On April 30, 2022, the containment ordinance ("Hamburgische SARS-CoV-2-Eindämmungsverordnung") previously in force in Hamburg expired. As a result, the recent Corona regulations, such as the obligation to wear a mask in facilities open to the public, ceased to apply in the Hanseatic city, as they did previously in the other federal states. The regulations of the Infection Protection Act and the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance have also expired.
For the TU Hamburg, this means that the legal basis on which the regulations of our service instructions and our hygiene concept were based on no longer applies. The service instruction and the hygiene concept dated March 22, 2022 have therefore been discontinued without replacement as of April 30, 2022. This means that full presence is again possible in all areas of the TU Hamburg.
Digital formats and forms of work in research, teaching and administration that were born out of necessity during the pandemic are now being carefully analyzed, evaluated and those that have proven successful will continue to accompany us in the future. For teaching, this means that digital formats will complement classroom teaching. For our employees, we are working together with the Staff Council on a service agreement that takes up the agreement under §93 of the Staff Representation Act on mobile work and puts it in concrete terms for employees of the TU Hamburg.
The Corona virus has not yet been eradicated, and the Presidium therefore urgently recommends - also with a view to the coming fall and winter - that employees be vaccinated or boostered to protect themselves against severe courses of the disease, if they have not already been. For individual protection against infections, the Presidium strongly recommends wearing FFP2 masks, as they have been proven to be highly effective. This is especially important for teaching events with large numbers of participants.
FAQs on how to deal with corona-related measures can be found here.
In addition, the Occupational Safety, Environmental and Health Protection staff unit will be happy to answer any individual questions you may have.