General information

Last update: 26 April, 2022

Corona Regulations Update:

Since 13.04.2022, new isolation and quarantine rules apply in Bavaria:

  • Home isolation in case of Corona infection ends after 5 days (starting on the day after the positive test), provided that there is at least 48 hours of symptom freedom. Free testing (with documented rapid antigen test) is no longer required. Isolation ends after 10 days at the latest.
  • Close contacts no longer have to go into domestic quarantine.

On April 1, 2022, to ensure university operations for the period beginning April 3, 2022, the university administration adopted the following:

  1. All general access restrictions will be eliminated; specifically, 3G verification will no longer be required.
  2. The mask requirement will be retained to the extent last in effect.
  3. Home office can be taken up on a voluntary basis until June 3, 2022.
  4. Until May 25, 2022, there is an offer of a free self-test weekly for employees working in presence as well as for students attending presence courses.

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The most relevant information regarding measures and requirements in order to control of the novel coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) from the Bavarian State Government can be found here.

In general, prudent and cautious behavior continues to be important in the current situation.

Therefore, please inform yourself regularly about the current status on the websites of the Robert Koch-Institute, the Bavarian State Ministry of Health, the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety as well as the Federal Foreign Office.

If a corona infection is suspected, all university members are requested to contact a physician or the on-call service of „Kassenärztlicher Bereitschaftsdienst“ (116 117) immediately by telephone, and discuss on how to proceed further. The same applies if you have or have had contact with a person infected with the corona virus.

Legal guidelines for infection control at LMU

The German Law on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases, the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance and the 16th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance apply.

As of April 3, only so-called basic protection measures will generally apply in Bavaria, i.e. general protection and hygiene measures will continue to be recommended (e.g. minimum distance, wearing masks indoors, drawing up hygiene concepts).

However, according to the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, which has been extended until May 25, it is still mandatory for employers to draw up and implement a company hygiene concept. The current infection protection concept of the LMU is currently being adapted to the new legal situation and will be linked here shortly. The detailed regulations of the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Rule also continue to apply until May 25.

Therefore, the mask obligation, the regulations on infection protection ventilation during the Corona pandemic and the regulations on infection protection for attendance events (PDF, 325 KB) continue to apply at LMU.

Access to LMU buildings

From 03 April, all general access restrictions will be removed, in particular, 3G proof will no longer be required.

Persons are not allowed to enter the university if they

1. have COVID-19 disease (positive PCR test, documented rapid antigen test if unavailable).

2. show symptoms that may indicate COVID-19 disease, such as respiratory symptoms of any severity, unspecific general symptoms, and olfactory or gustatory disturbances;

3. are obliged to be placed in domestic quarantine in accordance with the currently valid entry regulation.

Regarding no 1:

New isolation and quarantine rules have been in effect in Bavaria since April 13, 2022:

  • Home isolation in case of Corona infection ends after 5 days (starting on the day after the positive test), provided that there is at least 48 hours of symptom freedom. Free testing (with documented rapid antigen test) is no longer required, but is still recommended (also possible with antigen self-test), as a person may still be infectious even if symptom-free. Isolation ends after 10 days at the latest.
  • After the end of home isolation, affected persons are advised to avoid unnecessary contact with other persons for a further five days thereafter.
  • Close contacts no longer need to go into quarantine. It is recommended that unnecessary contact with others be avoided for the first 5 days after contact with a person who has tested positive, that symptoms be watched for, and that a rapid antigen test or self-test be performed daily.

Regarding no 2:

Exempt are those individuals who have a medical certificate in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish or in an electronic document confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and who present this certificate to the university. The medical certificate must be based on a molecular biological test (PCR) for the presence of an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which was carried out in a member state of the European Union or in another state that the RKI has included in a list of states with a sufficient quality standard for this purpose. The test must have been carried out no more than 48 hours prior to submission to the university. Please note that a so-called antibody test or a rapid test (antigen test) is not sufficient.

Regarding no 3: Upon entry, certain proof obligations exist (proof of vaccination, proof of convalescence or proof of testing). For entry from high-risk and virus variant areas, there is also a digital registration obligation and, if necessary, a quarantine obligation. Well-prepared information on the details is provided, for example, by the Federal Ministry of Health. If all official requirements have been met or a quarantine has been lifted by the authorities, LMU can be re-entered without further testing.

Test centers at LMU

Two Corona test centers are available at the LMU:

  • Test center in the building Schellingstr. 3, rear building
  • Test center in the Biomedical Center Martinsried, Großhaderner Str. 9 (entrance hall lecture hall wing)

Booking a rapid test there is only possible online.

In addition, free antigen rapid tests (citizen tests) are available at all recognized Corona test sites.

Measures to reduce contact

Supervisors shall take appropriate technical and organizational measures to reduce operationally necessary interpersonal contact. This includes e,g, keeping minimum social distance at the work place (if possible) and reducing the number of people per room and in-person meetings.

Face masks - Mask-wearing compulsory at LMU

In all LMU buildings and there in all areas, students and visitors are required to wear an FFP2 mask.

LMU employees and persons visiting the LMU in the course of their professional practice are also permitted to wear a medical face mask (surgical mask). However, if there is an increased risk of infection due to the activity (e.g. when working together on equipment), an FFP2 mask must be worn. This must be determined as part of a risk assessment. The responsible occupational safety specialist from the Occupational Safety and Sustainability staff unit will provide support in this regard.

The mask obligation does not apply

  • for persons who can credibly demonstrate that wearing a mask is not possible or unreasonable for them due to a disability or health reasons, as long as this can be immediately proven on site, in particular by presenting a written medical certificate in the original, which must contain the full name, date of birth and specific information on the reason for the exemption.
  • at fixed sitting, standing or working places, as long as a minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons is reliably maintained.
  • when taking food and drinks at the seat outside traffic areas.
  • for personnel, insofar as reliable protection against infection is ensured in cashier and counter areas by means of Plexiglas protective walls or comparable partitions.

Masks for employees and for practical events are procured centrally by the Occupational Safety and Sustainability Unit.

Masks must not be worn during open handling of hazardous, bioactive and radioactive substances. However, respiratory protection must still be used for special activities that require it.FFP2 masks without an exhalation valve may be worn for a maximum of 75 min at a time (up to 110 min for light, predominantly sedentary work). Thereafter, a break of 30 min is to be provided for each time the mask is worn.

Employees who have to wear an FFP2 mask for longer than 75 or 110 min per working day during the Corona pandemic due to their work must be offered an occupational medical check-up by their supervisors at the occupational medical service (Betriebsärztlicher Dienst).

The occupational medical check-up includes a medical consultation in conjunction with a medical history. If the occupational medical service (Betriebsärztlicher Dienst) considers an additional physical and/or clinical examination to be necessary, it offers this to the employees; they can agree to the examination.

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