Questions and answers for visitors

On 1 August 2020, RUB switched to a new form of operations, i.e. operations under Covid conditions. Its aim is to facilitate social life on campus once again and to create more normality under coronavirus conditions. These regulations are likely to remain in force until the end of the winter semester, i.e. until 31 March 2021 – to the extent that the epidemiological developments and political guidelines will permit.

Which regulations apply to RUB visitors? (3.8.2020)

Special regulations also apply to all RUB visitors, available to all RUB members in PDF format. The regulations are as follows:

In the following cases you are not allowed to enter the Ruhr-Universität campus and buildings:

  • If you are/have been ill with COVID-19 yourself (until your quarantine has been lifted by the competent health authority).
  • As contact of a person suffering from COVID-19 until the quarantine period ordered by the health authorities has expired.
  • After returning from a trip abroad you are not allowed to enter the RUB campus and buildings during the quarantine period (see Coronaeinreiseverordnung NRW, i.e. entry regulations NRW).

Other important regulations:

  • In case of symptoms of a respiratory tract infection (including mild ones) and/or suffering from newly occurring odour or taste disorders, you must stay home. If necessary, arrange an alternative appointment by telephone or email.
  • Don’t bring any accompanying person/s to your appointment (justified exceptions, e.g. for (severely) handicapped visitors, are possible and must be agreed on in advance).
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a mask/cloth in all RUB passageways and communal facilities (e.g. toilets, lifts, tea kitchens, waiting areas...) in all RUB buildings.
  • Observe the instructions provided by instructors/supervisors/lecturers during lectures, seminars etc.
  • Take the direct route to the place of your appointment resp. your facility.
  • Don’t share the lift with others, if possible. Keep as far away as possible from other people in the lift, cover your mouth and nose with a mask/cloth, and, if in doubt, take the next lift.
  • Make sure to be on time and to keep a distance of at least 1.5 m (5 feet) to other people.
  • Avoid shaking hands and other greeting rituals involving physical contact.
  • Leave the buildings and campus directly after your appointment.

Is the Botanical Garden open? (3.8.2020)

The Botanical Garden has been open since the end of June 2020, but it’s still subject to restrictions. The only open entrance is at the depot on N-Südstraße; moreover, all greenhouses are closed. The garden is open Monday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. All further details can be found on the garden’s website.

Are any cultural events taking place? (3.8.2020)

No, concerts, theatre performances, public lectures or similar events aren’t currently taking place, neither on the RUB campus nor in external facilities such as Blue Square in the centre of Bochum.

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