Coronavirus – Rector's information

The global pandemic that has prevailed since 2020 poses major challenges for our university. From March to October 2020, the TU Bergakademie was in standby mode, partly with hybrid teaching formats in the summer semester 2020 and at the beginning of the winter semester 2020/21. The further increase in the number of infections required a campus closure since December 2020. The Corona pandemic will continue to accompany us in 2022, influencing university operations and placing demands on new formats for teaching, research, scientific exchange and events. We are currently planning the summer semester of 2022 as an attendance semester.

Information for university operations under the pandemic conditions can be found on the following pages.

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If you have any questions, please check the homepage first. If you do not find what you are looking for there, please send an e-mail to: coronaschutzbeauftragteatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Current information

Notice:

The TUBAF buildings are open again and can be accessed without a service or student ID card.

The test center of the Studentenwerk in the Neue Mensa remains closed until further notice. Please use the other testing services in the city of Freiberg if needed. 

You are welcome to inform yourself about the current vaccination offers of the state of Saxony.

Measures for the start of the summer semester

Based on the Federal Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, which requires employers to conduct a risk assessment and take individual infection control measures for employees, and based on Section 82 (2) of the SächsHSFG, which states that the Rector shall maintain order in the University and exercise domiciliary authority, the following regulations shall apply from April 3, 2022 until further notice: 

  • The university management recommends that employees and students continue to wear an FFP2 mask on all circulation areas of the university.
  • In lecture halls, open-plan offices, laboratories and workshops of the university, students and employees are required to wear FFP2 masks, unless otherwise exempted by occupational health and safety regulations. Lecturers in courses are exempt from the mask requirement if they maintain a minimum distance of at least 1.50 m from the next participant.
  • Employees continue to be provided with two self-tests per week and FFP2 masks. The self-tests are available free of charge up to two times a week at the IEC's institute secretariat (Reiche Zeche) and at the post office at Akademiestraße 6.
  • There is now no requirement to present proof of vaccination, convalescence, or testing for in-person events at the university (3G rule). It is still strongly recommended to test yourself or have yourself tested with a rapid test prior to attending attendance events.
  • On the employer side, supervisors are recommended to request immediate contacts to be tested daily in the event of positive test results and to allow close contacts (e.g., own workroom, cooperation.) to work on a mobile basis (insofar as the work tasks permit this).

Risk Evaluations

For the supplementary risk evaluations to be carried out, the Occupational Safety and Health Unit and the Human Resources Department have prepared sample risk assessments for the areas of open-plan offices (from 3 persons), laboratories and workshops as well as lecture halls, which are used as a basis in your area.

Please protect yourself and others

  • by avoiding contacts
  • by adhering to the AHA+L formula (which stands for keeping distance, hygiene, everyday mask and ventilation)
  • by acting prudently (e.g. wearing your mask outside of the buildings, no personal face-to-face meetings).

Further behavioral tips from the RKI can be found here.

Diseased and suspected cases

In the event of infection with the coronavirus or contact with infected persons, we ask employees to continue to inform their supervisor(s) and the Human Resources Department (personaleinzelatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de).

In cases of positive Covid 19 tests in employees, it is recommended that all employees in the relevant contact group test themselves for five consecutive days. The immediate close contacts (own work space, joint work in proximity) should be offered the option of mobile work (outside the procedure according to the service agreement on mobile work).

In the event of an infection, students should continue to contact the Student Office by e-mail studierendenbueroatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de.

If you, as a supervisor, become aware of a case of infection among your employees, please pass this information on directly to the Human Resources Department in compliance with data protection regulations.

Information on segregation in case of infection with coronavirus can be found in the info sheet of the Ministry of State.

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