SARS-CoV-2 in Germany - Information
Here we provide two links concerning the corona pandemic where you could find regularly updated information:
The government and each state of Germany have eased the Corona rules due to the low incidence number.
The "Ordinance of the State Government on Infection Protection Measures against the Spread of the SARS-Cov-2 Virus" in the version from 15 th September, 2021 on in English, provided by the state of Baden Württemberg can be found in this pdf file.
Note that some rules were slightly different in different states, in particular concerning the closure of universities. The link explains the new laws in German, but also provides information in foreign languages.
All institutes and also IMPRS, have been mostly virtual institute over the last months. This is a preventive measure and will apply initially for an undefinite period. The IMPRS Office can be reached via email.
Concerning the lecturing, teaching activities at Heideberg University:
"The current version of the Coronavirus Ordinance on Degree-related Operations issued by the State of Baden-Württemberg sets out reliable general conditions for its universities to resume work on campus on the basis of the “3G” rule – vaccinated, recovered or tested. The ordinance applies of Tuesday 24 August 2021. Heidelberg University will therefore offer as many on-campus lectures/classes as possible, but at the same time continue with online formats until further notice". (HD University)
Heidelberg University is now trying to offer as many face-to-face events in small groups – from laboratory courses to colloquia for examination candidates.
Large-scale lecture courses will take place digitally. As far as is technically and organisationally possible, lectures will be available to students as a combination of physical events and digital formats.
Here is a link to the Heidelberg University website on corona virus-related information which will be updated regulary.
On the following website, provided by the Heidelberg University, you can also find information on Regulations for entering and living in Germany. For further information, please contact the International Office of your institute.
Update April 2, 2020: PhD examina: two options will be offered, in brief:
1) Remote exam: with candidate and chair examiner only in the room; other examiners connected via heiCONF; entry to the building controlled
2) As usual: but in a different, larger room as usual ("GoldBox", INF 226, ground floor). Examiners will be requested to confirm their availability. No audience allowed. Also no other people allowed in the building (no parents, friends, ...)
Please contact the HGSFP well in advance to your exam.