Current information about operational measures at HAW Hamburg in response to the coronavirus

Are exams still taking place? What are the plans for the current semester and the winter semester? What does 'secure on-campus activity' mean? How has the coronavirus pandemic impacted the working conditions of employees, researchers, etc.? On this page you can find the answers to these and other questions about how the university is dealing with the coronavirus.

Because the situation is a dynamic one, further decisions and measures are possible. Please check your emails and the information on this page regularly – making sure to note the date the question was last updated.

Please note

Given the current increase in infections, the following measures are necessary as of Monday, 2 November 2020:

  • Students are required to wear masks in all on-campus teaching settings (including when they are in their seats or at their workspaces).
  • Masks are also required in the libraries.

Employees and students can also contribute to limiting the coronavirus pandemic by using the Corona-Warn-App and/or documenting where they have spent time at the university and who they have been in contact with (diary of contacts). This will make it easier to trace and inform contact people in the event of a corona infection. Thank you.

Contact people

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Contact people in event of corona diagnosis (Updated: 2 November 2020)

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FAQs about operational measures at HAW Hamburg in response to the coronavirus

General regulations

Who is permitted to enter HAW Hamburg buildings? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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How is access to HAW Hamburg buildings being managed? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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Which rules are in place regarding the use of public areas in HAW Hamburg buildings (foyers, high-traffic areas, elevators, staff kitchens)? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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What rules apply regarding mouth and nose coverings? (Updated: 2 November 2020)

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Are on-campus discussions, meetings and events that are not directly related to teaching permitted? (Updated: 28 September 2020)

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Have special cleaning processes been implemented? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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Are special measures in place for ventilating and airing out rooms? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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What should I do if I have tested positive for coronavirus or have been exposed to someone infected with the coronavirus?

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Studies and teaching

What programmes and services are available to help students get started with their studies? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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Has the standard period of study been changed due to the corona pandemic? (Updated: 5 November 2020)

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Is interim financial aid still available for students who are experiencing particularly acute financial need? (Updated: 23 November 2020)

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How can I apply for an emergency corona loan? (Updated: 26 October 2020)

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Which regulations are in place for practical activities in laboratories and workshops?

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Can I still use the HAW Hamburg libraries? (Updated: 30 October 2020)

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Where can I find information about the application process for winter semester 2020/21?

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When does winter semester 2020/21 begin?

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How will winter semester 2020/21 be organised? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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Are plans also being made for summer semester 2021?

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I have applied for a study place in winter semester 2020/21. When does my semester ticket take effect? (Updated: 16 September 2020)

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How can I get my HVV semester ticket or my chip card in the current situation?

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Where can I access student advising services?

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How can disadvantages for students with health-related issues be avoided?

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Are the cafeterias open? (Updated: 19 October 2020)

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Research

Can research and practice semesters be postponed?

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Is it possible for research funding to be extended?

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How are projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) being impacted by the corona crisis?

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What do I do if my work towards a particular academic qualification within a paid position is temporarily not possible due to the coronavirus situation?

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Which rules apply to Horizon 2020 projects?

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What is the situation for externally funded projects?

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Regulations for HAW Hamburg employees

What impact does the current situation have on my position at HAW Hamburg (i.e. can I work from home)? (Updated: 9 November 2020)

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How can I deal with the challenges of working from home?

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What work arrangements are currently in place for employees with pre-existing health conditions or disabilities? (Updated: 9 November 2020)

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Can offices be used by more than one employee at the same time? (Updated: 20 October 2020)

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What preventative measures are being taken for workplaces with public traffic (e.g. libraries, Faculty Service Offices, ITSC Chip Card Services Office)? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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What rules apply to people returning from holidays in other countries? (Updated: 9 November 2020)

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Where can I get tested? (Updated: 14 September 2020)

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Am I permitted to work in HAW Hamburg buildings if I have symptoms of a cold? (Updated: 9 September 2020)

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Am I permitted to work in HAW Hamburg buildings if someone who lives with me has symptoms of a cold? (Updated: 21 October 2020)

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Am I permitted to work in HAW Hamburg buildings if someone I live with is currently in officially prescribed quarantine? (Updated: 21 October 2020)

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How should I apply for sick leave if I have only mild upper respiratory symptoms? (Updated: 15 October 2020)

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What should I do if I am a supervisor or instructor and I notice that someone is exhibiting symptoms of a flu-like illness?

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If I test postive for Covid-19 am I considered unfit to work? (Updated: 9 November 2020)

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Should I keep a diary of my contacts? (Updated: 9 November 2020)

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Can I obtain a certificate indicating my child's eligibility for an emergency daycare place? (Updated: 9 November 2020)

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How do I postpone my parental leave if my workload is too heavy as a result of the corona pandemic? (Updated: 20 July 2020)

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Where can I obtain information about support services for employees?

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How long can I suspend my HVV-ProfiTicket while I am working from home? (Updated: 1 September 2020)

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What are the current HAW Hamburg rules regarding business travel? (Updated: 28 September 2020)

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Additional information

HAW Hamburg Framework Hygiene Plan – 3 November 2020 (Revised or new passages have been temporarily highlighted in yellow.)