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last updated: May 04, 2022



As member of the HfK, you will receive the latest information and current developments on this topic through your HfK email account. Please ensure that you can be reached via your official HfK email address.
In spite of the restrictions, faculty, workshop directors and staff can be contacted. Please always contact us first by e-mail or telephone. You can find contacts on this page or here:
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You can also contact corona@hfk-bremen.de if you have any questions. .
The following information is subject to change, depending on the dynamics of the coronavirus pandemic. Short-term changes may occur and will be communicated by e-mail first.

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1. NEWS

Strong recommendation to wear a face mask!

Starting April 03, 2022, the requirement to wear a mask will no longer apply and access to HfK campuses won’t be limited to vaccinated, professionally tested or recovered persons only. However, we strongly recommend that you continue to wear FFP 2 or surgical masks, as the infection rates are very high and we are in close contact with many people at HfK.

Our colleagues at the reception desks will continue to hand out medical masks.

Which hygiene concept will apply at HfK?

Following rules apply at HfK:
Show solidarity! If someone asks you to wear a mask (during talks/ meetings/ classes etc.), then please put your mask on. We cannot recognize only by the looks who belongs to a high-risk group, who has regular contact with persons from high-risk groups, or who is simply very afraid.

Report positive Corona tests to corona@hfk-bremen.de To avoid chains of infection within the HfK in the future, positive test results or symptoms must be reported immediately to our Corona Officer Clara Weustink. In those cases, stay at home and do not enter HfK for the time being and discuss further actions with her.

The obligation to document the attendance at HfK (teaching) events with our form remains in effect. Self-documentation via Checkin will be discontinued as of April 3, 2022.

Ventilate rooms well every 20 minutes or use the mobile air purifiers.

Physical distances may be undercut, but where possible please keep 1.5m distance to other people.

Wash hands regularly and adhere to cough/sneeze etiquette.

Curricular and non-curricular events are allowed with a maximum of 50 people present. Groups of up to 100 people will be allowed in consultation with corona@hfk-bremen.de. External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

See also our Corona Update from March 29, 2022

We strongly recommend that meetings be conducted digitally.
Meetings such as Academic Senate and Department Council (Fachbereichsrat) are to be held digitally. Meetings at level the level of “Studienkommission” (StuKo) may take place in person and in compliance with hygiene regulations.
The university management appeals to consider the respective situation (number of participants, room situation, ventilation) when making a decision, whether to meet in person or digitally, so that in case of infection areas do not have to be closed completely.

Why are Corona rules being relaxed at HfK?

These developments mean that all of us now carry more responsibility, as it is up to all of us to normalize daily university operations at HfK while protecting our peers who belong to high risk groups. With the changes in the Corona Ordinance, HfK no longer has a legal basis to enforce stricter Corona rules on campus.

Will medical masks and rapid test handed out free of charge?

HfK is no longer required to provide rapid tests to employees free of charge, but while we still have tests in stock, we will continue to hand out tests to HfK employees.
Our colleagues at the reception desks will continue to hand out medical masks to everybody.

General Information on Vaccines

Our mail of February 2, 2022 sums up information on expiring vaccination certificates, new vaccines and the current debate on mandatory vaccination.

All persons can visit the Vaccination Centers in Bremen. You can visit the Vaccination Center Am Brill without prior appointment. Please find all information here (German only): https://www.gesundheit.bremen.de/corona/impfen-38848

Initial (first) vaccinations with Novavax are now available at Impfzentrum am Brill, always on Tuesdays and Thursdays (as of 11.03.2022). Prior registration/appointment may be necessary. Please find all (contact) information on the website of our Senator of Health (German only). or read the press release (German only).

Videos in 16 languages on vaccinations are available here: https://covid.nds-fluerat.org/ For questions and advice about vaccinations you can also contact the Corona Officer of the HfK Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de, 9595-1147 or by MS Teams to Clara Weustink). She arranges individual appointments for all HfK members with a doctor in the Walle district as needed and can issue codes for appointments at other Vaccination Centers.

Regulations for external audience!

Curricular and non-curricular events are allowed with a maximum of 50 people present. Groups of up to 100 people will be allowed in consultation with corona@hfk-bremen.de. External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Please note our current HfK Hygiene Concept (1. “NEWS” or 12” HFK HYGIENE CONCEPT“)

How will I be informed about news and new rules?

As member of the HfK, you will receive the latest information and current developments on this topic through your HfK email account. Please ensure that you can be reached via your official HfK email address.

2. semester & classes

Will the summer semester 2022 be an online semester?

No.
The summer semester will be planned with in-person classes and events.
Short-term changes may apply and the latest information will be sent to your HfK mailbox and published here under point 1 "News".

Will events held in person be possible?

Yes.
Curricular and non-curricular events are allowed with a maximum of 50 people present. Groups of up to 100 people will be allowed in consultation with corona@hfk-bremen.de. External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Please note our current HfK Hygiene Concept (1. “NEWS” or 12” HFK HYGIENE CONCEPT“)

For the time being, committee meetings (academic senate [Akademischer Senat], departmental council [Fachbereichsrat], study commissions [Studienkommission], etc.) must be held digitally.

Is it mandatory to attend in-person classes?

There is no compulsory attendance for students, but teachers at the HfK are not obliged to offer digital alternatives/online courses for classes/events that take place in person.
If you have any questions or problems, please contact your teacher, your campus office and/or your dean's office first.

Are committee meetings allowed to take place in presence?

Yes and no.
We strongly recommend that meetings be conducted digitally.
Meetings such as Academic Senate and Department Council (Fachbereichsrat) are to be held digitally. Meetings at level the level of “Studienkommission” (StuKo) may take place in person and in compliance with hygiene regulations.
The university management appeals to consider the respective situation (number of participants, room situation, ventilation) when making a decision, whether to meet in person or digitally, so that in case of infection areas do not have to be closed completely.

What semester fee do I have to pay?

The semester fee will be increased by 12€ AStA fee and by 1,85€ for the culture semester ticket (“Kultursemesterticket”) to 371,66€ for the summer semester 2022.
You can find more details here: https://www.hfk-bremen.de/rueckmeldung-info-wintersemester20-21

I don't need the student ticket for public transportation, do I still have to pay for it?

The contribution for the ticket is part of the registration as a student. It is based on a solidarity principle. Please contact Dezernat 1 student’s office (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) for information about applicable exceptions (e.g. in case of severe disability, leave of absence, semester abroad).

You can't use your semester ticket because you don't live in the area of validity during the Corona summer semester 2021 ? There is a way to be exempted from the ticket and get the fee back!
You can find all the necessary information and application forms on the AStA website at https://asta.hfk-bremen.de/semesterticket/. If you have any questions or need help, please contact asta-soziales-antidis@hfk-bremen.de.

The application and the accompanying documents are ready? Just send them by post or in-house mail to

AStA HfK Bremen

Am Speicher XI, 8

28217 Bremen

Deutschland

Can I apply for a semester off?

Please contact Department 1 (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) if you have questions about requesting leave of absence.
You can find further contact persons for questions concerning studies and semesters under point 14 "Help & Support".

Are excursions and business trips allowed?

Yes.
All HfK members may participate in field trips and business trips. Since field trips and business trips are not curricular events, the teacher in charge decides whether only vaccinated persons and persons who recovered from an infection with COVID may participate or whether a rapid test and mask requirement is obligatory for participation.
We strongly recommend wearing a mask. We explicitly point out that due to the dynamic situation and the constant adjustments regarding entry and exit restrictions with foreign countries (but also with domestic travel due to COVID hotspots), problems may arise for unvaccinated persons (quarantine, entry difficulties, etc.). Participation in field trips and business trips is at your own risk. Vaccinated individuals often benefit from exemptions here.

Business trips and field trips to areas of virus variants of concern areas won’t be approved.
Please note the deadlines for submitting mission and field trip requests. Those who leave without approval will not receive subsequent approval and reimbursement of expenses or the like.

3. Examinations

Are exams allowed to take place online?

Yes, if possible and in accordance with your professor.

Are non HfK members allowed to participate?

Yes.

See point 5 HfK ROOMS & GROUNDS "What rules apply to external audiences?" and “Are external participants allowed for classes/events?”

4. participation in digital teaching

Can I borrow equipment and instruments to participate in teaching digitally?

Yes. Please contact us in advance by mail or phone.

Dechanatstraße:
Instruments can be requested and collected by contacting Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de
Further equipment for online teaching can be requested from Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de // 0421 – 95 95 15 80

Speicher XI:
You can book appointments to pick up equipment at the central circulation desk and at the circulation desk for online teaching via »Getin«. If you have questions about the respective equipment, please contact:
- Christian Meyer at the central circulation desk: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or by phone: 95 95 12 99
- circulation desk for online teaching: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

What equipment is available to students and teachers for digital teaching, among other things?

The following material lists can be found online on the HfK- Corona Downloads page. They should give you an overview where you can get which equipment and who you can contact for more detailed questions.

Material list Central lending store XI:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Zentrale Ausleihe // Equipment List Central Lending Desk
For questions and rental requests, please contact Central Lending Desk, Christian Meyer: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 12 99

Material List Online Teaching Speicher XI:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching
For questions and rental requests, please contact: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

Equipment List Online Teaching Dechanatstraße:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 3. Unterlagen Musik > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching
For questions and rental requests please contact Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 15 80

How do I sign up for Microsoft Teams?

Log in to the HfK-Portal with your HfK email address. On the start page of the portal, you will find HfK Cloud Services on the right. Click on "Teams". Download the app (it’s free!) or log in via your browser. Again, you will need your HfK email address and password. You can also install the app on your cell phone or tablet.

Where can I adjust my personal settings?

You’ll find “settings” when you click on the avatar on the upper right corner. for example your microfon and cameras setup or there you can log out from your account.

Is there a team etiquette?

Yes.
→ Mute your microphone when you are not speaking
→ Test your microphone and camera before your first team conference
→ Raise your digital hand when you want to speak
→ Use the @mentions function to address people directly
→ Be aware of your surroundings, because others see them too. You can use backgrounds via the settings, or via shortcut Shortcut: Ctrl + Shift + P // cmd + Shift + P
→ Never record conference without consent of everybody participating

How can I chat / call someone?

Enter the name of the person you want to contact in the upper search bar. This allows you to find any person with an HfK email address.

What are teams?

A team is generated for each class. In a team you can communicate with your teachers and co-students, share documents, make appointments and discuss topics. In each team you can create different channels. It is best to communicate with your teacher if you are not sure about the structure.

What can I do with the calendar function?

The calendar allows you to see which appointments you have been invited to, to schedule appointments and invite others, for example, to organize a study group. MS Teams is connected to your Outlook (calendar), so Teams appointments will show in both calendars and persons will receive invites to appointments automatically by mail.

If you want to join an event, access your calendar and click on "participate".

Your question is not there? Check the Quick Quide from MS Teams

On the HfK-Corona Downloads page you can find a Quick Guide that answers many small questions about using MS Teams.
You can find it here:
HfK-Corona-Downloads > 6. General Documents > Quick Guide MS Teams English

5. HfK rooms & grounds

Is access to HfK locations and events restricted?

No.

BUT:
Stay home if you have cold symptoms or a positive rapid test.
Please inform our corona officer Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de. e or 0421/ 9595 1147).

Are libraries open?

Yes. The libraries can be accessed without prior appointments.
→ Library Dechanatstraße: Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am — 1 pm; 2 pm – 4 pm, , Friday 10 am – 1 pm.
Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de // tb-musik@suub.uni-bremen.de // phone: 9595-1509
→ Library Speicher XI: Tuesday – Thursday from 10 am — 12 pm; 1 pm – 4 pm, Friday 10 am – 1 pm.
Agnes Knütter: tb-kunst@suub.uni-bremen.de // phone: 9595-1209

I would like to borrow instruments or technical equipment, is that possible?

Yes. Please contact us in advance by mail or phone.

Dechanatstraße:
Instruments can be requested and collected by contacting Veronika Greuel: v.greuel@hfk-bremen.de
Further equipment for online teaching can be requested from Ali Isciler: a.isciler@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 15 80
A general overview of the equipment at Dechanatstraße can be found here:
HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Musik > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching

Speicher XI:
You can book appointments for pick-up at the central lending desk and at technical department for online teaching via »Getin«.
A general overview of the equipment can be found here:
Central Lending Desk: HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Zentrale Ausleihe // Equipment List Central Lending Desk
Online Teaching Speicher XI: HfK-Corona Downloads > 2. Unterlagen Kunst & Design > Materialliste Ausleihe Digitale Lehre // Equipment List Online Teaching

If you have questions about the respective equipment, please contact:
- Central Lending Desk, Mr. Christian Meyer: christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de oder Telefon 95 95 12 99
christian.meyer@hfk-bremen.de or phone 95 95 12 99
- circulation desk for online teaching: onlinelehre.technik@hfk-bremen.de

Can I pick up my things from the Speicher XI or from Dechanatsraße?

Yes.

I need to use a HfK printer, is it possible?

Yes.

Are cafeterias open?

Yes.

I would like to use a room outside the HfK, is that possible?

Yes.
Please check with your teacher or the Room Team prior to organizing rooms outside of HfK.

Do I have to attend classes in private rooms?

No.
Classes and events of the HfK may under no circumstances take place in private rooms. If you have any questions, please contact your dean's office or the President (rektor@hfk-bremen.de).

I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?

Yes.
Please note the access regulations (see FAQ- point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds").

Are non-HfK members allowed as participants of classes/events?

Yes.
Please note the access restrictions under point "5. HfK Rooms & Grounds - "Is access to HfK locations and events restricted?".

Is (external) audience allowed at the HfK?

Yes
Curricular and non-curricular events are allowed with a maximum of 50 people present. Groups of up to 100 people will be allowed in consultation with corona@hfk-bremen.de. External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Please note our current HfK Hygiene Concept (1. “NEWS” or 12” HFK HYGIENE CONCEPT“)

How many people may participate in an event (group size)?

Curricular and non-curricular events are allowed with a maximum of 50 people present. Groups of up to 100 people will be allowed in consultation with corona@hfk-bremen.de. External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Please note our current HfK Hygiene Concept (1. “NEWS” or 12” HFK HYGIENE CONCEPT“)

6. access & use of space Speicher XI

Is access to Speicher XI restricted?

No.

BUT:
Stay home if you have cold symptoms or a positive rapid test.
Please inform our corona officer Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de. e or 0421/ 9595 1147).

Do all students have access to Speicher XI?

Yes.
All students and alumni/ae have access to Speicher XI and workshops.
Students can request key cards facilitating their access to rooms at Speicher XI, Segments 08 – 17 again. Please note that you can also book rooms and workshops through »Getin«. How this works you can find under FAQ-point "7. room booking with "Getin" Speicher XI" or in the info flyer under Corona Downloads < 5. Getin & Checkin Speicher XI.

In which period are rooms bookable?

Speicher XI is open 24 hours a day.

How many people may participate in an event (group size)?

Curricular and non-curricular events are allowed with a maximum of 50 people present. Groups of up to 100 people will be allowed in consultation with corona@hfk-bremen.de. External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Please note our current HfK Hygiene Concept (1. “NEWS” or 12” HFK HYGIENE CONCEPT“)

Can I use the Workshops?

Yes.

Please note that a particular hygiene may apply to the workshop.
Bookings are made through getin.hfk-bremen.de

Are external persons allowed to enter Speicher XI?

Yes.

See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

Is audience allowed?

Yes.

See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

May I invite a curator or gallery owner?

Yes. See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

When do I need to request security?

Additional security is no longer avalable.

Are events outdoor allowed?

Yes.

Which rooms are available for individual access via Getin or key cards?

The administration can make most rooms accessible for your uses with a locking permit. At this time, some rooms can be booked by using Getin, among them work shops and rooms at the external segments 4, 6 and 7. All relevant information is available in Getin.

How can I acquire locking privileges for a room?

To acquire locking privileges for a room you have to turn to the individual responsible for the respective room, such as a teacher or the head of a work shop. Only they can register you with the room team by name and room number.

How can I acquire a key card?

You can register for a key card in Getin. Actual key cards are then handed out by house management (Dezernat 4).

How do I activate my key card again?

Enter the number of your key card in Getin as soon as possible. This will register your locking and access privileges on your card. If you currently hold a number of cards you should decide for one card to keep and use to register all of your privileges on. Then please return to other cards to Dezernat 4.

Will locking privileges be transferred into Getin?

Yes. If you have already received booking or access privileges to a room in Getin, your access permits will be activated in the near future. Please contact us if you encounter any kind of problems with key cards at schluessel@hfk-bremen.de

7. room booking with »Getin« Speicher XI

What kinds of deadlines do apply for my booking request?

Rooms can be booked up to 14 days in advance. This rule does not apply for examinees!
Processing a room request can take up to 48 hrs.
Our employees managing workshops and offices usually do not process booking requests during their weekends off. As an example for how this works: If you would like to book a workshop for a Monday morning at 10 am, you would have to file your request by Thursday morning at 10 am at the latest do allow for processing.

Can I book a room for an extended period of time?

Rooms can only be assigned continuously to a member of our community for a period of up to 7 days.

How do I know whether my request has been approved?

Please open getin.hfk-bremen.de in the browser of your smartphone, tablet or pc. You can access your complete information by clicking on your name at the top left corner of the display. You will see the current status of your booking as “requested”, “confirmed”, “denied” or “ cancelled”.
You will be notified on any changes in the status of your booking requests or bookings via an email to your HfK account.

Why has my booking been denied?

Request are being denied if a room has already been assigned to another member of the community or if your request does not fit the specifications of the room. But in such cases you should receive a note with an explanation from the person managing booking decisions.

Can I change booking requests and bookings after filing them?

Yes and no. Once you have send or confirmed your request, it has entered processing and you can cancel it via »Getin«. You therefore can cancel requests and bookings of rooms as well as file new requests. But you may change details of bookings you have requested or have already received – such as the time –, by contacting the people managing these bookings. To do so, please answer the mails that those officials have already send you via Getin in response to your request.

Can I cancel a request or booking for a room?

You can access your complete information by clicking on your name at the top left corner of the display in »Getin«. You now can view all of your requests and bookings. Click on the one you wish to cancel. Then click on “cancel”.

How can I get approved to access a room?

The person responsible to manage a room has to approve you in »Getin«. As soon as you have filed a request for a room that you have not yet been authorized to enter, »Getin« will pass on the request to the person in charge. You may also first get in touch with the person responsible for managing the room, e.g. professor, and ask them to authorize you to enter the room via »Getin«. You then can book the room using »Getin«.

Do I still have to use Checkin?

No.

The filing form does not work. What should I do now?

Please send us an email to getin@hfk-bremen.de.

Questions or feedback?

Answers for many questions can be found under “Help” in »Getin« and »Checkin« or here at the FAQ.
Please contact us by email with any questions, issues or suggestions you may have at getin@hfk-bremen.de.
Any other questions or feedback on Corona and our University may be directed at corona@hfk-bremen.de

8. access & room booking Dechanatstraße

Is access to Dechanatstraße restricted?

No.

BUT:
Stay home if you have cold symptoms or a positive rapid test.
Please inform our corona officer Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de. e or 0421/ 9595 1147).

Booking rooms or practicing cells

You can book rooms at Dechanatstraße through Asimut. For questions about rooms or similar, contact raum_musik@hfk-bremen.de. A detailed info has been sent out by the Room Team Music on March 29, 2022 by email.

How many people may participate in an event (group size)?

Curricular and non-curricular events are allowed with a maximum of 50 people present. Groups of up to 100 people will be allowed in consultation with corona@hfk-bremen.de. External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Please note our current HfK Hygiene Concept (1. “NEWS” or 12” HFK HYGIENE CONCEPT“)

Are non-HfK members persons allowed to enter HfK-Dechanatstraße?

Yes. See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

Is audience allowed?

Yes. See FAQ-point 5 "I am not a member of the HfK, may I enter the HfK?" and "Is an audience allowed at the HfK?".

When do I need to request security?

Additional security is no longer avalable.

9. cancelled

cancelled

cancelled

10. »Checkin« - cancelled

Digital self-documentation with checkin will no longer be required as of April 4, 2022.?

11. international students

Information for students fleeing due to the war in Ukraine.

We have summarized and linked all important information on our website

Will international students also get a vaccination?

Yes. Please contact coron@hfk-bremen.de for counselling or appointments.

I have problems with my visa/residence permit, what can I do?

Dezernat 1 Student’s Office (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) and International Office International-Office@hfk-bremen.de (International-Office@hfk-bremen.de) will be happy to advise you. Please contact them.

You can also contact the Migration Office located at the University of Bremen: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/bsu/news

Who will help me understand and translate texts?

Your fellow student at Language Assistance will support you in understanding texts. They will not only help you with English, but also with other languages (e.g. Korean, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese) through their network.

They offer:
→ Support for the translation of tasks in teaching
→ (Call for) tenders in German
→ When writing short texts or filling out forms in German
→ Accompany you to important meetings or appointments and help with translations

You can reach Language Assistance at language_assistance@hfk-bremen.de.

Is there support for international students?

Yes.
The International Committee of the HfK will be happy to help you with general questions and can be reached at istc@hfk-bremen.de.

In addition, various contact persons are available to support you. Please see point 14 ”Help & Support” for all contacts.

Where can I find information about local laws regarding the coronavirus?

Please find the current Corona Ordinance and FAQ of the city of Bremen here (available in English, Arabic, Bulgarian, French, Kurdish, Farsi, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, Turkish): https://www.bremen.de/corona/corona-international

12. HfK hygiene concept

What is the HfK hygiene concept and why does it concern me?

The Corona Ordinance stipulates that all facilities must present a hygiene concept in order to minimize the risk of infection. With the HfK hygiene concept, general rules apply to all areas and events at the HfK.

If all HfK members reliably implement the hygiene concept - i.e. distance rules, wearing masks and ventilation - the risk for everyone is reduced and even if there is an infection case, only small parts of the university have to be closed. In addition, a solid hygiene concept helps in arguing for more flexibility with the state government for the next few months.

What does the HfK hygiene concept cover?

The HfK hygiene concept applies at all times on the entire HfK premises and at all HfK events.
Show solidarity! If someone asks you to wear a mask (during talks/ meetings/ classes etc.), then please put your mask on. We cannot recognize only by the looks who belongs to a high-risk group, who has regular contact with persons from high-risk groups, or who is simply very afraid.

Report positive Corona tests to corona@hfk-bremen.de To avoid chains of infection within the HfK in the future, positive test results or symptoms must be reported immediately to our Corona Officer Clara Weustink. In those cases, stay at home and do not enter HfK for the time being and discuss further actions with her.

The obligation to document the attendance at HfK (teaching) events with our form remains in effect. Self-documentation via Checkin will be discontinued as of April 3, 2022.

Physical distances may be undercut, but where possible please keep 1.5m distance to other people.

Wash hands regularly and adhere to cough/sneeze etiquette.

Curricular and non-curricular events are allowed with a maximum of 50 people present. Groups of up to 100 people will be allowed in consultation with corona@hfk-bremen.de. External guests and external audiences are allowed, HfK events may be advertised.

Ventilate rooms well every 20 minutes or use the mobile air purifiers.It is best to set a cell phone alarm and borrow a CO2 meter from the reception desk if needed. For exceptions to this ventilation rule, see point 12. "Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule".

Disinfection of surfaces - you can borrow disinfectant at the reception.

Wash your hands regularly and thouroughly.

Adherence to sneeze and cough etiquette.

Stay at home if you feel sick or have flu-like symptoms.

Smoking is prohibited on the entire premises of the HfK Bremen.

The preparation of food and beverages in the rooms of the HfK by teachers and students is not permitted.

Additional hygiene measures that may apply to individual areas will be posted in the affected areas.

What are the minimum distances?

→ The minimum distance is 1.5m inside and outside the HfK.
→ The minimum distance may be undercut during courses and examinations indoors.
→ In the corridors, offices and outside, the distance of 1.5m must still be maintained.

May I enter the HfK without a mask?

We strongly recommend that you continue to wear FFP 2 or surgical masks, as the infection rates are very high and we are in close contact with many people at HfK. Our colleagues at the reception desks will continue to hand out medical masks.

How to wear masks correctly?

Good fit: All masks must fit over your mouth, nose and cheeks and must fit tightly, especially around the edges of the mask so that as little air as possible passes past the mask.
Change regularly: A moist mask should be changed. When removing the mask, touch only the straps and then wash your hands thoroughly. Most masks are labeled as disposable products by the manufacturers. They should be changed regularly and disposed of after use.

Please ask our colleagues at the entrances, if you need a mask to switch.

Which basic rules apply when using a room?

Only rooms that can be sufficiently ventilated will be made available for use.

CO2 measuring devices can be borrowed at the reception at both campuses.

Maximum occupancy per room will be established depending upon the physical characteristics of the space, the activity taking place inside of it, and how much minimum distance per person is necessary. The room’s actual measurements are secondary; it is more important to maintain the minimum distance between people and to ventilate thoroughly.

Disinfectants and spacer bands will be available at the reception desk in each location.

How often do I need to ventilate?

Ventilate the room thoroughly when you enter it and every 20 minutes thereafter. This applies to every room (office, classroom, meeting rooms, etc.) and to all activities.

To make ventilation as easy as possible for you, it's best to set an alarm on your cell or to borrow a CO2 meter at the front desk.

Exceptions apply only to rooms with ventilation units, see item 12 → "Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule".

Exceptions to the 20-minute ventilation rule

In the Dechanatstraße concert hall (Konzertsaal), it is sufficient to switch on the permanently installed ventilation system with pre- and post-running times – in there it is not necessary to ventilate with open windows.

In rooms with mobile air purifiers there is no need to ventilate with open windows. The devices switch on automatically. If necessary, you can switch on the power mode with the blue "Booster" button.

Mobile air purifiers are located at Speicher XI:
→ Großer Theorieraum # 4.15.070
→ Kleiner Theorieraum # 4.15.090
→ Magazin #1.10.080
→ Siebdruckwerkstatt #3.15.070
→ Konferenzraum # 4.10.060

Mobile air purifiers are located at Dechanatstraße:
→ Galerie # 0.05
→ Raum # 1.01
→ Raum # 2.17
→ Kammermusiksaal # 1.05

Please note:
→ The devices only filter dangerous aerosols from the air, you can still open the windows for fresh air.
→ In rooms with technical ventilation, the CO2 meters are only of limited use (the logic is: the higher the CO2 level in the air, the higher the load of aerosols in the air).
→ The air purifiers reduce the level of aerosols significantly but the risk of infection through droplets remains. This means that all of our hygiene rules are still very much in effect and remain crucially important.

What are CO2 meters?

These devices measure the CO2 content of air in real time and indicate the quality of the air with LED lights:
The worse the air inside a room, the higher the CO2 content in the air and the higher the aerosol/virus load.

The devices are especially recommended for events in groups, as they remind regular ventilation, especially during longer events.

The Co2 meters can be borrowed at the reception at both campuses.

13. COVID 19: rights & duties

What to do in case of COVID 19 infection or urgent suspicion?

→ Stay home and avoid all personal contact.
→ If you are infected, or if you have an urgent suspicion, report to your physician.
→ Outside office hours, you can reach the medical after-hours service by calling 116 117 or HERE.
→ In case of emergency, call the emergency number 112.
→ The hotline for citizens of Bremen can also help you regarding general questions: 115
→ Inform the HfK as early as possible by sending an e-mail to corona@hfk-bremen.de The notification to HfK should include the following information:
→ Were you at the HfK or at HfK events within 48 hours before your first symptoms or 48 hours before you took the coronavirus test? Where exactly were you? → With whom did you have close contact? Were these persons already informed about the increased risk?

See also point 13 → ”Who do I have to inform when and about what?” about who to notify).

Why am I required to report my infection or travel activities?

In order to limit the spread of the coronavirus, the health department must be informed about infections, urgent suspicions of infection or entries from foreign risk areas. As a member of the HfK you must also inform us: corona@hfk-bremen.de).

HfK is required to report confirmed infections of individuals who have been at HfK or HfK events.

Who do I have to inform when and about what?

If you are entering Germany from abroad, you might neeed to register here: https://www.einreiseanmeldung.de/#/

If you have been infected with the coronavirus, or if there is an urgent suspicion, please contact:
→ the Health Office of Bremen:infektionsschutz@ordnungsamt.bremen.de or office@gesundheitsamt.bremen.de
→ the HfK: d3corona@hfk-bremen.de (employees) oder corona@hfk-bremen.de (students)
The notification to HfK should include the following information: → Were you at the HfK or at HfK events within 48 hours before your first symptoms or 48 hours before you took the coronavirus test? Where exactly were you?
→ With whom did you have close contact? Were these persons already informed about the increased risk?

Can I come to HfK with a Corona infection or cold?

No. If you are officially subject to an isolation measure, you are also neither allowed to enter the Hochschule für Künste Bremen nor participate in HfK events in presence during this time. As a precautionary measure, this also applies in the case of strong suspicion of an infection.
Also, if you are sick and have symptoms like a cold or flu, you should not come to HfK.

Does isolation automatically count as time off if I can't get to HfK?

No. The period of isolation for students will be considered as sick leave. Please inform your examination office if necessary: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

The salary of staff members who are unable to come to the HfK due to isolation measures, will remain unaffected, as I assume that tasks defined contractually, will still be carried out within the limits applied.

I had contact with an infected person, what to do?

If you have had close contact with an infected person, contact your family doctor immediately (see point → What to do in case of COVID 19 infection or urgent suspicion? ") and arrange further steps.
You may also be contacted by the health department and quarantined.

In both cases, please inform the HfK by email to corona@hfk-bremen.de.

As long as the suspicion is not clarified or as long as the quarantine is in effect, you are not allowed to enter HfK premises, or to attend HfK events in person.

Will I be informed if a person at HfK is infected and I have had contact with them?

Yes. As soon as the HfK-Corona-Beauftragte learns about an infection risk in your close environment, she will inform you.

Therefore, it is very important that infections or an urgent suspicion are reported quickly to corona@hfk-bremen.de and that all HfK members document themselves correctly.

What happens, if I get a positive test result?

In case of a positive test result, please go immediately to a test center to have a PCR test done, or phone your physician. Not all rapid test centers also offer a PCR test. The PCR test is free of charge for you as long as you can show your positive rapid test result and your ID card. Between the PCR test and the test result you have to quarantine.

I got a COVID infection at work – is this considered an occupational accident?

In the case of a proven COVID infection that occurred at the university, it is possible to report this as an occupational accident.

14. Help & Support

Where can I get my vaccination?

We will continue our vaccination initiatives for members of HfK. We will inform you about our latest initiatives by mail to your HfK mailbox and under Nr. 1 "NEWS".

Of course there are many other options to get your vaccination:
Please find dates and locations for vaccination trucks and mobile vaccination teams here: Mobile Impfteams und Impftrucks (German only)

All persons who are registered or work in Bremen can visit the Vaccination Centers in Bremen. Register here and get your appointment (German & English) www.impfzentrum.bremen.de

Videos in 16 languages on vaccinations are available here:here

For questions and advice about vaccinations you can also contact the Corona Officer of the HfK Clara Weustink (corona@hfk-bremen.de, 9595-1147 or by MS Teams to Clara Weustink).

Who helps with psychological or social problems?

Studying can be a great psychological strain during this time and we would like to encourage all students to seek help if the strain becomes too great. Talking to friends, teachers or experts, for example the psychological counseling service of the Studierendenwerk or the social counseling service of the Studierendenwerk can help.

The AStA of the HfK is also there to help you. Contact the Social Affairs & Discrimination Department (asta-soziales-antidis@hfk-bremen.de). Details about the department can be found on the AStA website AStA website > Social Affairs & Discrimination.

Who can I turn to in case of domestic violence?

The AStA of the University of Bremen has compiled an extensive help phone list. This currently includes:
→ Help hotline "Violence against women": 08000 116 016 (free of charge)
→ Help hotline "Pregnant women in distress": 0800 40 40 020 (free of charge)
→ Children's and young people's telephone "NummerGegenKummer": 116 111 (free of charge)
→ Parents' telephone: 0800 111 0 550 (for parents in stressful situations, free of charge)
→ Sexual Abuse Help Line: 0800 22 55 530

The AStA of the HfK also keeps you up to date on the topic of funding and consulting: asta.hfk-bremen.de/en/

How to find a family doctor?

In Germany, you are free to choose any family doctor of your choice. If you display symptoms or need medical advice contact your doctor initially only via telephone, in order to clarify the further steps.
You can google “Hausarzt” or “Hausärztin” to find a family doctor in your area.
All students must be insured by an health insurance and this insurance will cover the costs of basic treatments and counselling.
In acute medical emergency, you should immediately dial 112, the emergency telephone number.

Who helps with general questions about the study and semester?

Leave of Absence & General Studies:
→ Department 1 - Student and Academic Affairs: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

General studies in the Department of Art and Design:
→ Dean of Studies Prof. Andrea Rauschenbusch: a.rauschenbusch@hfk-bremen.de

General Studies in the Department of Music
→ Dean of Studies: Studiendekanat-Musik@hfk-bremen.de

Financial problems? The HfK Social Fund!

The HfK- Social Fund helps students who are in financial need. You can apply if
→ you are enrolled at the HfK and
→ you suffer under financial duress due to the pandemic

Contact us early if you are in financial need! Your application will be treated confidentially.
→ International students: international-office@hfk-bremen.de
→ German students: dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de

Looking for student side jobs? Sidejobs!

If you are looking for a side job, the website “Sidejobs” contains tips and offers for student jobs at the HfK as well as for positions outside of the University (at cultural institutions and other places): https://sidejobs.hfk-bremen.de/

Please do not hesitate to direct questions and offers to: sidejobs@hfk-bremen.de

Studiyng abroad (Incoming/Outgoing)? International Office!

The International Office supports and advises international students in all aspects of their stay in Germany (financing, accommodation, visas, etc.) as well as HfK members who want to study abroad.
→ Contact: International-Office@hfk-bremen.de
→ Link: HfK < International
→ Financial tips: HfK < International < funding opportunities
→ The International Committee of the HfK will be happy to help you with general questions and can be reached at: istc@hfk-bremen.de

Who will help me with scholarships and residencies?

Together with the Department of Research Development and Research Funding, students will advise you in English or German via Skype on the topics of scholarships and residencies.
→ Which foundations offer what kind of scholarships? What are the criteria? How and when do I apply?
→ How do I write a convincing application and what points does a resume include?
→ What are the calls for residencies and how do I apply?
→ For questions regarding the extension of your scholarship (e.g. DAAD scholarship)

Please contact Stipa: stipa@hfk-bremen.de

The team from Elternkompass also provides support and advice in the search for scholarships. The free and independent advisory service can be reached at 030 278306-777. In addition, the information portal www.elternkompass.info/english offers comprehensive orientation in the scholarship jungle with information specifically on scholarships for German and international students as well as students with a refugee background.

I have problems with my visa/residence permit, what can I do?

The staff in Department 1 for Student and Academic Affairs (dezernat1@hfk-bremen.de) and in the International Office (International-Office@hfk-bremen.de) will be happy to advise you. Please contact them.

You can also contact the Migration Office located at the University of Bremen.

Who will help me understand and translate texts?

Your fellow students at Language Assistance will support you in understanding texts. They will not only help you with English, but also with other languages (e.g. Korean, Arabic, Spanish or Chinese) through a student network.

They offer:
→ Support in the translation of tasks in teaching
→ For tenders and tender texts in German
→ When writing short texts or filling out forms in German
→ Accompany you to important meetings or appointments and help with translations

You can reach Language Assistance at language_assistance@hfk-bremen.de.

What is the loan fund of the Studierendenwerk Bremen?

The Studierendenwerk Bremen offers temporary assistance in the form of interest-free loans to students. The amount of the loan is determined by the extent of the financial emergency, but may not exceed a sum of € 550.00 per month. The loan is granted for a maximum period of 3 months. You can find more information and application documents here(german):
https://www.stw-bremen.de/de/studienfinanzierung/darlehensfonds

Where else can I find out about support services at HfK?

The AStA also keeps you up to date on the subject of funding and advice:
https://asta.hfk-bremen.de/en/

What does the cultural sponsorship of the Studierendenwerk Bremen do?

Due to the discontinuation of numerous events and projects that make up student life in Bremen and Bremerhaven, the Studierendenwerk Bremen's culture department has financial resources at its disposal.

The Studierendenwerk Bremen would like to support creative ideas that can be implemented despite the coronavirus pandemic. The application form for the funding of student cultural projects can be found here: www.stw-bremen.de/en/culture

Does the Federal Employment Agency also offer financial assistance?

The Federal Employment Agency Basic introduced an income support program for self-employed persons, freelancers and other affected persons. Please find current information on the website or call the hotline (0800 4 5555 23).

What is the next step with BAföG?

The subject of grants and support received under the federal law concerning the promotion of education and training (BAföG) is complex. We recommend that you contact the BAföG office early on if you have any questions or if your situation changes:
https://www.stw-bremen.de/de/bafoeg/aktuelles

The Studierendenwerk has set up an extensive FAQ page.

Solo self-employed? Cultural worker? State aid-programs!

There are various assistance programs for self-employed and workers from the artistic/cultural field at an state level and at a federal level.

You can find information on the following website:
Senator for Culture Bremen < Corona Hinweise für Kulturakteure (german)