Protection against infection
In connection with the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), Frankfurt UAS provides information on preventive health care. Our goals: We want to protect the health of employees and students and take precautionary measures to best prevent the spread of the Corona virus within our sphere of influence.
Further information on the current risk assessment for Corona infections, hygiene measures and an overview with questions and answers can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute and that of the Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA).
The state of Hessen has set up a citizens' hotline to answer pressing questions regarding the coronavirus.
Tel.: 0800 5554666, Monday to Friday from 08:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
For answers to questions regarding labor law, please visit the Website of Techniker Krankenkasse. Additional information is available on the website of the Frankfurt Public Health Authority (Gesundheitsamt Frankfurt).
Measures taken by Frankfurt UAS
Our primary goals are to protect the health of employees and students and to prevent the spread of the Corona virus in our sphere of influence as far as possible through precautionary measures. In doing so, we follow the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute, the Health Department of the City of Frankfurt, and the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts.
Further information on study-relevant measures of the university are summarized on the FAQ page of the university; for employees and teachers there is also a FAQ page on the intranet.
Latest information: 11:00 am | December 21st 2021
The winter semester 2021/22 takes place on campus and online.
All people entering the university premises to attend, give or supervise lessons or exams must abide by the "3G" rule (vaccinated, recovered or tested, from the German: "geimpft, genesen oder getestet"). The state of Hesse regulates which test is necessary and how long it is valid for. Please bear in mind that self-conducted tests do not count as proof for the "3G" rule.
At the library and the Self-learning center ("Selbstlernzentrum") as well as the student cafés, "2G" (only vaccinated and recovered) ist mandatory
A medical or a respirator mask (FFP2) must be worn upon entering the buildings. This mask requirement also applies when seated in a seminar room or lecture hall.
Several vaccination drives will be held on campus over the next few weeks for university members as well as local residents.
The next drives are planned for January 25. and 27.
Appointments and further information regarding other vaccination drives in Frankfurt can be found here (in German): Sonderimpfaktionen
Persons affected by COVID-19 or who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have had contact with a person with symptoms may not enter the Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences campus and its facilities for 10 days. If there is only a cold without further symptoms, the Frankfurt university can be visited.
From 8.11.2020, a uniform re-entry regulation applies for stays and vacations abroad in risk areas: a 10-day quarantine applies, which can be shortened at the earliest after the 5th day, provided a negative test result can be documented. The regulations of the Foreign Office and the responsible authorities apply. In addition, the occupational health and safety department in the personnel department must be informed immediately.
Further informations here (in German):
The instructions of the local responsible health office always apply!
Until you have the test result, behave as if you were tested positive.
If you have tested positive for SARS COVID19 or have to go into quarantine (also called domestic seclusion) due to official orders, e.g. as a related person in the same household or so-called contact category I, the official orders apply.
Please enter the test result into the Corona Warning App. For more information, please see the Infection Prevention and Quarantine Fact Sheet.
For staff and faculty:
Within the university, please be sure to inform your supervisors and Occupational Health and Safety (arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.de) as well as the HR department via abwesenheitsmeldung(at)hr.fra-uas.. de
As long as the course of the illness is mild, you will perform your work duties remotely.
Immediately report the quarantine or Category I contact to Occupational Safety and Health: arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.de.
If necessary, further steps will be taken and communicated to protect university employees.
If you have had contact via third parties, our robust recommended safety measures will suffice.
If you have had close contact (e.g. contact under 1.5 meters without a mask for more than 15 minutes or several hours with a mask in an unventilated room) with a person who has tested positive, the previous instructions concerning "tested positive" apply.
If you had Category II contact, meaning you followed the rules ("AHA+L": distance + hygiene + masks + ventilation) , then almost no further action needs to be taken. For more information, see the RKI's chart on contact tracing (Schaubild des RKI).
However, pay even stricter attention to compliance and implementation of the AHA+L rules and contact the authorities at 116117 or the local phone number if symptoms occur.
If you have tested positive for SARS COVID19 or are required to go into quarantine (or domestic seclusion) by official orders, for example, as a related person in the same household or so-called contact category I, the official orders apply.
Report the quarantine or contact Category I immediately to Occupational Safety and Health: arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.. de
For staff and faculty:
Within the university, please be sure to inform your supervisors and Occupational Health and Safety ( arbeitsschutz(at)hr.fra-uas.) as well as the HR department via deAbwesenheitsmeldung(at)hr.fra-uas.. de
If necessary, further steps will be taken here to protect university employees.
If you have had contact through third parties, our robust and above recommended measures are sufficient.
Be sure to comply with quarantine regulations and requirements.
The university’s security service will be on site 24 hours a day on weekdays and will check the "3G" certificates at building's entrances, on the stairwells or in front of seminar rooms by scanning the QR codes in the "CovPassCheck" app.
Only the data stored in the QR code of the "3G" certificate will be scanned and displayed on a mobile device. A photo ID (StudyChip, ID card, LandesTicket, etc.) must be presented as identification. The data will not be otherwise collected or stored. These controls will be performed exclusively by external personnel.
Security personnel will also check the mask requirement on circulation routes within the buildings and in student work spaces. If necessary, individuals without masks will be politely but emphatically reminded and given a citation. In the event of a repeated violation, individuals will be escorted off the premises and banned from campus for 24 hours.
Students and faculty who are not fully vaccinated or recovered or cannot produce a certified test no older than 24 hours will be ordered off campus. If fraudulent documents are presented, staff will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including criminal charges, students may be exmatriculated. We emphasize: The misconduct of individuals must neither endanger nor shake the strong community as well as the health of individuals; such a pandemic can only be overcome together in solidarity.
When entering the buildings on campus, compliance with the 3G rule must be demonstrated. This is done centrally at registration desks in buildings 1 and 4 between 6:15 am and 6 pm. To do this, please show security personnel the applicable certificate (vaccinated, recovered or tested) and appropriate proof of identity. Security will check the proof of vaccination, recovery or testing (not older than 24 hours!) and will give everyone a day-appropriate colored wristband, which is mandatory to wear around the wrist. With this you can enter all buildings.
- People with full vaccination protection or who have recovered may also voluntarily receive a black wristband valid for several days. This more robust and waterproof version is still a transitional solution and entitles to simplified access to 2G areas (see further explanations below). New bands may be received at any time.
- Starting probably on Jan. 10, 2022, permanent wristbands made of silicone will be available for vaccinated and recovered persons, which can be used as long as the situation requires. Only once these wristbands are issued will data on the date of vaccination or recovery be collected and documented in accordance with data protection regulations.
- Random checks will also be made at the access doors and in the buildings, as well as in seminar rooms, to prevent improper use. The checks will sometimes be carried out by means of scans of the credentials. Random reviews will also occur during ongoing events.
- Cafeteria and cafés
- Self-study center and study areas in the library (borrowing is possible in the library under 3G)
- CampusSport (in rooms with 2G, outside without Corona restrictions)
All other areas of the university continue to be usable with 3G.
These FAQs address frequently asked questions about the wristbands handed out centrally on the Frankfurt UAS campus after checking the "3G" certificate (vaccinated, recovered or tested, from the German geimpft, genesen oder getestet). The wristbands are intended to ensure a streamlined and time-saving admission control to the individual buildings. This list of FAQs will be updated with further questions and answers if necessary.
- Will there be silicone wristbands intended for permanent use?
Yes, there will be silicone wristbands. These are currently in production and will be provided at institutions of higher education with lettering and consecutive numbering to prevent them from being passed on.
- How can it be prevented for people to pass on the wristbands?
Here we count on the solidarity and sense of responsibility of our fellow citizens. However, it cannot always be prevented, that wristbands are passed on. Anyone unauthorized who is found with a wristband during random checks or passes a wristband on to another person will be banned from campus and the process to withdraw said person from studies will also be initiated.
- Can wristbands that are not worn also be shown and serve as proof of compliance with the 3G rule?
No, the wristbands must be worn to prevent them from being passed on. Anyone who shows a removed wristband is encouraged to get a new one at the issuing point in building 1 after newly checking their "3G" status and wear it on their wrist.
- Why is it not possible to include a 2G certificate on the StudyChip?
This idea was discussed and rejected because employees, civil servants and lecturers don't have access to this method of verification. The data protection requirements for the card as well as the information storage also require a long process of implementation and this approach therefore does not offer a solution to the current situation.
Official trips within Germany are to be reduced to a minimum and are only to be approved by superiors if an online alternative is not expedient and a postponement is not possible. If a work trip is unavoidably necessary, it should be carried out, if possible, in a company vehicle without further passengers or in a private car.
For required travel, please check the applicable regulations of the destination and any measures required on your return.
For events, please observe the respective hygiene concepts of the conference venue, the means of transport and any country-specific requirements.
Persons who have been in a COVID-19 risk area abroad as currently defined by the RKI must follow the quarantine regulations of the State of Hesse as well as the City of Frankfurt before they are allowed to return to our university.
Employees of the State of Hesse are expected not to travel to countries outside the Federal Republic of Germany if the government has classified the trip as risky and it is not urgently necessary.
Persons who have stayed in a COVID-19 risk area abroad according to the current definition of the RKI must follow the quarantine regulations of the state of Hesse as well as the city of Frankfurt before they are allowed to return to our university. A uniform entry regulation applies when vacationing abroad in risk areas: a 10-day quarantine applies.
In case of symptoms typical for the Corona virus or influenza and a stay in a risk area within the last 14 days, please contact the nearest general practitioner's office or the centers for Corona testing immediately by telephone and discuss the further procedure.
Solutions for working remotely are being provided where possible. Specific cases are to be discussed with your respective superiors.
General hygiene measures, the minimum distance of 1,5 meters and the mask requirement apply to attendance at the university. Meetings will be be held online when possible.
In everyday life we encounter many pathogens such as viruses and bacteria, most of which are harmless to humans. Nevertheless, it is advisable, especially in the winter months, to protect yourself and others from contagious infectious diseases such as influenza or the coronavirus. The Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) provides regular information on their website https://www.infektionsschutz.de regarding hygiene tips that can easily be implemented in everyday life. Many tips can also be implemented in the office.
To avoid the risk of infection with the coronavirus as far as possible, the same recommendations apply as for influenza and other respiratory diseases, especially:
- Good hand hygiene (soaping your hands for a longer duration of time when washing them; if possible do not touch your face), Advices from the Robert-Koch-Institute.
- Cough and sneeze etiquette (do not cough into your hand, but into the crook of your arm)
- Distance to people who are affected (about 1 to 2 meters)
- No shaking hands
- Stay at home when sick