Corona update

The HGB continues to try to maintain teaching in attendance. For this purpose, the following regulations apply:

Admission to the HGB

  • Admission to the university buildings is only possible via the main entrance and the Werkhof and will be controlled.
  • For visitors to HGB exhibitions and library users who are not HGB members, 2-G-plus applies: only vaccinated and recovered persons with a current negative test result certified by a test centre or other qualified body are granted access
  • 1-G applies to HGB members and guests of teaching events or similar: a daily negative test is required for admission to the HGB:
    • vaccinated or recovered HGB members: proof of completion of a self-test via self-report (required tests will be provided at the Central Office)
    • non-vaccinated or recovered HGB members: certified proof from the test centre or another qualified body

Staying in the HGB buildings

  • Masks are compulsory on circulation areas in HGB buildings and in all rooms if a distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained.
  • Stay at home if you feel unwell: If you have COVID-19 symptomatology and respiratory symptomatology, i.e. cold signs, flu symptoms, acute loss of sense of smell and taste, seek and call a doctor first. Follow the instructions of your local health authority. Please also follow the RKI's advice on contact tracing for SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Courses & excursions

  • Wherever possible, teaching should continue to take place in presence, but the obligation to wear a medical mask still applies if the distance of 1.5 m between participants cannot be maintained in the classroom.
  • The permissible number of participants for the respective room must not be exceeded (see overview of person capacity/room).
  • If the number of participants exceeds this capacity, or in the case of appropriate formats, online or hybrid events can also be held.
  • Excursions: if the legal situation, which lies outside the sphere of influence of the HGB, allows it, excursions can be carried out in compliance with the 3-G rule. Excursions abroad are strongly discouraged at present.


  • With these rules, all examinations of the winter semester can take place in the scheduled examination periods (see Academic Calendar).

Exhibitions at the HGB

  • Exhibitions and similar events can still take place with external visitors (the above-mentioned admission regulations apply).
  • Opening ceremonies and parties must be avoided.
  • For exhibitions and presentations in the classrooms, the maximum number of people per room must also be observed (for orientation: depending on the exhibition situation, no more than 10 people should be in a classroom at the same time).
  • We recommend extending the duration and opening hours of exhibitions to avoid crowding in the rooms and corridors.

Open Day & Rundgang 2022

  • The Open Day will again be offered as a purely digital format.
  • The HGB Rundgang will take place in Presence from 10 to 13 February 2022.

Committee work, self-administration & home office

  • Senate, departmental and committee meetings as well as service consultations and work meetings in teaching and administration should be conducted digitally wherever possible.
  • The possibilities for working in a home office (short-term mobile work) are to be used as far as possible.

In addition, please note and inform yourself about the other applicable measures listed in the  Hygiene and Infection Control Policy of the HGB as well as in the Opening Concept of the HGB. You will find these and other helpful documents for dealing with the Corona pandemic in the HGB-nextcloud (only for academy members).

These regulations apply analogously to the Saxon Corona Protection Regulations until at least 12.12.2021.