If rooms have to be used by several people at the same time, at least 10 m² must be available per person.
In addition, employers must provide at least medical face masks. In order to be able to determine the requirements at the University of Erfurt, Department 4: Facility Management is asking all heads of department to provide feedback on how many employees are regularly on site each week. (Note on mouth-nose protection: The mouth-nose coverings already issued by the university and the DIY masks may continue to be used).
According to Clause 3 (Mouth-Nose Protection), Paragraph (1) of the SARS-COV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulations, the employer must provide medical masks if:
- the requirement for room occupancy cannot be met;
- the minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained; or
- hazards due to increased aerosol emissions are to be expected during the work carried out.
We ask for your attention.