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.
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.
If the number of new infections with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 of 35 per 100 000 inhabitants is exceeded within seven days or has been exceeded less than six days ago, the general obligation to wear a face mask also applies during courses that are taught face-to-face. This means that, in addition to keeping a distance of at least 1.5 metres from others, persons attending a course that is taught face-to-face must wear a mask to cover their mouth and nose. They are not allowed to take off their masks when they have reached their seat in the lecture hall. Please check the web pages of the City of Würzburg (https://www.wuerzburg.de/coronainfo/startseite/index.html) on a daily basis to keep track of the number of new infections in Würzburg. Persons who do not comply with their obligation to wear a face mask will not be allowed to attend courses that are taught face-to-face.
When the City of Würzburg reports fewer than 35 new cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 residents in 7 days, the following rules apply: A face mask must be worn on all pedestrian routes (hallways, stairways, entrance halls, lifts etc.) inside University buildings and facilities. In that case, staff members and students can take off their masks when they have reached their workspace or their seat in the lecture hall, provided that they can keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from others. When they leave their workspace or seat in the lecture hall, they must put their masks back on. Face shields, foils etc. do not provide adequate protection.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org to notify the University on a voluntary basis.