On 17 May 2021 the University of Graz has switched its Corona traffic light to orange.
Key points of the status orange:
- Study zones re-open. Work spaces in the University Library can still be booked online.
- Distance teaching is strongly recommended as far as possible. Classes in presence can be held as a voluntary offer. The duration is limited to 90 minutes. Teaching rooms may be used at a maximum of 50 per cent of standard capacity. Exceptions for excursions, laboratory and other practical exercises remain in force.
- Exams are allowed in presence.
- To attend classes and exams you are required to present a Covid test. This can be a proof of vaccination (valid from the 22nd day after the first injection), a negative antigen test (not older than 48 hours), a negative PCR test (not older than 72 hours), a medical certificate confirming you have overcome the disease within the last six months, a Covid-19 antibodies detection test (not older than three months) or a quarantine notification in consequence of an infection (not older than six months).
- Customer service is permitted.
- Academic Affairs offer their services electronically. If necessary, personal dates can be arranged in advance. >> Contacts
- General Covid-19 prevention measures remain in force: wearing FFP2 masks in all public areas of the university, keeping a minimum distance of two metres to other people etc.
- The University of Graz offers free antigen tests at two locations >> registration
- Working in offices with 50 percent occupancy is allowed.
- Meetings are to be held online if possible.
- Starting with 1 June, events in presence may take place in accordance with the regulations of the federal government. They have to be approved beforehand, however, by Prevention & Security.
Rector Martin Polaschek is pleased about easing some restrictions at the University of Graz: "On the condition that you are tested, we will be able to offer more classes in presence."
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