Corona update: Regulations until October 17

Dear University Members,

The winter semester is right around the corner and with it, regulations apply that specifically relate to the start of our lecture period in October. After three digital semesters, significantly more on-site lectures and university life will now be possible. In the past weeks, we have already informed you about how the winter semester will probably be structured. The new regulations allow us to further increase the amount of on-site lectures. Since the size and diversity of our university require a great deal of detailed regulation, you will find an overview of the planned regulations below. You will be informed separately about the specific arrangements shortly.

Lectures and examinations

  • A Proof in terms of the 3G rule is required to access courses and examinations (3G stands for geimpft/vaccinated, genesen/recovered or getestet/tested). Persons who have not been fully vaccinated or have not recovered must present a certificate of a negative COVID test result. A negative test is valid for 48 hours for lectures and examinations (24 hours for non-curricular events). The certificate can only be issued by a body approved for this purpose (a test centre for example). Please note, that self-tests do not meet this requirement. The cost of testing cannot be covered by the university. Further free vaccination services are planned on campus (see below).
  • A new tool is currently being integrated into the OpenOLAT platform that will make it possible to deposit a 3G certificate; this tool will be available in good time before the lecture period starts; the tool complies with the data protection regulations. It will allow a simplified control of the 3G certificate. With the 3G regulation in lectures and examinations, the distance regulation is no longer applicable.
  • The obligation to wear a medical mask remains on all ways inside the university buildings. It also applies in lectures and examinations, if the distance of 1.5m is not maintained.
  • All lectures should take place on site. However, the coming winter semester will still take place under corona-related restrictions. Digital lecture formats for courses with less than 200 participants and on-site lectures for very large groups are therefore possible. This is obviously subjected by the approval of the respective deans (if necessary in consultation with the University board).
  • Very large lectures are continued digitally in many areas, for example at the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, in order to avoid large accumulations of groups.
  • Workstations are provided on campus for students who alternate between digital and on-site lectures.

Work in offices, laboratories and workshops

  • Working on-site in administration, research, service areas and technical sectors will also be possible again to a greater extent. However, an individual query of the 3G status of the employees may not take place by the employer. Therefore, the distance regulation continues to apply. We will soon publish, how the regulations will be implemented, on the Corona pages of the CAU website. Please note, information on the personal immunization status shall only be provided on a voluntary basis.
  • The options for flexible working hours and on-site times, in particular the home office arrangement, remain in place. They can continue in consultation with superiors.
  • Employees can continue to self-test at work up to twice a week free of charge.

Vaccination services at the campus

As already announced, the university is going to offer further vaccinations. With the support of the state capital Kiel, we can offer the following dates in the coming week:

  • Tuesday, September 28, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 29, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 30, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

In addition, vaccinations services will be offered on campus from October 19 to 21 and November 11. The dates in October are also dates for the second vaccination, for people who had their first vaccination in September.

  • The vaccinations will be offered on the Audimax forecourt in a KVG (local public transport provider) bus (Christian-Albrechts-Platz 2).
  • Please consider that the waiting area will be outside. So please bring weather appropriate clothing.
  • You can chose between the Johnson&Johnson (single vaccination) and Biontech (two vaccinations necessary) vaccine.
  • The vaccination drive is open to all citizens.
  • It is not necessary to arrange an appointment. If you have decided to get vaccinated and you have picked your date ne  , please bring your vaccination pass and a hard copy of your  completed vaccination documents (for the first vaccination: information sheet, consent form, medical history form; for second vaccination or cross-vaccinations only medical history form and consent form). Further to this, please bring your ID card.

Yours sincerely,
Claudia Ricarda Meyer,