Constructor University’s primary commitment, besides offering a first-class education, is to keep its community – students, staff, partners, and guests – safe and healthy.
Already in January 2020, Constructor University established an internal coronavirus task force in which members of all areas of the university are represented. Consisting of various departments this task force monitors available data and all developments in regards to the virus off-campus and on-campus, decides on further measures and prepares their implementation. This includes gathering information and recommendations from the "World Health Organization", the "Robert Koch Institute", one of the most important bodies for the safeguarding of public health in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Health and the "Gesundheitsamt Bremen” (Bremen’s Health Office).
Constructor University developed its hygiene, safety, health and supply concepts for students and employees early on. With only a few Corona cases on campus over the last years, these measures have proven to be extraordinarily successful, reliable, and sustainable.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, the corona regulations on campus have essentially been based on the current corona regulations of the State of Bremen and have been adapted to the situation on the Constructor University campus accordingly.
Being in line with the federal Infection Protection Act, the State of Bremen has suspended nearly all corona rules and regulations at the beginning of February 2023. Therefore, there are currently no further restrictions regarding the coronavirus on the campus of Constructor University.
- You can find more information about current regulations on Campus and the State of Bremen here: Current Corona Regulations on Campus.
- You can find the latest information and regulations from the German government on COVID-19 here (GERMAN only).
- The latest information on the situation in Bremen (number of current COVID-19 cases, recommended precaution measures and links to the offices and departments in charge) is available here.
However, the University and the corona task force will continue to monitor the situation carefully. Should an adjustment of measures and regulations concerning the coronavirus become necessary for the safety of our community, the rules will be adapted accordingly and communicated to you through the various channels of the University.
- Constructor University’s intranet
- Posters, that will be put up in all residential colleges and common rooms
- Update emails from the university’s leadership
- Peer group and individual communication
- Social media channels
- Video conferences
- Regular direct briefings with student representatives
Even if it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask or to do self-testing, Constructor University strongly recommends its community members to take all precautionary measures to stay safe and healthy:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
- Use alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are unavailable. In order to enable this, Constructor University has installed hand disinfectant dispensers in all serveries, the coffee bar and all relevant administrative offices. Also, free individual disinfection dispensers are available to all Constructor University affiliates.
- Refrain from touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Wear a face mask (surgical masks, masks of the KN95/N95 standard or FFP2 masks) indoors when proper distance or sufficient ventilation cannot be guaranteed.
- We encourage the entire Constructor University Community to use the official "Corona-Warn-App" of the German government to fight the further spread of COVID-19.
Follow the recommendations of the World Health Organization
As of February 2023, it is no longer mandatory to wear a mask. There also is no longer an obligation to test yourself for COVID-19.
When entering hospitals, day clinics or outpatient and inpatient care facilities, you do need to provide a negative corona test.
You also must wear a mask when entering doctor’s offices and the above mentioned facilities.
The pages of the Senator for Health Bremen provide an overview of testing possibilities in Bremen. You can find a list of test-centers in Bremen here.
Reporting a COVID-19 infection:
It is no longer mandatory to report an infection with COVID-19. However, in order to asses and evaluate the situation on campus, we kindly ask all students to voluntarily inform their Resident Mentors about their infection with COVID-19. You can also send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We kindly ask all employees infected with COVID-19 to inform supervisors and/or the Human Resources Department.
It is no longer mandatory to isolate yourself when infected with COVID.19. However, we highly recommend students to practice voluntary self-isolation when infected with COVID-19 to keep yourself and others safe.
If you are accommodated on Campus and would like to isolate during your recovery from a COVID-19-infection, please report this to your Resident Mentor. You will then receive food deliveries to your room. We strongly advice wearing a mask whilst being in touch with others during a COVID-19 infection.
In case you suffer from fever, cough or sudden and unexplained respiratory illnesses, contact your primary care physician by telephone first, before going directly into the doctor’s practice.
- Outside the regular office hours of your doctor's practice – like in the evening/night and during the weekend – you can call the Central Health Service of Bremen: CALL 0421-116 117
- Calls may take a while to get answered. And the Central Health Service of Bremen is running a German language telephone information service, so please wait until a contact person is answering directly. Stay on the line and answer all the questions.
- Follow the instructions
- In case of an emergency call the Emergency Number 112
Be prepared to answer the following questions:
- General Information: name, last name, mailing address, your health insurance number and provider
- Symptoms: what kind of symptoms like fever, cough, breathing difficulties, or any other respiratory symptoms do you experience? Since when? Have you already sought medical advice?
- Travel History: what is your travel history in the last 2 months? In which cities, regions, and countries have you been, when and how long?
- Contact History: have you been in contact with people infected with coronavirus? (When, where, who?)
Please check the page of the Federal Foreign Office to find out about entry restrictions: Traveling during the COVID-19 pandemic
As an international university, members of Constructor University’s community not only have their roots all over the world – our community members typically also travel a lot.
Regarding business related and private journeys, we kindly ask all members of the Constructor University Community – students, their parents, staff, faculty – to take into account that we are still dealing with a global pandemic affecting an increasing number of countries worldwide, including Germany, but also many of our students’ home countries. This may impact international air travel and restrict movement through border closures in unforeseen ways. In addition, travel itself may entail a heightened risk. With regard to travel guidelines or regulations, please visit the website of the World Health Organization (WHO), the continuously updated list of risk areas by the German Robert Koch Institute (German speaking), the respective travel information of your home or the information of the respective airlines.
Below, you can find a selection of hotlines that provide information about COVID-19 throughout Germany:
- Independent patient consultation Germany - 0800 011 77 22
- “Citizens' Telephone” by the Federal Ministry of Health - ++49 30 346 465 100
- Consultation service for deaf and hearing-impaired people - Fax: ++49 30 / 340 60 66-07, Mail: email@example.com(dot)de / firstname.lastname@example.org(dot)de
- Sign phone (video telephony) - https://www.gebaerdentelefon.de/bmg
For general questions with regard to the COVID-19, you can reach us at email@example.com.
This page will be updated in case of any relevant changes in the risk situation and of any measures introduced by the Federal Republic of Germany, the State of Bremen or Constructor University.
However, depending on the ever-changing number of new Covid-19 infections in Germany, official regulations can change quickly. We therefore kindly ask you to always also consider official information provided by the German and Bremen authorities to reliably be informed on the latest regulations.