27. April 2021
As announced, in the past few days we have evaluated and discussed the currently valid
Covid regulations together with the works councils and Hufak. Together, we are very pleased that university operations have
started so smoothly in the summer semester of 2021 and that the incidence of infection at Angewandte has remained very low
compared to the overall population.
For this, first and foremost, a big thank
you goes to you, all employees and students. Only through the broad support of the regulations within the university is it
possible for us to pursue this path. The success of the last two months allows us to further soften the regulations in some
As of Mon, May 3, 2021, the following changes will come into
University access is also possible on weekends and holidays
buildings will also be open on weekends and holidays, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily, to all university employees with a valid
negative Covid test confirmation. On weekends and holidays, controls are increased at the central university entrances in
addition to the controls by the HealthChecker. At this time, there is no separate inspection required by departments.
On weekdays, controls will continue to be decentralized to departments, courses, and by HealthCheckers.
Teststraße remains open until the end of the summer semester
The opening hours of the Angewandte Teststraße
in the former Postal Savings Bank remain unchanged: Mon-Thu 8am-12pm as well as 2pm-6pm, Fri 8am-12pm; last testing 15 min
before closing time each day. Beyond the opening hours, especially on weekends, we kindly ask you to use the testing resources
of the City of Vienna, such as:
- PCR test campaign "Alles gurgelt"; tests are available
after prior registration in all Viennese REWE stores (Bipa, Billa, etc.): https://allesgurgelt.at/.
PCR tests are the most accurate method as they have a higher predictive power than
antigen tests. With your participation in "Alles gurgelt" you thus contribute to even more safety at Angewandte.
testing facilities such as pharmacies (e.g.: Urania Apotheke), test streets (e.g.: in Wien Mitte The Mall 2nd floor),
Scientific teaching in small groups on site possible
teaching in small (seminar) groups can take place on site from May onwards after prior agreement between participating teachers
and students as well as approval.
Lecturers please contact the room coordination at email@example.com
with all relevant information (course number, purpose, date, number of persons, etc.) to clarify the availability of a suitable
room. If a room is available, the Room Coordination will obtain approval from the Vice Rectorate for Academic Affairs and
Development and then confirm the room reservation as usual. Reservation requests for a specific room cannot be accepted.
other regulations remain unchanged until further notice and can be viewed here
hygiene and safety regulations continue to apply
It is important for us to emphasize that each opening
step is only possible due to the combination of several measures to reduce the risk of infection at Angewandte.
- Access to university buildings only with negative test confirmation (antigen
not older than 48h, PCR not older than 72h).
- Continuous FFP2 mask obligation in all buildings and rooms of
the applied (except sole stay in a room)
- Pay attention to distance
- Regular ventilation and also keeping the
window sills free for morning ventilation as part of maintenance cleaning
- If symptoms of illness occur, stay home
and contact the 1450 health hotline
- Reporting suspected or confirmed covid disease cases to the Covid Staff Office
(firstname.lastname@example.org, +43 664 88345033) to allow for additional contact tracing steps
within the Applied.
Individual measures alone do not ensure comprehensive protection against
infection. Even in combination of several measures, a residual risk remains – as in all other places in our society where
people meet (e.g. public transport, supermarkets, etc.).
In this context, we would like to raise your awareness
once again that while antigen tests remain an effective means of detecting viruses, PCR tests can detect an infection much
earlier and more accurately. We therefore recommend that you make greater use of the wide range of PCR tests offered by the
City of Vienna (campaign "Alles gurgelt, see above).
If you have any questions, please do
not hesitate to contact the Covid staff office: email@example.com
, +43 664 88345033.
sincere thanks for your support, we wish you a continued successful summer semester!
Gerald Bast, Bernhard Kernegger,
Barbara Putz-Plecko, Eva Maria Stadler and Maria Zettler