Information for Staff in Teaching and Research

Subject to the proviso that the future higher-level regulations of the Federal Government and the Free State of Saxony as well as the general pandemic situation also permit our approach, the University will be carrying out the winter semester 2021/22 in normal attendance mode with the following regulations. Further information on examinations, etc. will follow after the next Senate meeting at the end of October.

For the start of the new semester, we are summarising all the important points here once again, relying above all on the personal responsibility of students and university members.

Please note the current information on this website as well as the announcements of the chairs in the university newsletter UniInfoL.

Winter Semester 2021/22

  • English-language Master's degree programmes continue to be offered in digital format for the first two semesters
  • Face coverings (FFP2 or medical face masks) are mandatory, the so-called “3G rule” (i.e. spaces are only open to those who are vaccinated, recovered, or tested - geimpft, genesen, getestet), as well as the AHA+L rule (i.e. taking care of social distance, hygiene, wear a face mask and ventilation) for in-person events (on-site) and when entering the university buildings. Check-in to the lecture halls with the pass4all app for contact tracing  (Alternatively, fill in the contact registration form  for events)
  • 3G rule (please see above for explanation) for indoor and outdoor events: Being vaccinated, recovered or holding a negative test is mandatory. The test must not be older than 48 hours.
  • Testing facilities in the “Neue Mensa”:
    Opening hours: Monday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Attendance Events

All attendance events must be carried out in accordance with the applicable rules (in particular the distance, hygiene and ventilation rules, see also hygiene concept). During attendance events, it is mandatory to wear a face mask (FFP2 or medical mask). The lecturer or organiser may make an exception for participants sitting at their own place if only vaccinated and/or recovered persons are in the room or if the minimum distance of 1.50 m between persons is maintained constantly. The requirement to hold the minimum distance can be waived if the 3G rule is fulfilled, provided that all persons - with the exception of the teacher(s) - wear a correct face mask.

3G-Rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested)

For the protection of students and lecturers and particularly for those who cannot be vaccinated, participation in all attendance events is subject to compliance with the 3G- rules (vaccinated, recovered, tested). By attending events and entering buildings of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, all participants confirm they are either fully vaccinated, recovered or have tested negative. University employees are exempt from this rule. The existence of one of the 3G requirements must be proven, i.e. appropriate proof must be brought along. House directors, third parties appointed by the university management (e.g. security staff), teachers and event organisers are authorised to ask for the proof in order to review it. They are also entitled to record the personal data of the person(s) in case of violation. The Rectorate decides whether to report the violation to the Public Health Office. (The currently valid Saxon Corona Protection Ordinance imposes fines in the event of infringements.) A recommendation for teachers on how to handle house rules will be issued in due course.

Tests

People who have not been vaccinated or have recovered and have proof of this must be able to present negative proof of testing that is no older than 48 hours.

Tests can be taken Monday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Tuesday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Test Centre in the Neue Mensa on campus. You will need to bring your health insurance card and a photo ID.

Until 30 November 2021, the university will pay for a maximum of three tests per week for students at the test centre of the Studentenwerk Freiberg (Student Union) on campus. 

Employees who are required to be provided with self-tests by law or regulation, or by regulations of the Accident Insurance, can obtain them free of charge up to twice a week from the Test Centre in the Neue Mensa on campus, from the IEC's Institute Secretariat (Reiche Zeche) and in the post room at Akademiestraße 6.

You can find a list of other test centers in Freiberg here.

In case of a positive test result after a self-test, the following applies:
You are required to have a PCR test performed immediately by a doctor or a testing center.

  • Until the result is available, you must stay at home and seclude yourself. Do not leave your apartment or house except in medical or other emergencies.
  • Your household members (family, shared apartment) should reduce their contacts. If the PCR test confirms the infection (i.e. is positive), the regulations for positively tested persons apply, esp. the obligation to report to the Health Office (Health Office Central Saxony: Corona contact form) send to e-mail infektionsschutzatlandkreis-mittelsachsen [dot] de), 14 days seclusion from testing and immediate seclusion of household members. More information can be found in the general decree for the segregation of category I contacts, suspected persons and persons tested positive for coronavirus in your county or city.
  • If the PCR test does not confirm infection (i.e., is negative), the segregation requirement is immediately lifted. Also inform your household members.

Tests for the return to work (Section 5 (3) SächsCoronaSchVO)

Employees who have not worked for at least five consecutive working days due to holidays or comparable leaves of absence from work must submit an up-to-date test certificate or a proof of vaccination or recovery to the employer on the first working day after this timeout. The employee's superior is authorised to receive the proof. Only test certificates issued by the test centre of the Studentenwerk Freiberg (Neue Mensa, Campus) or a citizen test centre are accepted.

Such tests can be taken at the test centre of the Studentenwerk Freiberg. They are free of charge for employees of TUBAF.

The compulsory test applies if the staff member was not in the office for five working days or longer due to holidays or compensatory-time off. It shall not apply, however, if the absence is due to illness, sickness of their child, home office, vocational training, business trips or further education. 

For further information, please check this order.

Contact tracing via the app “pass4all”

The pass4all app is used to trace contacts in all events and also for visitors. The QR codes are posted in the event rooms. The posting is organised centrally. It is recommended that you also install and activate the Corona Warning App on your own smart devices. Participants who do not have the pass4all app installed must fill out a form.

You can find detailed instructions here.

Participants who do not have the pass4all app must fill out the contact registration form  for events.

Vaccination

The University will continue its efforts to organise vaccination offers for all members (staff, students). Please note the relevant publications on the University's homepage (in the "News" section). 

The current vaccination offer:

First vaccinations:

  • 4.10., 16.10., 18.10, 19.10., 20.10., each from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • 14.10., 15.10., each from 2 p.m.-8 p.m.

Second vaccinations:

  • 1.11., 11.11., 12.11., 13.11., 15.11., 16.11., 18.11. each from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The vaccinations will take place in the large conference room in the New Mensa. The vaccines used are mRNA vaccines (BioNTech/Pfizer or Moderna). Please bring your chip card and, if available, your vaccination certificate (otherwise a replacement certificate will be issued). You are also welcome to bring the information sheet and medical history form and consent form already filled out.


Digital Teaching and E-Learning tools

  • English-language Master's degree programmes continue to be offered in digital format for the first two semesters.
  • Teachers are asked to continue using OPAL and to provide study-related materials digitally.
  • In the E-Learning Blog of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg, teachers can find a range of information, instructions and offers for digitizing their lectures, seminars and practical courses.

Presence work

  • From July 1, 2021, normal service with presence at the workplace will apply again for all employees. The priority of mobile work will be lifted at the same time. The "Service Agreement on Mobile Work" dated July 2021 remains in force and allows this under certain conditions in individual cases.
  • In addition, the flexitime amendment was again extended until 31.10.2021.
  • Professors are required to perform their regular duties on university premises as of July 1, 2021 and, in particular, to make up office hours and supervisory meetings for students.

  • In all cases, the "SARS-CoV-2- Hygiene Concept" must be observed

Mandatory masks (FFP2/OP masks)

The mask requirement does not apply outdoors, unless the current Corona Protection Ordinance of the Free State of Saxony stipulates otherwise. In closed rooms, the regulations of the Corona Protection Ordinance of the Free State of Saxony as well as the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinanceof the Federal Government in the respective current version must also be observed.
  • The masks are provided by the supervisors and can be obtained from Ms. Julia Runge (Julia [dot] Rungeatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de).

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).

Contact with infected person

If you have had contact with a person infected with the coronavirus, report to the public health department of the district of Central Saxony. The health office decides whether segregation is ordered.Sollten Sie Kontakt zu einer mit dem Coronavirus infizierten Personen gehabt haben, melden Sie sich beim . Das Gesundheitsamt entscheidet, ob eine Absonderung angeordnet wird.

Anyone without symptoms and

  • fully vaccinated or
  • has been vaccinated once and had a Corona infection confirmed by PCR test no more than six months ago, or
  • is considered to have "recovered" (infection confirmed by PCR test no more than six months ago),

is exempt from the obligation to segregate. Proof must be provided to the public health department.

In the case of suspected infection with the corona virus, the persons involved are not allowed to stay on the campus grounds until a medical clarification has been made (the basic exception is the students' accommodation if the quarantine regulations are observed).


Sick notes

Be sure to submit a sick note (medical certificates) electronically (photographed or scanned) or by mail and do not deliver them to the university in person.

Contact Persons

Vice-Rector for Education
Prorektor-bildungatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

E-Learning
elearningattu-freiberg [dot] de

Department of Human Resources

personaleinzelatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Data Protection Officer

Ulrike Unger
datenschutzatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de

Occupational Safety

arbeitssicherheitatzuv [dot] tu-freiberg [dot] de