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Rules of conduct in times of epidemic

To slow down the spread of the Corona virus, federal and state governments have issued rules of conduct, which we have summarized on this page. We ask you to observe these rules.

What do I have to consider when I return from a trip to Freiburg?

The following rules apply to persons entering from abroad and who have been in a risk area at any time during the 14 days prior to entry. The countries are considered to be risk areas that were on the list of the Robert-Koch-Institut at the time of entry.

Compulsory testing

Anyone entering Germany is obliged under the quarantine regulation of the Ministry of Social Affairs

  • to present a medical certificate to the competent authority* no later than 14 days after entering Germany (molecular biological testing for the presence of an infection).

Obligation to register

Anyone entering Germany is obliged under the travel regulations

  • to either fill in an exit card (concerns international rail, bus, air or waterborne transport)
  • or to provide the competent health authority with the following information:
    • identity and date of birth
    • Itinerary
    • Contact details (telephone number, e-mail address, postal address)
    • Are there typical symptoms of a corona infection?
    • Is a medical certificate of a corona test available?


Anyone entering Germany is obliged under the quarantine regulations of the Ministry of Social Affairs

  • to be placed immediately in a domestic quarantine for 14 days or until a negative test is presented
  • to immediately inform the competent authority* of this quarantine
  • not to leave the apartment during the domestic quarantine
  • not to receive persons not belonging to the household during quarantine at home
  • to inform the competent authority* immediately if symptoms of Covid-19 occur during quarantine.

If you have cold symptoms with or without fever during the quarantine, you should visit a doctor after making an appointment by telephone, referring to your trip, or contact the medical emergency service on 116 117. In this case you should always follow the general rules of hygiene (see section "How can I protect myself from infection?").

Students should inform the Student Secretariat about their quarantine.

Staff members please inform the Department 1 about their quarantine. They are subject to the instructions of the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry of Finance on how to deal with the coronavirus for civil servants and tariff employees in the country.

* if you live in Freiburg, this is the

Polizei- und Gewerbebehörde Freiburg
Fehrenbachallee 12
79106 Freiburg
Phone 0761/201-4860

Getting to work

Until further notice, travel to the University of Music Freiburg for the purpose of work is, without exception, only permitted after prior consultation with the university management (exception according to § 3 of the regulation of the Ministry of Social Affairs on quarantine measures for people entering and returning from abroad to contain the SARS-Cov-2 virus). In this case, a completed and signed commuter's certificate from the Federal Police or the completed entitlement certificate from the State of Baden-Württemberg must be carried for entry into the Federal Republic of Germany for the purpose of exercising a profession. When travelling by motor vehicle, the commuter certificate or the entitlement certificate must be displayed clearly visible behind the windscreen.

What should I do if I have had contact with a person with an infection?

Persons who have had personal contact with a person infected with the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 may only enter the university after 14 days have elapsed since the last contact and have to contact the public health department immediately - even if they do not show any signs of illness:

Landratsamt Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald
Public Health Department
Sautierstraße 28 +30
79104 Freiburg

Phone +49 761 2187-3212
fax +49 761 2187-3299

Employees where a relative lives in the same household and suffers from corona virus or is suspected of suffering from corona virus and, in the opinion of a doctor, there is a risk of infection, must remain away from work until, in the opinion of a doctor, there is no longer any reason to fear further spread of the corona virus. An appropriate medical certificate, or in justified cases a certificate from a medical officer, shall be produced at the request of the department.

How do I behave when I have cold symptoms?

According to the Corona Ordinance of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the university is not allowed to enter who shows the typical symptoms of an infection with the corona virus, namely odour and taste disorders, fever, cough and sore throat.

This means that you are not allowed to enter the university even if you have slight symptoms of a common cold.

What do I have to consider when entering the university?

Washing your hands

Immediately behind the entrance door is a wash basin. Every person is required to wash their hands before entering the Hochschule. The water is activated by a foot pedal. Please do not touch anything with your hands before washing your hands, and avoid any direct contact.

Separation of practising and administration / technical service

In the Hochschule, the practice areas and the administrative area are strictly separated from each other by barriers. Please avoid any physical contact with the staff of the Technischen Dienst and the administration and keep your distance. The barriers within the Hochschule must be respected. Try to send your inquiries by e-mail or phone if possible. Appointments must be requested in advance and can only take place in exceptional cases. Please be friendly and respectful even in difficult situations - it's a new experience for all of us.

Keep a distance

Wherever possible, a minimum distance of 2 metres, but at least 1.5 metres, must be maintained to other persons.

Avoid gatherings

Events and gatherings of more than five people are prohibited.

What does the compulsory wearing of masks mean?

At Freiburg University of Music, masks are compulsory.

A face mask covering mouth and nose must be worn when entering the university. It can only be taken off in the practice spaces.

All lecturers and students who do not play or sing must wear face masks when teaching wind instruments or singing in the large rooms (master class lessons).

During the ventilation breaks in the large rooms, the masks are to be worn by everyone present.

You can find out about the various options for face masks by watching a report on the ZDF television channel on its website.

What safety rules apply to lessons/coaching?

A minimum distance of five metres must be maintained during vocal and wind lessons and coaching.

A protective wall must be erected between the musicians during vocal and wind lessons.

Only one singer or wind player should play in the large rooms. Choir singing is currently excluded.

The large rooms are to be ventilated regularly 10 minutes before every full hour. Lecturers and students leave the University during the ventilation breaks if they do not pursue any other approved activity (practice or teaching) afterwards. Otherwise they remain in the large room wearing face masks. This may seem contradictory at first glance: But in our estimation, thus the risk is lower as if the students moved freely within the university (in the foyer, corridors, other rooms, etc.) during the ventilation breaks. The basic "assembly ban" within the university (stay only in practice spaces and large rooms, not in the foyer, corridors, etc.) is the quasi overriding requirement and remains in place.

What additional rules apply to wind players?

No cleaning of wind instruments may be carried out in rooms of the university.

It is also absolutely necessary to avoid blowing through instruments for cleaning purposes, as this is associated with a very high risk of spreading potentially viral aerosols and droplets in the room.

Condensation water from the instrument must be collected in absorbent paper and disposed of in the trash can. Liquid from the instrument must not drip on the floor or otherwise disperse in the room.

The ventilation rules must be strictly observed, i.e. the instrument must always be ventilated 10 minutes before the full hour while wearing face masks.

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