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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

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Temporary Rules Allowing the University to Operate under the Conditions of the Coronavirus Pandemic (Date 8 July 2021)

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(Updated July 09, 2021)


March 31, 2021: Updated hygenie regulations of the University of Freiburg (Version 4.2)


Changes on Campus
The new ordinance on study operations will take effect on January 11, 2021. Classroom teaching will remain largely suspended.
(Updated January 13, 2021)


The University of Freiburg has updated its hygiene regulations (Dezember 1, Version 3.2)


The University of Freiburg has updated its hygiene regulations and developed a phased plan

(Updated on October 22, 2020 and November 06, 2020 (updated phased plan))


Mandatory mask-wearing on campus

Extended mandatory mask-wearing for students, teachers and all other attendees: Wearing a mask is mandatory for all courses and study operations at the University of Freiburg.

Extended mandatory mask-wearing

A mouth-and-nose covering must be worn at all times in the following situations:

● upon entering University buildings in all entrance areas, corridors, passageways, staircases, elevators, kitchenettes and sanitary facilities,

● in attendance at all events, for example, at teaching and admissions events, written and oral examinations, first semester courses, meetings and conferences

● in the use of company facilities such as libraries, the computer center, the Freiburg Academy for University Continuing Education (FRAUW) and

● for independent student work in the premises of the university.

This regulation applies equally to students, lecturers, employees and all other persons present.

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(Updated on 19 October 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.

(Updated on 25 June 2020)

The current hygiene regulations of the University of Freiburg may be found here (Updated 09.07.2020).

Work environment (brief summary)

(Updated on 30 July 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. The buildings of the TF are reopened for authorized people.
  11. Guests, delivery people and workers may be escorted into through the buildings; they must adhere to the hygiene regulations (spacing & masks).