Coronavirus: Impact on Trier University

Trier University provides the lastest information and answers important questions concerning the effects of Corona virus on University operations. (Deutsche Version)

During the winter semester 2022/23 all lectures, seminars, courses, exercices, examinations as well as non-curricular events will be held on-site and face-to-face, regardless of the number of participants. There is currently no obligation to wear a facial mask. However, the University recommends wearing a facial mask inside buildings, especially in situations where social distancing cannot be observed.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

What do I do if a Corona case occurs at a course, lecture or event?

If a participant of a course, lecture or event has contracted COVID-19, the organiser is asked to inform participants. The course or lecture can be continued on site. It is not necessary to contact the local health authority or to notify the university. Please observe the latest quarantine rules.


What should I do if I suspect to have been infected by coronavirus?

In case of a suspected infection please contact one of the institutions listed on the website of the federal state of Rhineland-Palatinate.

What do I do if I have been tested positive for Coronavirus?

If you are a student, lecturer or employee at Trier University and have been tested positive for Corona virus, please do not enter Campus. Please adhere to the latest rules on isolation.

However, Trier University would like to enable fast and transparent information and therefore recommends the following actions:

  • Students should immediately contact those lecturers, whose courses they attended the week before the positive test result. The lecturer informs all participants of the course about the positive case without revealing any names. The lecturer also decides whether the lecture or course can be continued or if the course needs to temporarily be offered online. There are no additional obligations to notify the university.
  • Lecturers who tested positive need to inform their students immediately. In addition the dean's office needs to be informed to coordinate any further actions. 
  • Employees should immediately inform their supervisor in order to advise any direct colleagues and coordinate possible further actions.

Where can I get help if I am concerned regarding the return to campus?

The programme Beyond Covid offers students and employees who feel left alone a chance to talk to trained volunteers about concerns regarding the return to campus.


Where can I get tested?

A list of test stations in Trier can be found here (German).

Are facial masks (FFP2 standard) being provided?

The current Corona regulations do not prescribe employers to provide facial masks for free. Therefore, facial masks cannot be provided. However, Trier University recommends that members of Trier University wear facial masks voluntarily.


Are Corona self-tests being provided?

The obligation for employers to providing Corona self-tests was terminated in the summer. Therefore, tests are not being provided at the moment.


Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have additional questions regarding the measures being taken or the current situation at Trier University please contact coronauni-trierde. We will get back to you as soon as possible.