Information on the coronavirus and its impact on FAU

Information for students and members of staff at FAU

The coronavirus pandemic has had an impact on all areas of university life at FAU. In order to help you keep abreast of everything that is going on, we have provided all the relevant information on our website, sorted according to topic and kept up to date at all times. Please check this website regularly for updates, and listen to the President’s podcasts to keep yourself up to date.

No events – no matter how many participants – may be held until further notice.

The only exception are urgent work meetings which cannot be postponed. These can continue to take place provided the hygiene guidelines recommended by RKI are observed.

Please use video or telephone conferences for committee or commission meetings and all other meetings wherever possible.

Instructions for video and telephone conferences for all members of FAU

As of Monday, 20 April 2020, it will be possible to borrow and return printed media in the Main Library and the branch libraries. Further information is available on the website of the University Library. The CIP pools at FAU are still closed, and we are currently checking whether they can re-open.

The University as a whole is closed to the public until further notice. In other words, the Student Advice and Career Service, the Student Records Office and the Examinations Office (Offices L3–L6), the Office for International Affairs and further facilities are closed to the public. The offices can still be reached by e-mail or telephone.

Students are only allowed to enter buildings with good reason (e.g. for pre-arranged individual appointments, to carry out research at their department, or to work in a laboratory as part of their Bachelor’s or Master’s thesis). If stopped and checked, students must explicitly explain their reasons. Students are not allowed to enter buildings for unofficial reasons such as self-study.

The Schlossgarten and the Scented Garden are open to the public again. The Botanical Garden will initially remain closed.

The restaurants, cafeterias and café bar run by Student Services Erlangen-Nürnberg have been closed, however some of them are offering a takeaway service. Other offices run by Student Services offering support and advice shall  remain closed to the public until further notice.

Quarantine measures

According to Section 1 (1) of the Regulations on Quarantine Measures for Travellers entering the Country aimed at Containing the Coronavirus Pandemic (Einreise-Quarantäneverordnung – EQV, Immigration Quarantine Regulations) from 9 April 2020 (GVBI. 2020 p. 209), anyone who enters Bavaria by land, sea or air from a country outside the Federal Republic of Germany is obliged to travel without delay to their own home or other suitable accommodation and self-isolate there for a period of 14 days after entering the country; the same applies to people who initially travelled into another state within the Federal Republic of Germany. Those entering the country are not permitted to welcome visitors who are not a member of their own household during this 14 day period.

The FAU crisis team meets regularly to monitor and assess the situation and prepares all relevant decisions taken by FAU. Please check this website regularly for updates.


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