SARS-CoV-2 wird von Seife zerstört

Measures to slow the spread of the coronavirus

The aim of all measures is to contain the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and thus the protection of employees, students and animal owners.
Please act responsibly and attach importance to contact minimization and contact reduction in all actions.

Safety and hygiene concept SARS-CoV-2

Current infection control measures against SARS-CoV-2 at the TiHo with checklist and without checklist. Status: January 27, 2021.

+++++ Update April 14, 2021 +++++

In order for face-to-face events to be possible for students, it is necessary to conduct citizen or self-testing. Currently, vaccinated students must also be tested. If new regulations are promulgated by the state or the Federal Ministry of Health, the rules will be adjusted accordingly.

For SS 2021, the 2nd, 4th, 6th, and 8th semesters are required to take a free citizenship test weekly within a testing center or other qualified testing facilities, e.g., pharmacies, if students have face-to-face classes. (https://www.schnelltest-hannover.de/ or www.das-testzentrum.de/).  In addition, self-testing may be required and provided by the college.

Proof of testing must be provided to the facilities in each case. Unfortunately, if this is not provided, participation in the course will not be possible.

All students have received an e-mail with the relevant explanations for their semester.

 

Corona-FAQs of the TiHo

General information

What should I do if I have symptoms of illness or have had contact with a COVID-19 infected person?

In case of suspicion, please contact your family doctor by telephone. If a COVID-19 infection is confirmed, follow the doctor's instructions. Afterwards, please inform your supervisor or the Student Office by telephone or e-mail.

Is it necessary to wear a mask at the TiHo?

The current Lower Saxony Corona Ordinance stipulates that a medical mask must be worn in workplaces and business premises, consequently also in all university buildings. A medical mask must also be worn in entrance areas in front of and next to buildings and in parking lots. If you have taken a fixed workplace and only if it allows it, the medical mask can be removed.

Persons during manual or physically demanding work are exempt from this regulation. The minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other persons must then always be observed.

Could I come directly to the TiHo from abroad?

If you enter from a risk area, you must first go into domestic quarantine for 10 days before you are allowed to enter the TiHo premises. Countries are classified as risk areas if the infection rate is 50 or more infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants. The RKI country list provides an orientation. In addition, after entering the country from a foreign risk area, you must register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de. If you are affected, please consult your supervisor or the staff at the Student Office.

Clinics

Could I come to the clinic with my animal for treatment?

The TiHo clinics are still open for their animals. During your visit, please observe the hygiene and distance regulations, including face mask, and strictly follow the instructions of the staff. Please come alone with your animal and register in advance if possible. If you are ill, feel ill or have had contact with an infected person in the past 14 days, please contact another person, to go with your animal. Please give this person an informal power of attorney and their contact details.

Study & Teaching

How will the sommer semester 2021 take place?

Many courses and examinations will be held digitally, as in the summer semester 2020 and the winter semester 2020/21. We are also trying to offer presence courses again. We will try to offer attendance events again, taking into account all hygiene regulations. How many face-to-face courses will ultimately be offered depends on the current infection situation and may change at short notice.

Where do the state exams take place?

Most of the electronic exams for the State Examination will take place at the Hannover Congress Centrum this year, so that you can observe the currently required spacing regulations.

How could I get information about examinations and internships?

You will receive important information on your course of studies, for example on examinations or internships, via e-mails sent to you individually. We therefore ask you to keep your e-mail inboxes free and to read your e-mails without fail.

Do I have to present a sick note if I do not take my exam?

Generally, yes. If you have any problems, please contact the Student Office. If you are unable to take an exam, you must cancel the exam in advance by telephone or e-mail.

Is there a free trial for failed examinations during the Corona Pandemic?

No, there is no free attempt.

I am a single parent / I have children and no supervision during the exam. Does the TiHo offer child care?

The TiHo does not offer child care.

I am in my internship year, can I complete my internships?

If, despite all efforts, internships are still missing, the TiHo has additional places available so that you can complete your internships and have no disadvantages for your studies.

For the slaughterhouse internship there are digital substitute events.

Will there be practical exercises?

The study of veterinary medicine is not possible without practical exercises. Since June, presence exercises have been taking place again in small groups. Before the first day of practice, the students are tested for a corona virus infection.

During the exercises, the applicable rules of hygiene and behaviour must be observed and face mask must be worn.

Is the Clinical Skills Lab open?

The Clinical Skills Lab is open. Entrance is only possible after previous course booking via TiHoStudIS. During the CSL courses, the applicable rules of hygiene and conduct must be observed and a face mask must be worn. The "home study offer" can still be used via Moodle.

Despite the opening, the computers and printers of the Clinical Skills Lab cannot be used, nor can the TiHo cards be validated. If you want to validate your CSL-WP-card, please send it by mail to the Clinical Skills Lab (ZELDA - Zentrum für E-Learning, Didaktik und Ausbildungsforschung, Clinical Skills Lab, Bischofsholer Damm 15, Gebäude 116 (EG), 30173 Hannover) or drop them in the mailbox of the Clinical Skills Lab at the entrance to the ITTN.

Are the computer rooms open?

The computer rooms will remain closed until further notice.

Students who have a private Internet connection with a poor or low bandwidth are allowed to use the computer rooms in the TiHo Tower. They must register via the Student Office.

Are internships currently offered for school children or TiHo-external students?

Until further notice no internships for school children or external students are offered at the TiHo.

Where do I apply for the "Überbrückungshilfe"?

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research offers a "Überbrückungshilfe" of 100 to 500 Euro for students who are in a proven emergency situation due to the corona pandemic. This support can be applied for on the Federal Ministry website beantragt werden.

Where could I apply for the "Corona-Nothilfe", the KfW-Studienkredit?

The Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau, KfW, gives credits to qualified students which are interest-free up to March 31, 2021. You can find more information and the application form here.

Employee

What is the new regulation on children's sick pay?

The federal government has decided to provide more children's sick days in 2021 as well. The entitlement is to apply retroactively from January 5, 2021.

Accordingly:

  • Parent couples ten additional days per parent and child (previously ten), i.e. 20 days for 2021
  • Single parents 20 additional days per child (previously 20), i.e. 40 days for 2021
  • Couples and single parents with two children can apply for a maximum of 80 days
  • If there are more than two children, the entitlement increases to a maximum of 90 days per parent or single parent.

With the special provision for 2021, parents are also eligible if the child must be cared for at home due to the pandemic because

  • schools or daycare centers are closed
  • the child has to be quarantined,
  • compulsory attendance is suspended,
  • parents are required to care for their child at home.

If your child is sick, you still need the so-called children's sick certificate, which you as parents receive from your pediatrician. The familiar procedure applies here.

If your child has to be cared for at home due to the pandemic, you can apply directly to your health insurance provider. We do not yet have any reliable information about the procedure planned there. The health insurers may require you to submit a certificate from the daycare center or school in order to apply for children's health benefits. The Federal Government is currently in discussion with the health insurance funds on the concrete implementation and application of this regulation. The Federal Ministry of Family Affairs is working to make implementation as simple as possible for parents and institutions. As an employer, please notify the university of your claim for children's sick pay due to a pandemic-related childcare emergency using the following form. Eligible parents are legally insured working parents who are themselves eligible for sick pay and whose child is younger than twelve (or dependent on assistance due to a disability) and is legally insured.

How do I get a certificate for the entitlement to emergency care (of my own child(ren))?

Employees of the clinics and the RIZ have the option of obtaining a certificate of "systemically relevant employment" if they perform duties as veterinary surgeons, veterinary assistants or animal caretakers or if they are needed to directly ensure the operation of these areas.

All other employees receive on application a certificate of their employment with the TiHo as a public corporation, if necessary with the addition of mobile working possible or not possible.

If you need one of these certificates, please contact your responsible personnel officer.

How do I combine my work and the supervision of my child(ren)?

There are different possibilities for TiHo employees to arrange work and care for their own child:

  • If the workplace makes it possible, mobile work can be done and thus the work can be done flexibly during the day. Telephone availability during core working hours is required.
  • It is possible to reduce flexitime hours or remaining leave.
  • If these two variants are not possible, up to three days' leave of absence from work can be granted in excess of the standard rate for the care of children up to the age of 14. These days do not necessarily have to be taken in one go; it is also possible to grant leave on a daily or hourly basis. A corresponding application must be submitted to the Personnel Department.
  • If all these possibilities are exhausted, minus hours can be built up after consultation with superiors: Full-time employees up to 80 minus hours, part-time employees accordingly less. These hours must be worked up at a later date.
  • A further possibility is free time off work in accordance with the Infection Protection Act.
  • In addition, there is the possibility to reduce the working hours for a limited period or to apply for special leave with loss of remuneration due to the exceptional situation.

If you have any questions or if you want to make use of one of the possibilities described above, please contact your personnel administrat.

Could I work from home?

If your work allows you to do it from home and your superiors order it, mobile working is possible. Mobile working also requires that you can be reached by telephone and e-mail during core working hours from 9:00 to 15:30 (or the times fixed by your institute).

From when do I have to present a medical certificate in case of incapacity to work?

The obligation to present a medical certificate in the event of incapacity to work is again governed by the statutory regulation (presentation of a medical certificate after the 3rd calendar day of incapacity to work), unless otherwise regulated individually.

May I travel (abroad) on business?

We ask you to avoid business trips, especially abroad, if possible and to use the possibility of video or telephone conferences. If a business trip is unavoidable, please give reasons for this in your – in time applied – business trip application.

If you are going on a business trip, you can use your private vehicle until further notice without further justification.

I'm on holiday and going abroad. Do I have to go into 10-day quarantine after a stay abroad?

A quarantine is ordered if you enter Germany from a risk area, that means a country with currently 50 or more cases of infection per 100,000 inhabitants. The RKI's country list provides orientation. Whether or not you have to go into quarantine depends on the level of infection on the day you enter Germany. In addition, after entering the country from a foreign risk area, you must register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de.

If you have to be quarantined on your return, please contact your supervisor by telephone or e-mail. Together you will clarify whether during the 10 days you will work in the home office or whether the time is covered by holidays or flexitime.

Persons who are in quarantine are not allowed to enter the TiHo buildings! Exempt from the quarantine obligation is anyone who can present a negative corona test (medical certificate). Current information about the regulations for travel returnees in Lower Saxony can be found here.

Continued payment of salary and wages:
If your destination is a high-risk country before you start your trip, you must bridge a 10-day quarantine period with rest holidays or flexitime hours or work in the home office. If this is not possible, you will lose your entitlement to payment of your salary or wages for this period. If your destination is declared a risk country during your stay, you are still entitled to payment of your salary or wages.

Services of the library

Is the library open?

The library is open during its regular opening hours.
Monday to Thursday: 9:00 to 19:00
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 to 17:00
Sunday: closed

What do I have to consider when visiting the library?

Please wear a medical mask. Furthermore, we ask you to observe the applicable hygiene and distance regulations.

Could I borrow media from the library?

You could take textbooks and reference books from the subject groups from the shelves and borrow them yourself. Other media could be ordered or reserved as usual via our library catalogue and picked up later.

Could I study in the library?

Currently, the use of the library on campus is limited. Currently we could offer 12 workplaces. These are only available to members of the TiHo! Please note that it is essential that you fill out a contact tracking form and wear a medical mask, even during on-site learning.

Could I extend my borrowed books?

You can renew your books yourself through your user account.

Will overdue media be reminded?

Yes! Please return your media in time - contactless via the return box in front of the library or by (house) mail.

Are training courses offered?

Detailed consultations and training courses are currently offered by e-mail, telephone or (video) conferencing via MS Teams. Please feel free to make an appointment with us, here you will find the appropriate contact person.

Events

Do events take place at the TiHo?

Up to and including June 30, 2021, the TiHo will only hold limited events for further and advanced training as well as external events. If you have any questions, please contact Antje Rendigs (Tel.: +49 511 953-8028, antje.rendigs(at)tiho-hannover.de). Exceptions are events within the scope of the study programme, such as examinations. The hygiene concept must be observed in each case.

Cafeteria

Is the cafeteria Caballus open?

The cafeteria Caballus is currently closed.

Is the cafeteria in the TiHo-Tower open?

The cafeteria in the TiHo Tower is open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Hot food will be available from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All meals will be available for takeaway only. You will need a reusable tray for this. You can obtain these from the cafeteria for a deposit of seven euros. No cutlery is provided, so please do not forget to bring your own if you do not have any at your workplace.

You can find the current menu here. There is again a 30 percent discount on everything for students.

When visiting the Mensa, please remember to wear face mask, keep enough distance, follow the signs on the floor, and that cash payment is not available.

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Previous updates

+++++ Update April 9, 2021 +++++

On April 12, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier addresses students at universities in Germany. At the start of the summer semester under continuing pandemic conditions, he would like to reach as many students as possible digitally from the reopened Berlin State Library.

The address will be livestreamed from 11 a.m. to approximately 11:30 a.m. on April 12. Afterwards, a recording will be available, optionally with German or English subtitles. https://www.bundespraesident.de/SharedDocs/Berichte/DE/Frank-Walter-Steinmeier/2021/04/210412-Semesterbeginn.html

+++++ Update January 27, 2021 +++++

There are new specifications on the type of masks to be worn in the workplace. The specification states that either medical face masks or FFP2 masks must be worn in public areas.


The  Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales (BMAS) has made use of its right arising from Section 18 (3) of the German Occupational Safety and Health Act (ArbSchG), according to which it may issue special legal ordinances on occupational safety and health for a limited period of time in epidemic situations of national significance pursuant to Section 5 (1) of the Infection Protection Act without the consent of the Bundesrat. The Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance, which has been in effect since January 27, 2021, includes the following:

  • As an employer, we are obligated to offer home office, unless there are compelling operational reasons to the contrary. Employees are not required to use home office.
  • Company-related meetings of several people are to be reduced to a minimum.
  • In the facilities, work groups should be as small as possible and, if possible, work should be staggered.
  • Employers must provide medical face masks or FFP2 masks for working at the facility if requirements for rooms or distance cannot be met for certain reasons.

The regulation is valid for a limited period until March 15, 2021.

We are already implementing a large part of the regulations (see SARS-CoV-2 safety and hygiene concept). If contact reduction is not possible, the affected employees are to be provided with medical surgical masks or FFP2 masks.

+++++ Update January 20, 2021 +++++

New regulation on children's sick pay decided

The federal government has decided to provide more children's sick days in 2021 as well. The entitlement is to apply retroactively from January 5, 2021.

Accordingly:

  • Parent couples ten additional days per parent and child (previously ten), i.e. 20 days for 2021
  • Single parents 20 additional days per child (previously 20), i.e. 40 days for 2021
  • Couples and single parents with two children can apply for a maximum of 80 days.
  • If there are more than two children, the entitlement increases to a maximum of 90 days per parent or single parent.

With the special provision for 2021, parents are also eligible if the child must be cared for at home due to the pandemic because

  • schools or daycare centers are closed
  • the child has to be quarantined,
  • compulsory attendance is suspended,
  • parents are required to care for their child at home.

If your child is sick, you still need the so-called children's sick certificate, which you as parents receive from your pediatrician. The familiar procedure applies here.

If your child has to be cared for at home due to the pandemic, you can apply directly to your health insurance provider. We do not yet have any reliable information about the procedure planned there. The health insurers may require you to submit a certificate from the daycare center or school in order to apply for children's health benefits. The Federal Government is currently in discussion with the health insurance funds on the concrete implementation and application of this regulation. The Federal Ministry of Family Affairs is working to make implementation as simple as possible for parents and institutions. As an employer, please notify the university of your claim for children's sick pay due to a pandemic-related childcare emergency using the following form. Eligible parents are legally insured working parents who are themselves eligible for sick pay and whose child is younger than twelve (or dependent on assistance due to a disability) and is legally insured.

+++++ Update December 15, 2020 +++++

Video message at the end of the year

TiHo President Dr. Gerhard Greif takes a short stock of the year and addresses you with a greeting at the end of the year.

You can watch the video message here.

+++++ Update November 23, 2020 +++++

Dear students,

for the winter semester 2020/21, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is again providing you with the ‚Überbrückungshilfe‘. If you are in a financial emergency due to the corona-pandemic, you can apply for the grant here. Please note that you must submit a separate application for each month.

+++++ Update September 4, 2020 +++++

Information for returning travelers:

If you are entering Germany from a risk area, you must enter a 14-day quarantine. If you can present a negative corona test (medical certificate), you are exempt from the quarantine obligation.