Coronavirus: Information for employees

Obligation to report

Employees of the UDE are obliged under labour law to report a Covid19 infection or even the suspicion of an infection to their superiors and the Human Resources Department: personaldezernat@uni-due.de.

Corona-Hotline

Mit allgemeinen Fragen rund um den Umgang der Universität mit der Corona-Pandemie wenden Sie sich bitte an die zentrale Anlaufstelle unter: corona@uni-due.de

Working during the SARS-CoV2 epidemic

At UDE, health protection for employees and students is a top priority. This is to be achieved through a


The concept defines the framework conditions for working at the university. Due to the great variety of activities and spatial conditions, the implementation must be adapted to decentralised needs in some areas. The information published here should help you with this.

Working at home

Business trips

In principle, business trips to international risk areas, virus variant areas and high incidence areas are prohibited. You should therefore consult the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) to find out which countries/regions have been designated accordingly. Business trips to risk areas within Germany are not recommended.

The exact rules

Britta Oppermann | Status: 13.04.2021

In principle, business trips to international risk areas, virus variant areas and high incidence areas are prohibited. You should therefore consult the website of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) to find out which countries/regions have been designated accordingly. Business trips to risk areas within Germany are not recommended.

Since 1 October 2020, comprehensively differentiated travel and security advisories and travel warnings for individual countries have been in effect again. They replace the blanket travel warning for non-European countries issued by the Federal Foreign Office, which was in force until 30 September. A travel warning for non-essential, tourist travel continues to apply in principle to all countries classified by the Federal Government as risk areas.

What does this mean for (international) business trips?

As of now, absolutely necessary business trips to countries/regions that are not named in the RKI list as risk areas, virus variant areas or high incidence areas may be undertaken again.

It is expressly pointed out that in international air and travel traffic, entry restrictions, quarantine measures and restrictions on public life are still to be expected in many countries. Since situations change quickly, it is imperative to observe the applicable travel and security information of the Federal Foreign Office as well as the regulations of the respective country of travel when obtaining approval, directly before departure and during the business trip.

In addition, the applicable distance and hygiene regulations must be observed for national and international business trips.

Travel services should also only be booked at short notice before departure and, if possible, with flexible conditions, in case of renewed travel warnings and entry bans.

What does this mean for supervisors?

Supervisors may issue permits for business trips to countries/regions that are not classified as risk areas/viral variant areas/high incidence areas. The applicant must clearly explain the compelling need for the business trip in the application. The decision on necessity is decentralised and should be documented. A strict standard must be applied to the decision regarding necessity, also in terms of time (why is it mandatory now?).

Is my general business trip authorisation still valid?

General business travel authorisations issued before the ban on business travel are only valid again for business trips within Germany. All international travel must be applied for individually under the above conditions.

What do I do if the region becomes a risk area/viral variant area/high incidence area during the business trip?

If the region is declared a risk area/viral variant area/high incidence area during the mission, the mission must be terminated and returned as soon as possible. Travellers returning from these areas are obliged to observe the regulations on quarantine and compulsory testing in accordance with the current NRW Corona Entry Ordinance.

Hygiene instructions

Displays and posters with general hygiene instructions can be ordered from the University Print Centre.

Signage

Templates for signage can be found on our download page.

Hygiene protection walls

For areas with public traffic, the company carpentry can create hygiene protection walls. (Stefan Nannke, Tel.: +49 (0)201 18 32583, stefan.nannke@uni-due.de)