Information on Coronavirus

The novel coronavirus has been spreading worldwide since January 2020 and has developed into a global pandemic. In many countries, the pandemic is now characterised by massive disruptions in the public and private lives of the population. Bavaria also initially imposed lockdown restrictions that were converted into contact restrictions on 6 May. However, according to its current risk assessment (30 April 2020), the Robert Koch Institute still regards the risk to public health in Germany as high.

The most recent developments

According to the orders of the ministries and the university board of management, the following regulations apply:

  • At Bavarian universities, the summer semester’s lecture period begins on 20 April through the implementation of web-supported teaching. The end of the lecture period at Bavarian universities will be pushed back until 7 August 2020.
  • On-site operations at the University of Bamberg are to be reduced to a bare minimum. With the exception of a small number of employees all members of university staff are to work from home since 23 March.
  • Employees can still be reached by email and telephone. Appointments and consultation hours will be provided by telephone or e-mail as far as possible.
  • Most university buildings remain closed until further notice, public access will continue to be impossible or heavily restricted in most offices and facilities.
  • Limited access to the branch libraries is now possible. Special loan of media, as well as booking a workstation and the use of printers are possible by appointment.
  • Limited access to the Feldkirchenstraße dining hall (Mensa) is possible beginning 25 May.
  • Registration for centrally organised examinationsbegins on 28 May. Registration for decentralised examinations is possible beginning 25 June, provided that individual academic departments have not created alternative deadlines.
  • All classroom-taught courses at all locations of the University of Bamberg, as well as external courses and excursions, will be suspended with immediate effect until further notice. Exceptions can be requested for practical courses.
  • Oral examinations during the course of studies can be made possible under certain circumstances.
  • Administration and research activities will be maintained.

Further information on the current situation and alternative solutions can be found on the FAQ pages.

Information from the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Art (Bayerisches Staatsministeriums für Wissenschaft und Kunst)

Information from the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care (Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Gesundheit und Pflege)