Current situation at the university

Information provided by the Presidential Board

Where can I find the latest "Explanatory notes on special operations"?

The latest version can be found at "Files available for download".

What has to be taken into account if infections occur at the university?

Please always adhere to the distance and hygiene rules applying at the university.

If you have been infected, please inform the university. You can find the central contact details under "How should persons who have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus and contact persons proceed?"

If you feel ill and are experiencing symptoms of a corona infection, please follow the instructions in "I feel sick and I am showing symptoms of a corona infection. What should I do?"


May external persons enter the university?

For the regulations currently in force, please refer to the latest version of the "Explanatory notes on special operation under SARS-CoV-2 conditions". They can be found under "VIII. Files available for download" (German only).

What do I have to keep in mind when I'm on university premises? May things change at short notice?

While on university premises, all persons are obliged to comply with the applicable hygiene rules laid out in the "Explanatory notes on special operations."

When organizing university operations, all relevant functions must be maintained. Please note that a situation may arise at any time that would require the reinstatement of special operations, with restrictions on personal presence, or emergency operations in parts or all of the university.


Concepts and risk assessments during special operations

Concepts for work-related activities during special operations drawn up by the heads of the organizational units must be submitted to the Presidential Board for approval via the Occupational Safety Unit. Previously approved concepts remain in effect. Existing concepts may be adapted by the heads of the organizational units to the requirements laid out in the current version of the "Explanatory notes on special operations."

1. General concepts
Higher-level concepts (in accordance with resolution Drs.P/2020/175 of April 28, 2020) at the school/division/unit level, and if necessary also at the institute/departmental level for activities during special operations, are to be submitted to the Presidential Board for approval via the Occupational Health and Safety Unit.

The concepts lay out how the necessary operations in the respective organizational units are to be designed, taking into account the applicable hygiene and safety requirements (in accordance with the "Explanatory notes on special operations under SARS-CoV-2 conditions at the UOL"). Higher-level management remains responsible for the implementation of and compliance with these concepts.

The concepts are to be adapted as the situation develops. Concepts that have been approved already retain their validity. Changes must be reported to the Occupational Safety Unit in advance (e.g. by telephone) and may require re-approval by the Presidential Board (e.g. in the case of significant changes to or expansion of special operations).

2. Risk assessment
For the activities laid out in the general concepts for special operations (e.g. research, teaching, internships, tutorials, examinations, administrative tasks, other practical activities, etc.), corresponding risk assessments are to be prepared by the professor in charge, the head of an administrative unit, etc. prior to the activity using the form "Risk assessment special operations under SARS-CoV-2 conditions".

Please send a copy of the risk assessment's cover sheet to the Occupational Safety Unit for further processing and archiving. The activity can be started immediately after the risk assessment has been prepared. No separate approval by the Presidential Board is required.

The risk assessment papers remain in the organizational unit and the school/administrative unit/division. There, with the help of Divisions 1 and 4, they may be randomly reviewed by the Occupational Safety Unit, which also checks up on their implementation. The Staff Council has the right to inspect them as well.

Iindividuals in positions of management are responsible for the implementation of the measures listed in the risk assessment. If the risk assessment or its implementation is insufficient, operations may be suspended or prohibited immediately until improvements have been made.

If risk assessments change or are amdended, the Occupational Safety Unit may be consulted (e.g. by telephone). A decision will be made as to whether simple documentation in the existing documents is sufficient or whether it is necessary to create a new one.

3. Courses, lectures or examinations requiring personal attendance
(internships, outdoor activities, tutorials, examinations, etc.)
If courses or lectures requiring personal attendance are planned and mandatory, please review whether they are feasible under the conditions associated with special operations. Please proceed as described in numbers 1 and 2.

You can find the requisite documents under "Files for download".

Current information on data protection for the purpose of collecting corona-related contact data

Current information on data protection when collecting contact data on the basis of the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance is available here (German only).

Organizational units that collect contact data on the basis of the Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance, please use the template "Corona-VO_kleiner_Datenschutzhinweis_fuer_OE" (see "VIII. Files available for download", German only).

For further information, please see points listed under section VI. at " Information requirements for contact data collection".


Pick-up of goods from the university receiving department

As a result of the decision taken by the Presidential Board on December 15, 2020 to contain the Corona pandemic, the university's internal delivery service has been suspended.

Please pick up your shipments from the Wechloy campus receiving area.

The goods receiving department at Wechloy campus is open during the following hours:

- Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

- Additionally, Monday to Thursday: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (does not apply before holidays)

Room: W3-0-139 (Wechloy)


Access to the university library

Please regularly visit the page linked below. There you will find the latest information on using the library during special operations mode.

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    Information on the University Sports Centre

    Current information regarding the University Sports Centre can be found here.

    Dining hall and cafeteria

    Dining halls and cafeterias will be closed until January 31, 2021.

    Further information can be found on the following website:

    Studentenwerk Oldenburg