Since 11 May 2020, students have been allowed to access HSD to participate in selected classes on campus for which permission was granted. Conditional on updated regulations by the supervisory authorities, we only grant permission for classes of a maximum of 20 people. Access is limited to the building(s) in which the authorised classes take place.
For more details on classes and examinations, please contact your faculty.
We kindly ask everyone who is granted access to HSD buildings to cover their nose and mouth wearing a protective mask, community mask, scarf or similar on campus – even during sessions or examinations where participants have to keep the minimum distance. You have to make sure to bring your own mask, scarf or similar to be able to comply with current regulations.
Permission for students and staff to access HSD buildings is conditional on adequate measures and suitable precautions regarding
• access control,
• avoiding crowds,
• keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to others.
We provide disinfectant dispensers at suitable locations, e.g. near the main entrances of buildings, for regular hand disinfection. Cleaning intervals and general disinfection procedures are adjusted to suit the current situation.
We have equipped HSD services with acrylic glass shields for protection.
Sessions and examinations can only take place on campus if the following requirements are met:
• a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between all participants,
• access control,
• no queuing,
• planned seating arrangements keeping the minimum distance between participants,
• suitable hygienic measures.
In case the minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be guaranteed and direct contact cannot be avoided, further measures need to be considered, such as:
• use of protective walls (e.g. acrylic glass shields between the participants’ workspaces)
• use of face shields
• use of a cloth covering nose and mouth or community masks.
(The order of this list reflects the importance and ranking of the measures)
Access to HSD buildings is limited to those students who have to participate in selected on-campus sessions or need to go to the library.
You can access HSD buildings only via one entrance per building. This entrance is marked accordingly.
Before you enter, you need to show your student ID card to our security staff and specify the name of the course you want to attend, so that they can check if you are allowed to enter. The faculties will provide lists for each course naming the students eligible to attend.
Please make sure to arrive on time, but not too much in advance to avoid queues. Then go directly to the room where your class takes place. Please leave the building immediately once class is over.
You can use the underground parking area. However, you cannot enter the building directly from the underground parking area. (Only staff members who have a key are allowed to use those doors. Students need to enter the building via the main entrance on ground level.) To enter the parking area, you also have to show your student ID card and specify the name of the course you want to attend.
Please pay particular attention to the regulations on minimum distance and hygiene necessary to protect all of us and wear a mask, scarf or similar at HSD.
Access is currently only possible Mon–Fri 07:00–20:00. We will make a decision on opening hours at the weekend on short notice in consultation with the faculties.
A homemade, non-medical mouth and nose mask does not protect the wearer from becoming infected with coronavirus. This is why a mouth and nose mask should not be described as a “protective” mask. However, a non-medical mouth and nose mask can help to reduce the volume of droplets of saliva or respiratory secretions that reach other people when you breathe out, talk, sneeze or cough. At all times, even if you wear a mouth and nose mask: Keep at least 1.5 metres away from others, practice good hand hygiene and adhere to sneezing and coughing etiquette. As a general rule, Only FFP2 or FFP3 respirators (filtering face pieces) protect the wearer from infection with pathogens. Such respirators are intended solely for medical staff and not for private individuals. Please do not purchase such respirators for private use. In private circles, hand disinfectants are generally not necessary unless someone is infected with the novel coronavirus. Here, it is more important to wash your hands regularly with soap and to make sure that towels, toothbrushes, cutlery and the like are not shared with other family members or flatmates. Please adhere to the hygiene rules and practice the coughing and sneezing etiquette.
(Source: https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/en/inform/prevention/ on 28 May 2020)
The German Federal Ministry of Health provides reliable answers and concrete information on how to protect yourself and others: https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/en/.