover and present the negative PCR.

At IESE, we’ve enforced stringent hygiene and preventative measures to minimize any risk of contagion to the greatest extent possible. Our protocols are rigorous and safe, and have been approved by health authorities.

Yes, if you follow our stringent safety measures. That means wearing a mask at all times, maintaining distances and respecting occupancy levels in our workrooms.

Otherwise, we recommend organizing team meetings online.

IESE is offering cafeteria services for both employees and participants, always in strict compliance with public health regulations and health protocols.

You’ll find lots of signage in eating areas indicating how to stay safe while you eat.

If you think you may have symptoms compatible with COVID-19, you should stay home.

If you experience COVID-19 symptoms while on campus, you should advise a program employee. You will be given a regulation facemask and should return home and contact your doctor.

No, not necessarily. Remember that a close contact is a probable or confirmed case of COVID-19 with whom you have interacted within 2 meters of distance, for more than 15 minutes, without wearing a facemask.

We have organized all of our activities on campus in order to minimize the number of close contacts and, hence, the risk of spread.

No, you’ll be able to continue your program virtually. We’ve installed cameras and screens in many of our classes to create hybrid classrooms to accommodate people who can’t make it to campus for whatever reason.

In this case, your program director will contact you to inform you of your program’s status, specifically whether it will continue online or be postponed while we offer you additional content.

Due to current travel restrictions in many countries, some international modules have been postponed. But we plan to resume them as soon as international travel resumes. Your program director will be able to give you more information.

Personal/medical information collected will not be saved. The only information that will be kept is the aggregate data essential to measuring the efficacy of measures taken by the school.

The legal basis for collecting personal data lies in IESE’s legal obligation to guarantee the health and safety of the people working for the institution in all aspects related to their work [Articles 6.1.c), 9.2.b) and h), and 9.3, RGPD and 8 LOPDGDD, based on Law 31/1995, Nov. 8, on Prevention of Labor Risks]. This legal basis can be understood to have a wide reach, taking into account that a large number of people who are not employees (students and visitors) use IESE’s facilities, posing a risk of infection for employees because of the frequent contact with them.