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Adapted Regulations for RWTH

September 2nd, 2021 | by

The Crisis Management Team and the Rectorate have established adapted regulations for RWTH based on the revised version of the Coronavirus Protection Ordinance. The new regulations, in effect until the start of the lecture period (October 10, 2021), are available here (PDF).

We will keep you informed about the further developments. In particular, an email from the Vice-Rector for Teaching and Learning with regulations and recommendations for the upcoming winter semester will follow shortly.

Vaccination Clinic Hours for Internationals

September 1st, 2021 | by

The University Medical Center is expanding its Covid-19 services starting next week. Individuals who have been vaccinated in a country outside the EU are often faced with the challenge of proving the equivalence of their vaccine according to the criteria of the European Union. The Paul-Ehrlich-Institut provides relevant information on the equivalence of vaccines here.

The University Medical Center now offers individuals the opportunity to be issued a vaccination certificate if they have received an equivalent vaccine to make it easier for them to have their compliance with the 3G regulation at RWTH checked. This certificate will be (exclusively) recognized as a vaccination certificate by RWTH. Currently, this offer particularly targets individuals who have received a COVISHIELD vaccine. If the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut recognizes further products, this list will be extended accordingly. Individuals vaccinated in countries with one of the four products authorized in the EU do not require a certificate.

The Vaccination Center of Uniklinik RWTH Aachen can issue certificates on the following dates:

  • September 7, 2021, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • September 8, 2021, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • September 9, 2021, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • September 16, 2021, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
  • September 23, 2021, 12 noon to 2 p.m.

After September 23, 2021, the vaccination clinic hours will be Thursdays from 12 noon to 2 p.m. Prior registration is not necessary. You will find the Vaccination Center at Uniklinikum RWTH Aachen, Konferenzraum, Floor E, Corridor 3 at Elevator B2. If you have any further questions, please contact the team at the University Medical Center at sekretariat@hsa.rwth-aachen.de.

3G Regulation to Apply in Dining Halls

August 19th, 2021 | by

In accordance with the new Coronavirus Protection Ordinance, the so-called 3G regulation will also apply in the dining halls operated by the Studierendenwerk from Monday, August 23. This means that only individuals who can prove that they have either tested negative for infection with Covid-19, recovered from a coronavirus infection, or been vaccinated against it will have access, as announced by the Studierendenwerk.

Diners can present the proof in paper or digital form. They will also have to bring a form of official ID for proper identification. Admission to the dining halls is possible by presenting the following proof:

  • Tested: Negative test result from a test center or other recognized testing location (no older than 48 hours)
  • Recovered: Proof of having recovered from a coronavirus infection.
  • Vaccinated: proof of being fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior.

Individuals vaccinated with vaccines other than those approved in the EU must provide a current test to meet the 3G requirements.
Furthermore, Studierendenwerk Aachen asks for your understanding that, for organizational reasons, no distinction is made between to-go and sit-down service. Therefore, the 3G regulation also applies to guests who only want to take their food with them.
The distance requirement (also when waiting in line in front of the building) and the general mask obligation still apply.

For further information (in German) please go to: https://www.studierendenwerk-aachen.de/de/aktuelles/beitrag/coronavirus.html

Mobile Vaccination Bus Makes Another Stop at RWTH

August 11th, 2021 | by
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Bild: Peter Winandy

Members of RWTH and anyone interested can get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine of their choice – free of charge and no prior appointment needed.

After a successful first session on August 5, 2021, the mobile vaccination bus of Städteregion Aachen will be making another stop at RWTH Aachen University on Monday, August 16, 2021. The bus will stop in front of the Main Building, Templergraben 55, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone interested can get vaccinated with the vaccine of their choice – free of charge and no prior appointment needed (for second vaccinations, the choice is limited to the approved vaccines for the second shot).

Please note: you must provide proof of ID and your health insurance card.

Mobile Vaccination Bus at RWTH

August 3rd, 2021 | by

RWTH members and anyone interested can get vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine of their choice – free of charge and no prior appointment needed.

On Thursday, August 5, 2021, the vaccination bus will be making a stop in front of the RWTH Main Building, Templergraben 55, from 11am to 5pm. Anyone interested can get vaccinated with the vaccine of their choice – free of charge and no prior appointment needed (for second vaccinations, the choice is limited to the approved vaccines for the second shot).

Please note: Please bring your ID card or passport and your health insurance card!

Single Covid-19 Vaccination Appointments Now Possible

July 22nd, 2021 | by

The University Medical Center has expanded its vaccination offer so that single appointments are now possible. The mRNA vaccine Comirnaty from BioNTech/Pfizer will continue to be the only vaccine offered by the Center.

This vaccination offer is particularly targeted at the following:

  • Individuals who would like mix-and-match inoculation (the first shot with one vaccine and the second with a different one). In this case, they must have already had a first shot of AstraZeneca.
  • Individuals who have been infected with Covid-19 6 months prior, as defined by the Standing Commission on Vaccination.
  • Individuals who have recently moved to the Aachen area and have already received their first vaccine shot.

Please note the following important guidelines:

  • Make sure you bring the necessary documents from your first shot or proof of recovery with you to the arranged vaccination appointment. The University Medical Center can only give proper medical advice if such documents are at hand.
  • When scheduling your appointment, please take into account the minimum vaccination intervals of 3 (BioNTech) or 4 (mix-and-match inoculation) weeks, as specified by the Standing Vaccination Commission.
  • If you are unable to keep your appointment or have already made an appointment elsewhere, please send the University Medical Center an email at coronaimpfung@hsa.rwth-aachen.de immediately. Please do not make multiple bookings under any circumstances.

The booking portal, which you can find at https://ecampus.rwth-aachen.de/units/hsa is open with immediate effect. Employees need their personnel number to book an appointment, while students need their student ID number. If you do not know it, you can find it in the RWTH Selfservice under RWTH Data.

Please contact

  • the University Medical Center regarding any medical questions
  • the IT Service Desk if you have any technical issues,
  • the relevant HR department if you have any questions about your personnel number, and
  • the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions about your student ID number.

Vaccinations Possible Without an Appointment

July 9th, 2021 | by

The times of vaccine shortages are now also a thing of the past in StädteRegion Aachen. For this reason, as of today, vaccinations are possible for all those from the age of 16 willing to be vaccinated at the Vaccination Center in Aachen and – unlike in the past – without an appointment. More than an ID card and – if available – the yellow vaccination booklet are not necessary. Due to the large supply, everyone can also freely choose their vaccine on site. The vaccination center (Hubert-Wienen-Strasse 8, 52070 Aachen, Germany) will be open this weekend (Friday through Sunday) from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. each day. Those wishing to be vaccinated without an appointment will be accepted until 10 pm.

More information on the website of the City of Aachen.

Important Information on Testing Obligation After Returning to Work After Five or More Days

July 8th, 2021 | by

The new Coronavirus Protection Ordinance stipulates a one-off testing requirement, effective from tomorrow, Friday, July 9, for all employees returning to work on site for the first time following a vacation of at least five consecutive working days and comparable leaves of absence from work.

Employees must present a valid negative test, proof that they are fully vaccinated, or proof of recovery from infection to their respective supervisors on their first day back to work. Alternatively, employees can also take a documented, supervised self-test at the beginning of this workday in compliance with employee testing under Section 4 of the Coronavirus Test and Quarantine Ordinance. The self-tests can still be obtained free of charge from the RWTH Purchasing Portal.

Employees and their respective superiors are both equally responsible for compliance with this regulation.

You will soon be able to find further information in the FAQs.

Vaccination Offer Extended Again

July 7th, 2021 | by

In consultation with the University Medical Center, the University has decided to extend the vaccination offer to all university members born on or before June 30, 2005. Anyone from the previously invited age groups will, of course, still be eligible to book an appointment. The booking portal, which can be found at this link, will be open for the new age group from 9 am on Thursday, July 8, 2021. Employees need their personnel number to book an appointment, while students need their student ID number. If you do not know it, you can find it in the RWTH Selfservice under RWTH Data.

Please contact

  • the University Medical Center regarding any medical questions,
  • the IT Service Desk if you have any technical issues,
  • the relevant HR department if you have any questions about your personnel number, and
  • the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions about your student ID number.

Please also note the following information from the University Medical Center:

  • They are currently only using BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine.
  • If there are currently no appointments available in the booking portal of the University Medical Center, please check regularly to see if new appointments have been posted. The University Medical Center usually sets new appointments for the following week around the middle of each week.

Vaccination Offer Further Extended

July 2nd, 2021 | by

In consultation with the University Medical Center, the University has decided to extend the vaccination offer to all university members born on or before December 31, 2000. Anyone from the previously invited age groups will, of course, still be eligible to book an appointment. The booking portal, which can be found at this link, will be open for the new age group from 9 am on Monday, July 5, 2021. Employees need their personnel number to book an appointment, while students need their student ID number. If you do not know it, you can find it in the RWTH Selfservice under RWTH Data.

Please contact

  • the University Medical Center regarding any medical questions,
  • the IT Service Desk if you have any technical issues,
  • the relevant HR department if you have any questions about your personnel number, and
  • the Registrar’s Office if you have any questions about your student ID number.

Please also note the following information from the University Medical Center:

  • They are currently only using BioNTech’s mRNA vaccine.
  • Due to the still existing vaccine shortage, everyone must adhere to the six-week interval between the two vaccinations. It is not possible to deviate from scheduled appointments for personal reasons.
  • Individuals who have already received a first vaccination at another facility (vaccination center, family practice, etc.) cannot book their second vaccination through the University Medical Center.
  • If there are currently no appointments available in the booking portal of the University Medical Center, please check regularly to see if new appointments have been posted. The University Medical Center usually sets new appointments for the following week around the middle of each week.

The Crisis Management Team will inform you immediately as soon as younger cohorts are eligible to book a vaccination appointment.