COVID-19 hygiene and safety requirements

WU buildings – entrance requirements (tested, vaccinated, or recovered) – 2,5-G

WU buildings may only be entered if the entrance requirements (tested, vaccinated, or recovered) are met.

Important notice:

For the checks of your proof of a low epidemiological risk, please always bring both

  • paper proof (e.g. printed vaccination certificate) as well as

  • electronically (e.g. pdf on cell phone, Green Pass).

The proof as well as a photo ID must be kept ready and presented at any time upon request.

When do I have to wear a FFP2 mask?
  • When entering the library building until reaching your study place (incl. group workrooms and carrels).

  • When leaving your study place.

  • When collecting books at the library front desk.

  • When a library card is issued at the library front desk.

This applies to all 3 library branches (Central Library, Library for Law, Library for Social Sciences).

What is considered "proof of a low epidemiological risk" and how long are these proofs valid?

Considered to be proof of a low epidemiologic risk:

  • 1. PCR tests (molecular SARS-CoV-2 tests, like Alles gurgelt!) for SARS-CoV-2 => valid for 48 hours

  • 2. A recovery certificate concerning an infection with SARS-CoV-2 survived in the last 180 days or a physician's confirmation of an infection with SARS-CoV-2 survived in the last 180 days that has been confirmed by molecular analysis.

  • 3. A vaccination certificateconcerning a vaccination against COVID-19 given with a centrally licensed vaccine:

    • Second shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, administered not more than 360 days previously and with a period of at least 14 days between the first and second vaccination

    • Vaccination with a one-shot vaccine received at least 22 days but no longer than 270 days ago

    • A vaccination received at least 21 days after a positive molecular SARS-CoV-2 test result or a vaccination received after obtaining proof of neutralizing antibodies; in such cases, the vaccination must have been received no longer than 360 days ago

    • An additional vaccination administered not more than 360 days previously, and with a period of at least 120 days between this vaccination and a vaccination as described above

  • 4. An International Vaccination Certificate, in which one of the vaccinations listed in item 3 is entered.

  • 5. A quarantine notice, if issued for a person who has proof of contracting COVID-19 in the 180 days prior to the required test.

  • 6. Evidence of neutralizing antibodies for a period of 90 days.

Test results & proofs shall include at least the following information:
  1. First and last name of the individual tested

  2. Date of birth

  3. Type of proof, type of test if applicable

  4. Date / period of validity

  5. Name of the issuer (e.g. institution, doctor)


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

Persons who cannot provide (valid) proof of a low epidemiologic risk on request must leave the building immediately.