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COVID-19: Latest information and measures

Here you will find an overview of the latest changes to Vetmeduni’s university operations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. For the health and safety of all students, faculty, staff and visitors, we ask that you adhere to the following rules during your stay on the university campus and its external locations. Thank you for your cooperation.

General conduct requirements

To ensure a safe working environment, it is recommended to keep a safe distance of 1 to 2 metres from others in all Vetmeduni buildings. An FFP2 mask must be worn at all times when dealing with the public and during customer contact (especially in the animal hospital).

FFP2 face coverings and social distancing are not required at events such as the Vetmeduni Science Day or at graduation and degree ceremonies, as compliance with the so-called 2.5G Rule is enforced prior to entry into the event premises. The 2.5G Rule currently applicable in Vienna states that for events with 26 or more participants all attendees must be vaccinated, must have recovered from a COVID-19 infection or must present a negative PCR test taken within the previous 48 hours.

Classroom conduct requirements 

In order to provide as much in-person teaching as possible despite the current COVID-19 situation, the decision has been made to extend the on-site offerings beyond the practical courses. Starting with the current semester, 1st and 3rd semester lectures and seminars in the Veterinary Medicine Diploma Programme will be held on site as well, whereby courses for each of the semesters will begin non-concurrently. Students will receive all necessary information by email. At all these in-person events, the so-called 3G Rule (short for German “geimpft, getestet, genesen” – “vaccinated, tested, recovered”) applies and an FFP2 mask is require. 

The latest COVID-19 directive from the Office of the Rector for the 2021/2022 winter semester can be found here (German). The latest version of the COVID-19 Entry Regulation is available here (German).