Information on handling the corona virus at the BURG

Teaching will have to move completely back to digital in the summer semester until further notice. Studio and work spaces remain accessible to students. Strict cohort separation will continue to apply. On-site presence is voluntary for students.

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(Status: 9.4.21) Please note these following recent changes:

  • Teaching will have to move completely back to digital in the summer semester until further notice. Strict cohort separation will continue to apply. On-site presence is voluntary for students.
  • BURG opens the university to students for urgent work at the workstations, in the studios, and by appointment in the workshops.
  • Departmental workshops open to students for mandatory work. Priority will be given to students who are graduating in the current semester. Students are assigned to the workshops by their courses/fields of study and by their professors.
  • A nighttime curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. is in effect in Halle (Saale) until Saturday, April 10, so all properties will be completely closed from 8:45 p.m. to 5:15 a.m. until Saturday, April 10. From Saturday evening, the properties open again as usual.
  • The Central Workshops and the Print Shop are only open to students who are currently graduating. Students are only able to enter if they take a Coronatest. For this purpose, a "test center" has been put into operation in front of the Central Workshops. Between 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, students can take the tests for this purpose free of charge. Please note: Isolated work is only possible in one workshop or the university print shop, even with a negative test on that day; it is not possible to switch between workshops.
  • The library opens for members of university Monday to Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.
  • Teachers and employees of the administration are working at home whenever possible. Video conferencing and other digital meetings take priority over direct meetings.
  • Masks are required throughout the campus and in all properties. Within properties FFP2-masks are required. University employees who are exempt from wearing a mask by medical certificate are not allowed to enter the university grounds.
  • The canteen are closed due to the pandemic.
  • All meals must be taken outside. At the fixed workplaces, it is only permitted to take small snacks and drinks, provided that the distance requirement can be observed.

General hygiene and distance rules
Campus access and student works in studios and workshops can only be realized if we adhere to the distance rules and wear mouth-nose cover. Everyone should wash their hands regularly or use disinfectant dispensers. In teaching rooms and outside there is an obligation to wear a mouth-and-nose cover. Inside buildings FFP2-masks are required. Further information as well as exceptions can be found in the general decree (in German language, if you need the decree in another language please contact corona-post(at)burg-halle.de). University members who are exempt from wearing a mask by medical certificate are not allowed to enter the university premises for their own safety. Please also make sure that rooms are ventilated regularly: meeting rooms three times per hour, individual offices once per hour.

Entry from abroad
If you have been abroad and would like to enter the grounds of the BURG, please contact corona-post(at)burg-halle.de in advance. It will be checked as soon as possible whether you receive an access permit. The same applies if you have had closer contact (15 minutes or longer) with people who have returned from abroad.

Mouth and nose cover
A mouth-nose cover must be worn on campus grounds as well as inside. Inside buildings FFP2-masks are required.

Contact data sheets
When entering the university, contact data sheets must always be filled out. In addition to the printed contact data sheets (available as pdf or printed out on site), contact data can be entered digitally. When a student stays in a room, the QR code can be scanned with the smartphone and thus the presence is recorded. When two people meet, the encounter can be recorded by scanning the personal QR code on one person's smartphone using the smartphone of the other person. The QR codes contain links to www.burg-halle.de/kde, where one can log in with the Burg access data or, if necessary, register oneself. Further information can be found in German lanuage at https://www.burg-halle.de/kde/anleitung.

Excursions
Excursions are not possible at the moment. Day trips can also not be undertaken.

Use and access of workshops, workstations and studios
Studios and workshops are accessible. However, space remains limited as only a limited number of people can be allowed in the rooms for infection control. A nighttime curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. is in effect in Halle (Saale) until Saturday, April 10, so all properties will be completely closed from 8:45 p.m. to 5:15 a.m. until Saturday, April 10. From Saturday evening, the properties open again as usual.
Please note that the decentralized workshops are only open for work that is absolutely necessary. Priority is given to students who are in the process of completing their degree (diploma, master's degree, state examination, bachelor's degree) in the current semester. Students are assigned to the workshops via the degree programs/fields of study and the professors.
The Central Workshops and the Print Shop are only accessible to students who are currently graduating (Diplom, Master, Staatsexamen, Bachelor). Students are only able to enter the Central Workshops and the University Print Shop if they take a Coronatest. For this purpose, a "test center" has been put into operation in front of the Central Workshops. Between 8:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, students can take the tests for this purpose free of charge.
For project work, additional space is available in a container facility.

Events and exhibitions
Events and exhibitions unfortunately cannot be carried out on site at the moment.

Access to the student information center
You can reach the staff by phone and e-mail. Appointments can be made on site if there is a special need. 
Registration by mail to the topics enrolment, re-registration, vacation term to Elena Pastjan (pastjan(at)burg-halle.de), examination affairs to Sabine Stolte (stolte(at)burg-halle.de) and international affairs to Bernhard Lange (bflange(at)burg-halle.de).

Library
The library is open to Burg members Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. In the library a mouth-nose cover (FFP2) must be worn, which may only be taken off at the assigned workstation. Please continue to order required media online via the catalogs. You will receive an e-mail notification as soon as the media are available. Media will be returned contactless via book trolleys.

Mensa
The canteen at the Unterburg and on Campus Design are closed due to the pandemic.

Burg cargo bikes
The Burgvelos with location at Campus Design can be borrowed free of charge. Further information in addition under www.burg-halle.de/burgvelo. The users are responsible to clean or disinfect the handles afterwards.

Parking spaces at Campus Design
Since alternative accommodation is needed for additional workstations, the parking lot between the print shop and the textile workshop and the parking lot next to the Saalewürfel are currently closed. Parking for university members is available in the parking lot in Seebener Straße (next to the Campus Art). If you would like to use it, please contact Matthias Kaden (kaden(at)  burg-halle.  de).

Fitness room closed,
At the BURG there is currently no university sports program.

Access to the BURG is generally excluded if:

  • You notice recognizable symptoms of a COVID-19 disease or any respiratory or cold symptoms (regardless of their severity)
  • you are ill with COVID-19
  • you have returned from abroad within the last 10 days and you do not have a special permit to enter
  • you have had contact with returnees from abroad within the last 14 days and you do not have an exceptional permission to enter,
  • you have had contact with persons infected with the Corona virus within the last 14 days
  • and if you are a suspect case and the test result is not yet available
  • If you have any questions regarding university admission in these cases, please contact corona-post@burg-halle.de.

Further Information

  • FAQ Internationals
    Questions and answers concerning foreign residences ...more
  • Digital teaching and communication at the BURG
    Tools for digital teaching, learning and exchange ... more

The rectorate of the BURG

General decree

Current general decree of the BURG on the stay at all locations (in German language, please contact corona-post(at)  burg-halle.  de for information in English)

 

Contact person of the crisis team at the BURG

Kristin Wildenhain
Advisor to the Chancellor
Coordinator of the crisis team
T +49 (0)345 7751-514
corona-post(at)  burg-halle.  de
 

Contact persons to the Corona virus and testing stations of the city Halle

All important contacts can be found here (in German language)

 

FAQ for applicants

Questions and answers about the central entrance examination ...more

FAQ Internationals

Questions and answers concerning foreign residences ...more

Digital teaching and communication at the BURG

Tools for digital teaching, learning and exchange ... mehr

 

Further information

Robert Koch Institute
Federal Ministry of Health

General decree

Current general decree of the BURG on the stay at all locations (in German language, please contact corona-post(at)  burg-halle.  de for information in English)

 

Contact person of the crisis team at the BURG

Kristin Wildenhain
Advisor to the Chancellor
Coordinator of the crisis team
T +49 (0)345 7751-514
corona-post(at)  burg-halle.  de
 

Contact persons to the Corona virus and testing stations of the city Halle

All important contacts can be found here (in German language)

 

FAQ for applicants

Questions and answers about the central entrance examination ...more

FAQ Internationals

Questions and answers concerning foreign residences ...more

Digital teaching and communication at the BURG

Tools for digital teaching, learning and exchange ... mehr

 

Further information

Robert Koch Institute
Federal Ministry of Health