General information

Last update: 20 January 2022

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, a prudent and level-headed behavior is 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.

Please also note that based on a special hospitalization indicator (German: Krankenhausampel) additional measures may be taken if the pressure on the health system increases.

Legal guidelines for infection control at LMU

The Federal Infection Protection Act, the Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance, the mandatory guidelines for infection control for universities (German „Rahmenhygienekonzept Universitäten“) of the Bavarian State Ministries for Science and Art and for Health and Care in the respective valid versions as well as the LMU concept for infection control based on these apply.

The "Regulations on Ventilation for Infection Protection during the Corona Pandemic" as well as the regulations on infection control for theoretical and practical courses (PDF, 95 KB) are still effective.

Access to LMU buildings

Students are only allowed to enter LMU buildings (including libraries and archives) if they are vaccinated or recovered ("2G rule"). To verify this, LMU security staff carry out checks at building entrances. Lecturers are also entitled to checks.

Students who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons and who prove this on site, in particular by presenting an original written medical certificate containing their full name and date of birth, may be admitted to courses upon presentation of a negative PCR test certificate.

For in-person examinations, students are generally subject to 3G plus, i.e. only vaccinated or recovered students or those who present a negative PCR test can be admitted.

According to a notice from the Bavarian State Ministry of Health and Care, from now on, in deviation from § 5 para. 3 no. 1 BayIfSMV, when participating in examinations for non-vaccinated and non-recovered students who cannot obtain PCR test proof in individual cases, it applies that, in view of the importance of education, training and continuing education and the significance of the examinations, they can be admitted to the examination as a substitute on the basis of a daily negative antigen rapid test, which must not be older than 24 hours. The examiners, on the other hand, continue to be subject to the 3G regulation from the outset.

For non-vaccinated or non-recovered employees, including faculty, daily verification of their negative test status is a requirement for access to the workplace. The respective proof must be checked by the management of the facilities to which the employees are assigned or by persons appointed by the management. The checks of the employees can also be carried out after entering the building.

For employees the 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered or tested) applies for in-person work. Proof of testing (antigen rapid test) must be provided daily. For implementation of the 3G rule for employees: please refer to information for employees.

For events outside of regular teaching and service (e.g. conferences, congresses), 2G plus applies, i.e. an antigen test must be presented in addition to proof of vaccination or recovery. The organizers are obliged to control the compliance with the 2G plus rule.

The proof can be provided in writing or electronically. Test evidence is considered to be the negative result of a PCR test performed no more than 48 hours ago, or a rapid antigen test performed no more than 24 hours ago. Self-test results are not sufficient.

The cost of providing a PCR test must be covered by the affected persons themselves. Under certain conditions (e.g. medical contraindication regarding vaccination) PCR tests are free of charge. In Munich, only the Corona Test Center at Theresienwiese offers free PCR tests.

As of November 13th 2021, free rapid antigen testing (German „Bürgertest“) is again available daily at all approved Corona testing sites.

From 12. October 2021 onwards, LMU will provide two test centers:

  • Test center in the building Schellingstr. 3, front buildung (ground floor).
  • Test center at the Biomedical Center (BMC), Großhaderner Str. 9 (in the lobby of the lecture hall wing ).

Appointments can be made online only.

Entering university buildings without the necessary proof of being fully vaccinated, having recovered from a COVID-19 infection or a negative COVID-19 test result is an administrative offence. LMU reserves the right for to report this violation. Those without the necessary proof will be expelled from the building and are not entitled to any compensation, if for example they miss a class or a meeting.

Persons are also not allowed to enter the university if they

1. have knowingly had contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient (close contact according to RKI) within the last 10 days, unless otherwise directed by the public health department

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.

According to the RKI, close contact (with increased risk of infection) is given, for example, in the following situations:

  • Close contact (<1.5 m, near field) longer than 10 minutes without adequate protection# (adequate protection = case person and contact person wear MNS [mouth-nose protection] or FFP2 mask throughout and correctly).
  • Conversation with case person (face-to-face contact, <1.5 m, regardless of duration of conversation) without adequate protection# (adequate protection = case and contact person consistently and correctly wear MNS [mouth-nose protection] or FFP2 mask) or direct contact (with respiratory secretions).
  • Simultaneous presence of contact person and case person in the same room with likely high concentration of infectious aerosols regardless of distance for > 10 minutes, even if MNS [oral-nasal protection] or FFP2 mask was worn consistently and correctly.
  • Further example constellations can be found on the RKI page.

Only indirect contacts (i.e. contact with a person who has had contact with a returnee from a risk area, etc.) do not constitute "contact" within the meaning of the above requirements. In cases of doubt, please contact the company medical service (Betriebsärtlicher Dienst). Furthermore, in the event of a suspected COVID-19 illness, please contact a physician or the medical on-call service (116 117) immediately by telephone and discuss the further course of action.

Excluded from case no. 1the access ban are fully vaccinated individuals, recovered individuals within the first six three months of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection, and recovered individuals who have been vaccinated with one dose of vaccine. However, contact with unvaccinated at-risk groups should be avoided for 14 days if possible.

Self-monitoring (body temperature, symptoms) should be performed until day 14 after exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 case. If the contact person develops symptoms despite previous vaccination or recovery, he or she must go into self-isolation and arrange for prompt testing.

Exempt from case no. 2 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.

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 obligation to wear a mask also applies to events in open areas of the LMU.

The mask obligation does not apply

  • at fixed sitting, standing or working places, as long as a minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons is reliably maintained,
  • 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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