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Further information about teaching at PLUS

The Chairing team of the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) Salzburg and Martin Weichbold, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, inform students about the current measures at the PLUS. From the “3G+1” rule to study spaces for participation in online lectures at the University and vaccination opportunities.

“Dear students,

As the start of the semester approaches, we would like to inform you about a few more important points. As announced, the 3G + 1 rule will apply in the winter semester 2021/22: You must therefore always carry valid proof of vaccination, recovery or a test with you (“3G”) when you enter university buildings; we recommend using the “Grüner Pass” app on your mobile phone. The verification will be checked by external security services upon entry into university buildings as well as in the lectures by course leaders or other authorised persons. Please keep your 3-G proof ready to help speed up these checks!

By following the hygiene measures, you are contributing to a safer environment and enabling us to get back some normality in university life! Those who cannot provide valid 3G certification must leave the university building immediately. Should they miss a lesson by failing to bring this certification, it will be considered as an unexcused absence. Forging vaccination certificates is a criminal offence and will be reported. Should there be repeated or serious violations of the corona regulations, the Rectorate reserves the right to impose further sanctions.

In addition to 3G, another measure is planned: “3G+1”. The +1 is either social distancing or FFP2-mask. FFP2 masks are compulsory in all areas of circulation (corridors, toilets, …, i.e. everywhere where safe distances cannot be maintained). Where there is fixed, appropriately spaced seating (in lecture halls or at a desk in the library), the FFP2 mask can be removed. This means that only every second seat may be used in lecture halls and seminar rooms. Where this is not possible, an FFP2 mask must be worn (e.g. in laboratories and computer rooms), individual courses may be restricted for vaccinated or recovered students. Some of the courses will be held online or in a hybrid format. For the exact course format, please refer to the course description in PLUSonline. If there are any problems, please contact the ÖH at .

Spaces to participate in online lecture courses at the university:

If you do not have the opportunity to return home after a course held in person, there are rooms available at the university for you to use (please also strictly adhere to the applicable hygiene regulations). The following rooms can currently be used (any changes and opening hours can be found on the intranet):

Unipark Nonntal:

  • WWW SCR (Student Computer Room)
  • Seminar room 3.303 (Department of Romance Languages and Literatures)
  • Seminarraum 3.350 (Department of Romance Languages and Literatures)
  • Common area in the UNIPARK Library
  • Mensa Unipark, first floor seating area

Rudolfskai 42:

  • U 14 Computer room
  • PR 115 A / B (This room is also used for courses and is therefore only partially available as a study room – please check the notice board)
  • U 10 (This room is also used for courses and is therefore only partially available as a study room – please check the notice board)
  • Study area in the library

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hellbrunner Straße 34:

  • Study area in the natural science library
  • Student study area, ground floor near the Mensa

Faculty of Law:

  • Study area in the law library (Toskanatrakt and Firmian-Salm-Haus)

Further opportunities:

  • Study area in the University Library

Vaccination

The more people that are vaccinated, the easier it will be to return to “normal” conditions, so we strongly recommend the COVID vaccination to everyone with no medical reasons for exclusion.

As announced, in the coming days you will have the opportunity to be vaccinated against the Corona virus directly at the University in the vaccination bus – free of charge and without prior registration. Please take advantage of this offer – to protect yourself, fellow students, teachers and others around you! The Johnson & Johnson vaccine will be administered. Here are the dates on which the vaccine is available directly at the individual university locations in Salzburg:

  • Wednesday, 29 September 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Große Aula, Hofstallgasse 2-4, 5020 Salzburg
  • Friday, 1 October, 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Pädagogische Hochschule (Salzburg University of Education) in the car park, Akademiestraße 23-25, 5020 Salzburg.
  • Monday, 4 October 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., NaWi – Faculty of Natural Sciences, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg
  • Tuesday, 5 October 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Unipark Nonntal, Erzabt-Klotz-Straße 1, 5020 Salzburg
  • Wednesday, 6 October 2021, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Mozarteum, Mirabellplatz 1, 5020 Salzburg

Bring the completed information sheet (can be downloaded online or collected directly from the vaccination bus), an identity card and (if available) your EHIC card with you. Please note that full immunisation is only attained on the 22nd day after vaccination. Until then, you must provide valid test certification to participate in courses held on-site. Testing (both antigen and PCR tests) is available free of charge to all students, regardless of origin, in the province’s testing centres (such as the Kongresshaus); appointments can be made at  salzburg-impft.at or by calling 1450. In very rare cases, a test or vaccination cannot be carried out. If this applies to you, please contact the FGDD (Family, Gender, Disability & Diversity) department as soon as possible, where an individual assessment will take place: .

Students who have not been vaccinated with an EMA-approved vaccine (Sinovac, Sputnik, etc.) can take an antibody test in Austria that is valid for 90 days and start a receive an approved vaccine after consulting a doctor.

A foreign vaccination certificate can be entered into the Austrian system (if the vaccine is recognised in Austria) at a domestic vaccination centre. Please find out in advance whether this is possible, even if you do not have an Austrian national insurance number.

Thank you very much for your support! If you have any questions, you can find  more information on the intranet. If you cannot find what you are looking for there, please send an e-mail to .

We can only achieve more normality at our university again if we work together! We look forward to meeting you in person at the university again!

Kind regards,

Laura Reppman, Lara Simonitsch, Manuel Gruber, Chairing team of the Austrian Students’ Union (ÖH) Salzburg

Martin Weichbold, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs”

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