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The housing service adapts to COVID-19 times


Given that there are fewer people than usual staying in the CERN hostels on the Meyrin site and at the Robert Schuman residence in Saint-Genis, the SCE department is temporarily opening hostel reservations to a wider public for the duration of the pandemic.

Rooms are now available to anyone who holds a valid CERN card and has access to CERN. On the Meyrin site, 50 rooms are available every day! Please rest assured that, for your safety, the hostels have taken measures in response to the pandemic situation: cleaning and ventilation have been adapted and common spaces are not available (with the exception of the laundry, with restricted access).

CERN restaurants are not open during the weekends and in the evenings; a microwave oven, tables and chairs are available in Building 40.

Reception opening hours in the hostels are as follows:

  • Building 39: 8.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m. during the week; 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1.15 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. on weekends.
  • Schuman residence: Monday and Tuesday, 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1.15 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.; Wednesday to Friday, 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon and 1.15 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.; closed weekends and public holidays.

Preventive quarantines can now be observed at the Robert Schuman residence in Saint-Genis (typically for people arriving from abroad and not showing COVID-19 symptoms). A kitchen is available. Grocery deliveries are possible from local supermarkets.

The residence does not accept quarantine cases linked to contact with suspected or confirmed cases of COVID-19.

Full details are available here.