Rules for teaching and exam acitivities

General guidelines

  • Employees and students who feel ill and/or have mild symptoms of coronavirus infection must stay home from work. Employees and students who have coronavirus symptoms should remain at home until they have been without symptoms for 48 hours.
  • Employees in a high-risk group should discuss what to do with their management, who will make a concrete assessment.
  • Students in a high-risk group can apply to be assigned an academic assistant. 
  • On arrival at the university, employees and students must wash or disinfect their hands.

Guidelines for teaching and exams:

Aarhus University will do everything possible to enable students – to the greatest extent possible – to participate in classes and/or associated activities in person on campus, out of consideration for the quality of the academic environment. There will be special focus on first-year students and courses for which learning outcomes depend on physical attendance. As a consequence of the official physical distancing guidelines for autumn 2020, the university will not be able to use classrooms at full capacity. This means that some teaching will take place online.

On-site teaching activities will take place in compliance with current guidelines from the Ministry of Higher Education and Science, which were updated on 5 October (only in Danish).

This means that:

  • The authorities’ instructions to maintain a social distance of at least one metre in public must be adhered to - in lecture halls as well as in classrooms.
  • An exception may be made in certain very specific teaching situations that require physical attendance, for example lab work, physical exercises and clinical training. In these situations, face masks are mandatory. AU is responsible for supplying PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • In situations in which there is increased risk of infection through respiratory droplets, or where additional precautionary measures are is advisable out of an abundance of caution, a minimum distance of at least two metres must be maintained. This applies to the following situations:

    • In the classroom, there must be at least two metres between the teacher and the front row of students.
    • At oral exams, there must be at least two metres between the examiner/co-examiner and the examinee.
    • Physical activities such as singing or other activities that involve an increased risk of infection through respiratory droplets.
  • When measuring the distance between seated persons, measurements must be taken from the middle of each chair seat, and when measuring the distance between standing/walking persons, distances must be marked on walls, floors or the like, for example at entrances and other places where queues tend to form.