Current information on the corona epidemic

Updated on: 31 July 2020

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Due to the spread of the coronavirus, the Folkwang University of the Arts has taken extensive measures – based on federal, state and municipal regulations – to protect its university members and reduce the rate of infections. The general distance-keeping and hygiene regulations issued by the Federal and State Governments shall continue to be strictly complied with. 

Safe Mode
The university is currently operating in ‘safe mode’. This is ensured through the Hygiene Plan, which is continually updated and adapted to the applicable Federal and State Government regulations.
> General decree on holding lectures, practice-oriented events and examinations at universities in North-Rhine Westphalia, issued by the State Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Affairs (Allgemeinverfügung zu Hochschulen)

> Corona Protection Ordinance (Coronaschutzverordnung - CoronaSchVO) on the NRW State internet website

Hygiene Plan / Catalogue of Measures
All university members are required to actively keep themselves informed about the protective measures as well as distance-keeping and hygiene regulations particularly applicable at the university in the current version of the Hygiene Plan and Catalogue of Measures.
> Folkwang Catalogue of Measures & Hygiene Plan

Online semester to remain in place
The university will generally remain in the online semester until the end of the lecture period. The implementation of the online semester is governed by the "Provisions on exceptions granted by the President's Office of the Folkwang University of the Arts in the implementation of the Corona Epidemic University Regulations"

Folkwang events involving attendance by the general public remain suspended
No public Folkwang events will be held until the start of the winter semester. This shall apply to artistic performances, workshops, advanced training courses, conferences etc., which have been suspended until 31st October 2020.

Travel restrictions to remain in place
Please observe without fail the current conditions in NRW on (re-)entering Germany in our FAQs.

What measures are currently applicable in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia?

The relevant measures currently in force are available at this link: