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

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

Number of cases campus Landau: 2 (warning level Gelb until 09.03.2021) Action plan

COVID-19

The corona crisis in Europe and Germany has been escalating since February 2020. Since September 2020 Europe 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. These contact restrictions have been exacerbated and extended until 7th March 2021.

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

  • Private meetings: One household may meet one person, 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: remain open

  • Hairdresser shall be allowed to reopen on 1st March 2021.
  • Retail trades: remain closed
  • Gastronomy, cultural and leisure facilities: remain closed
  • Hotels remain closed for tourist travelling, but are open for business trips.
  • 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.
  • If the infection rate is too high in individual counties, the federal states can restrict the residents’ radius of movement to 15 kilometres from one’s place of residence.
  • Parties and events are prohibited.
  • Prohibited: consumption of alcohol in public spaces.

Important regulations for families:

  • Schools: no compulsory presence. Schools shall offer online teaching.
  • Primary schools open to teach school kids alternating in Rhineland-Palatinate on 22nd February
  • Day care remains open for parents in the need of child care; but, parents are requested to check whether they can organize the child care at home.
  • Playgrounds remain open.

Please note: The rules in the different German states may differ slightly! Furthermore, in some cities and regions special rules apply depending on the rate of infections.

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 rules in the different German states differ slightly and the rules can be stricter in some cities and regions due to a higher rate of infections, you should inform yourself regarding the applicable rules in case you have to travel in Germany.

Risk areas, regions with particularly high number of cases 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 and areas with  a particularly high risk of infection are published by the Robert Koch-Institute. The list of the Robert Koch-Institute shall be regularly updated!

 

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
  • home quarantine themselves for 10 days 
  • It is not permitted to receive visitors during the home quarantine.

 

2. People from areas in which virus variants have spread: The German government imposed a travel ban for people entering Germany from areas in which virus variants of concern (areas of variant of concern) have spread. The travel ban remains in force until 17th February 2021. People having a residence and a valid residence card for Germany are excluded from the travel ban.

That means that new students from areas where the virus variants have spread having a visa, but not a residence and a residence card are not allowed to enter Germany at present.

 

3. People from areas with particularly high numbers of cases (high incidence areas)

Anyone who has been in a area with particularly high number of cases in the 10 days prior to entry has to follow the same rules as people from risk areas (inform the local public health office, complete the digital registration procedurebe tested upon entry into Germany, home quaratine).

Furthermore, people from these regions are particularly obliged to carry a proof (negative test result or corresponding medical certificate) confirming the absence of infection with the SARS-CoV_2 coronavirus upon entry. 

That means if you want to enter Germany, you must 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. Travellers without symptoms have to pay for the test.

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
  • 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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