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Changes on Campus

Valid Corona Regulations until March 7, 2021: Online Classes and Home Office

For Students

All classes will continue to take place largely online until the end of the winter semester. From February 15, 2021, teaching formats that cannot be digitalized, e.g. laboratory sessions and similar, may be exempt from this and taught on campus.

The University Executive Board and the faculties have agreed to have most of the examinations take place digitally as far as possible. From February 15, 2021, face-to-face examinations are possible with special permission by the examination boards (further informations about face-to-face examinations in our FAQ).

It will not be possible for students to work in bookable spaces on campus until the end of January. This also applies to learning spaces in Bremen State and University Library (SuUB). The loaning of books and other basic services can be used from January 13, onwards. The Central Library and Juridicum Library will also be open to a restricted numbers of users. Detailed information on the emergency operation mode can be found on the SuUB website. Please make sure you gather all the relevant information prior to going to the library. All catering offers from Bremen Student Services Organization will remain closed in January.

For Staff

The valid regulations for University of Bremen staff will be extended until March 7. This means that all tasks that can be completed whilst working from home should be done as such. This excludes tasks that must be carried out on site in order to maintain university operations, e.g. human resource and finance processes, student and examination administration, and IT and technical operations. Research that can only take place on campus due to the required infrastructures (IT, laboratories, other equipment) may be carried out. The general hygiene and contact regulations must of course be adhered to when working on campus.

Obligatory Mask-Wearing on Campus

In addition to the current regulations, since February 1, it will be obligatory that all persons aged 16 or above wear a medical-grade mask on campus. It remains unchanged that children and youths up to 15 years of age are obliged to wear a mouth-nose covering. The regulation applies in all areas of movement (entryways, exits, hallways, elevators, etc.), in sanitary facilities, or waiting rooms in university buildings, and all outside areas of the university.

Surgery masks, FFP2-standard masks, or comparable masks are considered medical-grade masks.

The wearing of a medical- grade mask is also obligatory for staff in administration, the faculties, and deaneries when seated – if said staff work in a shared office. The ruling also applies to all meetings.

Measures for Teaching at the University of Bremen Due to the Increase in COVID-19 Infections

Since the beginning of the winter semester, a five-level plan at the University of Bremen has made it possible for the teaching and studying conditions to be continually amended to fit with the pandemic developments. Level 1 applied until December. This meant that all forms of face-to-face teaching were possible on campus with smaller cohorts and under adherence to the hygiene regulations. The main reason for this was that the university wished to give freshmen the chance to settle more easily in their degree. Due to the increasing numbers of COVID-19 infections, level 4 is now in place and will remain in place until January 31, 2021.