General information

Last update: 27 May, 2022

Corona Regulations Update:

The Corona Occupational Health and Safety Regulation has not been extended beyond 25 May 2022. The provisions governing home isolation nevertheless remain in place until 30 June 2022. Accordingly, the University administration has made the following decisions for the period as of 26 May 2022:

  1. The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory. People are recommended to continue wearing surgical or FFP2 (N95) masks in cases where close contact with other individuals (without a minimum distance of 1.5 meters) is unavoidable (e.g. in face-to-face meetings, teamwork situations and longer periods of in-room presence).
  2. The Occupational Health and Safety and Sustainability unit will no longer centrally source face masks.
  3. The offer of free weekly antigen self-tests for employees who work on the premises and students who physically attend lectures and seminars no longer applies.
  4. The Occupational Health and Safety and Sustainability unit will no longer source self-tests. Both LMU test centers will be closed from 1 June 2022.
  5. Until further notice, people can continue to work from home on a voluntary basis, provided this is technically feasible and the arrangement does not impair proper service.

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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.

Infection control measures at LMU

People are still advised to observe general protective and hygiene measures (such as maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 meters wherever possible, regularly airing rooms, wearing face masks where appropriate and regularly washing their hands).

Access to LMU buildings

All general access restrictions have been revoked.

However, individuals are not allowed to enter the University if they:

1. have COVID-19 (i.e. a positive PCR test or, if this is not available, a documented rapid antigen test);

2. show symptoms that may indicate COVID-19, such as respiratory symptoms of any severity, unspecific general symptoms and a loss of taste and/or smell;

3. are obliged to be placed in domestic quarantine in accordance with the current valid Corona Entry Regulation.

Regarding no. 1:

The following new isolation and quarantine rules have been in place in Bavaria since 13 April 2022:

  • Home isolation in the event of a corona infection ends after 5 days (counting from the day after the positive test), provided that the individual has been free of symptoms for at least 48 hours. It is no longer necessary to perform a documented rapid antigen test to end the quarantine period, though this is still recommended (and can also be done with an antigen self-test), as a person may still be infectious even if they have no symptoms. Isolation ends after 10 days at the latest.
  • After the end of home isolation, the individuals affected are advised to avoid unnecessary contact with other persons for a further 5 days.
  • Close contacts no longer need to go into quarantine. Individuals who have been in contact with a person who has tested positive are advised to avoid unnecessary contact with other people for the first 5 days after said contact, to watch out for symptoms and to perform daily rapid antigen tests or self-tests.

Regarding no. 2:

The following persons are exempted from this provision: individuals who have a medical certificate in German, English, French, Italian or Spanish, on paper or in electronic form, confirming that there is no evidence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus 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 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that was carried out in a member state of the European Union or in another country that the RKI has included in a list of states with sufficiently high quality standards for this purpose. The test must have been carried out no more than 48 hours prior to submission to the University. Please note that what are known as antibody tests and rapid antigen tests are not sufficient in this case.

Regarding no. 3:

On entering Germany, certain documentary evidence (proof of vaccination, proof of full recovery or proof of testing) must be furnished. Individuals entering Germany from high-risk and virus variant areas must also register online and may need to go into quarantine, where appropriate. Detailed information is provided by the Federal Ministry of Health, for example. If all official requirements are met or and/or the requirement for quarantine has been lifted by the authorities, LMU can be accessed again without further testing.

Test centers at LMU

The LMU test centers in the rear building at Schellingstr. 3 and in the entrance hall of the lecture wing of the Biomedical Center Martinsried at Grosshaderner Str. 9 will be closed from 1 June 2022.

Measures to reduce contact

Appropriate technical and organizational measures to reduce interpersonal contact that is necessary for operational reasons are still recommended. They include maintaining a minimum social distance at the workplace (where possible), reducing the number of people per room and making use of videoconferencing systems.

Face masks

The wearing of masks is no longer compulsory in any LMU buildings. People are recommended to continue wearing surgical or FFP2 (N95) masks in cases where close contact with other individuals (without a minimum distance of 1.5 meters) is unavoidable (e.g. in face-to-face meetings, teamwork situations and longer periods of in-room presence).

Masks are not to be worn during open handling of hazardous, bioactive and radioactive substances. Conversely, respiratory protection must still be used for all special activities that require it.

FFP2 masks with no exhalation valve may be worn for a maximum of 75 minutes at a time (or up to 110 minutes for light, predominantly sedentary work). Thereafter, a break of 30 minutes is to be taken each time the mask is worn. If the activities engaged in make wearing masks for longer periods unavoidable, breaks must be taken immediately if health problems occur (such as shortness of breath or a feeling of being unwell). Employees who have to wear an FFP2 mask for longer than 75 or 110 minutes per working day during the corona pandemic due to the nature of their work must be offered an occupational medical check-up by their supervisors at the Betriebsärztlicher Dienst (occupational medical service).

The occupational medical check-up includes a medical consultation in conjunction with a review of the individual’s medical history. If the occupational medical service considers an additional physical and/or clinical examination to be necessary, this can be offered to the employee concerned, who can choose whether to have the examination.

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