As you may have already seen in the media, the existing state regulations (Bekämpfungsverordnung/regulation on combating coronavirus and Hochschulen-Coronaverordnung/coronavirus regulation for universities) were already updated before they expired and adapted to the current pandemic situation. We would like to provide you with an overview (below) of the changes that have an impact on teaching, examinations and campus life at the CAU.
The examinations that are already planned (online or on-site) for the second examination period will be carried out in the formats already communicated. In individual cases, a room change may occur; you will be informed about this in good time. Please also check the room details yourself in UnivIS, and if necessary also in the examination administration system.
- 3G check: The legally required proof of 3G status (vaccinated, recovered, tested) for admission to examinations is a new addition. For examinations, the 3G check will be carried out at the registration stations, together with the usual identity and admission checks. The proof of 3G status must be provided together with the official photo ID (identity card, passport, driver’s license, etc.) (more information on 3G checks). If no proof is provided, admission cannot be granted to the examination.
- Digital 3G proof (QR code): In order to enable a speedy and smooth check of the proof, we urgently ask you to provide the proof in digital form with a QR code, or on paper with a QR code.
- Proof of test: If you do not have proof of vaccination or proof of recovery, then proof of a negative test result must be provided; the certificate must be issued by an organisation approved for conducting tests for the presence of an infection with the coronavirus (authorised test centre). PLEASE NOTE – new regulation: the negative test result must now not be older than two days (48 hours). Proof in the form of a so-called self-test is not possible.
- Note to international students: Only EU-recognised vaccines are accepted when the 3G rule applies. Persons that are vaccinated with a non-EU recognised vaccine will have to provide negative proof of testing until they have been revaccinated with an approved vaccine. International students that are affected by this regulation have access to testing free of charge in test centres, limited until December 31, 2021.
- Examination registration on site: Please allow sufficient time for registration before the examination. As usual, your institute and/or examiners will provide you with detailed information about the procedure on site.
- Masks: Please note that it is still mandatory to wear a certified face mask (surgical or FFP2 mask) inside the buildings. If the minimum social distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained, the mask may be removed when seated during examinations.
The new regulations make a substantial return to face-to-face teaching possible. Based on the new state requirements, the following regulations apply at the CAU:
- 3G check: You must provide proof of full vaccination, recovery or a negative test result, in order to gain admission to lectures and examinations. If no proof is provided, admission cannot be granted to a lecture. Repeated violations of the regulations implemented will lead to further sanctions, such as the issuing of a ban from the premises and thus exclusion from on-site lectures. For details, please see more information on 3G checks.
- Carrying out the 3G check: During the lecture period, the 3G check will be implemented differently, depending on the local conditions on site and the staffing situation. Some of the checks will be carried out at the entrances to the respective buildings. In other cases, there will be checks directly before going into a lecture. In addition, there will be random spot checks by a security service on the CAU campus. In order to simplify the mandatory 3G checks, it is planned that the validity periods for access authorisation associated with the proof provided, will be stored in an OpenOLAT tool - in conformity with data protection and in accordance with Section 3 (1) of the Hochschulen-Coronaverordnung (coronavirus regulation for universities). This tool is currently under development. We will provide you with details about using the tool in good time before the start of lectures.
- Note to international students: Only EU-recognised vaccines are accepted when the 3G rule applies. Persons that are vaccinated with a non-EU recognised vaccine will have to provide negative proof of testing until they have been revaccinated with an approved vaccine. International students that are affected by this regulation have access to testing free of charge, limited until December 31, 2021.
- Distancing rules: For lectures and examinations, the minimum social distance is no longer required by the corresponding regulations; room occupancy can be implemented with a social distance of less than 1.5 metres.
- Masks: It is mandatory to wear a certified mask (surgical or FFP2 mask) inside all CAU buildings. The mask requirement can only be waived in lectures in cases where a minimum social distance of 1.5 metres is maintained throughout, and where the 3G proof of all participants is checked immediately before the start of the lecture. Lecturers are exempt from the obligation to wear a mask during the lecture if a distance of 1.5 metres is maintained (details can also be found here).
- On-site and online lecture formats: Online lectures will continue in some cases. Especially for very large events, the University Board has recommended that they continue to be held as online formats. Which lectures take place online and which are held on site can be checked in UnivIS. If you have to attend an online lecture on the CAU campus, for example because you are on site for a face-to-face event, please contact the respective teaching staff. They can inform you if a room is available. Individual workplaces are also available: further information
- Contact tracing: With immediate effect, there is no longer any comprehensive contact data collection via the OpenOLAT tool. Participant lists will be drawn up in different ways, depending on the lectures.
The examinations for the winter semester 2021/22 will once again be held during three-week examination periods, so that pandemic-related special requirements can be implemented.
The examination periods for the winter semester 2021/22 are scheduled as follows:
- 1st examination period: 07/02/2022 - 26/02/2022
- 2nd examination period: 21/03/2022 - 09/04/2022
As usual, the respective timetables can be found online.
Additional, previously communicated information on compensating disadvantages and provisional Master‘s degree registration is available on the corona homepage.
The extensive regulations described here are intended to ensure that our first semester, mainly on site after about 18 months, runs as smoothly as possible. We ask students, lecturers and employees alike for their understanding should there still be organisational hurdles at the beginning of the winter semester. As much as the return to on-site lectures is also a return to everyday life, we are still in a pandemic that imposes restrictions and consideration on us. Please protect each other and abide by the regulations in place.
We would also like to remind you again of the vaccination services on the campus. From September 28 to 30 as well as from October 19 to 21 and on November 11, those interested can take advantage of the offer on the Audimax forecourt. Information on the vaccination offer
We wish you a good start to the new semester!
Claudia Ricarda Meyer, Chancellor
Markus Hundt, Vice President