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CERN access card security campaign: update

A campaign to increase the security of the CERN access cards has been under way since December. Almost half of all access cards have already been updated through a quick scan by security guards at the site entrances, at the registration service office or in the restaurants.

However, the new COVID-19 measures at CERN (level four) impact the physical presence of employees on site and therefore the capacity to re-encode cards at a sustained rate.

Consequently, those whose cards haven’t been updated will still be granted access to CERN’s sites up to March 2022 (as opposed to January, as was originally planned).

In the next few weeks, those present on the CERN site will receive targeted emails reminding them to update their card at the following locations:

  • Building 55 (1st floor)
  • Building 33 (reception)
  • Entrance B (security guard)
  • Prévessin entrance (security guard)

Even past the deadline, anyone can still have their card re-encoded at one of the stations listed above. The organisers are very grateful to everyone at CERN who has contributed to the success and speed of the upgrade so far.

Check if your card needs updating by logging in to ADaMS or ADaMS mobile.