Questions about the current situation at the university

The latest FAQ about the current situation

Please be aware: Whenever new federal guidelines for dealing with the Corona pandemic are announced, they first have to be translated into state law in the individual federal states. If corresponding general regulations are established for Bavaria, specific regulations for the Bavarian universities and colleges may also result. This process usually takes a few days before detailed, legally binding regulations are issued. As soon as the university executive board is aware of new developments or the executive board passes new resolutions itself, we will inform you immediately on these pages. Until then, the most recent information communicated and published here applies to the University of Bamberg.

► 03 August 2022:

Classroom teaching in accordance with the relevant infection control regulations will be a top priority in the 2022/23 winter semester. This also forms the basis for the integration of digital teaching elements.

It is still strongly recommended to wear FFP2 masks or at least a medical mask in closed rooms and corridors if there are two or more people there, especially if the minimum distance is not reached. The minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained if possible. Hand washing and the cough and sneeze etiquette must be kept by everyone. It is also important to ensure regular and sufficient ventilation.

It was recently decided that the University's Corona Statutes (in their currently valid form) will be extended until the end of the 2022/23 winter semester (here). This means that it is still possible to deviate from the established teaching and examination regulations in certain cases.

The University of Bamberg has changed its requirement to wear FFP2 masks indoors into a strong recommendation to wear FFP2 or medical masks. This regulation applies to all situations in which a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other persons cannot be reliably maintained. Planning room occupancy with the minimum required distancing is strongly recommended for all examinations – and especially highly frequented examinations.

Due to increased breathing resistance, tight-fitting protective masks, especially FFP2 masks, are only of limited suitability for pregnant women. Periods in which masks are worn should be limited in time depending on the individual's physical condition, the stage (month) of pregnancy and local conditions. If required, pregnant persons should cooperate with instructors to determine alternative protective measures to wearing FFP2 masks. If possible, masks should be removed while keeping a protective distance of at least 1.5 m from other persons. Otherwise, students and instructors must agree in advance upon individual periods for wearing and removing FFP2 or surgical masks during course sessions. You can find further German-language information here: https://www.uni-bamberg.de/fgh/familienfreundlich-studieren/mutterschutz/.

All workspaces and rooms in the libraries are available. The previous obligation to wear FFP2 masks is lifted. However, it is recommended to wear a FFP2 mask or at least a medical mask in closed rooms and corridors with two or more people, especially if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be reached. This recommendation applies in particular to traffic routes and meeting areas.

We kindly ask you to obey the following rules:

  • Please desinfect your hands when entering a branch libray.
  • Please keep a minimum distance of 1.50 meters to other people.
  • The lending of books occurs contactless via the self-service shelves and self-service checkouts.

The University of Bamberg Library provides daily updates on any further changes as well as information on the services it can offer at www.uni-bamberg.de/ub. If you have any questions, library staff can be reached by telephone, email or chat.

Users of the University Archives are required to register in advance and arrange an appointment by email at archiv(at)uni-bamberg.de. Please contact the archive staff if you require archived records.

The previous obligation to wear FFP2 masks is lifted. However, it is recommended to wear a FFP2 mask or at least a medical mask in closed rooms, especially if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be reached.

Apart from on-site use, digital copies of archival materials are also gladly made available to the extent legally and technically possible.

A contact point has been set up for questions concerning protective measures and the current situation at the university. Members of the university can contact kontaktstelle.covid19(at)uni-bamberg.de with their concerns.

Our university physician Dr. Bedner is also available for further advice.

    The following page of the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care gives information on Long-Covid or Post-Covid Syndrome: https://www.stmgp.bayern.de/coronavirus/post-covid/