General hygiene instructions


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The main target should continue to be the prevention of person-to-person infections and the protection of people in risk groups.

In accordance with the recommendations of the competent authorities, the following in particular apply:

  • Reduce direct contact and keep > 1.5 m distance.
  • Wash hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water.
  • Do not shake hands.
  • Cough and sneeze in the crook of your arm.
  • Wear a face mask.

In order to interrupt chains of infection, it is particularly important to follow the current regulations of the University of Rostock in the case of cold symptoms or symptomswhich indicate an infection with SARS-CoV2.  Detailed information are available at this site:

We kindly ask you to also use the generally available sources of information and keep yourself up to date.

Status: 23.03.2021

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Instructions for wearing mouth-nose protection & respiratory protection in the UR.

MNP in buildings
It is mandatory for all persons to wear mouth-nose protection (MNP) in UR buildings. At least one medical face mask (surgical masks) is required as MNP.

MNP at the workplace
Insofar as the distance rule cannot be observed due to work conditions and technical measures such as partitions between workplaces cannot be implemented, employees must wear at least medical face masks or FFP 2 masks or the respirators specified in the annex to the Corona-ArbSchV for mutual protection.

If the risk assessment shows that a medical face mask or an FFP2 mask must be worn, this will be provided centrally by the UR. The required number of masks are to be sent to the crisis management.

Medical face masks will be provided if:

  • The minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained

FFP2 masks or respirators listed in the annex to the Corona-ArbSchV are provided if:

  • During the activities, hazards due to increased aerosol emission are to be expected or
  • In the case of operational activities involving contact with other persons, a person present is not required to wear a mask.

The manufacturer's instructions and the operating instructions for respiratory protection masks must be observed.

MNP in teaching and non-teaching events.
Indoors, it is mandatory to wear a medical mask or respirator. For outdoor areas, MNP is recommended unless clearances can be maintained.

Only persons who cannot wear masks for health reasons are exempt from the mask requirement. A medical certificate must be presented.  

Status: 22.03.2022

Recommendation on the using of face masks

The masks currently used in infection control are basically divided into three types:

  • There are mouth-nose coverings, for example, also called everyday mask, makeshift mouth-nose mask; community mask.
  • The medical face masks known from everyday medical practice, colloquially also called, for example, surgical masks, mouth-nose protection, mouth guards. These are "medical devices".
  • And the particle-filtering half masks known so far mainly to the craft sector, colloquially also called respirators, FFP masks. The name FFP is an abbreviation derived from the English name of the masks "Filtering Face Piece". These masks belong to the product category "Personal Protective Equipment" (PPE).

The main points of use and care of different types of protective masks have been published on the BfArM website