The management of FIT takes the dangers and possible consequences of Corona still seriously. Future risk assessments and decisions must be based on the current situation and the current state of knowledge. The recommendations and instructions of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the Federal Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Science and Culture of Lower Saxony (MWK), the Foreign Office, the district of Celle and the local health authority are decisive for us.

1. Current Information for FIT students (as of 08.11.2022)

  • Teaching in winter semester 2022/23: 
    The rectorate and management of FIT have decided that in winter semester 2022/23, starting from 24.10.2022, the courses will be held in presence, i.e. in classrooms on campus. FIT is happy to welcoming all students back to campus and to the courses.

  • In consequence, it is obligatory to attend the lectures in person on site at the FIT Campus.

  • Although there is currently no legal obligation, it is strongly recommended to wear an FFP 2 mask in enclosed spaces (House 1, teaching building, chapel, library) and especially when a minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained.

  • It remains reserved to introduce stricter regulations if the pandemic situation requires.

  • Current information regarding courses and exams in the winter semester 2022/23 will be announced on the FIT homepage, in office 365 and via emails to the student addresses (FIT account). Information and instructions regarding the repetition of examinations will be given to the students concerned by email in due course.

2. Online Teaching Option

We reserve the right to hold future courses online using MS Teams, which is part of Office 365 and is made available to FIT students. Also in case of online teaching, students are obliged to attend the courses regularly.

The study material will be put online by the lecturers and is accessible via specific channels on your MS Teams platform.

Students are strongly advised to acquire a laptop or PC in good time. A smartphone is not technically sufficient for participation in online lectures and courses. Students' laptops or PCs should be equipped with the latest technology and software. FIT students receive free access to the necessary programs and applications.

Please, check FIT Homepage, Office 365 and your email account for further information on a daily basis. All current information is provided in English as well as in German.

3. Corona situation in Germany (as of 11/2022)

The general Corona regulations have largely been dropped. However, from October 1, 2022, to April 7, 2023, specific protective measures apply nationwide in certain areas (so-called basic protection):
  • FFP2 masks are mandatory for long-distance public transport. Children and adolescents from six up to and including 13 years of age, as well as personnel, may also wear medical masks (surgical masks).
  • For access to hospitals and care facilities, FFP2 masks are mandatory and testing is compulsory. This also applies to employees in outpatient care services and comparable service providers.
  • Wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory for patients and visitors in doctors' offices, dialysis facilities and other healthcare facilities. 
In the event of an intensification of the situation, which would result in a difficult situation in the hospitals in Lower Saxony, extensions of the existing basic protection measures are planned in two stages.
Independently of this, all persons are already recommended to use on their own responsibility
  1. to wear a mouth-nose covering, especially in closed rooms of facilities and plants with public traffic and in places with a high number of people,
  2. to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other persons,
  3. to take hygienic measures to protect against infection with the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus and, in particular, ventilate enclosed spaces.

4. Information on the current situation from Robert Koch-Institute (RKI):

The RKI informs daily about the current situation and issues recommendations how to act and how to control the spread of the virus here:

Information from the RKI on the current situation

5. If coronary symptoms occur or there is a suspicion of a corona infection:

If you show typical corona symptoms ((cough, colds, sore/itchy throat, shortness of breath, and fever, possibly diarrhoea, loss of smell or taste) or assume that you have been infected with the virus, please

  • DO NOT visit your doctor's surgery,
  • but contact your doctor by telephone.
  • If he or she is not available, please call the emergency service of the health insurance company at 116 117.
  • Stay away from other people and follow the instructions of the doctor or emergency service.
  • If you stay on campus, also inform the Student Secretariat or the university management by phone or email; they will assist you.

6. Vaccination against Covid-19

  • The incidence of corona infections is many times higher in the unvaccinated than in the vaccinated. Furthermore, it is almost exclusively the unvaccinated who are dependent on intensive medical care for severe courses of the disease.
  • Wherever many citizens are vaccinated, the virus can spread less easily. Those who are vaccinated have a significantly higher protection against a severe course of the disease and at the same time better protect others from infection. 
  • FIT recommends all studens and co-workers of FIT to get vaccinated against Covid-19. If a students needs support in this matter, please contact us.

For helpful information on Covic-19 and vaccination against coronavirus in several languages please check here: