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Important Infection Prevention Measures

Documentation: The most recent instructions and infection prevention measures can be found here: https://cloud.tu-braunschweig.de/s/fl-fiGQpMcd5hXZCbKcBpTuJsUb
Target group / Event type Measures (Status: 29-Sept-2022)
Students, all employees Level 0 (basic protection): It is recommended to wear FFP2 masks indoors.
Level 1 according to Lower Saxony's corona graduated scheme: FFP2 masks are mandatory while moving indoors, in all course rooms (lecture halls, seminar rooms, labs, etc.; Exception: persons delivering a lecture) and wherever the minimum distance between individuals is less than 1.5 m (e.g. in offices). It is mandatory to wear at least a surgical mask during examina-tions. Exception: oral examinations, if the minimum distance be-tween individuals is at least 1.5 m.
Level 2 according to Lower Saxony’s corona graduated scheme: FFP2 mask mandate.
  Thresholds according to the state's Corona graduated scheme (as of 20-Sept-2022): Level 1: 7-day hospitalisation incidence 15/100,000 and intensive care bed occupancy 10%; Level 2: 7-day hospitalisation incidence 20/100,000 and intensive care bed occupancy 15%;
Rooms must be adequately ventilated. Course rooms to be ventilated manually by window ventilation, which are fully occupied, are usually ventilated every 15 minutes for 3 (winter) to 10 (summer) minutes by short intensive bursts of ventilation with windows wide open. In case of fewer persons and large room volumes, longer ventilation intervals may also be sufficient (e.g. 45 minutes).
Individuals who test positive for SARS-CoV-2: Please act in accordance with the Lower Saxony Quarantine Ordinance (“Niedersächsische Absonderungsverordnung”, https://www.niedersachsen.de/Coronavirus/Quarantaene/hinweise-zur-quarantane-187498.html [in German only]). Current regulation (29-Sept-2022): If COVID-19 was diagnosed by a PCR test, you must return to your home immediately and stay there isolated for at least 5 days. With a positive rapid or self-test for SARS-CoV-2, you must return to your home immediately and arrange for a PCR test.
Individuals experiencing any symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (including coughing, fever, shortness of breath, cold-like symptoms, unu-sual loss of smell or taste) do not enter the university facilities untested for SARS-CoV-2 (recommendation).
  The minimum distance of 1.5 metres between individuals should be maintained (recommendation).
Theoretical courses Green teaching traffic light: No social distancing (full occupancy).
Yellow teaching traffic light: In theoretical courses with up to 35 participants, no minimum distance needs to be maintained. In courses with more than 35 participants, a reduced minimum distance must be maintained (occupancy of up to 50%, e.g. “checkerboard pattern”).
Practical courses Green teaching traffic light: No social distancing (full occupancy).
Yellow teaching traffic light: In practical courses where most of the work is done at the workstation, no minimum distance needs to be maintained. Practical courses where students often leave the workstation, an occupancy of up to 50% is possible (e.g. "checkerboard pattern").
Orange teaching traffic light: Minimum distances between workstations of at least 1.5 m and a minimum space of 10 m² per person are obligatory.
Exams Green and yellow exam traffic light: Common distances between examinees are sufficient.
Orange and red exam traffic light: Minimum distances between examinees of at least 1.5 m and a minimum space of 10 m² per person are obligatory.
During oral examinations, distances between individuals of at least 1.5 m and a minimum space of 10 m² per person always apply, regardless of the colour of the exam traffic light. In well-ventilated rooms, those directly involved in the oral exam can remove their masks by mutual agreement.