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    Assessments: Information and FAQs

    Last updated: 13 January 2021

    Contacting the team at the JMU Examination Office

    In compliance with the University Board’s instructions regarding access to University premises, face-to-face contact and in-person contacts with the public, the Examination Office has been closed for visitors. However, you can still contact the team there by email or phone.

    Coronavirus outbreak: information and exceptional regulations

    Please note: The coronavirus situation is evolving quickly, and we will have to react to new developments as they occur. Please watch these pages for updates.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

    Face masks mandatory

    Please note that given the current situation, we are having to reduce face-to-face contacts in the classroom to a minimum. In accordance with the provisions of the Bayerische Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung (Bavarian regulation on infection prevention measures) no. 11 dated 15 December 2020, we have suspended face-to-face teaching until further notice. Practical and arts classes as well as classes that require laboratories or other specially equipped classrooms are permitted to be taught in person. Exams are allowed to be administered face-to-face if strict hygiene and social distancing protocols are being observed. The University’s libraries, museums and exhibitions and the Botanical Garden are closed. For more information about the services offered by the University Library, click here.

    Face masks must be worn inside all University buildings on pedestrian routes and in areas where people meet or come into contact with others as well as in classrooms (students and lecturers are not allowed to take off their masks when they have reached their seat). The obligation to wear a mask also applies when a distance of 1.5 metres or more can be kept from others, and it also applies to invigilators and lecturers teaching courses in classroom.

    In response to the recent developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, the University has updated its safety and hygiene guidelines for practical courses and face-to-face exams. These guidelines now state that, as of Wednesday, 13 January 2021, surgical face masks or FFP2 respirator masks (not valved FFP3 respirators!) must be worn during practical courses and face-to-face exams. Individuals wearing homemade face coverings will not be allowed to attend/teach practical courses or sit/invigilate face-to-face exams. If you are planning to sit a state examination, please make sure you stay up to date on the rules issued by the competent examination office.

    1. Students who have been in contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (irrespective of whether they are displaying general non-specific or respiratory symptoms):

    • should phone their family doctor or the non-emergency medical on-call service (phone: 116 117) immediately.
    • should contact the competent health office (Gesundheitsamt) immediately.
    • are not allowed to enter University premises until the health office has confirmed that they are not infected with coronavirus.
    • should send an email to gesundheitsschutz.corona@uni-wuerzburg.de immediately to notify the University of Würzburg that they may have coronavirus.

    2. Students who have entered Germany from a high-risk area in the past 14 days must go directly to their home or other suitable accommodation immediately after entering the country and must isolate themselves there for 14 days. In addition, they must contact the competent administrative authority (town hall, district office, etc.) immediately and inform it of their entry into Germany. Detailed regulations for individuals who return to Germany from abroad are laid down in the Einreise-Quarantäneverordnung (regulation on quarantine for inbound travellers, EQV). Those regulations are being updated on an ongoing basis.

    In addition, travellers returning from high-risk areas are under the obligation to demonstrate that they are not infected with COVID-19. For that purpose, they must undergo COVID testing, either at an airport or train station test centre directly on arrival or after entry into Germany at the request of the competent health office (cf. obligation to notify the competent authorities without delay of your obligation to quarantine under the Einreise-Quarantäneverordnung (regulation on quarantine for inbound travellers, EQV)). In normal circumstances, the obligation to quarantine for 14 days does not apply to individuals who tested negative for COVID-19.

    • Verordnung zur Testpflicht von Einreisenden aus Risikogebieten (regulation on mandatory COVID testing of individuals entering Germany from high-risk areas).
    • Enforcement of the Verordnung  zur Testpflicht von Einreisenden aus Risikogebieten and the Infektionsschutzgesetz (infection protection act, IfSG).
    • The Robert Koch Institute decides which countries or regions are designated as ‘high-risk areas’. Click here for the Institute’s most recent list of high-risk areas. That list is being updated on an ongoing basis.
    • To find out if you are eligible for an exception from the obligation to quarantine, contact the University of Würzburg at gesundheitsschutz.corona@uni-wuerzburg.de.
    • Individuals who are planning to travel abroad should adhere to the travel advisories issued by the German Federal Foreign Office.
    • Students who are currently abroad and have questions regarding their return to Germany should contact the German Embassy.
    • Students who develop respiratory symptoms while in home isolation should phone their family doctor or the non-emergency medical on-call service (phone: 116 117) immediately. The University asks students who have been confirmed to be infected with COVID-19 to send an email to gesundheitsschutz.corona@uni-wuerzburg.de to notify the University on a voluntary basis.