Information and measures concerning coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2)

Overview Corona Test Centres, also on the campus in Wernigerode

Testing opportunity also on the campus in Wernigerode (book appointment online)!

Detailed information is available here.

In addition, a mobile testing service (free of charge) is also offered at any desired location. More information here.

You can find an overview of other test centres in Wernigerode here.

After consulting with some test centres, we were given the following information about peak hours:

„Am Anger“: More people at the beginning of opening hours, also approx. 30 min before closing.

At „Bürgerpark“: Unfavourable times are 9 a.m. – 10 a.m., 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

At the „Schwimmhalle“: In the morning after opening rather inconvenient, also 5.30 - 6 p.m.

At the „Ratsapotheke“: Directly after opening possibly peak hours.

„ElmoKlub“: Afternoons 4 - 6 p.m. inconvenient.

Schierke/“Ferienpark Brockenblick“: No long waiting times.

„Harzlandhalle Ilsenburg“: No long waiting times.

You can find an overview of test centres in the district of Harz here.


Hygiene concept for the examination period in the winter semester 2021/2022

You can find the hygiene concept for the examination period here.

Course, Examination and Practical Experience Regulations for the remaining Winter Semester

In an out of ordinary meeting, the Senate approved regulations regarding the implementation of courses, internships and examinations during the winter semester 2021/2022. With the regulations now in force, the Faculties have the necessary competencies to adapt teaching and examinations practices to the pandemic situation. As already communicated, teaching is to take place online until further notice, exceptions are possible. The Dean‘s Offices will inform you about the examination procedures for their respective Faculties.

Vaccination opportunities in the Harz district

Here you find the vaccination opportunities of the district Harz.


From 29 November 2021 - Change to online teaching (with exceptions)

As announced, we are switching to online teaching as of Monday the 29th of November 2021. Exceptions for labs and project-based learning classes in small groups with social distancing rules will be decided by the respective Dean's office in consultation with the Presidents Office. For any remaining face-to-face classes, all current rules continue to apply (in particular proof of 3G, wearing a mouth/nose covering, registration in the Tisch.IM system).

Information regarding online teaching can be found here. Please update your ZOOM-account. Should you have any further questions, please e-mail teachinglab(at)

Mandatory use of masks in courses as of November 22, 2021

Resolution of the President´s Office in consultation with the faculties from 19.11.2021:

Starting Monday the 22nd of November 2021, the wearing of a mouth/nose covering in all lectures is mandatory. Lecturers are exempt from the obligation during the phases of active speaking in front of their group.

Regulations for the dining hall (Mensa) in Wernigerode

According to the new regulation of the district Harz, eating in the indoor gastronomy is only permitted with 2G+ proof. If you want to eat in the Mensa, you have to show your student ID, your vaccination or convalescence status and a rapid test/PCR test (valid for 48 hours).

Take-away food is possible without additional proof.

 We kindly ask you to respect the "AHA rules" (distance, hygiene and mask) and to be considerate of others.

What to do if you are infected with SARS-CoV2?

If you have tested positive (confirmed by a PCR test) for SARS-CoV2, please complete this form immediately. It is used for contact tracing so that we can quickly inform your fellow students and contain the spread on campus.

Important: Until the end of your quarantine order, you are not allowed to attend university or university events under any circumstances.

Covid Self-tests from 11 October

Only students who can verify that they have been vaccinated against, recovered from or have a negative test for COVID 19 are allowed to enter the university buildings (GGG rule in German: “Getestete, Genesene oder Geimpfte”). Test results must not be more than 48 hours old at the time of the check.

The university offers the possibility to obtain proof of a test via free supervised on-site self-tests from the 11th of October onwards. The on-site self-tests will take place at the following times (future changes are possible):

Wernigerode location: Mensa / Cafeteria

Mondays to Fridays from 7.10 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.

Halberstadt location: Room S 011

Mondays to Fridays from 7.00 a.m. to 8.00 a.m.

It should be noted that the self-tests take 15-20 minutes
These tests are only valid within the Harz University of Applied Sciences.


Update: Please note the special regulations for tests during the examination period.

Academic Senate resolution of 21 July 2021: Regulations for the winter semester 2021/2022

We thank all members of the University for their considerate and responsible behaviour during this pandemic. Even though there is still a risk of another critical increase in the infection rate, with all due considerations, we are planning for a winter semester under largely normal university operating conditions with face-to-face classroom teaching.

This "return to campus" will be a new challenge we will all face together. University life cannot thrive without personal contacts and informal exchange. We therefore ask you to become actively involved in the process of reopening our campus and to continue making responsible decisions in order to protect your own health as well as that of the larger community:  Please get vaccinated, get tested regularly where advised and stay at home if you have any signs of a cold.

The Harz University of Applied Sciences relies on interactive teaching, fosters good relationships between students and lecturers and prides itself on the many active student groups. This is what makes up the special character of the two campuses in Wernigerode and Halberstadt: let us together actively shape our University life again.

As long as the pandemic situation allows it, the upcoming winter semester will be conducted as an attendance semester. However, we may have to switch back to online teaching and home office at short notice. Therefore, we will implement a three-tier plan:

Green: generally face-to-face teaching

- Scenario 1: without distance rules

- Scenario 2: with distance rules in small groups

Yellow: generally online teaching

- Exceptions for labs and other courses in small groups with distance rules

Red: Exclusively online teaching, no exceptions

Decisive for decisions regarding criteria such as mask obligation, distance rules, regulations regarding face-to-face meetings based on vaccinated, recovered or tested status will continue to be the valid regulations of the state of Saxony-Anhalt as well as the parameters of the Robert Koch Institute (in particular the seven-day incidence for the district of Harz as well as any additional indicators regarding the state of the health system, mortality rates or long-term consequences of a Covid-19 infection). Specific regulations regarding the three-tier system will be made by the President’s office in close consultation with the extended Dean's Circle and the Health and Safety Officer before the beginning of the winter semester.


Please remember general hygiene requirements for virus infections.

Mouth and nose cover: Students must wear a mouth and nose cover at all times within the university rooms.

In addition, the measures for protection against the coronavirus are based on four pillars:

Pre-disinfection: The departments provide surface disinfectants so that every participant in an event (teaching, laboratory, consultations, etc.) disinfects his or her area in advance. The surface disinfectant has a contact time of 3 minutes.

Participant tracking: This semester we are using the system Tisch.Im. On the premises (the door plates on the outside of the doors) of Harz University there are QR Codes for scanning. Every participant of a meeting or course has to register by scanning before entering the room. Please follow the corresponding instructions on the website, which opens after scanning the QR Code. Participants without the possibility to scan the QR Code use the additional information below the QR Code. After leaving the room you do not need to scan yourself out again.

Ventilation: Ventilate the room for 3-5 minutes every 45 minutes, taking care not to open the window or tilt it to ensure sufficient air exchange. In rooms with ventilation systems (supply air/exhaust air), the air exchange takes place automatically.

Keep a distance: In winter semesters, the rule still applies that a distance (1.5 m) must be maintained whenever possible. Only in exceptional cases should the distance be less than this, in which case, however, a mouth-nose cover must be worn.




Last update: 21.12.2021