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Starting the new academic year with confidence: Covid-19 measures for the 2022/23 academic year

Predominantly presence mode

Our primary goal for the 2022/23 academic year is to be able to offer our students high-quality education without any postponements, while ensuring the safety of everyone involved.

The most important hygiene measures and guidelines at a glance

In this section, we would like to give you an overview of the general regulations that apply in all buildings of IMC Krems. These hygiene measures must be strictly respected and are controlled by employees of IMC Krems. Furthermore, we have established additional recommendations and hygiene guidelines for specific groups of people.

Please protect yourself and everyone else on campus by following the guidelines and measures set out below.

Complete hygiene measures and guidelines

Access for healthy persons only

For all persons tested positive for COVID-19, a ban on entering all buildings of IMC Krems during the period of traffic restriction is currently in force, despite the discontinuation of the quarantine regulation in Austria.

We recommend you wear a FFP2 mask within the IMC premises

FFP2 masks are recommended within the IMC premises in all public areas and outdoors as well as in the lecture halls/seminar rooms and in the Study Lounges. All persons must bring their FFP2 mask.

Keep your distance

Wherever possible, pay attention to social distancing.

Wash your hands regularly & sanitise them several times a day

Disinfectant dispensers are available in all public areas and in the seminar rooms of IMC Krems. Please make sure you use them when coming and going and also during the day. Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth and pay attention to your respiratory hygiene.

Ventilate regularly

Regular airing (ideally every 20 minutes) helps to minimise the risk of transmission. This means that you should air the room regularly – whether at your workplace or in a seminar room.

Protect yourself and your colleagues

Disinfectants are available in all seminar rooms and meeting rooms. Make sure to disinfect all used objects and materials as well as tables and chairs before every room change.

What should you do if you have symptoms, have been classified as a suspected case or have tested positive?

If you have any questions, please contact your programme director and study services as a student or HR services as an IMC team member or lecturer.

Report your symptoms

Call the emergency number 1450 and follow the instructions of the authorities, if you have a respiratory infection with at least one of the following symptoms (for which there is no other plausible cause): cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, catarrh of the upper respiratory tract and/or sudden loss of sense of taste or smell.

Important: Under no circumstances should you come to Campus Krems under these circumstances.

What happens if you test positive for COVID-19?

As soon as you have received a positive result from the authorities, you should immediately contact your programme director and study services as a student or HR services as an IMC team member or lecturer. Please keep us informed about further developments and test results even after the initial notification.


Mental health support

Anxiety, worry and isolation – the Coronavirus pandemic as well as the associated quarantine orders and self-isolation recommendations mean that people in Austria are having to cope with a whole new set of challenges. Visit the eDesktop for an outline of the all the key information concerning this issue.

If you need help urgently, you can contact:

  • AKUTteam Niederösterreich by calling the 144 emergency number, who can quickly provide psychological assistance, and have a pool of translators
  • The PSD’s emergency mental health assistance service (Psychiatrische Soforthilfe) in Vienna on 01 31 330, who will help you to quickly and easily access help

More information

Additional information

Please see the Coronavirus FAQs on the eDesktop for additional information. Students, teaching staff and university employees should also check their university e-mail regularly for updates.

If you have any questions not covered by the information provided, please contact your programme directors, study services or HR services.