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What to do in case of flu-like symptoms

Feeling ill? You think it could be Covid-19? You will need to follow certain guidelines to inform your fellow students.

Kindly follow this link to the „Guideline for Action COVID-19“ (download box): https://www.fh-bielefeld.de/hochschule/aktuelles/informationen-covid19-studierende

These guidelines are mandatory and must be followed during the time you are a student of Bielefeld UAS.

What to do in case of a positive PCR test result

If you received a positive PCR test result, you need to remember there are two different sets of rules to follow: The ones of the City of Bielefeld(a) and the rules of our university(b).

a) Please find the guidelines for action in case of a corona infection here. This involves contacting people you met on campus in the days prior to your positive test result, but also letting our Occupational Safety and Health Protection Team know.

 

b) These are the duties you have with regards to the City of Bielefeld:

You need to quarantine for 10 days. If you are fully vaccinated, you need to stay at home until after day 7. On day 8 (counting from the date of the first positive PCR test result!) you can take another PCR test which is free if you show your first, positive PCR test result.


Note: Please do NOT go to the LOOM since that test centre is in the middle of the city and it is important to flatten the curve. Also: Do not use public transport to get to the place where you have your second PCR test. If you are caught breaking quarantine on a bus or tram, you will have to pay a fine. The International Office recommends the test centre at Bielefeld University.

Once that result is negative and you have no more symptoms, you can break quarantine early. Otherwise, you will need to quarantine for the whole of 14 days. If symptoms of disease continue to be present, the quarantine shall be extended until the symptoms are no longer present for an uninterrupted period of 48 hours. You must inform the public health department should this be the case.

Important note

Bielefeld UAS determines measures against the Coronavirus in accordance with recommendations by the RKI (Robert Koch Institute): The RKI classifies countries as (high) risk areas when their number of confirmed Covid-19 cases is too high!

Warning sign in yellowBefore you travel, kindly check current information here:  https://www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/Risikogebiete_neu.html (This information is updated frequently.)

If you come from a (high) risk area or a virus variant area, check Germany’s regulations on travel from risk areas here:
https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus/2317268?openAccordionId=item-2415616-1-panel

and here:

https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus/current-information-for-travellers.html#c18686

 

Information for incoming students from a risk area/virus variant area

To prevent the spread of Covid-19, the government of the Federal Republic of Germany has released new regulations when it comes to entering Germany from a (high) risk area or a virus variant:

Last updated: August 2021

All Travellers

You are required to check whether you have stayed in a country classified as high risk before you enter Germany. Please visit https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/ to find out.

Germany currently classifies travel requirements for countries that are classified as

  1. Usual areas
  2. High risk areas
  3. Virus variant areas

 1) For everyone who has stayed in a usual area 10 days before entering Germany:

  • Travel with a negative PCR test that is not older than 72 hours or an antigen test that is not older than 48 hours.
  • Alternatively, you can carry proof of vaccination or recovery with you.

 

2) If you have stayed in a high-risk area 10 days before you enter Germany:

  • Please carry with you either a negative PCR test (not older than 72 h), a negative antigen test (not older than 48 h) OR proof of full vaccination OR proof of full recovery from Covid-19.
  • You need to register at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/ before your travel. You need to carry proof of this registration with you.



When you arrive, you will have to submit yourself to quarantine for 10 days
. Quarantine can be shortened under the following conditions:

  • By submitting a negative test result taken after five days at the earliest.
  • By submitting proof that you have been fully vaccinated or recovered from Covid-19 (after day 1). This proof must be sent to the public health office via the upload function at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/

 

3) If you have stayed in a virus variant area 10 days before you enter Germany:

  • Please carry with you either a negative PCR test (not older than 72 h) OR a negative antigen test (not older than 48 h). A TEST IS REQUIRED, even if you are vaccinated against or have recovered from Covid-19!
  • You need to register at https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/ before you travel. You need to carry proof of this registration with you.


When you arrive, you will have to submit yourself to quarantine for 10 days
. Quarantine cannot be shortened.

 

Further instructions:

  • Inform the International Office of Bielefeld UAS about your arrival date.
  • During the quarantine period, you are not allowed leave your house or flat, nor receive guests. Please do not forget that these measures are meant to protect your family, neighbours and all other persons around you. Non-compliance with the quarantine rules can be penalised by fine!

Thank you for your support in flattening the curve!

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