Last update: 12 January 2021
The University has already implemented comprehensive hygiene measures. Disinfectant dispensers have been placed in all highly-frequented receptions areas at all University locations. In addition, shared-use rooms, such as toilets, will be cleaned more frequently.
To protect against infection, observe the general coughing and sneezing etiquette and maintain personal hygiene—especially with regard to regular (and correct) handwashing. Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people. This also applies to queues and groups of people (e.g., in front of elevators). People with current respiratory infections may not enter University premises.
The relevant hygiene rules are displayed in the entrance areas of all Universität Hamburg buildings.
Wherever possible, avoid physical contact with other employees, students, and patrons. Refrain from standard greetings such as handshaking and hugging. Signs to this effect are displayed throughout the University.
Face masks / respirator masks
Minimum distances must be maintained in University buildings, and a face mask covering the mouth and nose must be worn at all times. A face visor cannot be used in place of a face mask that covers your mouth and nose. Face masks do not need to be worn in areas where a risk assessment has established other rules (e.g., office workspaces, seats in seminar rooms, meeting rooms, or when taking examinations).
Intentional or negligent violations of this mask requirement constitute an offense pursuant to Section 39 subsection 1 no. 64 of Hamburg’s ordinance on the containment of SARS-CoV2 (HmbSARS-CoV-2-EindämmungsVO) and may result in a fine. If you cannot wear a mask covering your mouth and nose due to a disability or for other health reasons, you are exempt from the face mask requirement. However, you must wear a face visor in University buildings.
All employees will be provided with reusable cotton masks to cover their nose and mouth at work. Two masks per person have been sent to the respective office. Please note that the face mask provided is not intended for private use or for commuting to work. To ensure correct use, please read the information sheet (in German only) on wearing and taking care of your masks.
Where a specific risk assessment has determined that face masks, respirator masks, or disposable gloves are required, these will be provided by the place of work.
Services by Infrastructural Facility Management and Technical Building Management, work and repair shops, and Regional Computing Center
Services provided by Infrastructural Facility Management and Technical Building Management, the technical and academic workshops, and the Regional Computing Center (RRZ) are subject to the measures and instructions laid out in Appendix 2 (PDF).
Office spaces with and without contact with patrons
There must be a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between all remaining workspaces at the University.
Workspaces and supplies should not be used by more than one person. If this is not possible, workspaces and supplies must be cleaned and/or disinfected before and after use by the individual user.
Before commencing work, a risk assessment must be drawn up based on the structure prepared by the Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection Unit and the individual area.
See Appendix 3 (PDF) for the individual regulations.
First aid services
If first aid is required, you must observe the following rules as far as practicable:
- maintain distance, if possible;
- adhere to coughing and sneezing etiquette and observe hand hygiene;
- wear protective masks (FFP masks), eye protection, and disposable gloves, issued to first aid officers by the Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection Unit.
If you notice any signs of health-related difficulties in your colleagues and there are no first-aid officers available to help, call an emergency doctor at 112.