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Hygiene and conduct rules for students 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 WKW.

Have your 2,5-G proof ready at all times!

One of the following forms of proof is required to enter the campus:

For vaccinated individuals:

  • After full immunization (receipt of all recommended doses of the respective vaccine), proof of immunization remains valid for a total of 360 days from the date of the second vaccination (subject to scientific evidence).
  • Vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled are valid for a total of 270 days from the date of vaccination, beginning on the 22nd day after vaccination.
  • For previously recovered individuals who have previously been vaccinated once, the vaccination is valid for 360 days from the date of vaccination.
  • Proof of vaccination is the yellow vaccination card, a vaccination card, and a digital proof or printout of the data from the e-vaccination card.

For tested individuals:

  • Negative PCR test: 48 hours from sample collection

For recovered individuals:

  • A certificate of recovery for SARS-CoV-2 infection survived in the past 180 days.
  • An official certificate of segregation, if issued for a person shown to have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 in the past 180 days.
  • A neutralizing antibody certificate is valid for 90 days.

You are responsible for carrying and showing such proof when entering the campus. If you are in the building without proof, you will be asked to leave.

If possible, use the Green Passport app to provide proof of meeting the 2,5-G requirement. Information can be found in German at: https://www.gesundheit.gv.at/service/gruener-pass/inhalt.

Verification of 2,5-G prerequisites is checked in courses by instructors. In other areas, proof must be shown on an ongoing basis, e.g. use of the library.

Wear a FFP2 mask!

Please wear a FFP2 mask 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. You do not need to wear a FFP2 mask in the classroom. However, we recommend to wear one during group work.

Wearing a FFP2 mask prevents other people from being infected by droplet infections when coughing, sneezing and speaking.

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 a distance!

Always keep a safety distance between yourself and other persons. Avoid close contact such as shaking hands or hugs.

Do not touch your 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 handkerchief and dispose of it immediately. If no handkerchief 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, go home and call the emergency number 1450. For the way home we can provide you with an FFP2 protective mask and disinfectant. Please inform your lecturer who will inform the Service Point. The Service Point will then deposit the protective mask and disinfectant for you 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.

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.

If you are a 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 also note in particular

  • Please arrive on time for your appointments (course, exam) so that the 2,5-G check can be carried out quickly.
  • The catering area is open. Please observe the hygiene and conduct rules that apply there.
  • Lecturers are required to air the teaching room every 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Until revoked, the following study and examination regulations continues to apply. Please always observe the latest version of the special provisions.
  • If a different examination method is required because you belong to a Covid-19 risk group, please contact our Gender & Diversity Officer MMag.a Birgit Lang in good time before the examination: birgit.lang@fh-wien.ac.at
  • Through our online and offline communication channels (website, newsletter/email, moodle, information sheets and info slides) we will keep you up to date on the current Covid-19 hygiene and conduct rules on the FHWien der WKW campus.
  • Please keep your contact details in FHWienOnline up to date so that we can reach you quickly in an emergency.

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. However, an objection only leads to the omission of processing if the objection is justified by special reasons.

Names, the contact details and the age of students as well as the assignment to a specific course/examination are already known from the underlying learning agreement. Attendance at the respective course/examination is recorded within the framework of the study program (attendance lists). This data does not therefore have to be collected separately. 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. If the attendance lists are stored for the purposes of Covid-19 prevention, they are deleted after 28 days. In addition, we collect and process the data that you send us in the context of a report to corona@fh-wien.ac.at. In addition, we refer you to our data protection declaration »Privacy Statement Students at FHWien der WKW« on our website: www.fh-wien.ac.at/en/about-us/who-we-are/data-protection