Coronavirus (Covid-19): Current information
Over the past several months, we have taken a number of far-reaching measures to help stem the spread of the Covid-19 virus, to protect the health of our students, employees, and of their families, as far as possible. Collectively, we have been able to largely maintain the operating capacity of our university and to offer a regular course of study to our students during this summer semester.
Translation in progress
We are currently working on providing the recent updates to our coronavirus information page in English, too. In the meantime, please refer to the German language version on https://www.tum.de/die-tum/aktuelles/coronavirus/.
Critical information in brief (as of August 1, 2020)
- Working on campus: From 1 August onwards, normal working hours regulations for our employees are in place again, while compliance to necessary measures to prevent infections remains essential. The corona-related interim regulations for working hours expired on 31 July. Further details in the FAQ from Human Ressources (ZA 2), in German.
- Infection protection: All current safety measures and regulations for working on university premises can be found on TUM AGU (Login via UB eAccess) (in German).
- Private vacations: Please note the circular from the Bavarian Ministry of Finance concerning private vacations, 27 July 2020 (MyTUM Login, PDF 50 KB – in German) – see also FAQ from HR (ZA 2)
- The lecture period for summer semester 2020 is extended until 07 August 2020.
- Courses are offered digitally as a rule during the summer semester.
TUM will remain closed to the general public until further notice. In the interest of fairness and equal opportunity for our international student body, classes will not be held in person, as a rule.
Please inform yourself regularly about the latest developments and decisions concerning the handling of COVID-19 through the following channels:
- Email inbox for your TUM e-mail address
- Intranet (MyTUM): Circulars from the TUM Board of Management and state ministry regulations (e.g. on labor law)
- Intranet (MyTUM): FAQ from Human Ressources (ZA 2)
- Occupational safety, health and environmental protection management system (AGU): Documents and information about SARS-CoV2 (in German; Login via eAccess of the university library)
- the websites of the departments and institutions that concern you
- the present website (www.tum.de/en/corona)
- Studies and teaching information (www.tum.de/corona/studies)
- Robert Koch Institute: SARS-CoV-2 in Germany
In cases of Covid-19 infection, suspicion or contact (for returnees from risk areas see above), superiors must immediately send a notification to krisenstab-coronavirus(at)tum.de and notify the relevant state health office (http://www.freistaat.bayern/dokumente/behoerdeordner/7555456214). Affected persons or, if applicable, their legal guardians are to be informed of these measures. The public health authority will evaluate the given health risk and initiate any necessary measures.
The same applies to students: In cases of Covid-19 infection, suspicion or contact, you must notify krisenstab-coronavirus(at)tum.de and the relevant state health office.
For detailed information and instructions please consult the circulars from the TUM Board of Management and state ministry regulations (e.g. on labor law).
- Online services for collaboration and communication (compiled by ITSZ)
- For teaching staff: how to teach online (compiled by Pro Lehre | Media and Didactics)
- Login pages for important IT services of the TUM: www.tum.de/login
- Current IT information, e.g. on problems with individual systems (IT News Wiki)
Should technical difficulties arise, please contact IT Support: it-support(at)tum.de.
This list makes no claim to completeness. Please also check the websites of the departments and institutions that concern you regularly.
- Libaries: University Library
- Doctoral studies: TUM Graduate School
- Language classes: Language Center
- Studies and Teaching: TUM Center for Study and Teaching
- Sports: University Sports Center Munich (ZHS)
- Further training for employees: TUMhorizons – in German
- Electrical and Computer Engineering
- Sport and Health Sciences
- TUM School of Governance
- TUM School of Management
gastronomic Services (e.G. Mensa, Cafeteria):
To contain the spread of infection the most important thing to do is to follow good hygiene practices. When working in university buildings, all possible and conceivable preventive measures and hygiene standards are to be taken into consideration, these include
- maintaining distance (at least 1.5 m from other persons)
- washing your hands regularly
- Rules for in-person examinations
- All current safety measures and regulations for working on university premises can be found on the TUM Occupational safety, health and environmental protection management system (AGU) (in German; Login via UB eAccess)
For more information, refer to the hygiene tips of the German Federal Center for Health Education at www.infektionsschutz.de/hygienetipps, as recommended by RKI. Please also heed the signs in the TUM rest rooms.
Telephone hotlines & further information
- Entry Quarantine Ordinance for persons entering the Free State of Bavaria (full text in German on www.gesetze-bayern.de)
- Robert Koch Institute
- World Health Organization on COVID-19
- Bavarian Health Ministry info page on the COVID-19 outbreak (in German)
- Bavarian Science Ministry: FAQ on university operations, research and cultural life (in German)
- Bavarian Government announcements and information: www.bayern.de (in German)
- Information and practical advice in several languages (Federal Ministry of Health)
- Top 10 Hygiene Tips Poster (pdf, 542 KB) from the Federal Centre for Health Education
- Bus and train: recommendations for passengers from the Munich Transport Corporation MVG
- Online maps and analyses of the spread of COVID-19 (Chair of Cartography)
- Coronavirus hotline of the Bavarian State Government:
089 / 122 220 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
- Coronavirus hotline of the City of Munich’s Health Authority (Referat für Gesundheit und Umwelt):
089 / 233 47819 (8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)