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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 25 November, 2021)

News in the context of the new Infection Protection Measures Ordinance

Due to the far-reaching changes in the 15th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (BayIfSMV ) and its short-term implementation, our Coronavirus Handbook is currently not up to date. In the meantime, please consult the ordinance itself or the announcements from the University Governing Board for more information.

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.

Up to and including 30.11.2021, there will be free testing by means of PoC antigen tests ("quick tests" valid for 24 hours) for students on the campus grounds in seminar room S 3 in the building of the Upper Franconian Association for Student Affairs (SWO) (lower entrance area, in the immediate vicinity of the Central University Administration ZUV building, see site plan). Please take into account that registration is required in advance at Mein Corona-Test | BRK. Please take into account receiving the result of the rapid test after approx. 15 minutes via SMS and email. You can also be tested at the Schnelltestzentrum (rapid test centre) in the Schlossgalerie mall, La Spezia-Platz 1, if it is not possible at your preferred time on campus. In either case, prove your eligibility by presenting your certificate of enrolment together with ID.

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.

Vaccination 

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

Vaccines

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 25 November, 2021)

News in the context of the new Infection Protection Measures Ordinance

Due to the far-reaching changes in the 15th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance (BayIfSMV ) and its short-term implementation, our Coronavirus Handbook is currently not up to date. In the meantime, please consult the ordinance itself or the announcements from the University Governing Board for more information.

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