Assessment Year and Coronavirus Here we summarise all information relevant to your studies and keep you up to date on further developments. Mandatory wearing of masks in general From Thursday, 22 October 2020, masks will be mandatory inside the University buildings. Persons aged 12 years and over who are inside the University buildings (including teaching rooms, library, offices) must wear a mouth-and-nose protective mask that complies with official recommendations. The mask obligation also applies to short distances such as changing rooms or going to the toilet. To be observed: The mask obligation is to be regarded as a supplement to the basic distance rules. This means that events and work situations should be organised in such a way that distances can be maintained. Exceptions: The only exceptions to the obligation to wear masks are for participants of University sports programmes and when individuals are alone in a room. Distance The distance between people of at least 1.5 metres must be maintained whenever possible. Teaching and work rooms are to be furnished accordingly and rules must be followed at all times – even when moving chairs together, for example, for a meeting. If, in exceptional and justified cases, there is a deviation from this, personal data (surname, first name, place of residence, e-mail, telephone) must be collected (for tracing purposes) by means of attendance lists (standing events) or seating lists (in the case of sitting). Symptoms of illness People with symptoms of the disease must stay at home at all times and are advised to seek medical advice and help by telephone. Teaching in the autumn semester 2020 As a result of the applicable hygiene and social distancing rules, the lecture and group rooms have reduced capacities. The room capacities are binding and may not be exceeded even if the above rules on compulsory masks or attendance lists are applied. Teaching in the autumn semester 2020 takes place in a hybrid form. Depending on the course, teaching takes place both in attendance and online or only online. Due to the reduced room capacities, students are sometimes divided into groups in order to participate in face-to-face classes.