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Hygiene and conduct rules for lecturers at FHWien der WKW

The protection of the health of all students, lecturers and employees is a particular concern of ours. Below you will find the hygiene and conduct rules to protect against COVID-19 infections that apply on the campus of FHWien der WK.

Wear mouth and nose protection

Please wear mouth and nose protection when entering the campus and while at the FHWien der WKW campus. This applies in particular to the toilets, the cloakroom areas and the lifts. It is not necessary to wear mouth and nose protection while you are in the classrooms, except if a distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained (e.g. during group work or when students ask you a question during an examination).

Wearing mouth and nose protection prevents other people from being infected by droplet infections when coughing, sneezing and speaking.

What must be observed when wearing mouth and nose protection?

Wash your hands several times a day

Immediately after entering the building please wash your hands or, if not possible, disinfect them. Also during your stay in the building, please make sure to clean your hands regularly with water and soap or disinfectant.

Attention: The soaps in the toilets at FHWien der WKW contain disinfectant. Therefore, please moisturize your hands regularly to prevent skin damage.

Keep at least 1.5 meter distance!

Always keep at least 1.5 meters distance between yourself and other persons. Avoid close contact such as shaking hands or hugs.

If the safety distance cannot be maintained, mouth and nose protection must be worn. The 1.5 meter safety distance has already been taken into account when positioning the desks in the classrooms. It is not permitted to move tables or chairs. Please inform the students about the marked seats to be used.

Avoid the use of the lifts

Please use the stairs if possible. If this is not possible, make sure that a maximum of two people (with mouth and nose protection) use a lift at the same time.

Do not touch eyes, nose or mouth

Hands can absorb viruses and transmit them through mucous membranes in the face.

Maintain respiratory hygiene

Cough or sneeze into a paper towel and dispose of it immediately. If no paper towel is available, cover your mouth and nose with your elbow.

If you suspect a Covid-19 infection

If you feel ill, please stay at home and call the emergency number +43 1450 if necessary. Please note, this number is unable to deal with calls in any language other than German, therefore we recommend that you find someone who speaks German to help you with the telephone call.

If you are already on site at FHWien der WKW and show symptoms such as fever, cough and/or shortness of breath, possibly also sore throat, diarrhea or loss of smell and taste as well as vomiting, break off the course immediately, go home and call the emergency number +43 1450. We can provide you with an FFP2 protective mask and disinfectant for the way home. Please inform Service Point via telephone (or after 7 pm and on Saturdays the receptionists from WIFI).

Please inform the responsible Head of Study Program about the cancellation of the course and write an email to corona@fh-wien.ac.at.

If the case occurs with students, students are required to contact you as the lecturer of the course/examination. Please inform Service Point (or the receptionists from WIFI). Service Point will then deposit the protective mask and disinfectant for them to pick up in front of the Service Point premises on the ground floor. After 7 pm and on Saturdays the receptionists from WIFI will hand them out.

  • Service Point: +43 1 476 77-5744
  • Receptionists from WIFI (main entrance, building A): +43 1 476 77-5150

Please do not come to the campus for as long as you feel ill or show symptoms, or for as long as you are considered a Covid-19 suspected or confirmed case. In any case, please inform your Academic Coordinator(s) as soon as possible to clarify which class dates are affected by your absence and whether an online version, a substitution or a postponement is possible/necessary.

If you are a suspected or confirmed Covid-19 case please send information in German or English to corona@fh-wien.ac.at urgently. Please write to us from your FHWien e-mail address in order to enable clear identification.

Please note the following information when planning your course:

  • Until revoked, the study and examination regulations version 7.0 with special provisions due to Covid-19, which are published on the website, continue to apply. Please always refer to the latest version of the special regulations.
  • Through our online and offline communication channels (website, newsletter/e-mail, moodle, information sheets and info slides) we will keep you informed about the current Covid-19 hygiene and conduct rules at the FHWien campus.
  • In order to prevent groups of people, the info screens on campus are not in operation. Therefore, please inform yourself in time via FHWien Online in which classroom your course will take place. Students are also advised to use the »Studo« app.
  • The 1.5-meter safety distance has already been taken into account when setting up tables in the classrooms. Moving the tables or chairs is not allowed. Other room positions are therefore unfortunately not possible.
  • Due to hygiene regulations, the flipchart pens have been removed from the classrooms. Instead, you will receive pens for your personal use.
  • If you are planning an excursion or exercise in a special setting (e.g. TV studio) as part of your course, please contact your Academic Coordinator immediately  to discuss the rules of hygiene and conduct for this setting. Excursions are only possible to a limited extent and require a written prevention concept in advance, which will be prepared in cooperation between the lecturer and the Academic Coordinator.
  • Students who require a different examination method because they belong to a Covid-19 risk group should contact our Gender & Diversity Officer MMag. Birgit Lang in good time before the examination: birgit.lang@fh-wien.ac.at.
  • The contactless collection of pre-ordered books and the return of books to the library is possible, but not the use of the library for research, learning, copying, printing or scanning.

Please note the following information when conducting the course:

  • Please keep your contact details in FHWienOnline up to date so that we can reach you quickly in case of an emergency.
  • The classrooms are cleaned and disinfected between courses when the group of students changes.
  • The lecturer’s table (media table) is not automatically cleaned during the change of lecturers. Please use the disinfectants provided to clean the table you use after your course. We also recommend cleaning before you use it.
  • We ask you to open the classrooms 15 minutes before the start of the lectures to prevent the formation of crowds in front of the doors.
  • Due to our obligation to register with the health authorities and due to our duty of care, protection and diligence towards employees, students and lecturers, it is essential that we have access to the attendance lists of the courses on a daily basis. We therefore request that, in addition to recording attendance on the attendance lists, you send a photograph of the entries to the e-mail address corona@fh-wien.ac.at.
  • We urge you to ventilate the classroom every 30 to 60 minutes in order to comply with the requirements of the hygiene and conduct regulations and to reduce the spread of aerosols in the classroom.
  • Apart from courses, examinations and meals in the catering area, students are not permitted to stay at the FHWien campus at the moment, so please allow students to eat and drink at their seat in the classroom during the breaks in the courses.
  • The catering area is open. Please observe the rules of hygiene and conduct applicable there.

In case of representation

If you are not conducting a course/examination yourself but are represented by a third party, please inform your representative of this information in good time before your appointment and ensure that he or she is familiar with these rules of hygiene and conduct.

Data processing in connection with Covid-19

FHWien der WKW strives to ensure the protection of the health of all students, lecturers and employees. This includes responding appropriately to the pandemic spread of the notifiable disease COVID-19, which is particularly useful for prevention purposes. In addition, the contact persons of a COVID-19 suspected or confirmed case have an interest in rapid information. In case of suspicion or confirmation of COVID-19, FHWien der WKW is obliged to report and inform the health authority according to the Epidemiegesetz (Epidemic Law). Data processing is carried out on the basis of a legal obligation in accordance with Article 6 (1)(c) of GDPR (Epidemiegesetz) or on the basis of our legitimate interest in fulfilling our duties of care, protection and diligence towards our staff, students and lecturers in accordance with Article 6 (1)(f) of GDPR or on the basis of the legitimate interest of contact persons in protecting their health and in being informed quickly in accordance with Article 6 (1)(f) of GDPR. Insofar as health data are processed, this is done on the basis of Article 9 (2)(i) of GDPR. If data is processed on the basis of a legitimate interest, you can object to the processing of data by stating your reasons in accordance with Article 21 of GDPR.

Personal data (in particular names and contact details) of lecturers and the assignment to a specific course/examination are known from the underlying teaching relationship. Therefore, this data does not have to be collected separately. Any further processing of personal data for another purpose – in the context of COVID-19 prevention as described above – is permitted in accordance with Article 6 (4) of GDPR. In addition, we collect and process the data that you send us in the context of a report to corona@fh-wien.ac.at.

Should you make use of your right of representation, we request, for the purpose of COVID-19-prevention as described above, the name and contact details of your representation as well as the course/examination concerned (title, date) by email to corona@fh-wien.ac.at. The information provided there will be deleted 28 days after the course/examination date. By providing such personal data, you confirm that you too have a justification for this information or transmission in accordance with Article 6 of GDPR and that your representative has been made aware of the data protection information required at FHWien der WKW.

In addition, we refer you to our data protection declaration »External Teaching Staff« and »General Information on Data Protection« on our website:
German: https://www.fh-wien.ac.at/fachhochschule/ueber-uns/datenschutz/
English: https://www.fh-wien.ac.at/en/about-us/who-we-are/data-protection/