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CERN staff and fellows donate annual leave days in support of CERN against COVID-19


The COVID-19 pandemic has seen CERN shine in its response to the crisis, with creative, collaborative, inventive solutions highlighted in the framework of the CERN against Covid-19 taskforce, which has channelled many initiatives from our community to harness CERN’s technologies, expertise and know-how for the benefit of society.

While encouraging us all to take well-deserved leave to take care of ourselves and return to work refreshed, the Director-General has appealed to our collective sense of solidarity and generosity by encouraging CERN employees to donate some of their leave days. Their monetary equivalent will be used to contribute to the work of the CERN against COVID-19 taskforce and to cover other COVID-19-related expenses the Laboratory has to face. 

The response to this appeal has been remarkable: since 26 May more than 750 leave days have been donated with each donation ranging between 1 and 10 days maximum.

Leave can be donated up to 13 September on this page.

Thank you!


Donations are anonymous. Full details of the scheme, open to Staff and Fellows can be found on: https://admin-eguide.web.cern.ch/en/procedure/covid-19-leave-donation.