Information about corona
In order to ensure a safe semester with attendance at the University of Augsburg:
- Wearing an FFP2-mask is highly recommended.
- All general entry restrictions are removed. 3G proof is no longer required.
21 September 2022, 13:30
The current infection scenario makes it possible to reduce the mask mandate that has been in effect inside the buildings of the University of Augsburg to an urgend recommendation of FFP-2 masks. At the same time, the Presidential Board of the University of Augsburg appeals to the solidarity of all members of the university and their guests.
Please always carry a mask with you on campus: If a lecturer or an office with open hours asks for it, please wear the mask. The goal of the University of Augsburg is to continue the attendance summer semester 2022 and under safe conditions.
Teaching and studies
During the summer semester 2022 the University of Augsburg uses the following measures in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic:
- All general entry restrictions are removed. 3G proof is no longer required.
- Wearing an FFP2 mask mandate is urggently recommended.
- Further information on minimum distance regulations, the mask mandate, hygiene measures, infected persons, lectures and exams, public access, public events etc. can be found here:
(valid from 26 May)
As announced in the beginning of the transitional semester during the winter term 2021/22, the summer semester 2022 is planned to take place as in-person semester under safe conditions. Entry restrictions, mask mandates and further strict infection control measures will provide a safe environment. Details on the framework for teaching can be found in the following document:
Just like the previous summer semester, the winter semester 2022/2023 will take place in-person and under safe conditions. Details on the framework for teaching that is suposed to ensure this procedure can be found in the following document.
Regulations for the winter term 2021/2022:
The special regulations on counting semesters, individual standard periods of study and extensions of examination-relevant deadlines that have been in effect since the summer semester 2020 up to and including the summer semester 2021 will not be extended any further. This means that the previous regulations will apply again and any interrupted deadlines will start to apply again.
If you have any questions regarding examination-related issues, please contact the examination office responsible for you.
Special regulations for the summer semester 2020 up to and including the summer semester 2021:
On 23 December 2021, the Bavarian State Parliament passed a law extending the regulations made in the summer semester 2020 to the following semesterss, including the winter semester 2021/2022. This is intended to avoid disadvantages for students if they are unable to take any or all examinations in the ongoing crisis situation
The most important changes:
Regular dates and deadlines provided in examination regulations are automatically postponed or extended by the mentioned number of semesters (e.g. orientation examination, maximum study duration), provided the students are enrolled and not on leave of absence. It is not necessary for students to submit an application.
The proposed extension of the individual standard period of study is intended, for example, to ensure an extended maximum period of support in relation to BAföG in an unbureaucratic manner.
Note on counting the semester:
To compensate for restrictions in studies due to the COVID 19 pandemic, the legislator has issued or extended regulations to the Bavarian Higher Education Act, according to which the summer semester 2021, the winter semester 2020/2021 and the summer semester 2021 do not count as subject semesters with regard to examination deadlines and standard dates. An extension for the winter semester 2021/2022 is expected to be issued soon. Furthermore, an individual standard period of study extended by the respective number of semesters applies to registered students who were not granted leave of absence in the semesters mentioned. This results in the counting of the subject semesters, i.e. the number of semesters in which a student is enrolled in a degree programme, as follows:
- The subject semester classification is not covered by the cited regulations − the legislator has expressly pointed this out in the explanatory memorandum to the law. This means that the semesters mentioned are included in the semester count (exception: if a leave of absence exists for this semester) and are also shown as such in the university's enrolment certificates.
- The semesters mentioned are not included in the calculation of the deadlines for passing a basic and orientation examination (Grundlagen- und Orientierungsprüfung) specified in the examination regulations of the university or the maximum duration of study regulated in these examination regulations. This is already taken into account in the STUDIS electronic examination administration system, i.e. the semesters mentioned have already been or will be deducted from the number of subject semesters.
- For recipients of BAFöG benefits, the maximum funding period is automatically extended due to the regulation according to which an individual standard period of study extended by the respective number of semesters applies to students enrolled in the semesters mentioned and not on leave of absence. In all other BAFöG regulations that are linked to the standard period of study or the number of semesters, the semesters mentioned are also not taken into account. As this follows directly from the law, there is no need for a separate certificate from the university confirming the extension of the standard period of study by one semester. The usual matriculation certificates must be submitted. The BAFöG Office of the Augsburg Student Union can answer specific questions.
The soon to be held examinations are supposed to be carried out in attendance in compliance with the current hygiene regulations. The valid hygiene concepts have been revised. Details and further informationand are available on the following page:
In brief, the following points apply:
Please note that
- in the examination buildings and rooms it is highly recommended to wear an FFP2 mask. On the seats wearing a surgical maskis highly recommended.
- before, during and after the examinations a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other persons is maintained and you should not form groups.
- there are assigned seats, walking paths and marked entrances and exits.
- students with symptoms of illness are not allowed to take the exams. Do not come to the exam if you have symptoms of illness such as respiratory problems, cough, cold, fever, aching limbs, smell/taste problems. The proctoring staff has the authority to deny you access to the grounds, building or exam room if necessary.
Exceptions are only possible in the following cases:
- In the case of allergies with corresponding symptoms, provided you present a medical certificate confirming the allergy and typical symptoms.
In order to take into account the special circumstances of taking the First State Examination in spring 2022, all candidates of this examination date will be given a free attempt or an additional opportunity to repeat the examination. You will find the specific regulations as well as other special regulations for this date further down on this page.
Further important information and forms for the state exams:
Please inform the participants of the (teaching) event that a person (without giving a name) has tested positive for Covid-19. If known, the email could indicate when the person concerned was diagnosed with the infection so that the participants can narrow down the time frame. A temporary change from the face-to-face/hybrid format to a purely digital format can be useful. If they have not already done so, the person concerned should register themselves with the health authority responsible for them and also provide their contact persons or inform them in advance. The respective health authority will then set the time limit for isolation/quarantine. If the person concerned is an employee of the University of Augsburg, a report should also be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org (see also FAQs under „For Employees“). Further information on the subject of quarantine and isolation can also be found at https://www.augsburg.de/umwelt-soziales/gesundheit/coronavirus/infos-fuer-corona-infizierte as well as at https://www.stmgp.bayern.de/coronavirus/haeufig-gestellte-fragen/#fragen-zur-14-bayerischen-infektionsschutzmassnahmenverordnung. Information for contact persons can be found at https://www.augsburg.de/umwelt-soziales/gesundheit/coronavirus/infos-fuer-kontaktpersonen .
1. Employees with a positive corona test
Individuals who have been tested positively must go into isolation immediately after learning about their test result.
A guideline on what to do after having tested positively can be found on the website below:
Further information can be found here:
If symptoms appear during your isolation and you are unable to work, please have your general practitioner confirm this (also possible via telephone) and submit a sick note as well as a doctor’s certificate as you would for other cases of illness.
2. Other cases of disease
In general, in the case of other illnesses, the general legal regulations as well as the individual regulations of the respective department regarding incapacity for work or service apply.
Employees with symptoms of an acute, communicable disease must not come to work. This applies in particular to the following typical symptoms of COVID-19: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, loss of sense of taste/smell, sore throat, cold and pain in the limbs.
In the case of mild, new, non-progressive symptoms (such as a cold without fever and occasional cough), employees may only come on to work if no fever has developed after at least 24 hours (from the onset of symptoms). Nevertheless, in these cases in particular, telework or work from home must be carried out as far as possible.
If this is not possible, it is imperative to observe the general rules of conduct in the professional environment ( https://www.infektionsschutz.de/coronavirus/wie-verhalte-ich-mich/im-beruflichen-umfeld/) in order to exclude a risk of infection for the other employees. In cases of doubt, a doctor must decide to what extent the employee is fit for work or duty and may come on duty. In edge cases a medical professional must decide to what extent an employee can be considered fit for work and whether they may work on site.
3. Suspected and contact cases
Important information for contact persons can be found by following the links below:
If the employee had contact with a "mere" suspected case, i.e. with a person for whom there is no confirmation of infection (yet), and if the employee is symptom-free, the employee is fit for duty or work. This is even more true for all other contact cases.
4. Regulations for returnees from risk areas, high incidence areas and virus variant areas
Persons entering from a high incidence area or virus variant area are required to complete an entry declaration in accordance with the coronavirus entry regulation ( Coronavirus-Einreiseverordnung) and to comply with the applicable testing and quarantine regulations.
Please contact the health office responsible for you without delay and use the officially prescribed online form available on the homepage of the health offices for the digital entry application: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/#/
Important information for returning travellers and those entering the country can be found under the following links:
6. Obligation to report
In all the above cases, please contact the Human Resources Department at the following e-mail address: email@example.com.
Please only contact the University via phone or email.
Due to the current situation special care should be taken that all bookings (flights, hotel reservations, registrations for conferences etc.) can be cancelled free of charge in case the business trip has to be called off due to new developments. In order to ensure sound economic financial management, please make sure that corresponding cancellation conditions are included.
In their own interest, it is not reasonable for any employee of the Free State of Bavaria to travel abroad if, due to the Corona Entry Ordinance (CoronaEinreiseV), there is a duty to quarantine upon return and the period of the duty to quarantine would not fall within the already approved holiday period.
If a journey is nevertheless undertaken during the period of validity of the Corona Entry Ordinance, although at the time of the journey there is a subsequent obligation to quarantine according to the Corona Entry Ordinance, this is generally to be regarded as inappropriate action. Exemptions from service in the case of quarantine measures abroad or return travel difficulties will then no longer be granted or will only be granted in exceptional cases.
If you are planning a trip for which there is a duty to quarantine upon return, or if you have any queries in this regard, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
On 14 January 2021, the German Bundestag passed an extension of child sickness benefits by 10 days and, in the case of single parents, by 20 days for each child in 2021. The new regulation provides, among other things, that the entitlement to sick pay for the calendar year 2021 also exists if facilities for the care of children, schools or facilities for persons with disabilities are temporarily closed by the responsible authority to prevent the spread of infections or communicable diseases on the basis of the Infection Protection Act. However, extensive support options already exist for employees of the Free State in the form of teleworking and the possibility of taking time off on an hourly or daily basis, which go beyond the child sickness benefits. If the employee could telework but chooses to care for the child only (and not telework), the child sickness benefit can be claimed.
For more information on children's sick leave, see the following link: https://www.bmfsfj.de/bmfsfj/themen/corona-pandemie/kinderbetreuung-bei-schul--und-kitaschliessungen/faq-kinderkrankentage-kinderkrankengeld/fragen-und-antworten-zu-kinderkrankentagen-und-zum-kinderkrankengeld/164976
Ventilating rooms regularly, especially the teaching rooms, remains an important contribution to your own safety.
Increase ventilation rhythm
Due to the comparatively long time aerosols spend in the air, it is of utmost importance to bring as much outside air as possible into used rooms. Meeting rooms should therefore be ventilated before the start of the meeting by opening opposite windows or across. In addition, due to the current situation in all offices and meeting rooms in use, if possible the windows opposite should be opened continuously or at least at an increased rhythm, preferably every 20 minutes, for a few minutes, preferably 3 to 10 minutes (so-called Stoßlüften/shock ventilation).
Use of air conditioners
The use of air-conditioning units in offices used exclusively by individuals is harmless. In rooms used by several people (e.g. offices open to the public, offices during meetings or conference rooms), fully or partially recirculating air systems should only be used for cooling before and after use. The supply of fresh air should then be provided manually, as shown above.
Use of fans
The use of fans in offices used exclusively by individuals is harmless. In multi-person and single offices with frequent public traffic or during meetings, fans should only be used to supply fresh air. Care should be taken to avoid placing oneself in direct line with the airflow. Instead, a fan with a low setting should be placed at the window and, if possible, the door should be kept ajar to support a constant exchange of air through the open windows.
The following leaflets can be used as posters (especially for future office hours) or to inform employees and students:
Testing & Vaccination
The University of Augsburg offers its employees and students the possibility of free rapid testing at the test station on campus ( www.uni-augsburg.de/teststation). Free tests for students are otherwise only offered by the test centre at the fairground. Plesae book an appointment in advance in both cases. Individuals without an appointment will not be tested.
The free test offer for students has been extended until Christmas
In addition to the test station on campus the university of Augsburg offers its employees two free self-tests per week. These tests are meant to be used at home and are an additional way to quickly detect infections – even for those who are already vaccinated. For employees the distribution is handled by their respective faculties or institutions.
- For each person: 1 test each day, 2 tests each week.
- Danger of infection! Only use the test at home! Do not test yourself in the canteen, a lecture hall, your office etc.
- Symptoms? Stay at home and do a PCR-test.
- Your test is positive? Immediately start your quarantine and do a PCR-test.
Note on distribution
Employees receiver their test kits by way of their respective faculties or institutions. Due to logicistical reasons, there will be no weekly deliveries, but rather single larger shippings (packs of 5 or 20 kits). Please ration these testing kits accordingly.
The Vaccination Centre of the City of Augsburg offers everyone who has not yet been vaccinated various services: You can get vaccinated in doctors' offices, at the vaccination centre (with or without an appointment) and at vaccination events in various parts of the city. A vaccination also reduces the risk of passing on the Corona virus. In this way, vaccinated people help themselves, their relatives and the people around them.
Starting on Saturday, 11 December, a vaccination offer without appointment will take place on the campus of the University of Augsburg. The offer is open to all citizens.
Building J - Faculty of Economics, Universitätsstraße 16, car park P 6 or tram stop "Universität")
- Tuesdays to Saturdays, 8:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (except public holidays)
- First, second and booster vaccinations for everyone aged 30 and over, with the Moderna vaccine (in effect from 28 December onwards).
Further information on vaccination can be found at: https://www.augsburg.de/umwelt-soziales/gesundheit/coronavirus/impfzentrum
Inform and protect yourself
Information about the at-risk regions can be found on the Robert Koch Institute website:
Information about the symptoms of an infection, preventative measures and the current situation in Bavaria are available on the website of the Bavarian Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL):https://www.lgl.bayern.de/gesundheit/infektionsschutz/infektionskrankheiten_a_z/coronavirus/faq.htm
FAQ of the State Ministry for Science and the Arts:
Please restrict private and business travel to an absolute minimum for the time being and act responsibly towards yourself and others. Please observe basic hygiene recommendations.
- Wherever possible, keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other people.
- Sneeze or cough into the crook of your arm or a tissue paper – and dispose of the tissue in a bin with a lid.
Keep your hands away from your face – avoid touching your mouth, eyes or nose with your hands.
Keep sufficient distance from other people who have a cough, runny nose or a temperature – also due to the ongoing flu wave.
Avoid touching people (e.g. shaking hands or embracing) when you greet or say goodbye to people.
Wash your hands regularly and for at least 20 seconds using water and soap, particularly after blowing your nose, sneezing or coughing.
Get vaccinated against Covid-19
If you still have open questions after reading the FAQs, please contact our e-mail hotline.