Notes on the coronavirus

The coronavirus will also continue to influence life on campus this autumn and winter. The new Infection Protection Act and the Coronavirus Protection Measures of the state of Lower Saxony based on it provide for three levels of infection prevention.

TU Braunschweig couples its own prevention measures, and here in particular the mask mandate, to the official level valid for Lower Saxony or the city of Braunschweig, respectively. In the currently valid basic protection (level 0), we recommend wearing an FFP2 mask for self-protection indoors whenever possible.

If the hospitals are significantly impacted by COVID-19 (level 1, so-called “winter tyre” scenario), the FFP2 mask mandate applies to all theoretical and lab courses at TU Braunschweig. An exception are exams, where lower requirements apply due to the larger distances between persons.

If the hospitals are massively impacted by COVID-19 (level 2, so-called “snow chain” scenario), then the FFP2 mask mandate applies throughout. To determine the levels of infection prevention, the state of Lower Saxony uses certain threshold values for the 7-day hospitalisation incidence and the occupancy of intensive care beds.

There is currently no mask mandate at TU Braunschweig. Nevertheless, it is strongly recommended to continue wearing medical masks or FFP2 masks in the indoor rooms of the TU Braunschweig, to keep a minimum distance of 1.5 m to other persons if possible and to ventilate rooms sufficiently. As soon as this changes, we will inform you TU-internally by e-mail and will update this website.

In all other respects, all instructions issued by the health authorities and the Robert Koch Institute apply.

We ask for mutual consideration and thank you for your understanding and support in order to reduce the risk of infection for all members and guests of the TU Braunschweig to a minimum.