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Corona

Current information of the FH Salzburg about the coronavirus (Cov-19)

On this page we summarize important information of the FH Salzburg and links about Corona.

SUAS Covid-19 Registration Office

Notification of positive Covid-19 cases and separation/quarantine notifications
to covid-meldestelle@fh-salzburg.ac.at

Info Update: 01.06.2021, 4 pm

As of 10 June, the Covid measures at the FH Salzburg will be relaxed and the FH-internal traffic light will be set to YELLOW.

After months of lockdown, the opening steps allow for more normality and a return to the FH. Nevertheless, the 3-G rule and the hygiene and behavioural guidelines of the FH Salzburg will continue to apply from 10 June.

  • Teaching and examinations: Students will find information on the form in which the course/examination will take place (on-site or online) in the respective current timetable.
  • Library: For a stay longer than 15 min in the library, a 3-G certificate is required. The lending/returning of media remains as usual.
  • Mensa: From 7 June, the "Fago" will open on the Urstein Campus from Monday to Thursday from 10:30 am to 2 pm. Current info and guidelines for on-site consumption can be found soon on myFHS (> Infrastruktur & Support > Fago).


General security measures

The following basic rules remain in effect:

  • "3-G rule": tested, vaccinated, recovered: Students must present appropriate proof (see myFHS for further details). Teachers and/or staff of the study programmes ensure that these rules are observed and that the 3-G proofs are checked.
  • FFP2 mask obligation: The FFP2 mask obligation continues to apply in the circulation areas (entrance area, corridors, lift, ...) and in all rooms.
    Exception: For Bachelor's/Master's degree examinations, students may remove the FFP2 mask during the presentation.
  • Distance: 1 m distance, use of designated one-way systems when entering and leaving the building and rooms. Avoid crowding/grouping.
  • Report positive Covid-19 cases or segregation/quarantine notifications to the FHS Covid-19 Reporting Centre: covid-meldestelle@fh-salzburg.ac.at

Please use the existing testing infrastructure of the province of Salzburg.

Outlook for the winter semester 2021/22: From today's point of view, from the winter semester 2021/22 onwards, studies will mainly take place in attendance at the university.

We are pleased to be able to return to more normality with these relaxations. Of course, we will inform you as soon as further opening steps by the Federal Government take effect.

Infos Update: 11.05.2021, 11:30

On May 10, 2021 the new Covid regulation of the federal government for the period from May 19, 2021 was presented. For universities, distance learning is specified here as the predominant form of instruction until further notice. This will result in the following changes for us in our current operations this summer semester:

1. Equality of tested, vaccinated and recovered: At universities, it is (still) necessary to present evidence that one poses a "low epidemiological risk". You can prove this in several ways, including tests, proof of vaccination, or proof of antibodies. These federal guidelines also apply at UAS Salzburg as follows:

  • A negative antigen self-test that has also been entered into a data processing system is generally accepted for 24 hours. Details are not yet available, please follow the current media coverage.
  • A negative antigen test, such as one performed in a test lane, at a physician's office, or at a pharmacy, is valid for 48 hours.
  • Negative PCR tests are valid for 72 hours.
  • A vaccination also counts as an access authorization to the FH Salzburg. Namely, if the first bite was at least 22 days (but no longer than three months) ago; or if the second bite was no longer than nine months ago.
  • Proof of having survived an illness is also accepted if the segregation certificate is not older than six months.
  • A proof of neutralizing antibody test is valid for three months.

Until 18 May, the presentation of a negative antigen rapid test remains a prerequisite for participation in classroom teaching and examinations.

From 19 May onwards, the presentation of one of the six negative certificates listed above, either as a printout or on a mobile phone, is a prerequisite for participation in classroom teaching and examinations. In order to preserve personal data, the proofs of access will be viewed but not collected or stored. Students who cannot or do not want to provide any of the 6 above-mentioned proofs can then take the corresponding examination at the next opportunity, of course without losing an opportunity to take the examination.

2. The Covid traffic light for Salzburg is still on "red". In detail, therefore, the known rules apply - these must continue to be complied with unconditionally and without exception:

  • FFP2 mask obligation (please take yourself).
  • Keep a distance of 2 m or the designated seats in the lecture halls.
  • Use the designated one-way systems when entering and leaving the building. In the case of lecture rooms, entering and exiting must be done individually, quickly and not in groups, in order to prevent "agglomerations" in the area of entering and exiting the rooms as well as in the foyers.
  • The teachers or employees of the study programs are responsible for ensuring that these rules are observed or that the access authorizations (see point 1) are checked. In case of non-compliance, we are forced, in the interest of all, to ask the person in question to leave the building.

Please also note the current situation in the FHS communities and in the Tennengau region ("Entry and Exit Regulations").

3. In this context, the decision of the management and the rectorate to allow face-to-face teaching and examinations for non-substitutable courses still applies. If further relaxations and additional openings are still possible during the summer semester, we will be very happy to implement them without delay. The university management is unanimous: FH Salzburg is and will remain a face-to-face university. We know how important the return to presence is for the quality of teaching and a student life. So the sooner we get back to this step by step, the more desirable and better!

Best regards
FH Salzburg management, FH Salzburg rectorate

Infos-Update: 15.04.2021, 10:00

Teaching & examinations until mid-May // Update on Corona measures at the FH Salzburg

We are now in the third semester determined by Covid19. Understandably, students and teachers are increasingly calling for a "return to the university". The Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, which is responsible for higher education, also emphasises how important a return to face-to-face teaching is for learning and teaching processes and sees Covid testing as a "game changer" for the 2021 summer semester. Accordingly, there is now a National Council resolution available that opens up the option that we can make face-to-face teaching and examinations possible again step by step on the condition of a negative test on Covid - and while at the same time adhering to the known Covid regulations.

The rectorate and the management of the FH Salzburg have therefore decided to allow face-to-face teaching and examinations only for non-substitutable courses until mid-May of this year. For the time after that, we are working on scenarios and will announce them as early as possible, depending on the development of the general Covid situation.

So far, FH Salzburg has come through this pandemic comparatively well thanks to the prudence of everyone involved. To ensure that this remains the case, we see the necessity of unconditional compliance with security standards for the implementation of face-to-face teaching and examinations, because: The Covid traffic light for Salzburg is still on "red".

In detail, the following therefore applies:

(1) The known rules must be complied with unconditionally and without exception:

  • FFP2 masks compulsory (please bring your own)
  • Keep to the 2 m distance or the designated seats in the lecture halls
  • Use the designated one-way systems when entering and leaving the building. Entering and leaving the lecture rooms must be done individually, quickly and not in groups in order to prevent "congestion" in the area of entering and leaving the rooms as well as in the foyers.

(2) Participation in classroom teaching and examinations requires the presentation of a negative rapid antigen test, either as a printout or on a mobile phone. In order to protect personal data, the test results will be viewed but not collected or stored. This test must be done through public test lanes, pharmacies or doctors' offices, must not be older than 48 hours and must be shown before entering teaching and examination rooms. Students who cannot or do not want to provide such a negative test result can then take the corresponding examination at one of the next dates, naturally without losing an opportunity to enter.
 
The teachers or employees of the study programme offices ensure that these rules are observed. In case of non-compliance, we are forced, in the interest of all, to ask the person concerned to leave the building.

We are sure that, with your responsible support, we will continue to succeed in gradually making the university the place it was created to be: As a place for personal encounters between students and teachers, discursive exchange and the joint development of creative ideas and innovative solutions.


Best regards
FH Salzburg management, FH Salzburg rectorate

Update on 05.03.2021, 09:00

  • Courses, examinations and admission procedures
    Courses, examinations and admission procedures must continue to be held online. Only in exceptional cases can absolutely non-substitutable/postponable small group lectures or examinations/exams be held on site in small groups of a maximum of 18 persons, depending on the room size. These exceptions are decided by the course management. Of course, only under strict adherence to and control of hygiene measures (regular hand washing and disinfection, ventilation), minimum distance of 2 m and the wearing of FFP2 masks for all.
     
  • Cross-border traffic and commuters
    For all colleagues and students who do not have their main residence in Austria, the entry and exit regulations of the respective country must still be observed. 

Appeal: Use the existing testing infrastructure of the province of Salzburg. It is not obligatory to be tested before an on-site examination/teaching event (the on-site measures remain in place even if the test result is negative). However, by getting tested, you contribute to reducing the spread of the virus. Info: https://www.salzburg.gv.at/themen/gesundheit/corona-virus/coronatests

Thank you very much for your understanding and support!

Update on 03.02.2021, 09:00

Please note the current regulations for commuters!

As of the beginning of February, stricter regulations for entering Austria are planned.
The province of Salzburg has summarised all current regulations on border traffic: https://www.salzburg.gv.at/themen/gesundheit/corona-virus/grenzverkehr

Bavaria has introduced a weekly test obligation for commuters, i.e. if you want to travel back from Austria to Bavaria/Germany, you need a negative Covid test. In addition, a digital entry registration is required if your stay lasted longer than 24 hours. Please inform yourself for your respective requirements.

Online Registration

https://entry.ptc.gv.at/en.html

Info Update: 25.01.2021, 13:00

In addition to the 'GF Hotline' of 18.01.2021, we would like to inform you about the new 3rd Covid-19 Emergency Measures Ordinance of the Federal Government and its implementation at the FH Salzburg.

This includes, among other things, the FFP2 mask obligation for all students, external lecturers and all employees in teaching, research and administration; as well as the extension of the minimum distance to 2 metres where possible; in exceptional cases this can remain at 1 metre.

We have summarised the most important rules at a glance in the attached poster (only available in german). Further details on courses or examinations can be found in the timetable or from your degree programme.

We are convinced that we can continue to offer the highest possible security and at the same time a predictable examination and study process.

With good planning, discipline and personal responsibility, we will all manage the next weeks and months together - thank you very much for your understanding and support!

Regelung Kleingruppen
Download Regelung Kleingruppen

Covid-19 Regelung Kleingruppen an der FH Salzburg, Stand 25.01.2021


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Info Update: 18.01.2021, 14:30

As is probably already known, the general lockdown in Austria has been extended by at least two weeks until 08.02.2021. According to the current state of knowledge, the traffic light colour RED will apply to universities for much longer. This leads to the following fundamental decisions for the FH Salzburg (SUAS) - especially with regard to better planning security.

Courses and examinations:

  • In order to improve planning for the summer semester, the Rectorate and the management have jointly decided that, as a matter of principle, all courses and examinations will be held online until the end of the Easter holidays (5 April 2021)!
  • Only in exceptional cases, absolutely non-substitutable/non-postponable small group lessons or exams in small groups of a maximum of 18 persons, depending on the room size, can be held on site. These exceptions are decided by the course management. Of course, only in strict compliance with and control of hygiene measures (minimum distance, regular hand washing and disinfection, ventilation) and - now NEW - exclusively with FFP2 masks brought along by the students themselves. Note: FFP2 masks are available for teaching staff at the Infopoint on the Urstein Campus in exceptional cases. At the Kuchl Campus, such masks are available at IFO (2nd floor, Tel. 050/2211-2070).
  • Larger on-site examinations or events (19+ persons) are therefore possible after Easter at the earliest from the current point of view; further information will follow from your study programme.

Access to buildings: The buildings on the Urstein and Kuchl campuses will remain closed until further notice; access to the SUAS buildings is only possible for students and external lecturers for approved attendance lectures and examinations with the FHS card from 07:30 - 16:00 (Monday to Friday). There is still no time restriction for staff members.

Access to libraries: To enter the building at the Urstein Campus, please call the Infopoint at the closed main entrance (gate intercom). At the Kuchl Campus, please call 050/2211-2500 at the entrance. There are still no time restrictions for staff members. The current opening hours of the libraries can be found in myFHS.

The Infopoint will remain open from 08:00 - 16:00.

The maximum office occupation of 1 person/office remains restricted, i.e. complete conversion to shift work and/or home office continues to be necessary. Please consult with the respective manager in this regard. 

Commuter and border traffic: With regard to current quarantine or entry regulations, please note the currently valid developments and regulations of the respective countries of destination and origin. Unfortunately, there are also signs of tightening here, so check the current regulations for you regularly.

Tip: Take advantage of the free Corona quick tests in all Salzburg districts. More: https://service.salzburg.gv.at/lkorrj/detail?nachrid=64447

As soon as the conditions change, we will be happy to inform you quickly and as usual.

Thank you for your understanding and support, best regards and take care of your health!

All the best for 2021
Your management, Your Rectorate

Important Info

Info Update, 21.12.2020, 14:30

The new lockdown in Austria from December 26th, 2020 up to and including January 24th, 2021 once again sets new framework conditions for the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
Specifically, this means the traffic light color RED for all locations of the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, with very few exceptions:

Courses and exams:

  • In principle, all courses and exams must continue to be held online!
  • Only in exceptional cases, after prior notification by the course to storg@fh-salzburg.ac.at, absolutely non-substitutable / postponable small group lessons or exams / exams in small groups of less than 18 people can be held on site. Of course, only with strict compliance and control of the measures (masks, distance, hand washing, ventilation, etc.)
  • Larger face-to-face exams on site (from 19 people) are therefore possible from 25.01.2021 at the earliest.

Access to the buildings: The Urstein and Kuchl campuses will remain closed until January 24, 2020.
From January 7th, 2020, access to the FH buildings is only possible for students and external lecturers in justified exceptional cases and with the FHS card from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday).
As before, there are no time restrictions for employees.

The library will be closed until December 6th, 2021. From January 7th, 2021, the opening times in Urstein are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The library in Kuchl is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays are closed at both locations.

The maximum office occupancy of 1 person / office remains restricted, i.e. Complete conversion to shift work and / or home office required. Please in consultation with the respective manager.

Commuters / border traffic from/to Germany: With regard to current quarantine or entry regulations, please note the current developments and regulations in the respective countries of destination and origin.

Thank you for your active support, best regards and take care of your health!

Merry Christmas and the very best for 2021!

Your FHS management

Important Covid-19 information

Students, lecturers and employees can find relevant information in the intranet (myFHS). These information pages are continuously updated.

The pages can also be found at the quicklinks on the myFHS homepage.

Covid-19 Rules of Conduct for the buildings of FH Salzburg

The basic principle is: The health of all FH Salzburg members (students, external lecturers, teaching, research and administrative staff) is our top priority.

Compliance with the rules is therefore essential for stable operations.

We thank you for the consistent implementation!