Coronavirus: Ulm University informs

Ulm University is committed to ensuring as much in-person teaching as possible. For the 2021/2022 winter semester, the university management has created  parameters for safe teaching and working on campus. In order to prevent the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) from spreading again, the regulations of the corona pandemic operating level 3.5 currently apply.

  • Inside the buildings at Ulm University, it is required to wear a medical or FFP 2 mask. In addition, spacing and hygiene rules must be followed. Caretakers and security staff are instructed to enforce compliance with these rules. If you do not comply, you will be asked to leave the building. 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.
     
  • According to the new Corona ordinance study operations, a 2G certificate (fully vaccinated - recovered for a maximum of six months) is required for participation in on-site courses. From 20 December, lecturers have to provide suitable alternatives for non-immunised students. For compulsory practical courses e.g. in laboratories and for examinations, 3G (fully vaccinated - recovered for a maximum of six months - currently tested) will continue to apply.
     
  • Important change for employees: From now on, 3G proof is required for access to the University buildings. Please carry your respective proof with you or leave it at the office that checks your data. Employees who have neither been vaccinated nor recovered should present their COVID-test certificate daily upon entry. "Citizen tests" (Bürgertests - Information in German only), for example, can be used for this purpose. Validity of rapid antigen test: 24 hours; validity of PCR test: 48 hours.
     
  • According to the new Infection Protection Act, in the case of office work or comparable activities, the employer must again offer employees the opportunity to perform these activities at home if there are no compelling reasons on either side to the contrary. Please continue to minimise personal contacts at the workplace at the university (separation in terms of time and space, partitions).

As of: 11 January 2021

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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
  • In the winter semester, many courses will be taking place on campus again – in particular interactive formats and practical seminars. Current information on studying can be found here.
  • FFP 2 masks are mandatory in study operations – including during courses and exams. Lecturers may take off their FFP2 masks when speaking.
  • In accordance with the new corona ordinance study operations, proof of 2G (fully vaccinated - recovered for a maximum of six months) is required for participation in on-site courses. From 20 December, lecturers have to provide suitable alternatives for non-immunised students. For compulsory practical courses e.g. in laboratories and for exams, 3G still applies. This means that a negative Corona test is also accepted (rapid antigen test: valid for 24 hours, PCR test: valid for 48 hours). Due to the current alert level II, a full check of the 2G/3G proofs is required from now on before the start of the course. Please present your proof as a digitally verifiable certificate (CoVPass app, digitally scanned test certificate etc.).

Circular email by University President Prof. Weber (20. Dezember 2021): Decision by the Administrative Court/amendment Corona ordinance study operations: 2G (proof of full vaccination or recovery) remains in place for on-site courses - but lecturers have to provide alternative offers for non-immunised students.

Circular email (25 November 2021) from the Vice President Education

Overview of changes - staff
  • According to the new Infection Protection Act, in the case of office work or comparable activities, the employer must again offer employees the opportunity to perform these activities at home if there are no compelling reasons on either side to the contrary. Please continue to minimise personal contacts at the workplace at the university (separation in terms of time and space, partitions).
  • The risk of infection at the workplace must be minimised (staggered presence, home office, partitions). One workstation is permitted per 10m2. Exception: everyone present has provided proof of vaccination or recovery.
  • A medical or FFP 2 mask must be worn in all university buildings or where the minimum distance cannot be maintained.  Exceptions: masks can be taken off at workstations without contact with other people or when eating.
  • From now on, 3G proof (fully vaccinated - recovered for a maximum of six months - currently tested) is required for access to university buildings. Please carry your respective proof with you or leave it at the office that checks your data. Employees who are neither vaccinated nor recovered should present their proof of COVID-testing to their supervisor (Instituts-/Einrichtungsleitung) daily upon entry.  Employees can use "citizen tests", for example. Validity of rapid antigen test: 24 hours; validity of PCR test: 48 hours. Further information on the website of the Human Resources Department.

  • According to the decision of the Administrative Court/the amendment to the Corona ordinance study operations (from 20 December), alternatives for non-immunised students must be offered for courses under 2G conditions - e.g. simultaneous digital access, digital recording or other suitable materials before or after the course. Details in the circular mail from University President Prof. Weber.

Pandemic response stage 3.5 (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).

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

- FFP2 masks are now mandatory in study operations
Circular email (12 January 2022) from the Vice President Education

- COVID vaccination campaign for students on 22 January in the building "To Train U". Please register until 16 January (login required)!

- COVID vaccinations at the company medical service for students and university employees from 10 January: Please make an appointment

- Ulm University moves to pandemic response stage 3.5

- The state's corona hotline is now also available in English, Turkish and Arabic: 0711 / 410 11160 Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.