News archive of the PSI User Office

26 novembre 2021

Tightening of entry rules into Switzerland

Switzerland has tightened the entry rules into the country starting on 26 November 2021. Anyone entering Switzerland from one of the countries with a variant of concern must present a negative test result and quarantine for 10 days. This also applies to vaccinated and recovered persons.

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4 octobre 2021

Support for UK students visiting PSI user facilities

The UK neutron and muon facility ISIS is currently offering travel and subsistence support for students from UK universities visiting other facilities for neutron or muon studies. The PSI facilities SINQ and SmuS are part of that arrangement.

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23 septembre 2021

COVID-19: Practical information for users

Please find some useful information about traveling to Switzerland and rules to be followed during your stay at PSI like entry forms, mask obligations or COVID certificates. 

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2 juillet 2021

Updated information flyer: user operation during COVID-19 period

PSI has updated the information and guidelines for our users that apply during the COVID-19 pandemic period according to the obligation for our users to present a certificate of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test or the certificate of a full vaccination/recovery.

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11 mai 2021

Information for SmuS users

If you are not able to come to PSI, please contact the corresponding instrument scientist as early as possible to discuss if and how the experiment could be conducted by the PSI staff members.

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25 avril 2021

COVID-19: Test obligation for external PSI users

From May 1, 2021 on all external users of the PSI facilities SLS, SwissFEL, SINQ, SμS and CHRISP must present a certificate of a negative PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 (with the date of the result being not older than 72 hrs when arriving at PSI, NO self-testing). A full COVID-19 vaccination with the last dose received at least two weeks earlier than your arrival date at PSI as well as a full recovery from COVID-19 do replace a negative PCR test.

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22 janvier 2021

Status of SLS and SwissFEL

Please find some relevant updated information on the following topics:

- COVID-19 call continues and is still open in 2021
- SLS 24/7 with external users on site
- We are dedicated to education - Travel and safety considerations for your beamtime
- Remote access
- Current travel information of the Federal Office of Public Health
- Green Light for the SLS 2.0 upgrade
- ATHOS entering pilot operation

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22 janvier 2021

SLS and SwissFEL Backlog Policy

Both you as users of our facilities and the teams operating the beamlines, and end-stations require planning reliability for conducting challenging experiments. Therefore, we schedule beamtime half a year ahead of time. During a pandemic, re-scheduling can sometimes not be avoided. However, if beamtime has been granted more than a year ago by the PRC, then both the principal investigator and the PRC should re-check if the proposed project is still up-to-date. Therefore, we introduce the 'maximum one chance to reschedule accepted beamtime due to pandemic' policy for all beamtime scheduled from 2021 onwards.

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11 janvier 2021

X+N call open

The annual call for proposals for both SINQ and for SLS powder diffraction proposals is open! Submission deadline will be February 26th - 04:00 pm (CET)-

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4 juin 2020

Important information for SLS and SwissFEL users

Please find some relevant information on the following topics:

- COVID-19 call open until end of year 2020
- SLS back to 24/7 with external users on site
- Restart of user operation at SwissFEL
- Travel and safety considerations for your beamtime
- Remote access

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