Actions against the coronavirus pandemic in January

Following the video conference of the federal and state governments on 5 January, the Thuringian cabinet has decided to extend the measures against the Corona pandemic, which have been in place since mid-December, until 31 January 2021. At the same time, the city of Jena has announced a new, stricter general decree for the coming week.

Regulations in force at the university extended until the end of January

The Executive Board of the Friedrich Schiller University has therefore decided to extend the current regulations until 31 January and to suspend attendance events until then. Exceptions to this rule are examinations that must be taken in person.

Regulations at the Thuringian University and State Library (ThULB)

For the period of the restrictions of the ThULB's user services caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the ThULB COVID-19 copy service is available as a free document delivery service. All information and access to the online order form at

In addition, the ThULB is preparing to resume lending as soon as possible. Please visit the ThULB website for more information. It is expected that the first sub-libraries will be able to reopen from 11 January.

If the closure of the ThULB has put students at a disadvantage when preparing their written work, the examination offices, in consultation with the lecturers, are requested to extend the submission deadlines in these cases by the time the library is closed.

Further information on Corona disadvantage compensation can be found here:

15-kilometres regulation

Students and employees may go to the university, even if they have to travel further than 15 kilometres. No certificates are required for this. This also applies to people coming from other federal states.

Access to practical trainings

If and how internships, practical exercises and supervisions with medical indications will be possible again from February depends in particular on the 7-day incidence of the city of Jena and can only be decided at the end of January.

Canteen at Ernst-Abbe-Platz can be attended as of 11 January

From Monday, 11 January 2021, the Mensa at Ernst-Abbe-Platz will reopen. Opening hours and details will be announced on the website of the Studierendenwerk.

Constantly updated information on the situation at the University of Jena is also available in the FAQ on the coronavirus.