The University of Bremen is working with the Level Plan for Teaching, which is based on the warning level determined in the Bremen State Corona Ordinance, the incidence rate in Bremen city, and the situation on campus. This means that the state warning level may not be the same as the level of the Level Plan for Teaching. The University of Bremen crisis team determines and decides which level of the Level Plan for Teaching applies on campus.
At the moment, we are on level four of the Level Plan for Teaching. In light of the spread of the Omicron variant in Bremen, the current regulations for digital classes have been extended and will apply up to and including February 4. With this decision, we want to ensure that you can continue to study this semester and that you should be able to take your exams in the scheduled period and on the scheduled days.
Level four of the Level Plan for Teaching means that all lectures and the majority of seminars will take place digitally. Laboratory sessions, exam preparation / final theses, and further class formats that cannot be digitalized will continue to take place in person, as will classes in degree courses that contain laboratory sessions, of which the face-to-face continuation is important to ensure the ability to study.
The university will be providing more learning spaces for exam preparation. In the GW1, GW 2, SFG, and MZH buildings, all teaching rooms will function as working spaces for students between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. from January 17, 2022, onwards. Reservation is not required. Please adhere to the applicable hygiene measures. Learning spaces are also now available in Bremen State and University Library (SuUB) on Sundays with immediate effect. Further information can be found on the SuUB website.
It remains obligatory to wear a mask in all areas of university buildings that are open to the public, in classrooms, and learning spaces. This also includes classes where social distancing can be complied with. It is also urgently recommended that those teaching / presenting wear a mask. Please take care to ensure that the rooms you are in are regularly ventilated should they not be fitted with a technical ventilation system.
Please wear an FFP2 mask whenever possible. The protection offered by these masks is significantly higher than that of other medical-grade masks. Security staff at buildings entryways can provide you with an FFP2 mask.
Proof of 3G status (vaccinated, recovered, tested) needs to be shown at building entryways.
Please take note of the “AHA+L” regulation, which stands for social distancing, personal hygiene, masks, and regular ventilation of rooms, as well as the Hygiene Concept of the University of Bremen.
The following applies to university staff: Tasks that can be completed without restrictions whilst working from home should be carried out as such. Superiors must clarify with their staff which tasks this includes and how operations can be organized under these circumstances.
As there will surely be infection cases among university members in the coming weeks and there may be related staff shortages, superiors must organize tasks in such a manner that operations can be maintained at all times. This also applies to exams. The planning details for emergencies must be decided upon by the individual areas.
Generally, the university management asks for caution to be applied in terms of work trips.