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Coronavirus: Important Information for All Members of TU Berlin

University operations under pandemic conditions

Several legal regulations as well as University guidelines are in place to help combat the global coronavirus pandemic. On the basis of these regulations, the TU Berlin Crisis Committee has developed specific details and measures for our University.

All details will be published and regularly updated here.

Which regulations are currently in place at TU Berlin?

TU Berlin aims to ensure a smooth summer semester 2022 in person as well as safe working conditions on campus beginning 1 April 2022. To this end, the following regulations take effect immediately:.

The following rules apply in particular

Requirement to wear a mask in University buildings

Wearing a mask is a highly effective measure for preventing personal infection and that of others. As such, TU Berlin continues to require all persons to wear at least a medical mask (preferably an FFP2 mask) in all University buildings. A mask is not required when a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between persons is observed. From 19 April 2022, FFP2 masks must be worn at all times in the Central Library. For futher details please read TU Berlin's hygiene regulations.

Employees can continue to collect masks and other hygiene materials for a short time from the Hygiene Storage Facility. Alternatively, units and departments can order materials by direct call-off from the State Administration Office (Landesverwaltungsamt). You can find more detailed information on the website of the Central Procurement Office.

 

Revised hygiene regulations

These hygiene regulations are the basic protective measures for infection protection against the coronavirus in University operations. They are developed on the basis of the general risk assessment for TU Berlin and have been revised to reflect the most current state and federal regulations. We ask that you please observe these (in particular the rules regarding use of offices by more than one person).

The following rules also cease to apply at TU Berlin as of 1 April 2022:

3G-rule suspended

Staff are no longer required to present proof of 3G status. As a result, all supervisors are also no longer required to document or confirm their staff's status. All records kept for this purpose until now are to be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations.

The 3G rule for in-person teaching has also been suspended. Students may attend course-related events as well as use spaces such as computer labs, libraries, study spaces, and foyers without restriction. Please be sure, however, to wear a mask as required (see above).

 

Vaccination stickers for students will not be issued

Due to suspension of the 3G rule for in-person teaching, vaccination stickers will no longer be issued beginning 4 April 2022. We have developed a concept to quickly issue the stickers at a later date should Berlin be declared a hotspot. We expect to be able to re-use the vaccination stickers from winter semester 2021/22. Please do not remove these from your student ID!

 

Attendance records no longer required

Attendance records and lists of participants are no longer required. All records kept for this purpose until now are to be destroyed in accordance with data protection regulations.

 

Requirement to report a coronavirus infection suspended

Students and staff are no longer required to report a positive COVID-19 test result to the central email address. For the purpose of infection chain management, you are requested to still inform your supervisor immediately in case of infection.

Extended requirement to work from home

The current regulations regarding working from home at TU Berlin will expire on 18 April 2022. The TU Berlin/Staff Council agreement on mobile working and teleworking will then come into effect on 19 April 2022. The Executive Board will provide further details in good time. In the meantime, you can find further information at this website.

Scientific gatherings and events

The updated regulations can be found at this website.

University members and students are further expressly requested to:

  • observe hygiene regulations at all times
  • remain home when displaying cold symptoms
  • regularly test (this includes vaccinated and recovered individuals)
  • avoid unnecessary contact
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Coronavirus Vaccination

Technische Universität Berlin offers vaccinations against the coronavirus in cooperation with a vaccination service point. This offer applies to TU Berlin staff and students.

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Test options for TU members

In addition to the official test center in front of the Main Building, TU Berlin has found other partners to provide tests for University members at our other locations.

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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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Information Letters

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

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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?

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

Information by the state of Berlin