Information on study and examination operations

during the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Please note that not all current study and examination information is translated into English. It is therefore recommended that you also read the German pages for this purpose.

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  • Where can I find the currently valid regulations and further assistance? (Last updated: 01/24/2021)

  • Rules Regarding Face Masks & Face Coverings (Last updated: 01/24/2021)

    Currently everyone is generally required to wear a face covering. This requirement is in effect during on-campus classes as well as for concertgoers and conference participants during the entire event. (See the §2 of the 11th Bayerische Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung). This includes all hallways, traffic areas and meeting areas in all University Buildings, in the Library, and in meetings.

    The face covering requirement persists during all on-campus classes as well as concerts and meetings for the entire duration of the event.

    Please note that visors, thin films etc. do not fulfill the requirements for a face covering.

  • What regulations apply when entering Germany from risk areas? (Last updated: 01/24/2021)

    If you have been in a risk area designated by the Robert Koch Institute within 10 days of your arrival, follow these steps:

     

    I. Digital Entry Registration

     

    II. Quarantine Requirement

     

    III. Mandatory Testing!

    • Once you have entered the country, you must immediately submit a negative Corona test to the responsible district administration. The test must be 48 hours old at the most when entering the country.
    • Those who do not have proof of testing at the time of entry are obliged to have a Corona test carried out within 48 hours of entry.
    • This test result must be submitted to the responsible municipal authority no later than 72 hours after entry.
    • Detailed information on mandatory testing and any exceptions can be found in the Bavarian Test Strategyof the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care.
  • How and for what reason may I enter a university building? (Last updated: 01/17/2021)

    Access to the University is granted to students, teachers and employees as part of their studies, teaching or work activities for the HfM Würzburg. Other persons may only enter the University in special cases and upon prior notification. This includes the attendance of appointments with members of the University, the participation in examinations and competitions, using the University Library, participation in rehearsals, concerts, lectures, etc., as well as attending concerts, bringing deliveries or providing services.

    The contact data of all persons entering the University, including the date and time of entry and exit, are documented at the front desk / security.

    All persons on campus are to keep the current hygiene guidelines of the HfM Würzburg.

    University members

    You must read the hygiene concept and data protection declaration and sign the declaration of compliance with the hygiene measures. This is to be presented when entering the university for the first time after 5th October, 2020.

    Students

    Please only come to the University for lessons or practice after contacting your instructors or the Student Representation Council (Studierendenvertretung). If you have not been registered for an appointment, you will not be allowed to enter the University.

    External Persons

    We are bound to special guildelines for infection control for

    • Those coming to the University to participate in non-public events (examinations, competitions, interviews, meetings, services, etc.). The responsible faculty or staff will register your name at the front desk and meet you there when you arrive.
    • Those attending public events at the HfM
  • In which cases is it not allowed to enter the University Campus? (Last updated: 01/17/2021)

    • If you have symptoms of illness and/or symptoms suspicious of COVID-19.
    • If you have tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 virus. You may not re-enter the University until you have been approved to do so by the Health Department.
    • If you have had contact with a person confirmed ill or tested positive for COVID-19. You must wait until the presence of a SARS-CoV-2 infection has been clarified and a risk classification (contact cat. I or cat. II) has been made by the health authority → If the health authority classifies you as a category I contact person, you are not allowed to enter the University for 14 days after the contact. Due to the incubation period, this ban on entering the University cannot be lifted even with a negative test! → If the health department classifies you as a category II contact, you may enter the University. Nevertheless, reduce your contacts and strictly observe the hygiene rules! 
    • If you have stayed in a risk area designated by the Robert Koch Institute within 10 days prior to your entry and are in quarantine for this reason. For more details on returning from entry/returning from a risk area, see the next item "What regulations apply when entering Germany from risk areas?"
  • General Information and Hotlines for the Coronavirus (Last updated: 12/31/2020)

  • Where can I find counseling during times of crisis? (Last updated: 12/24/2020)

    You can contact HFM Würzburg's advisory services in case of psychological stress and crises (Lise Gold and Dr. Maria Schuppert, see flyer "Musik & Gesundheit").

    Other points of contact in case of mental stress include ...

    In Würzburg:

    bavaria-wide:

    Germany-wide:

    international:

    Hotlines for questions regarding a potential infection with the Corona virus

    • Priority: Patient service of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Bayerns (KVB), Tel.: 116 117
    • Citizen's hotline of the City and District of Würzburg, Tel.: 0931 8003-5100
    • Independent Patient Consultation, Tel.: 0800 011 77 22
    • Telephone number of the Federal Ministry of Health, Tel. 030 346 465 100

    Very important: Make sure to call before you go to a doctor or clinic. This can protect yourself and others. If necessary, the office you call will forward you to an office responsible for your region for further clarification.

  • I found out that I was in contact with a COVID-19 patient - what should I do? (Last updated: 12/19/2020)

    If you have had contact with a person confirmed to have COVID-19 in the past 14 days (regardless of the presence of nonspecific general symptoms or respiratory problems) ...

    • contact your family doctor or the medical on-call service (Tel. 116 117) immediately by telephone,
    • contact your local health department immediately,
    • you may not enter the Hochschule für Musik until the presence of a SARS-CoV-2 infection has been clarified by the public health department and a risk classification (contact cat. I or cat. II) has been made by the public health department (→ if the public health department classifies you as a contact person of cat. I, you are not allowed to enter the University for 14 days after the date of contact. Due to the incubation period, this ban on entering the University cannot be lifted even with a negative test! → If the health office classifies you as a contact person of cat. II, you may enter the University),
    • Students are to inform the Department of Student Affairs (Studierendenservice) immediately,
    • Faculty are to inform the President: praesident@hfm-wuerzburg.de
    • Staff are to inform Human Resources: personal@hfm-wuerzburg.de
  • Whom can I contact with questions about the hygiene guidelines? (Last updated: 11/28/2020)

    If you have questions about infection control and the implementation of the hygiene guidelines, please contact our hygiene team by e-mail.

  • Information on maternity leave during the pandemic (Last updated: 11/24/2020)

    If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult theHygieneteam before entering the university buildings for the first time:
    The University of Music Würzburg advocates a general ban on entering all university buildings in the event of pregnancy. The risk of danger to a pregnant woman cannot be completely avoided within the framework of the risk assessment by the University as an employer.
    There is currently no company employment ban for breastfeeding women. However, a consultation with the hygiene team must take place in advance to clarify any possible risks and discuss possible premises for breastfeeding.
    Further information on maternity leave is available at Information on maternity leave in connection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 - Status November 11, 2020

  • Where can I find out more about the plans for the coming months beyond the HfM? (Last updated: 11/05/2020)

    The website of the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences and Arts provides a wide range of information:

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  • Classes in the Winter Semester 2020/2021 (Last updated: 01/17/2021)

    Classes in the winter semester 2020/21 will consist of a combination of classroom lectures and digital teaching (both live and pre-recorded).

    The following overarching requirements and ordinances are critical in determining whether lessons and classes may be held on campus:

  • Where can I apply for financial aid in the Corona crisis? (Last updated: 12/19/2020)

    The Federal Ministry of Education is providing emergency aid for German and international students who are in financial need as a result of the Corona crisis. In acute cases, a grant can initially be applied for through the student unions (Studentenwerk Würzburg); in addition, interest-free loans of up to €650 per month are offered through the KfW:


    Bridge assistance for students in pandemic-related emergencies can also be applied for online as of Tuesday, June 16, 2020, 12 noon:

    • up to €500 per month in aid for students in need (does not need to be paid back)
    • for a maximum of 3 months
    • €100M in financing by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

    The bridge aid is administered by the Deutsches Studentenwerk (DSW) and awarded locally in Bavaria by the responsible Studentenwerke (in our case, the Studentenwerk Würzburg). The financial aid takes the form of a back account fill-up and does not have to be repaid. As of November 2020, the bridging assistance can be applied for online at.

    and will be paid out for one month at a time once approved.

We will expand and update this list on a regular basis. Check back here regularly for the latest information on current developments.