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Message from university management to LUH students

Corona Pandemic – New Regulations

Dear students,

Last Friday, the emergency committee discussed the current regulations at Leibniz University Hannover with respect to the Corona pandemic. Today, I would like to inform you about the new regulations that have been resolved, that directly affect you.

As of 28 June 2021, we can all rejoice that the incidence rate for the Hannover region is 3.9 and that the State of Lower Saxony has declared stage 0 of the step-by-step plan. Summer has arrived and the effects of the progress in vaccination are becoming noticeable. The emergency committee of Leibniz University Hannover has thus significantly relaxed various limitations (applicable from 01 July 2021).

Mandatory use of face masks

Masks no longer have to be worn in outdoor areas of the university. Medical face masks or FFP2 masks must be worn inside of buildings at LUH. See FAQ 2.1.2 for more information.

Study areas

From 01 July 2021, study areas at LUH will be available for use without supervision (FAQ 3.1). 

Please note, masks must be worn if a study area for group work is used by more than one person. However, should it become increasingly apparent that students do not observe this rule, we will be forced to close the study areas for the sake of everyone’s health and safety. Study areas no longer require prior reservation. Please note: The study area located in the atrium of the main university building will only be available until 30 July 2021.

Field trips

Field trips required in accordance with examination regulations (including those over multiple days with overnight stays) are possible under strict compliance with hygiene measures specifically implemented for these activities – in cases where online formats could potentially lead to a prolonged duration of study. Hygiene concepts must be approved by the Occupational Safety department in advance. Participating students are required to conduct a self-test – further information can be found in FAQ section 2.4.

Events at LUH

Events of a public nature with external guests (receptions, lectures, etc.) may take place at LUH in accordance with the step-by-step plan for Lower Saxony and in compliance with the regulations to prevent the infection and spread of the coronavirus issued by the State of Lower Saxony. A hygiene concept must be approved by the Occupational Safety Department for every individual event. The regulations on distancing shall apply (seating plan). Guests must provide a negative test result, or proof of vaccination or recovery.

When making long-term plans, it should be noted that the options for events depend strongly on the infection incidence rate and that flexibility to adapt may be required.

Please note that, in view of the continued high volume of necessary developments, not all changes will be announced via email. Please regularly consult our FAQ on the coronavirus pandemic for information regarding individual regulations (University Sports Centre, LeibnizShop, TIB, cafeterias, accessing service facilities on campus, etc.). Thank you!

I look forward to us commencing what I hope will be a more relaxed phase than the past few months. I wish you all the best for the rest of the semester. Have a lovely summer and take care!

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Volker Epping
President, Leibniz University Hannover