It is obligatory to wear a face mask across the entire site and stay at least 1.5 metres away from others, while in indoor areas where people cross paths, in corridors and in examination rooms everyone must wear masks that are certified to at least medical surgical standard in accordance with DIN EN 14683. This does not mean FFP2 masks, but masks certified to protect others – as opposed to unsuitable coverings such as scarves, snoods or collars pulled up over faces. For your own protection, we recommend wearing a FFP2 mask. Even people with a certificate of exemption from wearing a mask on medical grounds are prohibited from accessing campus and taking examinations on site.
An overview of the various types of masks and how they are used is posted on the website of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.
We ask you to ensure you arrive early enough before each examination to allow adequate time for orderly admission checks, allocation of seating and disinfection of desks. Social distancing rules must be observed and certified masks must be worn when entering buildings and gathering outside examination rooms.
Wearing a certified mask also remains obligatory for the entire duration of an examination. Blasts of fresh will be introduced at least every 45 minutes. You can continue to work on your examination during the ventilation process. However, you should therefore anticipate lower room temperatures and thus dress accordingly. To compensate for potential impediments caused by the drop in room temperature, the time allowed for examinations will be increased by the length of the ventilation periods. You are permitted to drink or eat during an examination. and may remove your mask briefly for this purpose. However, out of consideration towards the other people in the room, we ask you to keep this to an absolute minimum. Examination scripts cannot be handed in early. They must be handed in at the end of the examination, after which everyone must leave the room in an orderly manner.