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General regulations

Kempten University of Applied Sciences will be operating in full face-to-face mode again during Summer Semester 2022. Presence on campus is subject to an amended Infection Prevention and Control Plan. Support departments and staff can be reached by phone or email, but face-to-face appointments can also be made. We have pulled together general information and the regulations responding to the pandemic situation on this page.

Bavaria’s current regulation

On 1 April 2022, the 16th BayIfSMV came into force, which will remain valid until 28 May 2022, with more specific details provided in the draft Basic Hygiene Recommendations for Bavarian Universities of Applied Sciences, which we have summarised for you in following key points.

Obligatory face masks

Studies will be conducted as normal on campus at Bavarian universities this summer semester. It is generally recommended that anyone attending campus or spending time indoors on university premises should wear a surgical or FFP2 mask, particularly where people are moving around or cross paths.

Teachers can insist that masks are worn in lectures or classes. In such cases, teachers don’t have to wear a mask if they remain at least 3 metres away from other participants. In consultations or meetings, all participants must wear a mask if anyone in attendance so wishes. It is also generally recommended that multiple occupants in offices wear a mask, particularly if they cannot continuously remain at least 1.5 metres apart.

 

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

Proof of compliance with “3G” is no longer required to attend the university of applied sciences. We urge you to take a self-test or rapid test if you experience symptoms suggesting that you might be infected with COVID-19.

Corona measures and accessing university premises

Wearing a surgical or FFP2 mask is generally recommended at Kempten University of Applied Sciences.

We also ask everyone to observe the familiar D-H-M+V 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 Respiratory protection: It is generally recommended that people wear a surgical or FFP2 mask. Teachers can insist that masks are worn (compulsory) in lectures or classes. In consultations or meetings, all participants must wear a mask if anyone in attendance so wishes.
  • V Ventilation: Rooms are to be ventilated often and for lengthy periods.

Here is the link to our current Infection Prevention and Control Plan.

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 by emailing covid19(at)hs-kempten.de.

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 7 days.

Business trips and off-site training

Business trips and off-site training should only take place if absolutely necessary, and only if a videoconference / telephone call cannot be used as an alternative.

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

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.