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.

► 04 April 2022:

  • Lectures and courses
    The University of Bamberg returns to classroom teaching in the 2022 summer semester. In-person teaching will have top priority. All 3G verification and monitoring obligations will cease to apply, and with them the corresponding random checks at universities. However, on the basis of property management rights, wearing FFP2 masks indoors is still required at our university.
     
  • Entering university campus:
    All 3G verification and monitoring obligations cease to apply, and with them the corresponding random checks at universities. However, on the basis of property management rights, wearing FFP2 masks indoors is still required at our university.
     
  • Compliance with mask requirements:
    Wearing FFP2 masks is mandatory in buildings and closed rooms. Please always be considerate concerning the needs of members of at-risk groups when foregoing the use of masks.

University operations are being seriously affected by the response to the coronavirus pandemic and this will continue to be the case for the foreseeable future. For this reason, the university board of management issued a manual(224.3 KB) containing orientational guidelines and rules meant to enable all of us to continue to perform our mutual tasks and to sustain research and teaching activities while at the same time observing pertinent health protection measures.

Furthermore, the university board of management appeals to everyone to resolve all matters that do not require personal contact (including such tasks performed by persons working on site) either by telephone or e-mail whenever possible. Meetings, personal consultations and other gatherings, regardless of the number of participants, are to be kept to an absolute minimum across the entire university, and are to be postponed unless there is an urgent necessity.

All university members are urged to handle the situation responsibly and to observe the following hygiene measures:

  • Stay away from the university if you suffer from symptoms of illness (particularly those affecting the respiratory tract, a loss of smell or taste, or unspecific general symptoms), or if you have had contact with an infected person.
  • Masks are required in all university buildings and areas.
  • Keep a distance of 1.5 metres. This distancing requirement also applies to all outdoor areas on university premises.
  • Avoid multiple occupancy of rooms.
  • Ensure that rooms are ventilated regularly. Please follow the instructions provided in the university’s cleaning and ventilation concept (Reinigungs- und Lüftungskonzept).
  • Use work equipment and tools as personalised as possible or ensure regular cleaning/disinfection or use protective clothing, for example gloves, if necessary.
  • Use disinfectants in highly frequented places.
  • Avoid using lifts.
  • Avoid shaking hands.
  • Make sure to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap.
  • Observe "coughing and sneezing etiquette" (sneezing into your elbow).
  • Avoid contact with persons suffering from respiratory illness.
  • Avoid large gatherings of people.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before preparing and consuming food.

Please help us to raise awareness: We have designed a poster with important recommendations for action and a reference to this website(1.6 MB). Please post it wherever you think it is appropriate.

Wearing FFP2 masks is mandatory in buildings and closed rooms.

As of 3 April 2022, all 3G verification and monitoring obligations will cease to apply, and with them the corresponding random checks at universities. However, on the basis of property management rights, wearing FFP2 masks indoors is still required at our university. As an exception, this masking requirement can be waived in courses, examinations and in libraries only if a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between designated seats can be maintained reliably.

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.

Yes. 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.

As of 3 April 2022, all 3G verification and monitoring obligations will cease to apply, and with them the corresponding random checks at universities. However, on the basis of property management rights, wearing FFP2 masks indoors is still required at our university. Protecting staff and users from infection continues to have the highest priority. Further details of use will be clarified personally with individual users.

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

Together with other Bavarian universities, the University of Bamberg is planning to return to classroom teaching in the 2022 summer semester. However, due to the volatile panedmic situation, the university will react to these uncertainties and decide situationally.

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.