Important information:  Mask requirement will be removed on 2 February 2023.

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Framework concept for winter semester 2022/2023 (Mask requirement will be removed on 2 February 2023 // Masks are only recommended from then on // Document remains valid with the exception of mask requirement)

Binding hygiene concept (Mask requirement will be removed on 2 February 2023 // Masks are only recommended from then on // Document remains valid with the exception of mask requirement)

Handout on teaching and examinations in winter term 2022/23 (Mask requirement will be removed on 2 February 2023 // Masks are only recommended from then on // Document remains valid with the exception of mask requirement)

Data protection guidelines concerning Coronavirus measures (last update: 20/04/2022)

General rules of conduct

General information

Using rooms at full capacity

Classrooms, lecture halls, meeting and conference rooms of the university are available for in-person instruction and events at full capacity. In-person lectures, courses, seminars or other events do not need to be approved.

Social distancing requirement

Protecting public health remains crucial, even at significantly higher levels of in-person attendance. Therefore, individuals who enter rooms, buildings or premises of the university are required to conduct themselves in a way that minimises the risk of infection for themselves and others.

This includes maintaining a minimum distance (social distancing requirement). Wherever possible and feasible, a minimum interpersonal distance of 1.5 m must be maintained.

A distinction must be made here as to whether individuals mostly remain seated in one place (e.g. a PC workstation in an office) or whether they move about locally (e.g. when setting up an experiment on a table) or freely inside a room. If the minimum distance cannot be kept at all times, at least a medical mask must be worn.

Hygiene rules

The following RKI hygiene rules apply to everyone:

  • do not sneeze into your hands,
  • always sneeze or cough into a tissue or the crook of your arm,
  • use tissues and dispose of them immediately,
  • wash hands frequently for at least 30 seconds,
  • keep a minimum distance from others as described below.

For further information, please refer to the hygiene concept:

Hygiene concept of the University of Oldenburg

Masks

Mask requirement will be removed on 2 February 2023.

Following consultation on the current Corona situation, the Presidential Board has decided to annul the obligation to wear a medical mask and the general decree of 10 January 2022 in this regard with effect from 2 February 2023.

The “Framework concept for winter semester 2022/2023” (PDF) remains valid with the exception of the mask requirement, as does the “Binding hygiene rules of the University of Oldenburg” (PDF) and the “Guidelines for teaching and examinations” (PDF/German) for the current semester. The obligation is replaced by a recommendation from the Presidential Board to wear medical masks or FFP2 masks on your own responsibility. This applies in principle and therefore also to teaching and examinations.

Where can I get medical masks?

Medical masks are provided for employees of the University of Oldenburg as warranted and needed.

Costs: Billing takes place via a central funds centre. The organisational unit does not incur any costs.

Dispatch: Dispatch by internal mail is possible, but may take longer. In this case, please email the completed and signed issue form, including your room number, to:

Pick-up: Collect masks from the BI laboratory supply depot at Wechloy campus:

Room W3 0-135 (level 0, ground floor)

Business hours/collection times: Mon - Fri: 9.30 a.m. - 12.00 p.m., Mon - Thurs: 2.00 p.m. - 3.00 p.m. The depot is closed in the afternoon prior to a public holiday

Download mask issue form

FFP2 masks for employees

FFP2 masks are provided to employees of the University of Oldenburg as warranted and needed via the BI laboratory supply depot or other designated distribution points.

The masks are issued here during regular opening hours:

BI laboratory supply store in Wechloy

Room W3 0-135 (Level 0, ground floor)

Opening hours/collection times Mon - Fri: 9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Mon - Thurs: 2:00 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. (The depot is closed in the afternoon prior to a public holiday)

In-house mail

Alternatively, FFP2 masks can be delivered via internal mail. Due to a staffing shortage, however, there may be delays in delivery; delivery on the following day is not guaranteed. If you would like to receive the FFP2 masks by mail, please scan the form, attach it to an e-mail and send it to: L

Important: Please include your office address in the e-mail so that the mailroom can deliver the masks.

Ordering and collecting:

Organisational units order and pick up masks collectively by submitting the following form, completed and signed by the head of the unit:

Order form FFP2 masks for organisational units (employees).

Employees collect the FFP2 masks from their respective organisational unit and confirm receiving them by using the following form:

Distribution slip FFP2 masks for employees within the organisational unit.

Claims may not be transferred to third parties.

Supervisors are responsible for documenting distribution and keeping distribution slips.

University provides FFP2 masks for students

They will be distributed from 4 to 21 October at two locations: on the Haarentor campus in the foyer of building V03 (main entrance) and on the ring level of the Wechloy campus (Mon-Fri between 8 am and 4 pm). After that (from 24 October 2022), students will receive the masks at one distribution point, namely in V03.

Information on the correct usage of FFP2 masks

The Robert Koch Institute provides the following information on common mistakes when wearing FFP2 masks:

Behavioural guidelines in connection with COVID-19

I have come in contact with or have been tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus - what should I do?

Information on what to do in case of a positive self-test/rapid antigen test in a testing centre or a positive PCR test can be found on the pages of the city of Oldenburg:

Employees with a positive rapid test result

Should an employee’s self-test return a positive result, he or she must report it immediately to Division 1 (Human Resources) using the "Coronavirus reporting form" or, secondarily, the coronavirus reporting number 0441/798-5000.

In addition, the individual must immediately self-isolate at home and comply with protective and hygienic measures recommended by the RKI. For confirmation, a PCR test must be performed by a general practitioner or at a testing centre.

Covid-positive employees

Employees who have tested positive for coronavirus or have been ordered to quarantine by the authorities must immediately submit a report via the "Coronavirus reporting form" or, secondarily, by calling the coronavirus reporting number 0441/798-5000.

The procedure described here represents a preventive protective measure of the University of Oldenburg and does not replace orders of the public health department.

I have symptoms of a coronavirus infection - what should I do?

If you are experiencing symptoms that could indicate a coronavirus infection (e.g. cough, increased temperature or fever, shortness of breath, loss of sense of smell/taste, runny nose, sore throat, headache, pain in the limbs, general weakness), please contact your primary care physician immediately.

Information on the coronavirus warning app ("Corona-Warn-App")

The following link provides answers to frequently asked questions about using the coronavirus warning app:

(01/31/2023)