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

Here you will find information provided by the crisis unit of the University of Bayreuth. This has been active since mid-February 2020. It is made up of representatives from all areas of the University. We are in daily contact, monitor the situation very closely, and are constantly adapting our measures. Our priority is to protect all students and staff.

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.

As part of its comprehensive infection control plan, the University of Bayreuth has produced a handbook for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. The Coronavirus Handbook is being continuously updated and adapted to the changing legal situation. Please keep yourself constantly informed about our status in this regard.

NEWS (last updated on 19 January, 2022)

News in the context of the new Infection Protection Measures Ordinance

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According to the current Infection Protection Act, only persons who have been vaccinated or have recovered may enter the buildings and enclosed rooms of the University. This applies without exception to students attending courses of any kind in person. Corresponding proof of one of the two "G "s in German, English, French, Italian, or Spanish must be carried in print or digital form and shown upon request. The University of Bayreuth supervises 2G regulations on a random basis.

Exceptions to the 2G regulation:
• Persons who are exempt from the 2G rule for medical reasons may be granted access if, in particular, they can prove that they are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons by providing an original written medical certificate containing their full name and date of birth, and a valid, negative PCR test certificate is presented.
• Non-University persons entering the campus, e.g. for professional or voluntary reasons (e.g. tradesmen, service providers, members of University committees, or job applicants). 3G regulations apply to these groups of people.
• Children under 6 years of age.
• Staff of the University of Bayreuth
Regulations for staff:
Buildings and enclosed rooms of the University of Bayreuth may only be entered by employees who have been vaccinated, recovered, or tested. Appropriate, continually up-to-date proof must be presented during inspections. Employees who have not been vaccinated or have recovered must undergo a recognised rapid test every day. Self-testing under supervision is not permitted at the University of Bayreuth.

Return to FFP-2 mask mandate
Wherever masks are compulsory, it is compulsory to wear an FFP-2 mask (implementation on campus and in the branch offices of the University of Bayreuth from Tuesday, 9.11.2021). This means that medical face masks (surgical masks) are no longer permitted.

From 14 December 2021 there will once again be a Bavarian Red Cross testing station on the campus of the University of Bayreuth. This has been made possible by an impressive initiative: more than 120 students responded to a student request, put themselves in the service of society, and are now supporting the units of the Bavarian Red Cross alongside their studies. They are active both on campus and in other testing stations; those with previous medical experience will also assist in the vaccination centre.
The testing station, which can be found in S3 of the SWO building, will have an initial capacity of 100 tests per day and is an official public testing centre, meaning it is open to everyone. The opening hours are initially Monday to Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 pm, from 24 January they will be from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Appointments are scheduled at https://meintest.brk.de and the 24-hour valid testing results communicated via text message and e-mail.

You can also use other approved test stations that may be open longer. Please notice that they are not free of charge. An overview of all PCR and PoC test stations in and around Bayreuth can be found at https://www.landkreis-bayreuth.de/media/9275/uebersicht-testungen-im-landkreis-und-der-stadt-bayreuth.pdf. In any case, prove your eligibility by presenting your certificate of study in conjunction with identification.


Vaccinations are currently available through the vaccination centers https://impfzentren.bayern/citizen or from general practitioners.


If you are a student who has been vaccinated with vaccines other than those listed by the Paul Ehrlich Institute on the internet at http://www.pei.de/impfstoffe/covid-19, you are entitled to free testing using PoC antigen tests ("rapid tests" that are valid for 24 hours) until 31.12.2021.

We will inform you in due time where testing will be offered over the period 01-31 December 2021. Prove your eligibility during this period by additionally presenting your vaccination card.

The advantages of vaccination

Once you have full vaccination protection, there is no need for regular testing or possible short-term quarantine periods, which could be problematic, especially during exam periods. For all those who would like more information before a possible vaccination, we would like to refer to an article in UBTaktuell, which you can find here:

In addition, we refer to the FAQs of BMG:

The 2G rule applies to catering in all Studentenwerk Oberfranken facilities (Cafeteria, Frischraum, coffee bars, etc.). It applies both to food served on the premises and to the use of to-go services. Only the 2G rule applies. The 3G rule therefore no longer applies.

Up-to-the-minute information can be found on the homepage of Studentenwerk Oberfranken.

Use of the PC pools and certain study rooms
The PC pools on campus are open 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 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). They are open Monday to Saturday from around 8 a.m. until the respective building closes.

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

NEWS (last updated on 19 January, 2022)

News in the context of the new Infection Protection Measures Ordinance

You will finde more information about the far-reaching changes in the 15th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (BayIfSMV ) and in the announcements from the University Governing Board.

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