Update of the protection concept

Update: 30.7.2020

Master plan and protection concept for university members
Status: 30.7.2020


The existing concept has been updated in line with the requirements of the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and the Office of Public Health.

General remarks

The guidelines of the Federal Government (https://bag-coronavirus.ch/ ) and the Office of Public Health, supplemented by the following specific rules for all members of the University of Liechtenstein, continue to apply:

The gathering of persons should be kept low at all times. Above all, it is to be avoided that crowds of people gather in the corridors of the buildings and especially in front of the entrances to the lecture and seminar rooms as well as to the catering facilities.

The regulations require in particular that the rules of distance and hygiene are observed. These are currently:

  • Keep a distance of 1.5 meters
  • Wear masks if maintaining distance is impossible
  • Observe hygiene

Room occupancy and public areas

The new minimum distance of 1.5 meters applies to lecture and seminar rooms and offices. The occupancy figures for the rooms have already been updated accordingly.

On the corridors / public areas of the University of Liechtenstein, it is often not possible to maintain the minimum distance. Although the risk of infection during brief encounters is considered low by the Office of Public Health, the University of Liechtenstein is increasing security:

  • From September 1, 2020 until further notice, the wearing of a protective mask (mouth-and-nose protection) is mandatory in the corridors and traffic areas in the campus building and in the external offices.

This also includes the waiting areas of the cafeteria. University staff members are responsible for bringing along this mouth and nose protection.

If the minimum distance cannot be maintained in teaching rooms, e.g. due to the didactic concept, or in other areas, it is mandatory to wear a face mask.

Welcome Week

In principle, all existing regulations regarding distance and hygiene apply during the Welcome Week:

  • Minimum distance of 1.5 meters inside and outside the campus building
  • Mandatory wearing of a mouth and nose protector in the corridors or if the minimum distance is not observed (e.g. processing of forms, advice at Student Fair)

Due to the large number of people who are on campus at the same time, special attention must be paid to avoiding close gatherings. The University of Liechtenstein will provide appropriate areas to equalize the flow of people (e.g. break/work areas).

Events

  • In principle, the University of Liechtenstein will refrain from holding public or external events until the end of the winter semester 2020/21, with exceptions being approved by the Rectorate in accordance with the current situation (government regulations, etc.).
  • Prerequisite for own events: The University of Liechtenstein is the organizer; mandatory registration by name via the event registration on uni.li and acceptance of the General Terms and Conditions.

Arrival / Travel

The list of states or areas with an increased risk of infection is available in the Covid 19 Ordinance, under Measures in the field of international passenger transport. This list is regularly updated. Accordingly, from 6 July 2020, all persons entering Switzerland or Liechtenstein from one of these states/areas with a high risk of infection must be placed in quarantine for ten days. The entry must be reported to the Office of Public Health within two days of entry: Information and online form.

  • University members who travel to or return from one of the above-mentioned risk countries must report this immediately to gesundheit@uni.li. The list of countries and entry regulations may change during the trip.
  • University members are responsible for compliance with quarantine regulations.
  • Employees must inform their superiors if they would have to go into quarantine for ten days due to the entry regulations of Liechtenstein or those of their country of residence.
  • The University reserves the right to decide on the regulations regarding working from home or unpaid

University sports

The sports activities of the University of Liechtenstein will take place again with restrictions and according to a separate protection concept. For university sports, there will be a superordinate protection concept from Swiss University Sports.

 

Master plan and protection concept, 30.7.2020