Digital Contact registration

Update: Due to a change in the legal basis in the 30th CeBeLVO, contact tracing via the JGU app is no longer necessary for courses, examinations and other events at the university.

Johannes Gutenberg University is obligated to collect the contact information of those attending on-campus classes. Should the local health authority (Gesundheitsamt) conduct a contact tracing procedure, the university must be able to supply the necessary information. In order to fulfil this obligation, JGU has designed and implemented a digital system for contact registration.

How the digital contact registration works at JGU

  • The digital contact registration at JGU is carried out over the JGU App, which can be downloaded using Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store.
  • Students and/or teachers who do not have a smartphone or do not wish to use the app can create a personal QR code.
  • When entering the classroom for an on-campus class, you must scan the corresponding room QR code using a mobile device (i.e. a smartphone), or your personal QR code must be scanned by someone else.
  • Each classroom has been assigned a room QR code for this purpose.
  • When the room QR codes are scanned, the information (the person’s contact information, along with the name of the room and corresponding time) is securely saved on a JGU Server.
  • When leaving the room, participants must check out in the JGU app.

You will find a short tutorial on how to check into a classroom using either the app or your personal QR code here: Checking into a Classroom