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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.

Covid-19 Update: 24.02.2022, 10:00

The Austrian federal government has decided on far-reaching relaxations of the Covid measures as of 5 March. These will also be implemented at the FH Salzburg. Therefore, we would like to inform you about the current Covid-19 regulations at SUAS from the summer semester 2022.

From 5 March 2022 the following applies: (until then the current measures/regulations apply)

  • 3 G rule
    As of Saturday, 5 March, the "3 G" rule (recovered, vaccinated, antigen/PCR test results with QR code result of a test street or pharmacy) applies for access to the FH Salzburg at the Urstein and Kuchl campuses until further notice. Random checks are possible.
    For students and staff at SALK or Kardinal Schwarzenberg Hospital, the respective regulations of the institutions apply.
  • Gradual return to study and examination mode in attendance
    Courses, laboratory exercises, practical exercises and examinations can take place on-site in presence - in compliance with Covid security measures.
    Students will be or have already been informed by the programme in which format teaching units/examinations will take place. Students can find the information in the current timetable as usual.
    Please note: If possible, keep your distance, wash your hands, disinfect, ventilate.
  • General FFP2 mask obligation
    Currently, wearing an FFP2 mask is an important protection against infection. Therefore, a general FFP2 mask obligation applies at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences: An FFP2 mask must be worn at all times in all indoor rooms. The lecturer may, at his/her own decision, remove the mask while lecturing at the podium/whiteboard. The mask obligation applies until further notice.
  • Libraries
    The FFP2 mask must also be worn in the libraries. For opening hours, please refer to the website/myFHS.
  • For employees
    For staff, too, the relaxation means a gradual return to work on site. This applies equally to teaching, research and administration.
    For the protection of the individual, the FFP2 mask obligation applies in the case of multiple occupancy of offices. A continuation of reduced office occupancy (keyword shift work) is possible. This must be discussed with the respective manager or in the teams. In principle, the general regulations on home office according to the service regulations apply.
    Currently, "3 Gs" apply in the workplace in Austria until further notice.
  • Meetings/Events
    Meetings and external events can again be planned in presence under the above guidelines.
    Please plan and organise teaching in advance. Teaching has priority when booking rooms.
  • Canteen at the Urstein Campus
    The "Fago" is open again from 14 March. Opening hours are Monday - Thursday from 10:00 to 14:00. Lunch menus, snacks, coffee and cake are available.
    FFP2 masks are mandatory in the self-service area and away from the tables.

Our urgent appeal to you:
In case of symptoms of illness or covid cases in the close vicinity, stay at home - if possible - as a precaution and quickly go for PCR testing.

Once again, we would like to appeal to you to make sure you have a complete vaccination (incl. booster vaccination).

As soon as there is any new information, we will get back to you in due time as usual.

Kind regards and a good, healthy start to the summer semester,
Doris Walter & Raimund Ribitsch
FHS Management

SUAS Covid-19 Registration Office

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

Covid-19 Update: 10.01.2022, 11:30

  • General FFP2 mask obligation
    A general FFP2 mask obligation applies at the FH Salzburg: An FFP2 mask must be worn at all times in all indoor rooms. The lecturer may decide to remove the mask while lecturing at the lectern/whiteboard if the minimum distance of 2 metres can be maintained. Attention: As of 11.01. the FFP2 mask obligation also applies outdoors if the 2 m distance cannot be maintained.
  • Access and hygiene guidelines
    The 2.5 G rule still applies (recovered, vaccinated, PCR-tested (max. 72 h); a check of the proofs is carried out when entering the buildings. The following also applies: keep your distance, wash your hands, disinfect and ventilate.
    For students and staff at SALK or Kardinal Schwarzenberg Klinikum, the respective regulations of the buildings apply.
  • Studies and examinations
    In principle, non-substitutable courses, laboratory exercises, practical exercises and examinations can take place on site in presence - in compliance with Covid safety measures.
    Students will be informed - as usual - by the study programme in which format teaching units/examinations will take place.
  • Events on site are not possible until further notice.  
  • Libraries: The libraries will remain open in compliance with the 2.5 G rule, FFP2 mask requirement and clearances. Please refer to the website/myFHS for opening hours.
  • For staff
    - Multiple staffing in the offices is to be avoided. As far as possible on official business, home office is possible in consultation with the manager and in the teams. As soon as more than 1 person is in the room, the FFP2 mask must be worn at all times. We therefore strongly recommend shift work (only 1 person present per multi-person office).
    - Team meetings are held online. If meetings in presence are absolutely necessary, the following applies: Keep the meetings as short as possible and the number of participants as low as possible. FFP2 masks must be worn at all times. A distance of 2 metres must be kept as far as possible. Please do not forget to ventilate regularly.


Currently more important than ever: It is imperative that you adhere to the valid safety and hygiene regulations. In case of symptoms in yourself or in case of covid cases in your immediate environment, please go for a PCR test immediately and stay at home until the test result is available. This will not only protect you, but also your colleagues and their families. Thank you.

As soon as there is any new information, we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We wish you all the best for 2022!

Building access/control times:

Campus Urstein: 
Monday to Friday  07:30-18:30, Saturday 07:30-17:00.
Campus Kuchl: 
Monday to Friday  07:30-17:00, Saturday 07:30-15:00.

After the control times, students can still enter the building with their FHS card from Monday to Saturday until 19:00, at the main entrance in Urstein and in Kuchl.
Please note: the 2.5 G rule also applies in the FHS buildings outside the control times, you are responsible for complying with it and it is also subject to random checks!

TIP: Opportunities for vaccination and testing in Salzburg

All important information on Covid-19 can be found on myFHS:

Covid-19 Update: 09.12.2021, 15:30

Due to the current decisions of the Federal Government and the Province of Salzburg, the Covid measures at the FH Salzburg can also be eased a little before Christmas:

  • Studies and examinations: Courses and examinations may take place on site again as of Monday, 13 December, provided that the security measures are observed. Students will be informed by the degree programme which classes/examinations will be held on site after all, or will find the information in the respective current timetable.
  • Access and hygiene guidelines: 2.5 G rule (PCR-tested 72 h, recovered (only 6 months after infection), vaccinated), general FFP2 mask requirement, distance, hand washing, ventilation. The G-rule will be checked as usual at the respective entrance.
  • For staff: Multiple occupations in the offices and necessary meetings are allowed again in presence, but only with FFP2 mask obligation. 

Unfortunately, the situation in the summer semester cannot be predicted at the moment. It can be assumed that once again a lot of agility in planning and flexibility will be required from everyone. Our wish is that as much as possible can be taught, researched and worked in presence.

As soon as there is any new information, we will get back to you as soon as possible.

We wish you - despite these extraordinary circumstances - a wonderful Christmas season.

Kind regards

Doris Walter & Raimund Ribitsch
FH Salzburg Management

Covid-19 Update: 18.11.2021, 17:00

Now it is fixed: from next Monday (22.11.2021, 00:00 hrs) the lockdown in the federal state of Salzburg is coming.

For the FH Salzburg this means:

  • all courses, exams or meetings have to be switched to online immediately and at least for the next 3 weeks (until 12.12.). Many thanks to all those who have already started in the last few weeks, this makes the situation much easier. The aim must be more than ever to reduce social contacts to a minimum.
  • this means that face-to-face teaching can only be the exception.
  • Only in individual cases, absolutely non-substitutable/ postponable small group lessons - in strict compliance with the measures (2.5 G, general FFP2 mask obligation, distance, hand washing, ventilation etc ... ) - can be held on site.
  • The library will remain open to a limited extent - detailed information will follow from the library.
  • In principle, our locations remain open. Working and researching in compliance with the safety measures is still possible - under strict compliance and control of the measures (2.5 G, general FFP2 mask obligation, distance, hand washing, ventilation etc ... ). The entry control remains in place.
  • for employees: Avoidance of multiple staffing in offices, i.e. extension of home office, of course in consultation with the supervisor.
  • The system-relevant journal services remain in operation (HKM/Infopoint, IS, IFO, incoming mail).
  • Business trips and business outings are to be avoided, also for one's own protection.
  • Classroom events are not possible until further notice.
  • The canteen at the Kuchl campus will also be closed from Monday until further notice.
  • FAGO, the cafeteria at the Urstein Campus, is taking a break due to Corona. A reopening is planned for 1 March 2022.

We will inform you again as soon as there are further changes.
Stay mindful!

Update: 15.11.2021, 11:30

As already announced in the Corona update last Friday afternoon, the lockdown for the unvaccinated has been in effect since 00:00 today.

This means for us concretely:

  • 2.5 G as of today (15.11.2021) at the FHS locations, without exception and including complete checks at the entrances.
  • Strict and consistent FFP2 mask obligation in all rooms at all locations - regardless of whether traffic routes, lecture halls, laboratories, workshops etc. are concerned. In accordance with legal regulations, this applies in particular to all forms of personal contact (library, offices of study programmes, etc.) and where the 1-metre minimum distance cannot be maintained.
  • Reduction of social contacts by - where possible - switching to online teaching or online meetings for the next few weeks (please note the timetable).
  • for events, the rules communicated last week (Corona update of 08.11.2021)  remain in force until further notice: 2.5 G up to 25; 2 G from 26 persons.
  • for cross-border commuters: Please observe the respective rules of the countries of destination and origin. For re-entry into Germany, you can find further information here: https://www.bundesgesundheitsministerium.de/coronavirus/infos-reisende/faq-tests-einreisende.html
  • Take advantage of the offers of the state or the vaccination bus at the Urstein Campus on 25.11. and at the Kuchl Campus on 02.12.2021 - whether for the first vaccination or for booster vaccinations.
  • The catering rules apply in the refectories: 2 G.
  • for employees: Avoidance of multiple staffing in offices, i.e. relaxation of home office according to service regulations, of course in consultation with your manager. Managers must ensure that this does not lead to permanent preferential treatment or exclusion of the unvaccinated.

All this is due to the fact that Salzburg is currently considered a high-risk area! Therefore, we as a university must also consistently push for compliance with the measures - thank you very much for your contribution!

As soon as there are new informations, we will come back to you immediately.
Stay healthy!

Kind regards
Doris Walter & Raimund Ribitsch
FH Salzburg Management

What to do in case of illness?
Please report your positive test or your segregation/quarantine notices including the completed checklist (available on myFHS) immediately to the FHS Covid Reporting Office at: covid-meldestelle@fh-salzburg.ac.at. If you experience symptoms, please stay at home.

All important information on Covid-19 can be found on myFHS:

Update: 12.11.2021, 15:00

Today's Corona Summit of the Federal Minister of Health with the governors of Salzburg and Upper Austria brought the following preliminary results:

For Salzburg, a "lockdown for the unvaccinated" is to be expected from next Monday, 15 November. The necessary resolutions and regulations are to be passed by the main committee of the National Council in a special session this Sunday. As soon as concrete measures and regulations are known and these have an impact on the operation of the FH Salzburg, we will inform you immediately. The stricter FFP2 mask requirement, which has been in force at the FH Salzburg for a few days now, will be extended to the whole of Salzburg.

Today's announcements fully confirm the path already taken by the FH Salzburg:

  • 2.5 G from Monday 15.11. at the FHS locations, incl. complete control at the entrances.
  • Strict and consistent FFP2 mask obligation in all rooms at all locations - no matter whether traffic routes, lecture halls, laboratories, workshops, etc.
  • Reduction of social contacts by - where possible - switching to online teaching or online meetings for the next few weeks (pls. note timetable)
  • Avoiding multiple staffing in offices

For all those who have not yet been vaccinated or for those who are due for a booster vaccination: Take advantage of the offers of the province or the vaccination bus at the Urstein Campus on 25.11. or at the Kuchl Campus on 02.12.2021!

As soon as there are new informations, we will come back to you immediately.

Update: 08.11.2021, 14:00

The tightening of the regulations by the federal and state governments over the weekend, which you are probably already aware of, has also had a new impact on us:

1. with immediate effect: general FFP2 mask obligation
This applies immediately and in all rooms, at all locations, whether traffic routes, lecture halls, laboratories or workshops.

2. From next Monday (15.11.2021) general 2.5 G rule at the FH Salzburg
2.5 G means: vaccinated, recovered or PCR-tested.

3. Canteens: The two canteens at the Urstein and Kuchl campuses are considered catering establishments, so from now on only 2 Gs will apply there!

4. General information:
- The antigen tests (also called "living room tests") that were often used in the past are no longer valid as proof at the FH Salzburg!
- For all those who are neither vaccinated nor recovered: PCR test possibilities can be found at https://www.salzburg.gv.at/themen/gesundheit/corona-virus/coronatests or at www.sbg-gurgelt.at.
- Shortening of the validity of vaccination certificates from 360 to 270 days from the second dose administered - so please take care of your booster vaccination in good time if necessary.
- Recovery is considered to be when the infection did not occur more than six months ago.
- From now on, excursions may only be carried out in compliance with the 2 G rule.
- The vaccination bus comes to Puch-Urstein (25.11.) and to Kuchl (02.12.). Take advantage of this opportunity, without registration and free of charge, whether for the first vaccination or for the so-called 3rd stitch. According to the recommendation of the National Vaccination Committee, the 3rd vaccination dose should be administered between 6 and 9 months after the second vaccination date. If this is convenient for you, you are welcome to come to the bus. The vaccine used is Biontech and Johnson (booster).
- Please keep your distance, be careful and follow our hygiene guidelines!

5. What to do in case of illness?
Please report your positive test or your segregation/quarantine notices including the completed checklist (available on myFHS) immediately to the FHS Covid reporting office at: covid-meldestelle@fh-salzburg.ac.at. If you experience symptoms, please stay at home.

All this is necessary in order to be able to continue studying, teaching, researching and working in presence for as long as possible (subject to the further development of the pandemic)!
Each and every one of us can make a contribution to this. We will inform you again as soon as there are further developments.
Stay healthy!

Update: 5.11.2021, 9:00

As you can read in the media, the number of Corona cases is increasing daily, not least due to vaccination breakthroughs. Thanks to immunity, the course of the disease is mostly mild. At the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, too, the cases of students and employees who have contracted the disease are increasing.
In order to be able to continue studying, teaching, researching and working in presence for as long as possible, the measures will be tightened nationwide and statewide in the next few days. We are following the general line of politics and are therefore preparing for a short-term introduction of the 2.5 G rule. Of course, we will inform you as early as possible as soon as the relevant decisions have been made.

1. in preparation: controlled access only with 2.5 G proof

2.5 G means: vaccinated, recovered or PCR-tested. A PCR test is valid for 72 hours. The antigen tests (also called "living room tests") that have often been used up to now are then no longer valid!
You can find out more about PCR testing at https://www.salzburg.gv.at/themen/gesundheit/corona-virus/coronatests or at www.sbg-gurgelt.at.

2. FFP2 mask obligation

  • As before, the FFP2 mask obligation applies generally and without exception on all traffic routes of the FH Salzburg locations (foyer, corridors, staircases, lifts, common areas, refectory ...).
  • In the premises, FFP2 masks are compulsory wherever the 1-metre distance between persons cannot be maintained.
  • FFP2 masks are compulsory in laboratories or exercises close to the body (especially in health science degree programmes) as well as in full lecture halls.
  • Lecturers (teaching staff or students during presentations or speeches) may remove the FFP2 mask.
  • The mask may only be removed where the minimum distance of one metre can be maintained.
  • For your own protection, we recommend wearing the masks there as well.
  • Please take your own FFP2 mask with you!

3. The vaccination bus comes to Urstein and Kuchl
For all those who have not yet had the chance to be vaccinated, we have once again succeeded in bringing the vaccination bus of the Province of Salzburg to our two Tennengau locations. Take advantage of this opportunity, without registration and free of charge! The vaccination bus will stop at the Urstein Campus on 25 November and at the Kuchl Campus on 2 December, both from 09:00 to 16:00. The vaccines used are Biontech and Johnson (booster).

4. What to do in case of illness?
Please report your positive test or your isolation/quarantine notices including the completed checklist (available on myFHS) immediately to the FHS Covid reporting office at: covid-meldestelle@fh-salzburg.ac.at
If you experience symptoms, please stay at home.

We want to maintain attendance, so the tightening of measures is necessary. Each and every one of us can contribute to this.
As soon as there are further innovations, we will inform you again. Stay healthy!