Number of cases Mainz: 0 (warning level Grün) Action plan

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Number of cases campus Landau: 0 (warning level Grün) Action plan

COVID-19

The corona crisis in Europe and Germany has been escalating since February 2020. Since March 2021 Germany is facing a renewed rise of the infection rate in Europe.

On the following website we provide further information on measures taken against COVID-19 in Germany and at the University of Koblenz-Landau.

The University of Koblenz-Landau is bound to follow the rules of hygiene and social distancing very strictly. The health and safety of our students and staff is always our top priority. That means that the academic life shall remain restricted at our university.

 

  • Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people and avoid physical contact (no handshake, no embracing)!
  • Wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose!
  • Cough and sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a tissue.
  • Wash hands regularly with soap and water (minimum 20 seconds)!
  • Ventilate closed rooms sufficiently! (Shock ventilation for several minutes several times a day e.g. in schools every 45 minutes, not tilting windows)

In case you feel sick, stay at home!

The German Federal Government and the 16 State Governments took strict measures to stop the corona virus at the end of November/ beginning of December 2020. The contact restrictions have been exacerbated on the one hand, on the other hand the governments agreed on a gradual opening. The current Corona regulations have been extended until 23th May 2021.

Night curfew in Koblenz: There is a night curfew in the city of Koblenz from 10 pm until 5 am as the 7-day incidence is above 100 (30th April).

Night curfew in Landau: There is a night curfew in the city of Landau from 10 pm until 5 am as the 7-day incidence is above 100 (29th April).

 

The following rules apply in Rhineland-Palatinate: more mask, fewer contacts

  • Contact restriction at an incidence below 100: two households, max. 5 persons in total, children under the age of 14 are not counted.
  • Contact restriction if 7-day incidence above 100: one household with a maximum of one person from another household Children up to and including 6 years of age are not included.
  • Private meetings in the public in Koblenz and Landau: In the public one person may meet only one person from another household, children up to 6 years excluded.
  • Extended mask obligation: Medical masks or masks with the standard KN95/N95 or FFP2 are compulsory for everybody using public transport, in shops, during religious services and visiting authorities and also in front of shops, on parking spaces and where it is crowded outside.
  • Supermarkets and drugstores are open.

  • Retail trades are open for a limited number of customers (Shopping upon appointment "click & collect").
  • Hairdressers are open. A negative test is mandatory (not older than 24 hours)
  • Religious services in churches, mosques and synagogues continue to be allowed subject to the following rules: Keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 metres, medical masks must also be worn at your seat, no singing by the congregation.
  • Museums, zoos and botanical gardens are open, but the visit has to be booked in advance. A negative test is mandatory (not older than 24 hours)
  • Outside contactless sports training is allowed for up to 10 persons if the 7-day incidence is below 50.
  • Fitness studios remain closed.
  • The gastronomy remains closed indoors.
  • Hotels remain closed for tourist travelling, but are open for business trips.
  • Cultural and leisure facilities like cinemas and theaters remain closed.
  • Parties and events are prohibited in the public. In the private sphere the contact restriction (max. 5 persons from two households) apply.
  • Prohibited: consumption of alcohol in public spaces

If the infection rate exceeds 50/ 100/ 200 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, further measures shall be taken.

 

Important regulations for families:

  • Since 15th March all class levels are taught alternating in presence. For incidences above 165: distance learning and emergency care
  • Twice a week the state offers a self-test for Corona infection for pupils and teachers.
  • Day care remains open since 15th March. For incidences above 165: emergency care.
  • Playgrounds remain open.

Please note: There can be minor differences in the regulations of the different German states. Furthermore, in some cities and regions special rules apply depending on the rate of infections.

Testing and Vaccination:

Testing: Since 8th March every citizen without symptoms has the possibility to get a free Corona antigene test in Germany. In Rhineland-Palatinate you can make the weekly Corona antigene test here.

Vaccination: Germany started the vaccinations against the Corona virus on 27th December 2020. The vaccination ordinance determines who is vaccinated when. There are 4 priority groups:

(1) Top priority: In an initial phase, risk groups (people over 80 years) and especially vulnerable sections of the population, such as hospital staff, have been vaccinated.

(2) High priority: People over 70 years, two close contacts of pregnant women, doctors and other staff with regular patient contact, persons in the public health service, employees in day care centres, primary or special schools and others

(3) Elevated priority: People over 60 years, people with a COVID-19-related pre-existing condition (e.g. heart illnesses), employees in food retailing, teachers in secondary schools etc. (since 23rd April)

(4) Healthy people under 60 years

Unnecessary private travel and tourism, both abroad and in Germany, should be avoided. Overnight accommodation in Germany, e.g. in hotels, is only permitted for vital purposes and not for tourism.

As the infection rate in the different German regions and cities differ, the rules can be stricter in some cities and regions. You should inform yourself regarding the applicable rules in case you have to travel in Germany.

Risk areas, regions with particularly high number of infections and areas with virus variants:

Different rules apply for people from risk areas, regions with particularly high numbers of cases and areas in which virus variants have spread .

Risk areas, areas with a particularly high number of infections and areas with virus variants are published by the Robert Koch-Institute. The list of the Robert Koch-Institute shall be regularly updated!

The German government imposed an entry ban for passengers who have visited India during the last 10 days. The entry ban does not apply to residents of Germany, having a valid residence permit (a visa is not sufficient). Please check for further information: https://india.diplo.de/in-en

 

1. People entering Rhineland-Palatinate from a risk area have to:

  • inform the local public health by completing the digital registration procedure for registration upon entry
  • be tested upon entry into Germany (Air travelers have to be tested before departure, in maximum 48 hours before leaving the country.)
  • home quarantine themselves for 10 days 
  • It is not permitted to receive visitors during the home quarantine.

That means: If you enter Germany as air traveler you have to be tested before departure. 

2. People from areas with particularly high number of infections and people from areas in which virus variants have spread (high incidence areas):

  • inform the local public health by completing the digital registration procedure for registration upon entry
  • be tested in maximum 48 hours before departure
  • home quarantine themselves for 14 days 
  • It is not permitted to receive visitors during the home quarantine.

That means if you enter Germany from a high incidence area, you have to be tested before departure. You will need to present the responsible authority or border official with proof of a negative test result when you arrive in Germany. If you are using a transport provider, you will need to present this provider with proof of a negative test result before you depart. 

 

Which tests are accepted?

In general Nucleid Acid Amplification Testing (NAAT), (PCR, LAMP and TMA), for the direct detection of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are currently accepted from all countries of the European Union as well as from further countries. Please check here.

Antigene tests for the direct detection of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 are accepted in principle from all countries, as long as they meet the minimum criteria recommended by the WHO for SARS-CoV-2-Ag rapid tests. Please check here.

 

Home quarantine:

  • During the home quarantine you should stay at home and - if possible - alone in one room.
  • You should not receive visitors.
  • You should not go shopping and buy food. Get in contact with the Welcome Center for help!
  • The home quarantine can be shortened with a negative Corona test done not earlier than 5 days after the entry into Germany from a risk area.
  • Passengers from areas with particularly high number of infections and people from areas in which virus variants have spread cannot shorten their home quaratine.

In case travellers are showing indications of a sickness they have to inform the public health office without undue delay.

Violations and disregard of these rules are subject to high fines.

Please check this website by the University of Koblenz-Landau. All people-to-people contacts shall be stopped in all areas from 16th December 2020 ongoing.

On this website you find the hygiene concept of the University of Koblenz-Landau.

  • Courses with an absolutely necessary attendance component, which were also already allowed to take place until 16.12.2020, can take place.
  • Examinations can be conducted in attendance or in digital form.
  • Research activities can take place in compliance with the hygiene concept.
  • The use of the online check-in is mandatory for all events, examinations and activities in presence. The Online check-in at face-to-face events ensures that, if necessary, contact can be traced by the health authorities. For online check-in we have compiled information for members of the university (with their own university e-mail address), special information for lecturers and information for guests of the university (without their own university e-mail address).
  • The libraries are open to the public to a limited extent. The local conditions at the two campuses in Koblenz and Landau differ.
  • The refectories and cafeterias at the locations in Koblenz and Landau have a changing, limited range of offers.
  • The university buildings in Koblenz and Landau are closed to the public.
  • Service and advice centres such as the registrar's offices, study offices, student advisory services, university examination offices and Welcome Center/ International Office can only be reached by e-mail or telephone.

In case you show symptoms of COVID-19 you can call:

  • In Koblenz: 0261 108-730 (Monday - Friday: 9 am - 1 pm)
  • In Landau: 06341/940 555 (Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm, 1 - 4 pm)

For a corona test you have to visit a special corona ambulance:

  • In Koblenz: CGM Arena, Koblenz-Oberwerth
    Jupp-Gauchel-Straße 10, 56075 Koblenz (Monday - Friday: 9 am - 12 pm)

The ambulance is closed on Sundays and public holidays. Please call in that case the emergency number 116117 or address directly:

Ärztliche Bereitschaftspraxis Koblenz, Gemeinschaftsklinikum Mittelrhein Kemperhof (Koblenz Haus 9), Koblenzer Str. 157 a, 56073 Koblenz

  • In Landau: On the Messeglände (fairground)
From the train station, walk south on the major street Maximillianstrasse, cross the street at the traffic light and turn left on L509 to go across the large bridge (crosses the train tracks). At the other side of the bridge, you will find an opening in the fence where you can take a paved walking path to the right. Follow the path just over one block and you will find the “Diagnosestation” Test Center.Find additional directions on Google Maps:https://goo.gl/maps/DK3f53zoSzu1pRrr7

 

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