COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements

Specific requirements

The wearing of mouth and nose protectors (FFP2) is mandatory in WU buildings, the libraries as well as at the learning spaces. Please keep a safe distance of 2 meters from other people.

Valid proofs

As of April 26, 2021, one of the following proofs must be presented to enter and remain in WU buildings. The test result may be stored and retrievable on the cell phone.

What tests are valid as proof?

PCR or antigen tests taken in official testing facilities such as test lanes, pharmacies or laboratories, or tests from institutions in other countries submitted in German or English, apply, similar to body-related services.

Test results shall include at least the following data:

1. First and last name of the individual tested
2. Date of birth
3. Date and time of testing
4. Test result
5. Signature of the testing person and official stamp of the testing institution or barcode/QR code

Not valid are any self-tests, such as the so-called "nose-picker" and "living room" tests.

How long are the test results valid as proof?
  • PCR test: 72 hours

  • Antigen test: 48 hours

Which confirmations are equivalent to proof of a negative test result?

The following are considered equivalent to a negative SARS-CoV-2 test result:

  • A physician's confirmation of a SARS-CoV-2 infection that occurred in the six months prior to the required test but which is no longer present; or

  • Evidence of neutralizing antibodies for a period of three months; or

  • Proof of recovery from a SARS-CoV-2 infection that occurred and is no longer present pursuant to § 4 (18) of the Epidemics Act 1950 (Epidemiegesetz 1950); or

  • A quarantine notice, if issued for a person who has proof of contracting COVID-19 in the six months prior to the required test

(DIR on the Use of WU Premises §2 (6))

I am arriving from abroad, which proofs are also valid in my case?

In addition to the proofs already mentioned, a medical certificate in German or English language can be submitted, stating that the person listed in the certificate has tested negative for SARS-CoV-2 by means of a PCR test (sampling before max. 72h) or an antigen test (sampling before max. 48h).

What happens if I cannot show a valid proof when entering a WU building?

Persons who cannot provide a valid proof on request must leave the building immediately.