Regulations for Courses and Exams Depending on Incidence Levels

 

Current Rates of Infection – Incidence Levels

Incidence Level in Städteregion Aachen: 1
Incidence Level in the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia: 1

The regulations in the last column therefore apply (“Combined Incidence Level 1”).

(Information updated daily when there are changes in the rate of infection. Last updated: July 27, 2021)

 
Last updated: July 12, 2021

Level 3
7-Day Infection Rate above 50
(Federal Emergency Brake: 100 or higher)

Level 2
7-Day Infection Rate stable between
50 and 35.1

Level 1
7-Day Infection Rate stable up to 35 or below

Combined Incidence Level 1
(= Incidence Level 1 in Städteregion and in NRW)
7-Day Infection Rate in NRW stable up to 35 or below

In-person events (Lectures, seminars, tutorials) in closed rooms*

In-person events possible:

Virtual formats recommended

Switch from virtual to in-person formats in exceptional cases only

Up to 50 participants

In central, approved venues

In exceptional cases also in decentralized venues (if approved by Occupational Safety)

Testing obligation**

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

In-person events possible:

Virtual formats recommended

Switch from virtual to in-person formats in exceptional cases only

Up to 50 participants

In central, approved venues

In exceptional cases also in decentralized venues (if approved by Occupational Safety)

Testing obligation**

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

In-person events possible:

Virtual formats recommended

Switch from virtual to in-person formats in exceptional cases only

Up to 50 participants

In central, approved venues

In exceptional cases also in decentralized venues (if approved by Occupational Safety)

Testing obligation**

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

In-person events possible:

Virtual formats recommended

Switch from virtual to in-person formats in exceptional cases only

Up to 50 participants

In central, approved venues

In exceptional cases also in decentralized venues (if approved by Occupational Safety)

No testing obligation, but self-tests offered**

No face masks required while seated

Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

In-person Exams in closed rooms*

Remote exams recommended

In central, approved venues

Testing obligation**

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

Remote exams recommended

In central, approved venues

Testing obligation**

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply (Exemption: ZuSe Lab)

Simple contact Tracing***

Remote exams recommended

In central, approved venues

Testing obligation**

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply (Exemption: ZuSe Lab)

Simple contact Tracing***

Remote exams recommended

In central, approved venues

No testing obligation, but self-tests offered**

No face masks required while seated

Physical distance requirements apply (Exemption: ZuSe Lab)

Simple contact Tracing***

e-Exams in ZuSe Lab*
(minimum distance requirements cannot be met)

No in-person exams

Remote exams only

In-person exams possible

Remote exams recommended

Testing obligation**

Face mask required

Special contact tracing***

In-person exams possible

Remote exams recommended

Testing obligation**

Face mask required

Special contact tracing***

In-person exams recommended

Remote exams possible

No testing obligation, but self-tests offered**

Face mask required

Special contact tracing***

Oral Exams*

In-person exams possible (also via Zoom videoconferencing on the premises of the University department)

If individual examiners or exam candidates do not feel safe, a remote exam format must be offered

Face mask required

Testing obligation**


Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

In-person exams possible (also via Zoom videoconferencing on the premises of the University department)

If individual examiners or exam candidates do not feel safe, a remote exam format must be offered

Face mask required

Testing obligation**


Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

In-person exams possible (also via Zoom videoconferencing on the premises of the University department)

If individual examiners or exam candidates do not feel safe, a remote exam format must be offered

Face mask required

Testing obligation**


Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

In-person exams possible (also via Zoom videoconferencing on the premises of the University department)

If individual examiners or exam candidates do not feel safe, a remote exam format must be offered

No face masks required while seated

No testing obligation, but mandatory self-tests offered**

Physical distance requirements apply

Simple contact tracing***

Lab courses*

Development of a safety concept:

Up to 20 participants

Face mask mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Development of a safety concept:

Up to 20 participants

Face mask mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Development of a safety concept:

Up to 20 participants

Face mask mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Development of a safety concept:

Up to 20 participants

No face masks required while seated

Physical distance requirements apply

No testing obligation, but mandatory self-tests offered

Simple contact tracing***

Excursions within Germany****
(The Incidence Level at the excursion location and/or Städteregion Aachen is the key criterion)

One-day excursion


Participants must travel separately

Request to the Dean of Academic Affairs's Office: Form

Up to 20 participants (with subgroups of up to 10 persons)

Safety instructions must be read prior to the excursion

Face masks mandatory wherever the physical distance requirements cannot be met

Physical distance requirements apply

No testing obligation, but self-tests offered

Simple contact tracing ***

One- or multiple-day excursions (with overnight stays)

Request to the Dean of Academic Affairs's Office: Form

Up to 20 participants (with subgroups of up to 10 persons)

Safety instructions must be read prior to the excursion

Face masks mandatory wherever the physical distance requirements cannot be met

Physical distance requirements apply

No testing obligation, but self-tests offered

Simple contact tracing***

One- or multiple-day excursions (with overnight stays)

Request to the Dean of Academic Affairs's Office: Form

Up to 20 participants (with subgroups of up to 10 persons)

Safety instructions must be read prior to the excursion

Face masks mandatory wherever the physical distance requirements cannot be met

Physical distance requirements apply

No testing obligation, but self-tests offered

Simple contact tracing***

One- or multiple-day excursions (with overnight stays)

Request to the Dean of Academic Affairs's Office: Form

Up to 20 participants (with subgroups of up to 10 persons)

Safety instructions must be read prior to the excursion

Face masks mandatory wherever the physical distance requirements cannot be met

Physical distance requirements apply

No testing obligation, but self-tests offered

Simple contact tracing***

Excursions in closed rooms****

See “Excursions within Germany”

Additional testing obligation**

See “Excursions within Germany”

Additional testing obligation**

See “Excursions within Germany”

Additional testing obligation**

See “Excursions within Germany”

Additional testing obligation, except for excursions within Städteregion Aachen

Exam Review Sessions* Only virtually Only virtually Only virtually

In-person exam review possible

In central, approved venues

In exceptional cases also in decentralized venues (if approved by Occupational Safety)

Up to 50 participants

Upon prior registration only

Face mask not required when seated

Physical distance requirements apply

No testing obligation

Simple contact tracing***

Central study spaces

Face masks mandatory


Physcial distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Face masks mandatory


Physcial distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Face masks mandatory


Physcial distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Face masks not required when seated

Physcial distance requirements apply

No testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Non-central study spaces

Approval by Occupational Safety required

An individual responsible for the study space must be present during opening hours to supervise

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Approval by Occupational Safety required

An individual responsible for the study space must be present during opening hours to supervise

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Approval by Occupational Safety required

An individual responsible for the study space must be present during opening hours to supervise

Face masks mandatory

Physical distance requirements apply

Testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

Approval by Occupational Safety required

An individual responsible for the study space must be present during opening hours to supervise

Face masks not required while seated

Physical distance requirements apply

No testing obligation**

Simple contact tracing***

* Detailed information is available in the Guidelines on Exams, Courses, and Exam Reviews

** The testing requirements are fulfilled via:

  • Negative test result from a test center (“Citizens’ Test,” no older than 48 hours)
  • A self-test performed under supervision for a course or exam (organized and supervised by the respective university institution)

It is at the discretion of the university institution or the examiner whether or not to take advantage of a self-test offer.
If they do use this offer, it is advisable to inform students of this in advance.

Alternatively, the testing requirements are fulfilled via

  • Proof of being completely vaccinated at least 14 days prior
  • Proof of having recovered from a coronavirus infection (in German or English)

*** Simple contact tracing: Personal data of all participants must be collected (name, address, telephone number or email address). This is only necessary if this data has not been already recorded in the registration process or if a list of participants (or similar) is available.
Special contact tracing: In addition to collecting the personal data of all participants (name, address, telephone number or email address), the seating location of each participant must be recorded (e.g. in a seating plan). Special contact tracing is ensured in ZuseLab by means of data processing.

**** Excursions abroad: One-day excursions to the Benelux countries are permitted, provided that the excursion location has not been designated as a high-risk area or virus variant area by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). Further information is available in the Guidelines on Excursions.