The University of Bremen has implemented a general ruling from the Public Order Office of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen. This regulation means that you are obliged to wear a mouth-nose covering (mask) in all university building – including the Glashalle Building. According to the corona ruling, the mouth-nose covering must be a “textile barrier”, thus plastic visors or similar items are not permitted.
Students and teaching staff are now also obliged to wear a mask – even when they are seated. The wearing of a 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.
If all other safety measures are met (distance regulation, spit protection, regular ventilation, etc.), it is possible to refrain from the wearing of masks in shared offices, if all parties involved agreed to this.
Under the above stated conditions, the use of masks can also be refrained from during face-to-face interviews (appointment and job application proceedings).
For the textile mouth-nose covering, the German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) recommends a 30-minute break from mask wearing after every three hours for light physical activity, and for moderate physical activity after every two hours.
In addition, the currently valid Corona Ordinance of the Bremen State specifies that the obligation to wear a mask may be waived under the following conditions:
You might not be obligated to wear a mask due to a medical indication or due to pregnancy. Please always carry your medical certificate with you to the university so that you can present this when someone asks you about your missing mask.
Additionally, the obligation to wear a mask does not apply for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, those accompanying them, and, for persons who communicate with them.
(Additions/changes are to be expected).