Coronavirus: Ulm University informs

To help stave off a further spread of the new coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), operations at Ulm University remain restricted (pandemic response stage 3.1 – limited on-site operations) and courses are held predominantly online. Exceptions are made for mandatory laboratory courses, classes etc., which require special laboratory and work rooms at the University.

A face mask covering mouth and nose must be worn in all buildings and during any type of courses as well as any other meetings or gatherings at Ulm University.
To help trace possible chains of infection, we use the electronic documentation system KNApp UU to collect the contact details of all persons that are gathered in the same room or area. Please scan the QR code with a smartphone or use the provided web link displayed in the room/area to enter your data.

Please continue to avoid meetings and gatherings on campus and reduce contacts at the workplace through staggered work hours and home office arrangements. Beyond that, the research activities remain unaffected by the changes introduced in stage 3.1 – limited on-site operations.

As of: 11 January 2021

Documentation of contact details

To contain the further spread of the coronavirus, it is important to swiftly identify and notify everyone who had contact with an infected person.

The University uses KNApp UU – a browser-based web solution – to document contact details. KNApp UU enables the documentation of contact details of all people who are in the same room/area at the same time by simply scanning a QR code. The QR codes are visibly displayed in all rooms of the University. Scanning the QR code opens the registration page that will ask you to enter your contact details (first and last name, address, telephone number and duration of stay). Alternatively, you can access the registration page directly via a web address. This address can be found right below the QR code of the room.

In the event of an infection, the public health department will analyse the documented, room-specific contacts to trace infection chains.

More information/FAQs

Overview of changes in operations 3.1


  • Courses take place online (exception: practical courses that require a laboratory or similar). Information available here shortly
  • Planned special events for first-semester students go ahead on campus in compliance with the hygiene concept
  • Masks covering mouth and nose are mandatory during all on-campus courses and written exams as well as in study areas and generally in all buildings of the University (During oral exams masks are recommended.)
  • Exams are held preferably online or on campus

The library will remain closed. However, starting on 13 January, immediate pick up of ordered media will be available for University members (Monday - Friday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.). Media can also be sent to a desired address (for a postage fee). Returns are possible around the clock via a box at the main entrance of the library - more information on the kiz website.

Subject to other regulations in the state's corona decree, the university board intends to adhere to the "Statutes of Ulm University as a consequence of the effect of the corona pandemic in the area of study and teaching " of 25 November 2020 until the end of the winter semester.

Circular email Vice President Education Prof. Pollatos


  • Risk of infection at the workplace must be minimised (staggered presence, home office, partitions). One workstation is permitted per 10m2
  • A face mask covering mouth and nose must be worn in all university buildings, in meetings and other gatherings (exceptions: masks can be taken off at workstations without contact with other people or when eating)
  • Permits (travelling to/from work during the lockdown) can be downloaded

General information about the coronavirus

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Ulm University strives to keep university members up-to-date about the latest developments relating to the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). Hygiene and safety measures have the purpose of protecting students and employees from possible infection.

The coronavirus is mainly transmitted via droplet infection. This can happen directly from person to person via the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract, or indirectly via the hands. The symptoms of a coronavirus infection (COVID-19) range from fever, cough and shortness of breath to pneumonia.

We ask all members of the University to avoid physical contacts and to adhere to the same hygiene measures as are common practice during flu epidemics.

These include above all:

  • Hand hygiene
  • Coughing and sneezing etiquette
  • Keeping away (1 - 2 meters) from other people
  • Wear a face mask in buildings and everywhere where no distance can be kept
  • Ventilate closed rooms regularly

Detailed information on transmission and prevention of the novel coronavirus can be found on the website of the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Protocol for cases of (suspected) infection

Persons who show flu-like symptoms and/or suspect that they may be infected with the coronavirus should first contact their general practitioner (by phone).

Outside the working hours of general practitioners, the emergency practices of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung (KV) are in charge. The phone number for emergency and on-call services throughout Germany is: 116117 (Mon - Fri from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and Sat/Sun from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.).

Those who are infected with the new coronavirus (COVID-19) receive medical treatment and are quarantined. Please provide a list of persons you had contact with at work to the Gesundheitsamt (public health department) to help trace the chain of infection.

Further information - Division (Dezernat) V (in German)

Further Information - coronavirus

News - coronavirus

- New version of the corona decree of the state Baden-Wuerttemberg (11 January 2021).

- Practical courses will continue on campus. The same applies to examinations.

- The university library will be closed until further notice - immediate pick up service of books/media starting on 13 January (info on the kiz page).

- Employees can download permits (travelling to/from work during the lockdown)