Health guidelines

Hygiene information for students

First things first: Individuals with Covid-19 and suspected cases

The following people are excluded from attending or holding face-to-face sessions:

  1. Anyone proven to be currently infected with SARS-CoV-2.
  2. Anyone who has been in contact with Covid-19 cases in the last 14 days (not applicable to medical and nursing staff who have been in contact with Covid-19 patients whilst wearing protective clothing and following hygiene guidance tailored to health facilities in the German health service).
  3. Anyone required to be in quarantine.
  4. Anyone with symptoms associated with Covid-19 (acute, unspecific general symptoms, a loss of taste and/or smell, respiratory symptoms irrespective of severity).

We would ask students who have tested positive for the coronavirus after taking part in an examination or face-to-face class to inform the person in charge of the examination or teaching session. This person will then forward the information to the Examinations Office or Occupational Safety. Alternatively, you can let us know that you have tested positive for Covid-19 by sending an email to:

This means that even if the local health authorities are swamped with enquiries, we at FAU will be able to use the contact details available to us to trace and inform anyone who might have been near you in an enclosed area for any amount of time, and let them know that they may potentially have contracted the virus.


If you belong to a risk group, you must prove this with a medical certificate. The certificate must only certify that you belong to a risk group (according to RKI). It does not have to contain a diagnosis and/or description of the symptoms. Students who are in need of special protection should notify the course administration or the person responsible for examinations and study program coordination by e-mail with a medical certificate in good time before the start of the course.

Special regulations must be observed for pregnant students:



The cafeteria will open on October 18, 2021. You can find more information under Werkswelt.

Please visit the RRZE pages for information on opening and using the CIP pools.

FAU has a procedure coordinated with the health authorities for tracking possible cases of infection. In attendance events, there is a requirement for digital or analog attendance documentation. A digital contact data collection system has been installed in all event rooms. All participants are recorded via Alternatively, analog contact data collection is also possible.

Further information on digital contact data recording via can be found here.


A minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed at all times in all WiSo buildings. Masks must be worn at all times as well.

Masks must be worn at all times in communal areas and access routes. Please stick to the rules and wear your mask properly. If you do not wear a mask, you can be asked to leave the building.
Please also observe coughing and sneezing etiquette (only cough and sneeze into your elbow).

All sanitary facilities are open and should be used to wash your hands thoroughly and regularly. As it is not always possible to keep your distance in the sanitary facilities, we would ask you to wear a mask. If the facilities in the foyer are very busy, please use the others which are available in the building, even if this means walking a little further or going up some stairs. In addition to using the sanitary facilities available on site, we would also recommend that you bring your own hand sanitiser.


Lecturers can find the binding security and hygiene concept of the School at StudOn under:

Angebote/2. RW/2.2 Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften/Gremien, Entwicklung und Qualität/Corona-Infos.


For more information see

Please visit the library’s website for information on opening and using the library.


The benches in the foyer in the old and new buildings and in the Findelgasse can be used for a short period of time, provided you wear a mask. Unfortunately, the individual self-study areas will need to remain closed, as we cannot ventilate them well enough.

As a general rule, you should avoid forming groups, and the 1.5 metre distance must be maintained at all times.

Please note that security guards and student assistants will carry out spot checks to ensure that all hygiene requirements are being observed. They will have the right to ask any students who fail or refuse to comply with the hygiene requirements to leave the building. All other members of staff at WiSo are also entitled to refuse access to the building.

These regulations also apply to the exhibition grounds during the examinations. Avoid forming groups, keep your distance, take your seats early and follow the instructions of the staff on site.

You are also advised to take personal responsibility for self-protection when arriving/departing, e.g. follow AHA rules.


All students are required to wear medical mouth/nose protection in the building and in enclosed spaces.

You can find more information about the mask requirement here


Everyone, students and staff alike, are responsible for ensuring compliance with the hygiene concept at the School of Business, Economics and Society.

Your contacts at the School:

Karl Wilbers

Studiendekan des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften

Iris Dieterich

stv. Geschäftsführerin und stv. Leiterin der Fachbereichsverwaltung; Referentin der FB-Leitung

A so-called “positive list” specifies which rooms can be used for classroom events because they meet comprehensive hygiene criteria.

Compliance with the minimum distance of 1.5 meters is no longer strictly required in presence events
It is possible to go below the minimum distance up to full occupancy if a) masks are worn and b) sufficient air exchange is ensured

Each room also has a ventilation concept. Regular ventilation as well as adapted operation of the ventilation systems are therefore an important contribution to the reduction of pathogens possibly present in the air.


Students who are neither vaccinated nor recovering are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the free vaccination services. You can find more information here.

Information on vaccinations in Nuremberg and general information on vaccinations is available on the city portal of the City of Nuremberg website:


The School of Business, Economics and Society has decided to introduce a walkway concept for the buildings to ensure that sufficient distance can be maintained.

The busy staircase 1 leading to the library is only to be used to go upstairs. As an exit from the library, please use the neighboring staircase 5 to go down. The remaining stairs and staircases can be used in both directions. Please keep to the right when walking in all foyers, hallways, stairs and staircases.

Lifts may only be used by one person at a time.

Only two persons at a time are allowed in the room for snack and drink vending machines. Please make sure to keep the minimum distance when waiting outside.

The large lecture halls H4, H5 and H6 and seminar room 0.424 have separate entrances and exits. Please enter H4 from the foyer and leave it from the lower level.

The entrances and exits to the building are signposted. One entrance is in the courtyard, the exits lead out via the new building and the entrance at Hirschelgasse. You can use the entrances in both directions when going towards or coming from Hirschelgasse.

IMPORTANT: In the event of an emergency, all staircases and exits can be used as an escape route in all directions and at all times!

Please note the opening hours of the Lange Gasse and Findelgasse locations:

Lange Gasse (library from 8 am)
Mon – Fr: 7:00 to midnight

Mon – Sun: 7:00 – 21:00
Access to the Findelgasse is only possible for all students and employees with the FAU-Card.

Please also observe the general hygiene guidance for FAU available at

Specifically for examinations, please refer to the FAU guidelines at