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.
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.
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.
The following people are prohibited from visiting the university’s premises:
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.
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 .
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.
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.
Here is the link to our current Hygiene plan.