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Message from university management to LUH students

On-campus examinations at LUH

Dear students,

In light of the upcoming examination phase and several changes in the regulations to prevent the infection and spread of the coronavirus issued by the state of Lower Saxony, I would like to provide some information on the further course of action.

As announced in the news, a winter break applies in the state of Lower Saxony until 2 February. Associated measures correspond to those of a level 3 alert, which applies in the Hannover region due to the current incidence rate.

The Presidential Board has assessed all aspects very carefully and has decided to follow our current path for the last week of lectures. This means that the last week of lectures will take place on campus.

Testing requirements before examinations

Testing requirements apply for all on-campus examinations; therefore, all students must be tested in an official test centre before sitting examinations, irrespective of their vaccination or recovery status. The test must have been conducted no later than 24 hours before the end of the examination. Self-tests are not sufficient. Proof of testing will be checked by members of staff in charge of examinations at the entrance of the lecture hall. This way, university management increases the level of safety for all those involved so that only students able to proof that they do not suffer from COVID-19 at the time can sit examinations. University management has urged examiners and members of staff present during examinations to take a test before examinations.

3G rule and LUH access wristbands

Access to the university is still restricted to those complying with the 3G rule.

Due to the new provisions issued by the state of Lower Saxony, validity of the access wristbands will expire at the end of the lecture period, on 30 January 2022. We have taken immediate action by procuring new access wristbands. We will announce as soon as possible when the new wristbands with a different colour will be available so that you can provide proof of vaccination more easily. Until then, proof of compliance with the 3G rule can only be provided via valid proof of vaccination, recovery or testing.

Please note that in particular those vaccinated with a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine are no longer considered as fully vaccinated and that the recovery status already expires after three months.

In case of any queries, please use our corona hotline at corona@uni-hannover.de.

Yours sincerely,

Prof. Dr. Volker Epping
President