Last update: 14 January 2022
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 outside classes and examinations. 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
In University buildings, you must as a rule wear a surgical mask or a mask with a higher level of protection, in particular FFP2 masks without an exhalation valve. This also applies in workspaces. We strongly recommend an FFP2 mask due to its greater level of protection. The risk assessment may also make wearing an FFP2 mask mandatory.
We strongly advise that masks are worn during lectures. If space permits, meaning there is sufficient distance between people, masks can be removed during lectures.
Intentional or negligent violations of this mask requirement constitute an offense pursuant to Hamburg’s ordinance on the containment of SARS-CoV2 (HmbSARS-CoV-2-EindämmungsVO) and may result in a fine.
If you cannot wear a medical mask covering your mouth and nose due to medical reasons, you are exempt from the face mask requirement. So that individual measures can be taken, employees must provide relevant evidence (including the appropriate medical certificates) to the HR department for verification, and students must submit relevant evidence to the respective academic office.
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.
Office workspaces with and without contact with patrons and services by Infrastructural Facility Management, Technical Building Management, workshops, and the Regional Computing Center (RRZ)
All Universität Hamburg workplaces and all services provided by Infrastructural Facility Management, Technical Building Management, the technical and academic workshops, and the Regional Computing Center (RRZ), including those performed outside the University, are subject to the 3G rule and the relevant protective and hygiene measures set forth in the hygiene plan.
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.