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

(NEW 01/18) Circular clarifies details on university operations during current lockdown

Circular 07/2021 clarifies important issues regarding the impact of the current Corona Lockdown on university operations. Specifically, it addresses face-to-face teaching, face-to-face exams and exam preparation, university library, institute libraries and learning spaces, work/home office, childcare, and opening of university buildings. Circular 09/2021 also provides further important guidance on exemptions for on-site examinations.

(Updated 01/06) Employment law-related measures due to the current lockdown

The Department of Human Resources Management has compiled additional information for employees regarding the impact of the lockdown on work. This involves further information on the topics: Home office, trainees, childcare, persons with pre-existing conditions, business trips, entering NRW and officially ordered quarantine.

(Updated 01/05) New regulations on entering the state of North Rhine-Westphalia

As of December 28, a new Ordinance on entering North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) applies. Persons arriving to NRW from countries considered risk areas by the Robert Koch Institute must test for the coronavirus via rapid test or PCR test. Tests must be taken within 24 hours prior to entering or immediately upon entering NRW. Different regulations apply to Great Britain and South Africa. There are some exceptions to this rule. Those taking a PCR test instead of a rapid test must quarantine until test results are received. Digital registration continues to be required for entering NRW. All information and contact details are available on the NRW state website.

(Updated 12/08) Contact possibility in case of suspicion

In order to be able to react quickly to corona (suspected) cases within the university, these can be reported to the Occupational Health and Safety Department at the e-mail address specially set up for this purpose. This is only an internal procedure - possible reporting obligations, for example to the public health department, remain in place!

University life during the winter semester

NOTICE: NOTICE: The current Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia contains new requirements on the subject of on-site courses. Circular 07/2020 provides you with all the information you need on the exception regulations.

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.

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 meetings in public spaces between members of a household and one other person. This person may be accompanied by children from their household in need of care.

Corona Warning App

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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. Suspicious cases can be reported internally to the occupational safety department by e-mail.

Responsibility each one of us has

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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. Suspicious cases can be reported internally to the occupational safety department by e-mail.


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