From 15 November: Antigen Tests for the University Valid for 48 Hours

Note: As of Monday, 22 November 2021, rapid antigen tests are only valid for 24 hours. The text has been adapted accordingly.


Dear students,

The number of COVID-19 infections in Germany is rising – including here in Jena. Even though we assume that 90-95% of students and lecturers have been vaccinated or have recovered and that the risk of being infected in lectures is relatively low if we adhere to the infection prevention plan, we must all continue to make an effort to avoid infections at the university. To achieve this, it is essential that we strictly comply with the infection prevention measures.

Therefore, only enter the university if you meet the requirements of the ‘3-G rule’ (vaccinated, recovered or tested). From 15.11.2021, only negative rapid antigen tests that are not older than 24 hours (effective from 22 November 2021, editor's note) will be recognised for classroom teaching. Therefore, students can get tested on campus three times a week free of charge. As students of the Faculty of Medicine, please observe the separate 3G-Plus rule for the protection of patients in accordance with the hygiene concept of the UKJ. Consistently wear your surgical mask or other accepted nose and mouth covering, and follow the Hands-Face-Space-App + Airing rules (in German, AHAA+L), even outside courses.

Here is a summary of the most important points, as a reminder:

3-G checks

Please take responsibility for complying with the 3-G rules. Checks by lecturers and security staff may be carried out at any time. Due to a lack of staff at regional security firms, intensive checks are not possible at the moment, but we are making every effort to remedy this situation as quickly as possible.

Contact tracing using QRoniton and the Corona warning app

Registration via QRoniton is mandatory for all students and lecturers in any face-to-face teaching or examinations. This ensures that, in the event of an infection, we can forward the details of contacts to the public health authority or inform you ourselves. In the next few days, QRoniton will ask you for your e-mail address. This will make it easier for us to inform you quickly in case of contact. You can find out more about QRoniton here

Please use the features of the Federal Government’s Corona warning app to enable contact tracing. In the event of the public health authority being overstretched, this ensures that close contacts will be warned.

Have you had contact during courses with people who have tested positive?

If you are fully vaccinated or have recovered, you are not considered to be a close contact and you do not need to self-isolate or go into quarantine if a person who tested positive was in a course with you. However, if you do develop symptoms, please stay away from the university and get tested promptly.

If you are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered, please reduce your contacts for the next 10 days and watch out for any symptoms that may appear. You can test yourself twice a week at the self-test centre in the campus foyer, free of charge and under supervision. If you do not develop any symptoms, you can continue to attend on-site courses, but please make sure that you strictly follow the AHAA+L rules.

Please note: If your rapid test is positive, have this result confirmed by a PCR test. The same applies if your rapid test is negative but you show symptoms.

Have you tested positive for the coronavirus?

Immediately place yourself in self-isolation. Please inform close contacts such as family, friends and flatmates, and tell them to self-isolate as well. Inform the public health authority of the city of Jena and send a list of contacts including their contact details to gesundheitsamt@jena.de. You can find out who is considered a close contact on the website of the city of Jena: https://gesundheit.jena.de/de/coronavirus

If you have attended any on-site courses or examinations within the last five days before your positive test result, please also inform the relevant lecturer(s) and the crisis team by email at corona@uni-jena.de. Please make sure to provide the telephone number with which you registered via QRoniton.

Study spaces with internet access

Zu Ihrer Unterstützung bei der Teilnahme an Online-Lehrangeboten hat die Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena im Wintersemester das Angebot an Studienarbeitsplätzen mit Internet auf 3850 Plätze erweitert. Sie sind in verschiedenen Gebäuden untergebracht, unter anderem in der Thüringer Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek (ThULB), im Universitätshauptgebäude (UHG) und im Multimediazentrum (MMZ). Eine Übersicht finden Sie auf dieser Webseite: https://www.uni-jena.de/universit%C3%A4t/fakult%C3%A4ten+_+einrichtungen/studienarbeitspl%C3%A4tze+mit+internet

You can always find up-to-date information on the situation at Friedrich Schiller University in our Corona-FAQ.

Stay healthy!

With best regards

Prof. Dr Walter Rosenthal
President of the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena