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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 3.4 currently apply.

Inside the buildings at Ulm University, it is required to wear either a medical mask or an FFP 2 mask in the corridors, in the areas open to the public and any other place where it is not possible to maintain 1.5 metres of distance (libraries, study areas, etc.). 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.

From the winter semester onwards, you will be required to provide proof of your “3G” status (vaccinated – tested – recovered) in order to attend a course on campus. This rule applies to students, teaching staff and other persons who are involved in courses and events on campus. Please refer to this diagram for detailed information on the regulations in connection with the coronavirus pandemic and the “3G rules” at the 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.

University staff are now working primarily on campus again. However, please continue to keep personal contact to a minimum (by staggering working hours, spreading out and using partitions). Research activities, including lab work for thesis projects, etc., remain unaffected apart from the regulations concerning distance and hygiene.

Ulm University buildings are now open for external parties for university purposes (research, teaching, continuing education, etc.).

COVID antigen tests at Ulm University: Mondays (7:30 - 9:00 a.m.) and Wednesdays (11:00 - 12:30 p.m.) in N24, room 133

As of: 7 October 2021

The website is currently updated!

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.
     
  • Face coverings for the mouth and nose (medical masks or FFP 2 masks) are mandatory in the corridors, the study areas, the library and any other places where the minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained – including during courses, if applicable. Masks are not required during exams.
     
  • Proof of “3G” status (fully vaccinated – recovered within the last 6 months – tested: rapid antigen test no older than 24 hours, PCR test no older than 48 hours). Prof of “3G” status will be checked on a random basis at the least. “3G” also applies in the study areas and, for instance, in the library.
     
  • Proof of “3G” status is not required for an exam. Exams include doctoral and habilitation (German postdoctoral teaching qualification) exams.

“Study operation” includes all activities and events that provide opportunities  for discussion, joint learning and working, meetings and other activities. The regulations mentioned above apply to these activities and events as well.

Circular email (12 October 2021) from the Vice President Education

Overview of changes - staff
  • The risk of infection at the workplace must be minimised (staggered presence, home office, partitions). One workstation is permitted per 10m2 (provided that everyone present has provided proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative test (“3G“ – voluntary information).
  • 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 and with sufficient distance to other persons, providing that everyone present are fully vaccinated (“2G“ – voluntary information) 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.
  • Employees/lecturers have the option of being tested for COVID twice a week at the University
  • Since July 1, working on the university premises has once again become the norm. To ensure appropriate occupational health and safety regulations, working from home on a temporary basis can be arranged by the management of your institute or facility.

Pandemic response stage 3.4 (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

- COVID vaccinations for students/interested persons: Wednesday, 20 October (8:00 - 12:00), and Wednesday, 27.October (12:00 - 17:30), both in the gallery of the Southside cafeteria. No registration necessary - please bring your ID, if possible your health insurance card and vaccination certificate.

- Hygiene rules for study operations with 3G controls in the winter semester 2021/22:

-  Ulm University moves to pandemic response stage 3.4

- Outlook winter semester: Circular email from the Vice President Education (12 October 2021)