Applicable hygiene measures and occupational safety regulations
The handbook for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic at the University of Bayreuth (Coronavirus Handbook) summarizes the applicable regulations for university operations in the current pandemic situation. It supplements and clarifies the regulations with instructions for implementation. The Coronavirus Handbook is intended to serve as a binding instrument to reduce uncertainties in dealing with the coronavirus pandemic and is available as a comprehensive source of reference. The Coronavirus Handbook is regularly updated. You will find the latest version here. For this reason (and for the sake of the environment), we ask that you please refrain from printing out the Coronavirus Handbook.
If you would like to take a closer look at the underlying rules and guidelines, you will find them below:
Please note that as of 1 March 2022, the increased cleaning cycle will be reset to pre-Corona levels.
FAQ for Employees
In principle, the public health department will take the measures required by general law. If a person is proven to be infected with coronavirus, the public health department will take the necessary measures as soon as it is informed. No one infected with coronavirus may enter the university campus until the public health department has officially given the "all-clear".
Employees who are quarantined in Germany and therefore cannot or are not permitted to enter the campus must, as a matter of principle or as far as possible, work remotely or from home if they are able to work at all. Time off from work will only be granted if there is no possibility of working remotely or from home.
The case is different if you have booked and undertaken a private trip abroad while a travel warning from the Foreign Office with reference to COVID-19 or the Bavarian Entry Quarantine Ordinance was in effect. In such cases, time off from work cannot be granted. However, home office remains possible. If it is not possible, you must take recuperation leave for the duration of the quarantine or apply for special leave with discontinuation of benefits from the employer. Otherwise, you will be deemed to have been absent without excuse. The same applies to cases in which quarantine became necessary and no vaccination was carried out beforehand despite being reasonable.
If you, a member of your household or another close contact person is still waiting for their test results, you should self-isolate (in agreement with your superior) as a precaution until the situation is clarified. Wherever possible, in agreement with one’s supervisor, work should then be done carried out via home office.