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 3.3) 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. In accordance with the new Corona decree on study operations, additional on-site formats are now possible - especially for students in the first semesters and for exam preparation.

A face mask covering mouth and nose (medical face mask, FFP 2 mask) must be worn in all buildings of 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 3.3 – limited on-site operations.

COVID-testing is now mandatory prior to on-site courses for students and staff: Please present a negative antigen or PCR test. You may book an appointment at the COVID rapid test centre in the Mensa (Uni-Süd) or at any other certified test facility.

As of: 23 July 2021

COVID rapid test centre

In May,  a COVID rapid test centre has opened its doors in the Mensa (Uni-Süd) of Ulm University.  Free antigen rapid tests are offered for students and employees: Up to 240 people can go through the centre per hour. All university members are strongly encouraged to get tested regularly for a COVID-infection. 

Students are obliged to present a negative COVID rapid test or equivalent prior to on-site courses . Testing is also mandatory for employees who are involved in on-site teaching. Alternatives: proof of full vaccination, proof of previous COVID-infection during the last 6 months.

Please note that a negative result is a snapshot. It is still essential to adhere to the distance and hygiene rules.

Make an appointment in advance at the COVID rapid test centre:

Opening hours: Monday- Friday 6:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Book an appointment

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

Students:

  • Courses take place online (exception: practical courses that require a laboratory or similar). Please find information about studying here. From 1 July, additional on-site formats are possible for students in the first semesters or for exam preparation. However, courses that have started digitally will continue online.
  • Masks covering mouth and nose (medical face masks, FFP2 masks) are mandatory during all on-campus courses and generally in all buildings of the University. You may take off your mask during on-site examinations.
  • Exams are held online or on campus.
  • Compulsory COVID-testing before on-site courses: A negative rapid test/PCR test from a certified testing station (rapid test centre in the Mensa, family doctor, pharmacy, etc.) must be presented prior to the course. A complete proof of vaccination (second vaccination at least 2 weeks ago) or a proof of a previous COVID-infection not more than 6 months ago are accepted as equivalent.
  • Currently, no negative COVID-test (or equivalent) has to be presented prior to examinations. Exceptions: doctoral and habilitation examinations.

Outlook winter term: Circular email from the Vice President Education

New corona decree study operations: Circular email from the Vice President Education (2 July 2021)

The Central Library is open to the public: Workspaces for studying must be booked online in advance. Please check the kiz homepage for more information. Study areas and reading spaces in the Helmholtzstraße Departmental Library are also available again.

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 ".

Staff:

  • The risk of infection at the workplace must be minimised (staggered presence, home office, partitions). One workstation is permitted per 10m2 (unless everybody present is fully vaccinated, tested or has recovered from a previous COVID-infection).
  • A medical face mask/ FFP 2 mask must be worn in all university buildings (exceptions: masks can be taken off at workstations without contact with other people or when eating). Medical masks/ FFP 2 masks are nevertheless mandatory at workstations where the minimum distance cannot be maintained or during activities with increased aerosol emission.
  • As of 24 May, employees who are involved in on-site teaching are obliged to present a negative test or an equivalent prior to the course.
     

 The COVID rapid test centre in the Mensa opens its doors on workdays from 6:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m. Please Book an appointment ("Terminbuchung" in German). Employees may use the testing centre on attendance days at the university during working hours. Taking COVID tests at home or at other test centres cannot be counted as working hours.

Employees can make an appointment with the university's medical service for a COVID-vaccination from Thursday, 3 June. Further information on the website of the Human Resources Department.

Pandemic response stage 3.3 (full text)

General information about the coronavirus

washing hands

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)

Participation in attendance events at Ulm University - handout for students

Further Information - coronavirus

News - coronavirus

- New corona decree "study operations" - more activities on campus: Circular email from the Vice-President Education

-  Ulm University moves to pandemic response stage 3.3

- COVID-vaccination: Employees can make an appointment with the university's medical service. Further information on the website of the Human Resources Department.

- Outlook winter term: Circular email from the Vice President Education

- Compulsory COVID-testing before on-site courses for students: Please present a negative antigen or PCR test. Alternatives: proof of full vaccination, proof of previous COVID-infection during the last 6 months - Circular email from the Vice-President Education
Testing is also mandatory for employees who are involved in on-site teaching

- COVID rapid test centre in the Mensa (Uni-Süd):  Book an appointment ("Terminbuchung" in German)