Changes to activity restrictions for prevention of the novel coronavirus infection (from 12th October)
Dear Members of PRI:
Dear colleagues and students,
Although the new coronavirus infection has not yet been brought to an end, we
have been informed that the restriction level at Kyoto University will be
changed from Level 2 (-) to Level 1, effective October 1. We at the Primate
Research Institute will return to our normal work and ease the restrictions from
October 12. Please be aware that the restriction level will be changed in the
future when there is a change in the restrictions on Kyoto University's
activities, or when an alert is issued by the government or prefectural
1) Faculty and staff work will revert from remote to attendance by commuting.
If the risk of infection is high due to commuting to work in a public
transportation, consider staggered work schedules. If there is an exceptional
reason to work remotely, such as if there is a possibility that a family member
has been infected with a new type of coronavirus or if you or a family member
has an underlying medical condition that is likely to cause severe symptoms,
please submit a written notification to the Section of General Affairs.
2) Restrictions on domestic travel and acceptance of domestic collaborators
will be lifted. However, please take measures to prevent infection to the
greatest extent possible.
3) Accepting interns and foreign students from abroad are released. However,
it is important to follow the guidelines set out by the authorities, including
ensuring that no infections are detected upon arrival in the country, voluntary
quarantine in accommodations near the airport for two weeks, and securing
transportation other than by public transportation.
4) Lectures, experiments, or lab/field exercises, follow the Level 1 activity
restrictions listed in the "Guidelines for Graduated Restrictions on
Activities to Prevent the Novel Coronavirus Infection", issued by the Kyoto
University Graduate School of Sciences.
5) Faculty meetings and others will be held face-to-face to the greatest
extent possible to prevent infection, but online attendance will continue to be
6) The staffs and outside investigators are allowed to conduct experiments in
the Monkey Area only if there is no evidence of physical abnormality for two
weeks prior to the experiment.
7) Refraining from eating and drinking at restaurants that serve food and
drink will be lifted, but please take countermeasures against infection to the
greatest extent possible. In addition, please select restaurants that take
adequate countermeasures against infection.
Primate Research Institute,