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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.


+++ 3G-Scheme (Vaccinated, recovered, tested)
From a 7-day incidence of 35 per 100,000 inhabitants in the city of Bayreuth, the buildings and closed rooms of the University may only be entered by persons who have been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. For the purposes of the Covid 19 Protective Measures Exemption Ordinance, these are asymptomatic persons who:

  • VACCINATED: are in possession of a vaccination certificate issued in their name. This must certify a vaccination with a vaccine mentioned at the address www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19. The vaccination must have been completed at least 14 days ago.
  • RECOVERED: are in possession of a certificate of recovery issued in their name. This must certify an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. The infection must have occurred at least 28 days and not more than six months ago.
  • TESTED: are in possession of a test certificate issued in their name. This must certify the absence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, either
       a. based on a PCR test, PoC-PCR test or a test using another method of nucleic acid amplification carried out 48 hours
           or less ago, or
       b. issued on the basis of a PoC antigen test carried out 24 hours or less ago.

A corresponding proof of one of the three "Gs" must be carried in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish in analogue or digital form and shown on request.

Employees and children under 6 years of age are not subject to the 3G requirement. The 3G requirement does not apply to examinations.

+++Free rapid tests for students on the campus in Bayreuth
Starting on Monday, 11.10.2021, with the support of the Bavarian Red Cross, there will be an opportunity for students to take a free rapid test on the campus in Bayreuth. These are PoC antigen tests that have a validity of 24 hours. You will find the rapid test centre in seminar room S 3 in the building of Studentenwerk Oberfranken. Rapid tests will be carried out there on all working days between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. To speed up onsite testing, please register at My Corona Test | BRK. You will receive the result of the rapid test after approx.15 minutes by text message and e-mail. 

The free rapid tests for students of the University of Bayreuth will be offered until 30 November 2021. After that time, it is not certain whether the costs will be covered by the Bavarian state government. We will inform you of any changes in November.

Please feel free to take advantage of the ongoing vaccination offers in the city of Bayreuth or the next vaccination event planned on the Bayreuth campus on 28.10.2021. +++ 

+++ University of Bayreuth teaching in the  2021/22 winter semester - maximum of in-person
Since the resolutions of the Bavarian State Government of July 27, 2021 and the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of August 6, 2021, we have a reliable perspective for the coming winter semester: face-to-face teaching in the course of studies will once again become the norm. This will be made possible by relaxing the strict spacing rules that have applied up to now for classroom teaching in the context of on-site infection control and health protection. Currently, we plan to occupy the lecture halls and seminar rooms with 50% of the available seats.
The mask requirement will remain in effect. Digital and digitally supported formats will continue to be available to supplement face-to-face teaching, and decisions will be made in each subject. So please expect to study on-site at our campuses in Bayreuth and Kulmbach during the winter semester and look forward to experiencing university as a shared living space.

We are also particularly looking forward to welcoming our international students back to the University of Bayreuth. Please make sure you can be on campus again in time. If pandemic restrictions in your country of origin continue to prevent you from leaving or make it difficult for you to enter Germany, please contact the Student Administration Office (studierendenkanzlei@uni-bayreuth.de).

+++ Catering options
It’s not easy to study on an empty stomach. In returning to in-person teaching, the catering facilities on the University campus are set be further ramped up. Please note that the regulations for catering establishments apply at all catering facilities, and that random 3G checks will be carried out depending on incidence rates.

In addition to catering in Frischraum:

  • Cafeteria  and salad bar open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Coffee bar open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Evening catering until 7:30 p.m.
  • from 18 October 2021: Cafeteria to again offer 3 dishes additional to those in Frischraum

+++Use of the PC pools and certain study rooms during the lecture-free period
The PC pools on campus are open during the lecture-free period for students to prepare for exams, courses, and for independent research.  Opening hours correspond to those of the respective buildings. Rooms are cleaned once a day. 

In addition, from 04.10. 2021 to 15.10.2021, students will have access to rooms on campus specifically for studying. These are seminar rooms S 43, S 44, S 45, S 46, S 47, S 48 and S 55 (all RW II) and S 79 (NW II). They are open Monday to Friday from around 8 a.m. until the respective building closes. Rooms in RW II are also open on Saturdays from 8 a.m.

Social distance rules apply and masks are mandatory in all rooms. Rooms must be ventilated regularly.

+++ Changes to mask obligation +++
​Masks no longer have to be worn outside on the university campus, as long as the specified minimum distance is maintained. Masks must be worn by all those in present in face-to-face events on the university campus and in the external offices. For examinations, the information provided by the Examinations Office on the conduct of attendance examinations applies: https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/en/studies/examination-office/index.html

Apart from that employees are required to wear a medical face mask. The same applies to meeting and circulation areas, especially in elevators, hallways, cafeterias and entrances. Employees are exempt from this requirement after reaching their respective workplaces, provided that the minimum distance of 1.5 m is reliably maintained and third parties are not present. We also ask you to comply with the applicable distance and hygiene measures.

+++ Coronavirus Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance: 
The federal regulation according to which the employer, and thus also the University of Bayreuth, has been required to offer staff employed in office work or comparable activities the possibility to carry out these activities in their own homes if there were no compelling operational reasons to the contrary, expired on 30 June 2021. However, exactly which regulations or requirements will apply specifically to employees of the Free State of Bavaria in the future has not yet been determined. For this reason, it has been decided that employees may continue to use the option of working from home in the same way as before with the consent of their supervisors. 

If, in individual cases, a medical face mask is required, such masks can be obtained from the Procurement Office by providing an appropriate rationale. The ordinance is valid until 30.04.2021. +++

+++ 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).+++

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