Yes. Students may enter the university buildings to
- attend courses or examinations held on campus,
- visit the University Library,
- use the approved study and lounging areas/spaces,
- go to scheduled counselling appointments or use other services offered on campus.
- go to scheduled appointments offered by the faculties to inspect graded examinations, or
- use the services offered by Düsseldorf Student Services.
Please reduce the time you spend inside the buildings to a necessary minimum.
You need a 3G certificate to use the canteen in building 2 and to gain access to buildings 3–7 and 9.
You meet the 3G requirements if…
…you have been vaccinated.
You must be fully vaccinated and must have received the final dose at least 14 days previously.
The vaccine(s) you received must be one or more of the following:
…you have recovered from COVID-19.
- Comirnaty by BioNTech Manufacturing GmbH
- Spikevax by Moderna Biotech Spain, S.L.
- Vaxzevria by AstraZeneca AB, Sweden or
- COVID-19 Vaccine Janssen by Janssen-Cilag International N.V.
You have recovered status if
- the infection occurred at least 28 days and no more than 6 months ago, or
- you have recovered from the illness and have been vaccinated once.
Please note that you must have received a vaccine that is approved in Germany (see above). …you have been tested.
You are considered tested if you can present a certified negative test result from a rapid antigen test or a PCR test certified by a recognised laboratory, either of which must have been conducted no more than 48 hours previously.
Individuals who do not wish to be vaccinated are required to pay for testing themselves. The university does not cover testing costs or offer supervised self-testing.
A self-test you have taken will not be recognised.
A PCR test or a rapid antigen test conducted no more than six hours previously is only required in cases where people come together to sing without wearing masks.
If you cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, you still need proof of testing. For the time being, free rapid antigen tests funded by the Federal Government will continue to be available to you.
We recommend seeking medical advice regarding a booster vaccination.
Until you have received such a booster vaccination, you are required to provide proof of testing. If you have been administered a vaccine other than the four kinds approved in Germany, certified rapid antigen tests will continue to be free of charge for you until 31 December 2021.
Verification of the required 3G certificate takes place Monday to Friday from 7:30 to 17:00 in building 7.
Please present your 3G certificate at the central 3G checkpoint before your first course or appointment of the day and be prepared for random identity checks. You will then receive a wristband coloured according to the day of the week (“day wristband”), which is valid from the time it is handed out to the end of the same day as long as you wear it on your arm. Please note that once removed, the wristband loses its validity.
If you have been fully vaccinated or have recovered status, you can choose between a day wristband and a permanent immunisation wristband (recognisable by its special colouring). The immunisation wristband is also valid only for as long as you wear it on your arm.
You may conceal the wristband if you like, unless it is being checked. If you would like to conceal it, you can do so by covering it with clothing or other wristbands.
We recommend carrying the evidence with you as a digital certificate in the CovPass app, the Corona-Warn-App or as a QR code in paper form. However, it is of course also possible to present your vaccination record or other suitable paper-based proof.
Please make sure to bring official proof of identity (ID card or passport). Random identity checks will be carried out as part of the verification process, especially in the run-up to courses and examinations as well as to events open to the public.
In buildings with restricted access, you are required show your wristband to security or university staff members upon request; please also present it to the person in charge of your course without being asked when entering the room. Please make sure to keep the minimum distance to everyone around you during admission.
If you do not present a wristband and/or proof of identity, we will have no choice but to exclude you from the course.
2. Courses and examinations
Yes, faculties have started teaching and conducting examinations on campus again. Alongside our bachelor’s and master’s programmes, this also applies to the continuing education opportunities we offer. However, some courses are still held in digital format. Please refer to the information provided by your faculty.
Please note that you need a 3G certificate to attend courses on campus.
Yes, you are required to continuously wear a mask during courses and examinations.
This does not apply to lecturers or individuals giving presentations nor to examiners and examinees during oral examinations, provided they keep a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to one another.
If it is possible for all participants of a course to maintain the minimum distance of 1.5 metres to one another, the person in charge may allow everyone to take off their masks.
The person in charge may allow participants to take off their masks if required for physical exercise.
The person in charge may allow participants to take off their masks if required for playing wind instruments.
Singing without wearing a mask may only be permitted by the person in charge if all participants are either immunised or have taken a PCR test or rapid antigen test conducted no more than six hours previously.
Since only individuals who have presented a 3G certificate are allowed to attend courses and examinations, you do not necessarily have to keep the usual minimum distance. Nevertheless, wherever possible, please observe the commonly known rule on social distancing and spread out in the room as much as possible.