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Information on the new coronavirus

The new coronavirus has reached Germany. The first cases of an infection have been reported for Flensburg and the region.

However, every one of us can do their part in preventing a spread of the virus. Please read the information and advice on what you can do provided by the World Health Organisation. And please follow these hygiene and health measures – they can help to protect you from influenza as well as the new coronavirus:

  • wash your hands regularly
  • avoid touching your face
  • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your bent elbow when you have to cough or sneeze (respiratory hygiene)
  • keep a distance to people who are ill and try to avoid large groups of people

How is FUAS affected?

We have set up a crisis management group that meets and discusses current developments regularly. We will keep you updated on the situation at FUAS on this site and our social media channels.

27 March 2020: Important information on ensuring communication and online teaching >>

If you are a student at FUAS, please make sure that there is enough available storage space in your e-mail mailbox to receive e-mails from FUAS and your teaching staff. For more information, please click here.

25 March 2020: 14-days quarantine for everyone recently returned from travelling

In view of the current situation Schleswig-Holstein’s State Chancellery has decreed that all state administration employees who have recently returned from travelling must go into self-quarantine at home for a 14-day period. They must not go into their office or workplace and they must not meet colleagues in person. No difference is made between people returning from risk areas or areas particularly affected by the new coronavirus or other destinations.

This measure shall be in effect until 19 April 2020.

20 March 2020: FAQs on studying and working online >>

On this page we have gathered some of the questions that keep arising in the context of studying and teachig online and answered them.

18 March 2020: Special contact hours until 19 April 2020 >>

Our Student Services, Course Guidance and the Examinations Office are largely working from home in the current situation. But of course we are still here to answer your questions. Here is how you can reach us.

16 March 2020: FUAS on emergency service

Starting from tomorrow, 17 March 2020, most members of FUAS' staff will work from their homeoffices. This means they will still be there for our students and their questions but they will only be available via e-mail and phone. FUAS' buildings will be closed to the public.

15 Mar 2020: Specific regulations re. canceallation of exams and hardship cases >>

The President's Office has decided on regulations specifying what to do with specific examinations.

14 Mar 2020: Exams postponed, library and cafeteria closed

Following a directive issued by the Schleswig-Holstein Ministry of Health, we have decided to postpone all exams scheduled for Monday, 16 March, and Tuesday, 17 March 2020. New dates for these exams will be announced at a later point in time.

The Ministry has also decided to close all cafeterias and the library on campus until 19 April 2020.

13 Mar 2020: No teaching on campus until 19 April 2020

Following a directive issued by the Land of Schleswig-Holstein, there will be no teaching on campus at FUAS until 19 April 2020. We will set up online teaching facilities to enable our teaching staff and students to hold and attend classes in digital form. Our Vice President, Thomas Schmidt, will provide further details on this shortly. 

This does not affect exams, they take place as planned. The information published by the Examination Board remains valid: Students who do not attend an exam are not required to provide a doctor’s certificate.

10 Mar 2020: Directive from the Ministry of Health for people returning from risk areas

If you have been to one of these risk areas (list available in German only) in the last 14 days, you may not enter certain public institutions including Flensburg University of Applied Sciences. (The directive issued by Schleswig-Holstein's Ministry of Health lists all the institutions this includes in German.)

9 Mar 2020: No doctor’s certificate necessary in current exam period >>

9 Mar 2020: Orientation week postponed

The official welcome days for our new students have been postoponed, this also includes events such as the Treasure Hunt and the Pub Quiz. Lectures and classes will take place as planned.

(Last updated: 27 March 2020)

General information

What to do when you’re unwell

Not everyone who coughs is infected with the new coronavirus. If you feel unwell and are showing symptoms of an influenza and if you fear you may be infected with the new coronavirus, please call your general practitioner.

Call your GP first and explain your symptoms. It is advisable to make an appointment outside your doctor’s regular consultation hours or maybe schedule a house call. It is not a good idea for you to sit in your GP’s waiting room alongside other patients.
Your GP will then take the tests and examinations necessary. Flensburg University of Applied Sciences is part of the official communication chain in place and will be informed of any relevant developments by the City of Flensburg’s health department.

If you do not have a GP or you can’t reach them, please contact the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung [Association of Physicians registered with the Statutory Health Insurance Providers] by calling +49 116 117.

Where to find more information

There are a number of hotlines available to answer questions on the new coronavirus. All of the following may only be able to provide information in German, however:

  • Unabhängige Patientenberatung Deutschland +49 800 011 77 22
  • the Federal Health Ministry’s hotline for citizens +49 30 346 465 100
  • hotline for citizens at the Land Schleswig-Holstein +49 431 79 70 00 01 (available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays)

More and up to date information on the new coronavirus is provided on the WHO’s website.

The City of Flensburg has set up a website with the latest information and developments, too. [in German]

Vom RKI empfohlene Hygienemaßnahmen

Wie für die Grippe gelten diese Hygienemaßnahmen auch für das neuartige Coronavirus:

  • Regelmäßiges Händewaschen
  • Sich nicht ins Gesicht fassen
  • Husten und Niesen in ein Einwegtaschentuch oder in die Armbeuge (Hustenetikette)
  • Abstand zu erkrankten Personen einhalten und wenn möglich Menschenansammlungen meiden.