Plans for the summer semester

Due to the noticeable decrease in the number of infections, as well as increasing vaccination rates, the Bavarian Cabinet decided last Friday to significantly relax the Corona protection measures.

Since Monday, 07 June 2021, a new Infection Protection Measures Ordinance has been in force, which will allow universities to take responsible opening steps towards more presence.

Below, we would like to provide you with an overview of the regulations that will apply at our university as of June 7:


Lecture schedule

As of June 7, 2021, in addition to the existing face-to-face courses (mainly laboratory practicals), additional optional face-to-face courses may also be offered. A maximum limit of participants is not specified, it results from the room size and the minimum distance requirement of 1.5 meters between all participants including fully vaccinated and recovered persons. Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory for students in the events as well as in the buildings on the entire university campus.

 

###Attention NEW: DUTY TO TEST if the 7-day incidence exceeds 50###

For all attendance events, we would like to enable you to participate under safe conditions, so that if a threshold value of the 7-day incidence of 50 is exceeded, compulsory testing will be introduced for all participants (students and lecturers).

 

We recommend the presentation of a current test result from the numerous local test centres on site. An overview of nearby test centres can be found at Corona Test Centres (ingolstadt.de). THI lecturers can use the THI test centre. Fully vaccinated and recovered persons are exempt from the testing requirement.

 

There is no requirement to submit a negative Corona test in order to take exams, as there is no legal basis for this in the Corona Protection Ordinance. In order to increase the protection of all involved, voluntary testing before an in-class examination is strongly encouraged. The university provides students and lecturers with sufficient self-tests for this purpose.

 

Library

The library remains open Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. for university employees to borrow/return literature and to use reading room space for studies. 

Beginning 7th June, the library will again be open Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. via the main entrance. Monday through Sunday, the library can be accessed from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through the student entrance (across from the dining hall). The library's ServicePoint will be staffed between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. For all the latest library developments, please visit https://www.thi.de/service/bibliothek/.

 

Service Points in the auditorium (main entrance hall)

The service points in the auditorium will continue to be closed until the end of the summer semester for general contact avoidance. Please use contact options via email and phone.

 

Please remember to continue to follow the rules of conduct and hygiene precautions that you are already familiar with for any type of face-to-face course.

Mandatory mask wearing

In order to comply with the mandatory mask-wearing, medical face masks ("surgical masks") or FFP2 masks (by students) have to be worn in all buildings on university property. Masks are no longer required in outdoor areas of the university. Here, it is still necessary to comply with the hygiene regulations, in particular the observance of the distance.

Attention: During the examinations, masks are still mandatory for all participants. Due to the low incidences, wearing a medical mask instead of the FFP2 mask is allowed during the test.

Recording of attendance

According to the Bavarian Infection Prevention Measures Order, we are responsible for recording the presence of students in lectures, at the service points and in the library. This helps us to trace and interrupt possible chains of infection. We have chosen an electronic system which enables you to check in and out of the rooms by scanning a QR code with your mobile phone. You can find a short manual on Moodle.

Please note: Registration is obligatory and a requirement for participation in face-to-face teaching and for the exams.

Your data will be protected. It will be encrypted and saved in the computer centre of the Institute for Municipal Data Processing in Bavaria and automatically deleted after four weeks.

You can also register your fellow students. If you have forgotten your mobile phone or if there are technical problems, the lecturer can authorise you to register your attendance retrospectively on the same day using the following link: https://thi.de/go/nachmelden

Otherwise, the lecturer can expel you from the room if you have not registered.

House ban

At the THI a house ban applies to any individual who meets one of the following criteria:

  1. Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19
  2. Individuals who know they had contact with any individual diagnosed with COVID-19 (contact persons of category I and II) during the past 14 days,
  3. Individuals with symptoms that may suggest an infection with COVID-19, e.g. fever, cough, respiratory problems, loss of sense of taste/smell, sore throat, rhinitis or pain in the limbs,
  4. Individuals who are obliged to go into domestic quarantine according to the currently valid Post-Entry Quarantine Ordinance (EQV)

Due to the rapid changes in the risk areas according to the RKI, we ask you to follow up on these at your own responsibility. It is compulsory to comply with the quarantine regulations.

If you have been diagnosed with COVID-19, we ask you to inform the president or chancellor of the university immediately.