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Instructions and information on how to deal with the corona pandemic for employees, students and guests of the Faculty of Engineering

General behavior (brief summary)

(Updated on 25 June 2020)

  1. The minimum spacing between any two people must be ≥ 1.5 m, both indoors and outside on campus.
  2. People who need to work together more closely must wear face masks / mouth-nose covering.
  3. Masks must be worn inside the buildings when in the corridors or stairwells; this rule also applies to visitors, delivery people and workers.
  4. A face shield is not considered a face mask.
  5. Indoor spaces should be thoroughly ventilated frequently.
  6. Lifts should be used by only one person at a time, or better not at all.
  7. If you come into contact with someone who has COVID-19 or develop symptoms of COVID-19, you are not permitted to enter university premises and must report this situation to your supervisor immediately.


The current hygiene regulations of the University of Freiburg may be found here (Updated 26.05.2020).

Work environment (brief summary)

(Updated on 25 June 2020)

  1. All work that can be performed in Home Office should be done in Home Office. Supervisors are expected to be flexible in this regard.
  2. Home Office must be made available to employees in the higher risk groups for COVID-19 infection, in particular those with pre-existing conditions or immunodeficiencies, as well as pregnant women and nursing mothers.
  3. All meetings that can be accomplished electronically should be done electronically.
  4. Offices must provide at least 15 square meters area per person permanently working in the room. Exceptions must be officially approved.
  5. Office materials (desks, keyboards, mice, pencils, etc.) should always be used by the same person and not exchanged.
  6. Work surfaces should be cleaned regularly.
  7. Offices should be thoroughly ventilated regularly.
  8. You should wash your hands regularly.
  9. The TF campus is officially closed for everyone except students and university employees.
  10. All TF buildings are locked. Wedging open the doors or defeating the locking mechanism in any other way is strictly prohibited. Also for smokers.
  11. Guests, delivery people and workers may be escorted into through the buildings; they must adhere to the hygiene regulations (spacing & masks).