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Latest updates

Here you can see the last four updates on the Corona pages.

(Updated 19/11) Official Trips

Circular 92/2020 contains new regulations on official trips. The information can also be found on the page for employees.

(Updated 11/11) Notes on the implementation of the current corona protection regulation

On the pages for teaching staff, information on teaching and excursions has been included. Several regulations have been updated on the page for employees. All updates can be found in the circular 90/2020.

(Updated 11/11) New regulations for entries from risk areas

On the subpages for students, teaching staff and employees a new note on the currently valid entry regulations has been added.

(Updated 11/03) Contact restrictions

On the pages for teaching staff and students, the new contact restrictions in public space have been included. According to this, a maximum of 10 people from 2 households may meet in public space. In addition, we have added the general ordinance of the Federal City of Bonn under "Important Documents". This regulates on which public places a mask obligation applies. This also affects streets in the surroundings of university buildings!

University life during the winter semester

What would have seemed impossible to us only a couple of months ago has, with the coronavirus pandemic, in the meantime become reality. Within only a few weeks, the University of Bonn has turned into a university following an online approach. Lectures in lecture halls and experiments in laboratories were swiftly transformed into online courses and video conferences.

The upcoming winter semester will be impacted just as much by the coronavirus pandemic. The health and safety of members and guests of the University of Bonn continues to be at the center of our actions. Nevertheless, the current legal regulations allow for a cautious opening of the University and a shift towards “safe on-site operations”. As things currently stand, in-person events will resume in the winter semester.

Seven rules for your visit to University premises

To make this work, all members and guests of the University of Bonn must follow the coronavirus infection protection regulations. The following seven points summarize the most important rules for a safe University visit:

Act responsibly - Wear a mouth and nose cover in University indoor areas.

Keep yourself clean - Disinfect your hands at University entrances and wash them regularly and thoroughly with soap.

Recover fully first - You are not allowed to enter University premises if you experience any symptoms of illness or if you have been in contact with infected persons.

React quickly - Always sneeze and cough into the inside of your elbow.

Maintain distance - Always maintain a distance of at least 1.5 meters to protect yourself and those around you.

Ventilate rooms often - Fresh air reduces the aerosols in the room air.

Stay informed - Always stay up to date with the latest regulations.

Due to the rapidly increasing infection rates, the "Coronaschutzverordnung" currently only allows a maximum of 10 people from two households to meet in public. Please be sure to observe these regulations when visiting the university.

Enabling on-site courses through traceability

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Thanks to current developments, safe on-site operations will be possible in the winter semester. This means that a certain number of events can take place on University premises. As the number of possible participants strongly depends on the size of the room and shall not exceed 50 even in the biggest lecture halls, many events will continue to be held online.

For safe on-site operations, ensuring contact tracing is important. For this purpose, the University of Bonn provides traceability templates in the “Important documents” section. Also details of guests and external service providers must be documented and stored for a period of four weeks if contacts of 15 minutes or longer took place. Different forms of traceability apply to on-site courses and examinations. Please refer to the sections “Information for students” and “Information for teaching staff” respectively.

In addition, we recommend using the governmental Corona Warning App, available for download in Apple and Google app stores.

What to do when you are feeling unwell

If you feel unwell, had contact with a person infected with the coronavirus or are returning from a risk area, you must not enter University of Bonn premises. If you start to feel unwell while on University premises, please leave the premises and seek medical advice immediately. You can find a summary of all important information on what to do in case of a (suspected) coronavirus infection in Circular 71/2020 and the Circular attachment. The Robert Koch Institute, the Ministry of Health and the corona portal of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) also provide all important information on how to behave correctly if you fall ill.

Responsibility each one of us has

The situation remains volatile and can continue to worsen in the coming weeks. Similar to other areas in life, everyone involved must act responsibly and stay informed about current developments. This includes making use of online services and avoiding personal contact where possible.

For all further regulations, please refer to the relevant subsections for teaching staff, students, employees as well as “important documents”.

We would like to wish all members of the University of Bonn a successful winter semester. Stay healthy!

Further information

Further information

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For questions on the coronavirus, please feel free to contact the Bonn citizens helpline at +49(0)228-7175 between 8 am and 4 pm, Monday to Friday. If you experience symptoms of a cold, please call your family doctor. If you cannot get a hold of your family doctor, please contact 116117 for the non-emergency doctor on call.

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