COVID-19: basic protective measures to apply in Bavaria as of Sunday, 3 April 2022

Last updated: 1 April 2022

The rules on infection prevention measures currently in place will expire at the end of 2 April 2022. From 3 April, only basic protective measures will be in place in certain areas.

This means that:

  • The 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested) will be abolished for our canteens and cafeterias as well as in-person counselling sessions effective Monday, 4 April 2022.
  • Wearing an FFP2 respirator mask will no longer be mandatory either.
  • Exception: FFP2 respirator masks will continue to be required at our COVID testing site!

Please note:

According to the Bayerische Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung (Bavarian regulation on infection prevention measures, BayIfSMV) no. 16, practising general safety and hygiene measures is still recommended. This includes practising social distancing, wearing a surgical face mask in indoor areas and, where applicable, voluntary hygiene measures (e.g. disinfection, reducing the number of visitors present at any one time).

The Studentenwerk Würzburg, too, still recommends wearing a face mask and practising social distancing.

More information in German about the rules that are currently in place in Bavaria can be found at www.​coronavirus.​bayern.​de.

Stay safe and take care of each other!


Corona measures in the Studentenwerk and the canteens and cafeterias will remain valid until 02 April 2022

Last updated: 15.03.2022

Due to high Corona numbers, the Bavarian state government is making use of the planned transitional regulation of the federal government and extending some of the currently valid restrictions until 2 April.
This applies especially to the 2G and 3G rules as well as the obligation to wear masks indoors.

Thus, the current measures in the Studentenwerk and the canteens and cafeterias will remain valid until 2 April 2022.

 

3G regulation in the canteens and cafeterias

Last updated: 03.03.2022

The 3G rule has come into effect. “3G” stands for the three German words “geimpft” (vaccinated),  “genesen” (recovered) and „getestet“ (tested).
This means that as of Friday, March 04, 2022, all guests eating in our canteens and cafeterias must either be vaccinated against COVID-19, have recovered from a COVID-19 infection, or have a valid negative test.
Proof will be checked at the entrance.

The 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested) also applies to people who come to our cafeterias or canteens to get take-away food.
Fur­ther­more, wear­ing an FFP2 mask in all our build­ings is manda­tory!

 

This page provides up-to-date information about the coronavirus outbreak as well as changes coming into effect and measures being taken.

 


Rules regarding exams and the standard length of students’ degree programmes will continue to apply

Last updated: 10 December 2021

The rules regarding exams and the standard length of students’ degree programmes that were introduced for the 2020 summer semester in response to the significant challenges facing universities and students during the COVID-19 pandemic will also apply in the 2021/22 winter semester.

Read the press release issued by the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts (available in German only)


New measures introduced to curb the spread of COVID-19: 2G rule comes into force

Last updated: 15 November 2021

Additional measures to curb the spread of COVID-19 have been introduced with effect from 16 November 2021 in response to the rising number of cases and the capacity challenges facing hospitals in Bavaria.

The following rules will apply as of Tuesday, 16 November 2021:

  • The 2G rule will be in force at our canteens and cafeterias. This means that you will only be allowed to eat at our canteens and cafeterias if you have been vaccinated for COVID-19 or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection and show proof of your vaccination or recovery status. A negative antigen-based rapid test or PCR test will no longer be enough to get in. This rule does not apply to people who come to our canteens or cafeterias to pick up take-away meals.
  • In-person appointments with our counsellors will only be available to people who have either been vaccinated for COVID-19 or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection. A negative PCR test will no longer be enough.
  • The rule that FFP2 respirator masks must be worn inside all Studentenwerk buildings will continue to apply. Surgical masks will not be enough.

For more information in German about the new rules, click here.


As of 15 October 2021, guests eating at our canteens and cafeterias will no longer be required to record their names and contact details

Last updated: 12 October 2021

On 12 October, the Bavarian state government decided that as of Friday, 15 October 2021, businesses in the hospitality sector will no longer be required to keep registers of their guests.

This means that guests eating at our canteens and cafeterias will no longer be required to record their names and contact details.

The 3G rule (“geimpft” (vaccinated), “genesen” (recovered) and “getestet” (tested)) and the requirement to wear a mask will continue to apply. We will conduct checks at our canteens and cafeterias to ensure that the rules are being followed.


More in-person services available! On 11 October 2021, our offices will reopen to the public.

Last updated: 5 October 2021

We are happy to announce that as of 11 October 2021, information and counselling services will be available again in person.

To ensure the safety of our visitors and staff members, the 3G rule will apply for longer counselling sessions. This means that those sessions will only be available to people who have either been vaccinated for COVID-19, have recovered from a COVID-19 infection or have recently tested negative for COVID-19. In addition, the counselling sessions will take place in rooms that are equipped with safety partitions and sanitiser dispensers. Masks will have to be worn everywhere inside the building.

Office hours and contacts


"To-Go² – test & eat": COVID rapid testing site at Studentenhaus

Last updated: 27 April 2021

On Tuesday, 27 April 2020, a new COVID testing site opened in the cafeteria at the Studentenhaus Würzburg. The facility is wheelchair accessible and is open for all citizens.

More information about the testing site

 


Mask regulations

Last updated: 15. January 2021

From Monday, 18.01.2021, FFP2 masks will be mandatory for local transport and retail throughout Bavaria. According to official guidelines, this also affects our canteens!

Please follow the new guidelines and wear an FFP2 mask when entering our canteens.


FAQs about coronavirus and studies

Last updated: 01.12.2020

Find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on BAföG & student financing, ac­com­mo­da­tion and Social Counselling and Legal Adivce dur­ing the coro­n­avirus pan­demic below.

FAQ Accommodation
FAQ BAföG student financing (in Ger­man)
FAQ So­cial Coun­selling and Legal Ad­vice

Did not find the right an­swer? Or would you like to know more about a topic?
Con­tact us - our em­ploy­ees will be happy to help you.


Interim financial aid available again to students facing financial difficulties as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Last updated: 20. November 2020

The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) has provided more funds to help students who can demonstrate an acute financial need caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eligible students can receive financial aid under the Ministry’s interim financial aid (Überbrückungshilfe) programme for the months of November 2020 to March 2021. Award decisions will be made by the competent local Studentenwerk institutions.

For further information click here


Information on moving in during the Corona pandemic

Last updated: 23. September 2020

We look forward to welcoming you soon as a tenant in one of our student residences. As you will be aware, our daily lives are being affected by the coronavirus pandemic. This letter provides you with important information. Please read it carefully and follow the rules listed below in order to protect yourself and others.

 


Semester ticket: exceptional rules also expires in Bamberg

Last updated: 21. September 2020

Exceptional rules expire on 30.09.2020 in Bamberg.

Since many students had the problem that their semester ticket public transport passes had expired and it was not possible for them to renew them (i.e. have the new expiry date printed on them), we had agreed on special arrangements with the public transport providers in the region.

The goodwill arrangements in Würzburg and Schweinfurt have already expired in June / July.
Now the exceptional rules in Bamberg also expires on 30.09.2020.

That means: the normal rules for the semester ticket apply again at all locations. The only document that will be accepted as a ticket on public transport is your renewed student ID card.


The bridging aid for students in need is extended by one month

Last updated: 20.08.2020

The bridging aid for students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic will be extended. Affected students can also apply for the non-repayable grant of the bridging aid in September.

The official press release by the BMBF on the extension of the bridging aid can be found here (Press release only in german)

All further information on the bridging assistance can be found here


Corona pandemic: bridging aid for students in financial emergency situation

Last updated: 15 June 2020

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is helping students who are demonstrably in a financial or economic emergency situation owing to the corona pandemic with allowances totalling 100 million euros.

More Information


Changes due to the declaration of a state of emergency in Bavaria

Last updated: 16 March 2020

Due to the current situation and after a state of emergency has been declared in Bavaria, the following changes will take effect at the Studentenwerk Würzburg:

Canteens and cafeterias:

All canteens and cafeterias in Aschaffenburg, Bamberg, Schweinfurt (as of 16 March 2020) and Würzburg will be closed as of Tuesday, 17 March 2020 and until further notice.

Counselling services

Until further notice, the Studentenwerk Würzburg will no longer offer face-to-face counselling services. Counselling will only be available over the phone and per email. This applies to social, legal and psychotherapeutic counselling, counselling in the area of accommodation, financial counselling, the info point, the chip card office and the main cash desk.

You can contact the BAföG Office per email at wuerzburg(at)bafoeg-bayern(dot)de. Your contacts there can be reached over the phone.

You can also contact the teams at our social, legal and psychotherapeutic counselling services over the phone and per email. Their contact details and office hours can be found on the respective pages on our website.
 

We apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will keep you up-to-date on developments via our website and social media channels.

Take care of your health!


Kellerperle closed

Last updated: 16 March 2020

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Kellerperle will be closed until further notice.

 


The University of Würzburg and the Universiy of Bamberg suspend courses until further notice

Last updated: 11 March 2020

On 10 March 2020, the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts decided that all universities in Bavaria should stop courses immediately and until further notice. There are new rules in place for exams, too.

For more information, go to the web pages of your university.

University of Würzburg
University of Bam­berg


Start date of the lecture period of the 2020 summer semester at universities of applied sciences postponed to 20 April 2020

Last updated: 10 March 2020

On 10 March, the Bavarian State Government decided that the start date of the lecture period of the 2020 summer semester at universities of applied sciences will be postponed to 20 April 2020 in order to prevent coronavirus from spreading further (cf. https://www.stmwk.bayern.de/pressemitteilung/11869/nr-047-vom-10-03-2020.html).

For more information, go to the web pages of your university of applied sciences.

FHWS
TH Aschaffenburg


General information about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated: 3 March 2020

Since January 2020, the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), which originated in China in December 2019, has been spreading to other parts of the world. We are receiving more and more enquiries about how the Studentenwerk Würzburg is handling the issue.

The Studentenwerk Würzburg is monitoring the developments carefully and is acting in accordance with the recommendations of the competent authorities and institutions.

We are asking all students to act responsibly and help us prevent the virus from spreading further. In particular, we are asking all students who are arriving or returning from abroad or are planning to travel abroad to read the available information about coronavirus carefully.

We have provided more information about coronavirus and links to information provided by the German Federal Ministry of Health and the Robert Koch Institute.

 

The 10 most important hygiene recommendations

To avoid becoming infected with coronavirus, you should practise the same hygiene routines that are also recommended for the prevention of regular influenza (see picture).

 

FAQs

What are coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. They can affect both humans and animals, including birds and mammals. Coronaviruses cause diseases in humans that range from common colds to severe and potentially fatal diseases such as the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) or the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Although less infectious than influenza, severe diseases caused by coronaviruses, such as SARS or MERS, have caused major outbreaks (e.g. in hospitals) in the past.

Source: Robert Koch Institute


How is the novel coronavirus transmitted?

The novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is transmitted through person-to-person contact. The main route of transmission is through droplets. The virus spreads directly from person to person via the mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and indirectly via hands which come into contact with the mucous membranes of the mouth or nose or the conjunctiva of the eye. Coronaviruses mainly target the respiratory tract. There are cases in which persons became infected through contact with persons who were displaying only mild or non-specific symptoms. The novel coronavirus has also been detected in the stool samples of some patients. It has not been determined yet whether SARS-CoV-2 is also transmitted via the faeco-oral route.

Source: Robert Koch Institute


What are the typical symptoms of the novel coronavirus?

The typical symptoms include a cough, runny nose, sore throat and fever. Some patients also have diarrhoea. Some patients have severe symptoms including respiratory problems and pneumonia.

Source: Federal Ministry of Health

 

What is the incubation period?

Researchers currently believe that the time between exposure and onset of symptoms is up to 14 days.

Source: Robert Koch Institute

 

What can you do to avoid becoming infected?

Practise good cough and sneeze etiquette (cough and sneeze into your elbow), good hand hygiene and maintain a distance (1 to 2 meters) from infected persons.

Source: Robert Koch Institute

How can you tell whether you have the flu or 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV2)?

The symptoms are very similar. This is why you need to be tested to know for sure. According to the RKI, the risk of becoming infected with 2019-nCoV (SARS-CoV2) is currently low in Germany. If you are displaying symptoms such as a cough, fever or respiratory problems, you are likely suffering from the flu or a cold. To prevent coronavirus from spreading further, it is important, however, to identify persons who may have become infected with coronavirus early, isolate them and have them tested for the virus.

Source: Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety

 

I am displaying symptoms. What do I do?

If you are displaying symptoms, please phone your doctor. If you have recently been to a high-risk area (e.g. China or Northern Italy), please contact the competent health office (Gesundheitsamt) immediately. Avoid contact with others and continue to practise good hygiene routines and good cough and sneeze etiquette. Always phone your doctor and describe your symptoms before you visit him or her. Your doctor will need to take precautions to prevent himself/herself and others from becoming infected.

Sources: German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment / German Federal Ministry of Health

Whom can doctors contact with queries?

They can contact the competent health office (tools.rki.de/plztool).

Source: Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety

Useful links

FAQ

Find further information on BAföG & student financing, accommodation and Social Counselling and Legal Adivce during the coronavirus pandemic below.

FAQ Accommodation
FAQ BAföG student financing (in German)
FAQ Social Counselling and Legal Advice

 

Any questions?

Students and staff members can contact corona(at)studentenwerk-wuerzburg(dot)de

 

The 10 most important hygiene recommendations

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