Hygiene information for students

First things first: Individuals with Covid-19 and suspected cases

Students may not enter the university premises if they

  1. have been in contact with a person who has a confirmed case of Covid-19 in the last fourteen days
  2. show symptoms that could indicate a Covid-19 infection, including all respiratory problems irrespective of severity, unspecific general symptoms and a loss of taste or smell.
  3. are required to quarantine at home for 14 days in accordance with the currently valid Immigration Quarantine Regulations (EQV).

In the case of no. 2 and no. 3, these restrictions will not apply to students who can show the university an official medical certificate in German or English confirming that there is no evidence of an infection with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Students must carry this certificate with them at all times when attending classes on campus and show it to the relevant lecturer. The medical certificate must be based on a molecular biological test for detecting infection with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which has been carried out in a member state of the European Union or in another state that the RKI has included in a list of states with a sufficient quality standard for this purpose, and which has been carried out no more than 48 hours before presentation to the university. Please note that an antibody test is not sufficient.

We would ask students who have tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an examination or face-to-face class to inform the person in charge of the examination or teaching session. This person will then forward the information to the Examinations Office or Occupational Safety. Alternatively, you can let us know that you have tested positive for Covid-19 by sending an email to:

This means that even if the local health authorities are swamped with enquiries, we at FAU will be able to use the contact details available to us to trace and inform anyone who might have been near you in an enclosed area for any amount of time, and let them know that they may potentially have contracted the virus.

A minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed at all times in all WiSo buildings. Masks must be worn whenever this is not possible.

Masks must be worn at all times in communal areas and access routes. Please stick to the rules and wear your mask properly. If you do not wear a mask, you can be asked to leave the building.
Please also observe coughing and sneezing etiquette (only cough and sneeze into your elbow).

All sanitary facilities are open and should be used to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly. As it is not always possible to keep your distance in the sanitary facilities, we would ask you to wear a mask. If the facilities in the foyer are very busy, please use the others which are available in the building, even if this means walking a little further or going up some stairs. In addition to using the sanitary facilities available on site, we would also recommend that you bring your own hand sanitiser.

Masks must be worn. Exactly where and when masks must be worn depends on the current rate of infection in the city of Nuremberg. There are various different tiers:

Tier 1 – Coronavirus traffic light on green: Masks must be worn in communal areas, access routes, and sanitary facilities in FAU buildings. If the incidence rate is under the critical value of 35 or if the Bavarian coronavirus traffic light is at green, you do not need to wear a mask during face-to-face sessions once you are seated. You only need to put it on once you stand up.

Tier 2 – Coronavirus traffic light at amber/red: If the incidence rate in the city of Nuremberg reaches the critical value of 35 or if the Bavarian coronavirus traffic light is at amber or red, you must wear a mask the whole time on campus, even during face-to-face sessions.

The School of Business, Economics and Society has decided to introduce a walkway concept for the buildings of to ensure that sufficient distance can be maintained.

The busy staircase 1 leading to the library is only to be used to go upstairs. As an exit from the library, please use the neighboring staircase 5 to go down. The remaining stairs and staircases can be used in both directions. Please keep to the right when walking in all foyers, hallways, stairs and staircases.

Lifts may only be used by one person at a time.

Only two persons at a time are allowed in the room for snack and drink vending machines. Please make sure to keep the minimum distance when waiting outside.

The large lecture halls H4, H5 and H6 and seminar room 0.424 have separate entrances and exits. Please enter H4 from the foyer and leave it from the lower level.

The entrances and exits to the building are signposted. Two entrances are in the courtyard, the exits lead out via the new building and the entrance at Hirschelgasse. You can use the entrances in both directions when going towards or coming from Hirschelgasse.

IMPORTANT: In the event of an emergency, all staircases and exits can be used as an escape route in all directions and at all times!

Please note the opening hours of the Lange Gasse and Findelgasse locations:

Lange Gasse (library from 8 am)
Mon – Sat:      7:00 – 24:00
Sun:                 10:00 – 24:00

Mon – Sun:     7:00 – 21:00
NEW: Access to the Findelgasse is only possible for all students and employees with the FAU-Card.

The benches in the foyer in the old and new buildings and in the Findelgasse can be used for a short period of time, provided you wear a mask. Unfortunately, the individual self-study areas will need to remain closed, as we cannot ventilate them well enough.

As a general rule, you should avoid forming groups, and the 1.5 metre distance must be maintained at all times.

The cafeteria will be open between 9am and 1pm to give you somewhere to go between classes. For more information about the cafeteria and also about the dining halls, please refer to the Studentenwerk’s website (

Please note that security guards and student assistants will carry out spot checks to ensure that all hygiene requirements are being observed. They will have the right to ask any students who fail or refuse to comply with the hygiene requirements to leave the building. All other members of staff at WiSo are also entitled to refuse access to the building.

Due to current Corona restrictions, the library and CIP pools and learning spaces at the department (Lange Gasse and Findelgasse) are closed until January 10, 2021.

Additional learning spaces may be made available in Lange Gasse for the exam period in WS 20/21, depending on infection events and demand.

The school is using to trace contacts. In lecture halls or seminar rooms for fewer than 10 people, the QR codes are located at or next to the entrance. If the rooms fit more than 10 people, the QR codes are located directly on the seats.

Scan the QR code, enter the correct contact details carefully and choose a PIN. You can then check in. Keep the green check-in window open to show it to the person in charge of the session.

If you don’t have a smartphone, if you have lost it or forgotten to bring it with you or if you would prefer not to enter your details online, please get in touch with the person in charge of the session in order to record your contact details by hand. uses secure asymmetric encryption based on the 2 key principle. Your contact details are saved in Germany in the certified data centre of the Institute for Local Authority Data Pro-cessing in Bavaria (Anstalt für Kommunale Datenverarbeitung in Bayern, AKDB). Your con-tact details are deleted upon expiry of the 4 week statutory retention period.

Lecturers are not entitled to view your data, even upon request. The data is only decrypted upon request by the local health authorities.

People with a higher risk of developing severe illness (at-risk groups according to the Robert Koch Institute) are recommended to take sufficient measures to protect themselves. This may include wearing respiratory protection at the required protection level.

Students who are particularly at risk, or exempt from the obligation to wear a mask should send a medical certificate by e-mail to the lecturer and degree programme coordinator be-fore the class starts. The medical certificate or doctor’s letter is only required to state that the student belongs to an at-risk group or is exempt from the obligation to wear a mask. It does not need to include a diagnosis and/or description of symptoms. The certificate only needs to be shown, it does not need to be submitted.

Those in at-risk groups are not automatically entitled to online examinations, and as a result they are not automatically entitled to online classes.

All rooms to be used for teaching have been checked and limits agreed on capacity to ensure that the minimum distance can be observed at all times. A ventilation concept has been drawn up for each room.

The University Library is temporarily closed at all locations even beyond January 10.

Please use our online services and contact the online information desk for your inquiries.

Please visit the RRZE pages for information on opening and using the CIP pools.

Everyone, students and staff alike, are responsible for ensuring compliance with the hygiene concept at the School of Business, Economics and Society.

Your contacts at the School:

Karl Wilbers

Studiendekan des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Iris Dieterich

stv. Geschäftsführerin und stv. Leiterin der Fachbereichsverwaltung; Referentin der FB-Leitung

Lecturers can find the binding security and hygiene concept of the School at StudOn under: Angebote/2. RW/2.2 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/Gremien, Entwicklung und Qualität/Corona-Infos.

Please also observe the general hygiene guidance for FAU available at: