Last update: 18 June 2021
In-person courses may only be conducted in compliance with the protective and hygiene measures. Because the specific protective measures required for each course with practical components sometimes differ and must be agreed upon with the Occupational Safety and Environmental Protection Unit, students will be notified by the teaching staff about the required measures.
Protective measures include the following:
- Attendance lists must be kept.
- The number of participants may not exceed the room capacities set forth under coronavirus conditions and is limited to 100.
- Testing requirements for courses, field trips, and examinations This does not apply to vaccinated individuals who provide a coronavirus vaccination certificate pursuant to Section 2 subsection 5 of the HmbSARS-CoV-2-EindämmungsVO or to recovered individuals who provide proof of recovery pursuant to Section 2 subsection 6 of the HmbSARS-CoV-2-EindämmungsVO.
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
In University buildings, you must as a rule wear a medical mask (MNS) or a protective mask of high technical quality. Intentional or negligent violations of this mask requirement constitute an offense pursuant to Section 39 of Hamburg’s ordinance on the containment of SARS-CoV2 (HmbSARS-CoV-2-EindämmungsVO) and may result in a fine.
Upon entering University buildings, employees will be provided a surgical face mask by the University for the respective working day. The building’s custodial staff will hand out the face masks. Employees working in buildings without custodial staff can collect a surgical face mask from a neighboring building with custodial staff or from the concierge at Von-Melle-Park 5. Employees are free to wear their own surgical face mask or respirator (FFP) mask. Lecturers can remove their masks during a lecture, as can students during a presentation.
Medical masks of a comparable standard are also permitted. Labels such as “non-medical use” sometimes appear on packaging due to the export regulations in individual countries. This does not provide any indication of the masks’ protective effect or rule out their use as medical masks within the sense of the ordinance on the containment of SARS-CoV2. The word “sterile” is printed on the packaging of sterile masks.
If you cannot wear a mask covering your mouth and nose due to a disability or for other medical reasons, you are exempt from the face mask requirement. However, you are required to wear a face visor inside University buildings instead.
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.
Protective and hygiene measures must also be strictly observed during required breaks.