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Information on the Corona situation

Here you will find information on the Corona situation
Students at the computer
Image: Christoph Worsch (University of Jena)

Basic information on the Corona situation

The Equal Opportunities Office during the period of Covid 19: For reasons of infection protection, the Equality Office of the Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena will remain closed until further notice. If you have any concerns or need advice, you can reach us at any time by e-mail at and, if necessary, give us your telephone contact details. Thank you very much for your understanding.

The University of Jena during the period of Covid 19: HereExternal link you will find all information.

Financial support during the period of Covid 19: The Friedrich-Schiller-University of Jena has set up an Covid Emergency Fund. 

Finanzielle Unterstützung in der Corona-Zeit: Von der Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena gibt es einen eingerichteten Corona Notfonds de. Students can apply for help or you can donate here. Furthermore, the Federal Ministry has compiled informationExternal link on financial assistance and support for families.

Home Office: A page on the subject of home office - ergonomics - further training and also compatibility of home office and childcare - has been put online on the pages of the Human Resources Department.

Discrimination protection online: In digital teaching, there are many access barriers that teachers should be aware of. Leuphana University of Lüneburg has developed a guide on equal opportunities and protection against discriminationExternal link.

JUniKids Opening

June 2021

Since June 23th 2021, the flexible childcare JUniKinder at the Ernst-Abbe-Platz campus has been open again. Registration is now possible again via INFOtake Jena (Tel.: 03641-9400506;

You can also find more information about JUniKinder here.External link

Relief for teachers

Presidium, 22.12.2020

Possibilities for relieving teachers with family responsibilities at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena under COVID-19 conditions: Herepdf, 60 kb · de you will find current information.

Information from the Presidential Board

Currently, teachers can usually still make use of emergency childcare if they can prove that they have no other childcare options. The Human Resources Department provides support here with a confirmation that the person teaches at FSU Jena. So far, only a few such confirmations have been requested.

Should emergency care become dependent on so-called system relevance again in the new year, Thuringia continues to divide into Group A and Group B, as far as we know:

  • Group A includes parents from the health care sector, care sector, manufacture med./care. Products, public safety and disaster control.
  • Pedagogical staff at universities are included in group B.

(Source: Information on Emergency Care in Schools, Group A and BExternal link of the Free State of Thuringia).

The President had already held talks with the Ministry in the spring and, as TLPK Chair, highlighted the relevance of university teachers inside, which led to the addition to Group B.

Child sickness benefit and leave of absence for parents

Parents are entitled to receive money from the statutory health insurance funds in the event of a child's illness. Due to the current emergency because of the Corona situation, this is now also possible for other reasons related to childcare at home (extension of school holidays, homeschooling, etc.).