Hochschule Düsseldorf
University of Applied Sciences

protective measures at HSD

For those sessions or examinations taking place on campus, all participants need to stick to the necessary protective and hygienic measures including:

  • a maximum of 20 participants
  • a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between all participants
  • access control
  • no queuing
  • planned seating arrangements keeping the minimum distance between participants
  • in laboratories: carefully planned procedures (e.g. markings on the ground to create ‘one-way’ walking paths)
  • hygienic measures (see column on the right)

In case the minimum distance of 1.5 metres cannot be guaranteed and direct contact cannot be avoided, further measures need to be considered, such as:

  • use of protective walls (e.g. acrylic glass shields between the participants’ workspaces)
  • use of face shields
  • use of a cloth covering nose and mouth or community masks


 

Masks and disinfectant

We kindly ask everyone who is granted access to HSD buildings to cover their nose and mouth wearing a protective mask, community mask, scarf or similar on campus – even during sessions or examinations where participants have to keep the minimum distance. You have to make sure to bring your own mask, scarf or similar to be able to comply with current regulations.

We provide disinfectant dispensers at suitable locations, e.g. near the main entrances of our buildings, for regular hand disinfection. Cleaning intervals and general disinfection procedures are adjusted to suit the current situation.

 


Protect yourself and others

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​General recommendations

Particularly people with pre-existing medical conditions and older people are at higher risk in the context of the coronavirus. To help prevent further spread of the coronavirus, please follow the recommendations of the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA):

 

  • Wash your hands regularly and use disinfection when necessary.
  • Keep a minimum distance of approx. 1.5–2 m from other people.
  • Turn away when you cough or sneeze.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue when you cough or sneeze. Only use the tissue once and put it in a bin with a lid immediately.
  • Always take the time to wash your hands thoroughly after wiping your nose, sneezing or coughing.
  • If there is no handkerchief at hand, cough or sneeze into your elbow and turn away from others.


 

Washing your Hands properly

The video below provided by the German Federal Centre for Health Education (BZgA) illustrates how to wash your hands thoroughly:

1. Wet your hands with water.
2. Apply enough soap to cover your hands.
3. Rub your hands together and clean in between your fingers.
4. Rub the back of your fingers against your palms.
5. Use one hand to rub the back of the other hand.
6. After 20–30 seconds of scrubbing, rinse off the soap with clean water.
7. Dry your hands.

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Coping with stress and anxiety

Anxiety and stress are normal responses to the outbreak of a pandemic: When you hear, read or watch news about COVID-19 you can experience serious distress, even if you are at little or no risk of getting sick. The following article provides information on how to identify stress and anxiety and how to cope with it:

Coping with stress and anxiety in times of pandemic.


 

Further information

The German Federal Ministry of Health provides further information on how to protect yourself and help others.