Technische Universität Berlin
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Coronavirus: Important Information for All Members of TU Berlin

Phased plan for University operations under pandemic conditions

Due to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, numerous new regulations and up-to-date information for the University have been announced. The TU Berlin Crisis Committee regularly provides information on this page about the most recent developments. Please visit this page regularly to remain up to date.

The Senate Chancellery for Science and Research, in coordination with the Berlin State Conference of Rectors and Presidents (LKRP), has developed a phased plan for college and university operations in Berlin under pandemic conditions to enable the city’s combined higher education establishments to react quickly and appropriately to changing rates of infection in Berlin.

On the basis of this plan, the TU Berlin Crisis Committee has developed specific details and measures for our University.

TU Berlin’s phased plan becomes effective from 19 October 2020. The plan envisages three phases for University operations under pandemic conditions.

Phase 2 has been in operation since 19 October 2020 and will continue until further notice.

Important: TU Berlin hygiene regulations apply during all phases. On the instructions of the Federal State of Berlin and until further notice, face masks providing mouth and nose protection are to be worn in all closed spaces where more than one person is present at the same time. This applies to lectures and classes, examinations, offices occupied by more than one person, and libraries as well as all meetings, committee sessions, etc. held on campus.

Overview of the three phases

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Phase 1

Phase 1 of University operations under pandemic conditions is defined by measures designed to contain the further spread of the coronavirus. Less restrictions apply during such periods of comparatively low infection rates than is the case for phases 2 and 3.

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Phase 2

Phase 2 becomes effective if two of the three indicators which make up the traffic light system for Berlin turn red. Alternatively, TU Berlin can move to phase 2 if the University experiences an increased infection rate exceeding that for the rest of Berlin.

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Phase 3

Phase 3 takes effect if the Federal State of Berlin re-introduces essential-only presence for universities and colleges. The Federal State of Berlin will draw up a legal basis for this. TU Berlin has not yet been informed of the conditions for a switch to phase 3.

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TU Berlin Coronavirus Rapid Test Center

Make an appointment now: Free daily SARS-CoV-2 tests available for all TU staff and students as well as members of the public at our test center in front of the Main Building.

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Infection Chain Case Management

The aim of infection chain case management is to ensure transparent reporting procedures in the event of a positive coronavirus test. Several scenarios are described to help you act quickly and appropriately.

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Hygiene Regulations

All persons on the campus or in the buildings of TU Berlin are required to comply with and implement the following hygiene regulations. This also applies to external persons and businesses.

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Working and Services

Should I continue to work from home or on campus? What are the rules for committee meetings? What services do the departments offer during University operation under pandemic conditions?

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Information Letters

Overview of all information letters published by TU Berlin's Crisis Committee and the Vice President for Teaching, Digitalization and Sustainability.

TU Berlin's Crisis Committee

Members of the Crisis Committee

  • The president
  • The director of the Executive Office
  • The acting vice president for administration (head of the Crisis Committee)
  • The University spokesperson
  • The University physician
  • The head of Occupational Health and Safety Services and Environmental Protection

Contact

Crisis Committee

krisenstab@tu-berlin.de