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Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus SARS-COV-2) 

The crisis committee of the University of Bayreuth has been operative since February and remains in daily contact with authorities. It is staffed by representatives from all areas of the University. We are observing the situation very closely and readjusting our measures continuously. Besides our contribution to containing the spread of the virus, the protection of students and employees is our top priority.

In order to stem the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible and for your protection, the University of Bayreuth has decided to take further steps to reduce public operations. The following measures currently apply on the Campus of the University of Bayreuth.


+++ New provisions to further contain the coronavirus pandemic: Bavaria’s state government has decided that in the period from Wednesday, 16 December 2020 up to and including 31 January 2021, the policy of "we are staying at home" should be taken into account as strongly as possible by means of "company holidays" or generous "home office solutions". Here you find the provisions for employees of the University of Bayreuth (letter dated 15.12.2020).+++

+++ Libraries: Due to the current regulations in connection with the COVID 19 pandemic, the University Library must remain closed to the public until further notice (at least until 31 January 2021). Please inform yourself about current regulations and services on the page www.ub.uni-bayreuth.de/en +++

+++ Teaching will take place exclusively online until the end of the lecture period (12.02.21): The University of Bayreuth switches back to digital teaching from 01.12.2020 to the end of the lecture period (12.02.2021) for the time beingUniversities throughout Germany are required to switch back to digital teaching. As was the case last semester, exceptions will be made for laboratory work, internships, examinations, practical (including sports) training, and artistic training phases. These may continue to be held in-person under the conditions with which you are already familiar.+++

+++ Study rooms and CIP pools must be closed by 14 January. +++

+++ Catering offers: The cafeterias and canteens of the Studentenwerk Oberfranken only offer take-away meals at the moment. The current opening hours are:

  • Frischraum: Mo to Fr from 11:00 -14:00
  • Cafeteria Mensa: Mo to Fr from 10:00 -15:30 (hot meals: 11:00 -15:00)
  • Mensateria in the Nürnberger Straße: Mo to Fr from 11:00 - 14:00
  • Coffee bar in the FAN building B: Mo to Th from 09:30 - 14:00 and Fr from 09:30 - 12:30

+++ Stop-gap assistance for students in emergency situations due to the pandemic to be reactivated. Stop-gap assistance can be applied for by domestic and foreign students enrolled in state and state-recognised higher education institutions in Germany. Further information can be found on the website of Studentenwerk Oberfranken (in german language).+++

+++ Online programme of University of Bayreuth Hochschulsport: All courses take place online. The programme is available via the Hochschulsport website. +++

+++ The Ecological-Botanical Garden of Bayreuth University remains completely closed. The ordinance of closure affects not only the ÖBG’s greenhouses but also its open-air grounds. +++

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 +++ Strict compulsory wearing of face masks still appliesEverywhere on the premises of the University of Bayreuth (including its branch offices) it is compulsory to wear a simple face mask both inside and outside the buildings at all times, unless you are in an office alone. This applies to all persons in and outside of classes (including external guests passing through the campus). Excluded from this obligation are only persons who cannot wear a face mask for medical reasons. This is to be proven by a medical certificate, which must always be carried with you. +++

+++ Binding rules: Please refer to the binding rules for visiting the campusPlease inform yourself regularly via the official channels of the University of Bayreuth and via the "Coronavirus Handbook", which explains and specifies the applicable regulations. +++

+++ The coronavirus testing station on the premises of the University of Bayreuth will be closed until the end of March 2021 estimated. During this time, no tests will be carried out on the campus. If necessary, please contact the testing centre of Labor Dr. Pachmann near the Lohengrin-Therme in Bayreuth, or the coronavirus testing centre operated jointly by the City and District of Bayreuth in the Gemeinschaftshaus Aichig community centre on Kemnather Straße in Bayreuth. Information is available at https://corona.laborpachmann.de or at http://coronavirus.bayreuth.de +++

Coronavirus Handbook
As part of its comprehensive infection protection strategy, the University of Bayreuth has published a “Coronavirus Handbook”. This document is regularly updated and amended to comply with the applicable infection protection regulations. Please ensure that you stay up-to-date. 

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