Information for students about study and examination issues

(Status 30th November 2021)

In addition to previous information provided at the beginning of the lecture period, please find hereafter further information regarding study and examination issues in the current situation. 

Adjustments to the Corona Ordinance for Study Operations (CoronaVO Studienbetrieb) 

There are some adjustments to the Corona Ordinance for Study Operations (CoronaVO Studienbetrieb). They partly apply as of 26th of November.

Mask obligation and furnishing proof
  • With immediate effect, there are no exceptions (except for lecturers) regarding the compulsory wearing of medical masks at the university, even if the mandatory minimum distance is maintained. 
  • In addition to this, according to § 6a of the Corona Ordinance, 3G proof must be presented as a QR code. Yellow vaccination passes are no longer sufficient.
Courses

As of Monday, 29th November, participation in on-campus courses, as well as the use of student study spaces, is only possible in accordance with the 2G rule.

However, there are exceptions for "mandatory practice-orientated courses,“ such as laboratory courses, where the 3G rule will apply. For this purpose, Hochschule Heilbronn compiled a list of affected courses.

You will need to present an appropriate document at the entry check for 3G activities. Right after the course you will need to pick up the document at the entry check again.

Students who cannot attend courses due to 2G will receive support from their respective lecturers on how to participate in their studies. Lecturers will specify this for their courses and it does not need to be requested individually. This support may consist of PowerPoint with audio, lecture notes/scripts, literature references or further documents. It is also possible that affected students participate in hybrid lectures, provided this can be implemented by the lecturer. The students concerned have no claim to online or hybrid lectures. In this context, it is also to be pointed out that it is not within the decision-making authority of individual lecturers to completely convert their own lectures from face-to-face to online for all participating students.

  • participation in on-campus courses, as well as the use of student study spaces, is only possible in accordance with the 2G rule, except exceptions for "mandatory practice-orientated courses

  • proof of vaccination or recovery must be presented  
    UPDATE 24th November: According to § 6a of the Corona Ordinance, a 3G certificate must be presented as a QR code. Yellow vaccination passes are no longer sufficient.

  • no signs of typical Corona symptoms

  • continual wearing of a mask (FFP2 is recommended), except for lecturers 

  • registration for each individual lecture (either via the Luca QR code displayed in lecture rooms and the Luca App or via this registration form, which will then be handed in to the respective lecturers before the lecture begins) or via the booking system used in Schwäbisch Hall. 

  • The rooms are to be sufficiently aired, ideally all the time.

However, there are exceptions for "mandatory practice-orientated courses,“ such as laboratory courses, where the 3G rule will apply. For this purpose, Hochschule Heilbronn compiled a list of affected courses. You will need to present an appropriate document at the entry check for 3G activities. Right after the course you will need to pick up the document at the entry check again.

Testing at the university will be phased out in the near future. Rapid antigen tests are once again free of charge and can be done at testing stations.

You are welcome to stay in the buildings between lectures. However, you must wear your mask at all times and maintain a distance of 1.5 meters to others as much as possible. 

You are also welcome to use free lecture rooms. In this case, you can "check in" via the Luca app using the displayed QR codes.

We will adjust our hygiene concept so that the CoronaVO Absonderung (Coronavirus Ordinance-Quarantine and Isolation) applies regarding the matter of access restriction for contact persons. If you have had close contact with a person infected with Covid and there is the possibility that self-isolation rules may apply, you may not enter the university until the health authorities have made a decision and, if necessary, for the duration of the ensuing ordered isolation.

If you are Corona positive, please report first to your local Health Authorities and in the second step, we would be pleased if you contact the university at Corona-Fall@hs-heilbronn.de or 0172/4120085.

Yes, canteens on all campuses are open. The Studierendenwerk Heidelberg provides current information at: https://www.stw.uni-heidelberg.de/corona.

Due to changes in the general Corona Ordinance as well as the Corona Ordinance for Study Operations (Corona-Verordnung für den Studienbetrieb), the following measures apply for the LIV:

With immediate effect:

  • External library users only have access to LIV if immunized (2G).
  • The collecting and returning of ordered and borrowed items (in the 24-hour area of the Bildungscampus and at the other locations outside of the buildings) is still possible without 3G/2G proof

as of Monday 29.11:

  • Library use for studies does not fall under the 2G rule and 3G will continue to apply.

  • The following procedure will be introduced in order to allow non-immunized university members at the Sontheim, Künzelsau and Schwäbisch Hall campuses to use the LIV:
    • non-immunized university members must reserve access to the book collection or to a study space. The corresponding booking confirmation, plus a valid negative test, permits access via the entry check at the building entrance.
    • upon leaving the building, these persons must present verification of their visit to the LIV building; this verification will be issued by library staff. This is to ensure that the persons concerned are only in the building for the duration of library use.

Baden-Württemberg's three-tier corona warning system

Status 8th November 2021

The warning level is in effect as of November 3rd 2021. The main change is that a PCR test will now be needed in many instances instead of a rapid antigen test. 

Under the next link you can find further information on the warning system and its effects.

Contact tracing

Status 24th Sept. 2021

If you are attending a lecture, you are obligated to check in. To do so, either use the Luca App and the code for the lecture hall, or alternatively use the contact form provided in the attachment to this mail. You must bring a sufficient number of these forms yourself and hand in a filled-out form to the lecturer at the beginning of each lecture. If you study in Schwäbisch Hall, the procedure is as communicated by the faculty.

Hygiene concept HHN

the updated hygiene concept (in German) will be published shortly

    More information

    Under the next link you can find further information in the German FAQ.

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