Alanus University has taken various steps to protect students, staff and guests from the corona virus. The health of our students, staff and guests is our top priority. We want to help and slow down the spread of the virus. We base our risk assessment on the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute.
Measures taken by the Alanus University
Alanus University and Alanus Werkhaus have set up the Corona working group, which meets regularly to assess the situation. A comprehensive hygiene concept as well as guidelines for behaviour in the event of suspected Covid 19 incidents have been sent to all students and staff by e-mail. The documents are also available on Moodle and are regularly updated. The hygiene concept focuses on personal responsibility and solidarity: only if we all comply with the regulations can we minimise the risk of infection!
In view of the current situation, we decided to convert all purely academic courses to online teaching until 28th february.
Separate regulations apply for individual areas or events:
In agreement with the faculties and the university management, individual courses can be offered for first-semester students or, for example, final courses on site. In this case, students will be informed by their department.
Art practice/studio work
Artistic, practical and performative teaching components of courses in all degree programmes are still permitted in attendance. All practical art events in the fine arts may take place in presence. In addition, students of fine arts may - as before - spend time at the Atelierplatz for their work daily from 7.00 to 22.00 hours. Students must wear a mouth and nose protector at all times (including at the studio workplace). The obligation to wear a mask does not replace the distance regulation and regulations for tracking. It is additive. The rooms must be ventilated for 5-10 minutes after 30 minutes at the latest. The communicated hygiene regulations apply.
acting and eurythmy lessons
The courses offered in the performing arts department may continue to be taught in presence, subject to the rules in force and communicated.
Mouth and nose protector
There is a general obligation to wear masks in all buildings - also during courses and at the workplace in the studio - regardless of a safety distance of 1.5 metres and lists for contact tracing.
Excluded from this are:
Lecturers (as well as students who take on the role of the lecturer), at a distance of at least 2.5 metres. We also recommend that lecturers wear a faceshield. These are provided by the university (caretaker service).
Employees at their workplaces, at a distance of at least 1.5 metres and with adequate ventilation
The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must also be maintained outdoors. If this is not possible, mouth-nose protection must be worn. Anyone who cannot wear a mask for health reasons is exempt from the obligation to wear a mask, but must show a certificate - and wear a transparent face visor/faceshield.
Stay of students at both locations in Alfter
Students are allowed to stay at the university for work in the studio, reference events, the periods between their events, individually agreed counselling interviews, attendance tests and the use of the library.
Common rooms for students
At present, you may have to attend an online event following a classroom-based event or bridge the time between two classroom-based events at the university. For this reason, we have set up "student lounges" at both locations where you can take part in an online event (with your personal equipment) or spend the time between two classroom sessions.
At Campus I - Johannishof the following rooms are provided: Werkhaus Semi 1 and Werkhaus Semi 2.
On Campus II - Villestraße, Semi 5 and the refectory are available.
The common rooms are equipped with individual workstations; group work is not permitted here. Each place must be cleaned and disinfected after use. Cleaning agents are available in the rooms. A mouth and nose protector must be worn during the entire stay. There are QR codes on the doors of the rooms, which you must use to enter your name in a booking system to ensure traceability for the Health Department. Important: After leaving the room, please log out by scanning the QR code again in order to enable subsequent students to use the respective room.
All information can be found on the main page of the library.
Information for people entering from risk areas
All information is available at: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus-infos-reisende/faq-tests-entering-germany.html
Only those who comply with the testing and quarantine rules are allowed to enter the campuses of Alanus University.
Citizens can contact the hotline of the state government for questions about the coronavirus: +49 211 / 9119 1001.
Further information can be found at:
- State government NRW: land.nrw/corona This central information platform is to bundle all current developments concerning the corona virus.
- Federal Ministry of Health: www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus.html
- Robert Koch Institute: www.rki.de/DE/Content/InfAZ/N/Neuartiges_Coronavirus/nCoV.html
- Federal Center for Health Education: www.infektionsschutz.de/coronavirus-sars-cov-2.html
- Rhein-Sieg-Kreis: www.rhein-sieg-kreis.de/verwaltung-politik/aktuelle-themen/corona-virus.php