28-09-2020 - COVID - Sectoral Recommendations for Organizing Higher Education During the State of Health Crisis

01. October 2020. 15:50
28-09-2020 - Sectoral Recommendations for Organizing Higher Education During the State of Health Crisis
  • Buildings, events and courses of the higher education institution can only be attended by healthy people who show no symptoms of the coronavirus. Violation of this will result in individual impeachment.
  • Within the institution it is mandatory to wear a mask indoors and at outdoor events.
  • Body temperature must be checked or the risk screening questionnaire must be completed.
  • It is of great importance to keep adequate physical distance in the territory of the institution. Taking queuing rules into consideration, a distance of 1.5 meters – clearly marked by painting or warning signs – must be kept between those waiting (at libraries, cafeterias, catering rooms and administration offices, etc.).
  • Attendance of classes should be organized in such a way that the safety of 1.5 meters can be maintained, taking into account the capacity of the classroom. It is mandatory to wear a mask indoors.
  • Classes involving a large number of students should be held online – preferably live, with appropriate interactivity or in accordance with 2.1., in groups if necessary. It is necessary to provide options for small group or one-to-one consultations on an ongoing basis.
  • In the current epidemiological alert situation, primarily in-person attendance is preferred in higher education institutions. Deviations from the form of education included in these rules of procedure shall be decided by the sectoral governor with the consent of the rector on the initiative of the rector following an epidemiological measure.
  • Evaluation: in the case of an oral report, students should arrive at a pre-arranged, scheduled time. A maximum of two students should be inside the room, besides the person conducting the report/hearing, at the same time.
  • Events not directly related to education may be held only in exceptional cases


The complete text of the  Recommendation is available here.