Current information on the coronavirus (update 22 January 2022)

The crisis management team of the University of Münster is following the development of the incidence and hospitalisation rates very closely and analysing the current infection numbers of our students and employees on a regular and frequent basis.

The measures taken at the beginning of the winter semester to protect against infections have so far been followed with discipline by both students and lecturers. We would like to thank all those involved for this. The Rectorate firmly intends to hold the rest of the winter semester in person. This decision corresponds to the regulations issued by the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. However, due to the current pandemic, lecturers must ensure that lectures can either be followed synchronously (hybrid), made available as streaming or that the materials can be found digitally. In this way, students can choose for themselves whether they want to attend lectures on site or digitally.

As a rule, only students who have “3G” proof – i.e. proof of vaccination against the coronavirus, proof of recovery after overcoming an infection or a negative test result – are allowed to access lecture rooms. Therefore only students who can show proof of 3G can take part in on-site lectures. Admission controls are carried out to ensure compliance with this requirement. International students can contact the International Office of the University of Münster with any questions concerning the “3G” proof. In order to simplify admission control, vaccinated and recovered students will receive a sticker for their student ID as proof of 2G. Information on where to get a sticker can be found here. You can request a student ID card here.

We would like to ask you to continue to observe the AHA-AL rules (distancing, hygiene rules, face masks, Corona-Warn-App, ventilation). Please test yourself regularly for Covid-19. Free resident tests are once again available to everyone. Please note that entering University buildings with Covid-19-like symptoms which cannot be attributed to other factors is strictly prohibited.

Due to the current infection situation, the School of Business and Economics has decided to offer the remaining examinations online in the winter semester 2021/22. The responsible chairs and institutes will inform their students about further details. An overview of the examination dates and formats can be found here.

The new rules in the Infection Protection Regulations which took effect today stipulate that only those employees who hold 3G status are allowed on University premises. You can find further information on MyWWU.

We would like to continue to call for vaccination offers to be accepted in order to effectively counter the virus. Further information - regardless of whether it is an initial or booster vaccination - can be found here.

For more information on teaching and learning at the University of Münster in the winter semester 21/22, please visit the website of the University of Münster.