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General regulations

The pandemic greatly reduces the university’s operational scope. We have ensured that the departments and contacts responsible for issuing advice can generally be reached by telephone or email, but face-to-face meetings should be avoided wherever possible. We have pulled together general information and the regulations responding to the pandemic situation on this page. If you will be attending campus, please ensure you observe our current Hygiene plan

Business trips and off-site training

Business trips and off-site training

No business trips or off-site training can be undertaken in risk areas outside Germany. Within Germany, there are no restrictions, but all staff are asked to carefully consider just how crucial a business trip or training off-site really is.

Frequently Asked Questions regarding novel coronavirus

Frequently Asked Questions regarding novel coronavirus

The Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts has launched a dedicated section for FAQs about coronavirus (in German only).

Detailed information about COVID-19

Detailed information about COVID-19

You can find further information about coronavirus on the Robert Koch Institute website. We ask all employees, teaching staff and students to check regularly for the latest updates on the current situation.

Obligatory face masks

Obligatory face masks

Studies will be conducted as normal on campus at Bavarian universities this coming winter semester. Reverting to mainly online provisions would only be considered as a last resort. In classes where the minimum social distancing between participants cannot be maintained, masks must be worn (of at least medical standard). In cases where minimum social distancing is possible, participants are not obliged to wear a mask. Teachers don’t have to wear a mask during lectures, but must always maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

Medical masks must be worn in buildings and enclosed spaces. This is not obligatory for staff working at their own desk if a minimum distance of 1.5 metres can be maintained from other people. This means that multiple occupancy of offices is allowed if minimum social distancing of 1.5 metres can be ensured or people wear masks. People who cannot be expected to wear a mask for medical reasons are exempt from the obligation to do so, subject to written confirmation by a medical practitioner.

 

Exclusion from university premises

Exclusion from university premises

The following people are prohibited from visiting the university’s premises:

  • Anyone infected with the coronavirus or tested for coronavirus and the result is not yet known.
  • Anyone currently required to quarantine.
  • Anyone displaying symptoms of a coronavirus infection.

All employees, teaching staff and students are obliged to immediately inform the university if they meet any of the above criteria. Teaching staff and students should notify their faculty office by email or letter; employees should notify the Chancellor.

Conduct if infected

Conduct if infected

Should you have symptoms or suspect for some other reason that you might have been infected with the coronavirus, please contact your regular doctor by phone.

Students: If you test positive for SARS-CoV-2, you must immediately report this to the university by emailing covid19(at)hs-kempten.de, also stating which classes you have attended in person during the past 14 days. Before returning to the university, you must also send the negative test result for SARS-CoV-2 to the email address covid19(at)hs-kempten.de .

Bavaria’s current regulation

Bavaria’s current regulation

On 2 September 2021, the 14th Bavarian Regulation on Infection Prevention (BayIfSMV) came into force until 1 October 2021, accompanied by a draft framework for universities. We have summarised the main points for you here.

Vaccinated, recovered, or tested (The “3G” rule)

Vaccinated, recovered, or tested (The “3G” rule)

If the infection rate exceeds 35, students and visitors may only enter enclosed spaces if they have been vaccinated, recovered from Covid, or have tested negative for the virus. The university will perform random compliance checks. Anyone who fails provide such evidence if randomly checked will not be permitted to attend face-to-face classes and will not be entitled to alternative online provisions. All teaching staff are entitled to enforce house rules in lecture theatres in this respect. As things currently stand, the “3G” rule doesn’t apply to examinations, which will be subject to appropriate protective measures.

Record of contact details

Record of contact details

We remain obliged to record the details of all participants in face-to-face classes. This applies not only to classes, but also to departments within the organisation that are open to visitors.

Corona measures and accessing university premises

Corona measures and accessing university premises

A medical or FFP2 mask must be worn by anyone entering the premises of Kempten University of Applied Sciences. In rooms where occupants can sit at least 1.5 metres apart, masks can be removed once people have taken their place.

Anyone other than staff (students and visitors) can only enter our buildings if they comply with the “3G” rule, i.e. if they are vaccinated, recovered or tested. Kempten University of Applied Sciences will conduct random tests amongst those present. Accepted forms of testing are PCR tests (no more than 48 hours old) or POC antigen tests (certificate of a rapid test, no more than 24 hours old).

We have to record the contact details of all non-staff (students and visitors), using the “darfichrein” tool for this purpose.

We also ask everyone to observe the familiar D-H-M+V (“AHA+L” in German) rules, i.e.

  • D Distance: Always stay at least 1.5 metres away from other people. 
  • H Hygiene: Please wash your hands regularly, use our soap and disinfectant dispensers; and if you need to sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow if possible.
  • M Masks for everyday use: A general obligation to wear a mask applies throughout our buildings. We will indicate any possible exceptions (e.g. if masks can be removed where a fixed space of at least 1.5 metres exists between desks) online or at the specific location. 
  • V Ventilation: Rooms are to be ventilated often and for lengthy periods.

Here is the link to our current Hygiene plan.

Hospital traffic light

Hospital traffic light

Further protective measures will follow if more than 1,200 patients have been admitted to hospital in Bavaria due to the coronavirus during the previous seven days, and these measures will be increased further if more than 600 intensive care beds are occupied by coronavirus patients.