Coronavirus - Important Information for Staff

Emergency staffing measures

Beginning Thursday, 19 March 2020, emergency staffing measures will be instituted at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in order to contribute to nationwide efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. These measures will remain in place until 19 April 2020.

Emergency staffing measures will ensure that all necessary infrastructure, laboratory operations and essential research test procedures continue to operate and that staff may perform their tasks and duties from home.

The time until these measures are instituted on Thursday should be used to prepare all non-academic staff for these new measures.

The heads of the faculties, departments, staff units and central facilities should re-organise their staff and areas in ways that ensure that tasks and duties can be performed largely through telework and that services remain available as best they can.

Staff members are only permitted to remain on campus if their presence is essential for maintaining operations. At the same time, all university-related events or gatherings, whether external or internal, regardless of the number of participants or whether they occur indoors or outdoors, are hereby cancelled. Please continue to follow the recommended hygiene precautions of the Robert Koch Institute and World Health Organization.

Important News

Emergency staffing measures will be instituted on Thursday.

The heads of the faculties, departments, staff units and central facilities are asked to re-organise their staff and activities such that all tasks and duties can be performed and as many services offered as possible through telework.

The president and chancellor, together with the staff councils, have decided to expand official work times to 06:00 - 21:00 (for civil servants from 06:30) until 19 April 2020.

All staff members have until 19 March 2020 to visit their offices and gather the materials they will need for telework.

Staff members, student assistants and apprentices who in positions not suited to telework will be released from their duties at full pay for a period of up to 6 weeks. The German government is currently in talks to determine how to best deal with the ongoing situation in general and beyond this 6 week period. Later measures and decisions will naturally apply to the aforementioned staff groups as appropriate.

The personnel department will remain available from Thursday onwards via this email address: as well as via post.

The library offers free articles of current corona research 

A comprehensive overview of current corona research can be found on the pages of the library

Closure of the canteens 

To protect individual health and to slow down the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the canteens at the campus Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort will be closed from 17 March 2020.

Events cancelled 

Until July 17, 2020 all events organised by or with Rhine-Waal University have been cancelled. This decision affects the following events: 

  • Career Days
  • DenkWerkStadt
  • Exkursionswochen
  • Girls' and Boys' Day
  • Gasthörerschaft
  • Graduation Ceremony
  • Kinder-Uni
  • Lange Nacht der Studienberatung
  • Offenes Klimahaus
  • Sneak Study
  • Schülerwettbewerb „Schüler machen MI(N)T"
  • Studierende treffen Wirtschaft
  • Tag der offenen Tür
  • Workshops
  • Freshers' Day
  • Lange Nacht der Hausarbeiten