Hygiene measures and rules of conduct

Oral and Nasal Hygiene

In the general areas of the MUK buildings, a mouth-and-nose protection, which has to be brought along by the MUK members and visitors themeselves, must be worn. This covers mouth and nose completely and should be changed or washed regularly.

When coughing or sneezing, mouth and nose should be covered with bent elbows or a handkerchief.
If a person asks to wear a mouth-and-nose protection at a meeting, all those involved must comply.

Hand hygiene

All MUK members regularly clean their hands with soap and water for at least 30 seconds. Washing of hands must take place after entering the building, before and after each course or session, after touching generally used objects and surfaces (e.g. instruments, printers, touch screens, etc.) and after each use of the toilet facilities. Writing utensils or electronic devices should not be shared with others. If it is not possible to wash your hands, they must be disinfected with a hand disinfectant. MUK provides hand disinfectants in dispensers for this purpose. MUK members avoid putting their hands on their face — despite regularly cleaning their hands.

Ventilate rooms

The members of the MUK independently ensure regular ventilation of the MUK premises. Half-hourly airing of the offices and practice rooms for at least 5 minutes is mandatory. During lessons: after each lesson/rehearsal during the entire break until the next lesson/rehearsal. Interior rooms without windows (except rarely used storage rooms) must be ventilated through the door at least 10 minutes every hour, the MUK.theatre and MUK.podium are equipped with ventilation systems that ensure sufficient air exchange.

Keep a distance

No shaking hands, hugging or kissing is allowed in times of the COVID 19 pandemic.

In the general areas of the MUK buildings, in coordination with the other Universities of Music and Art in Austria, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres is to be observed and mouth-and-nose protection is to be worn.

All MUK members are therefore responsible for maintaining a distance of at least 1.5 meters between themselves at meetings of any kind (courses, examinations, meetings, rehearsals, etc.) in accordance with the prescribed minimum distances at MUK.

If the prescribed minimum distance cannot be maintained throughout, a mouth and nose protector must be used without being asked.

If it is not possible to wear protective masks due to the activities (e.g. dance, drama, ensemble lessons, etc.), fixed groups with the same composition (teams) must be formed so that the number of contacts is reduced and the tracking of contacts is simplified (see 5. Course-specific measures).

In any case, these exceptions require prior consultation with the COVID-19 task force at MUK and a separate concept for the respective degree programme.

Compulsory minimum distances at the MUK

Activity without physical effort (theory, administration) 1.5 m
Artistic practical lessons 2.0 m
Artistic practical lessons with singing, speaking, flute 2.5 m
Teachers are instructed to ensure that these minimum distances are observed.
If it is absolutely necessary to go below these minimum distances for a short time, a mouth and nose protector must be worn.

Room occupancy

All of the MUK's classrooms and practice rooms were inspected by the COVID-19 working group and a maximum occupancy rate was set.

This maximum occupancy is noted on the doors of these rooms. A list of rooms is available at MUKonline → Musik und Kunst Privatuniversität der Stadt Wien → Studieninformationen (login required). The number of students and lecturers in the room refers to all persons present in the room — students and lecturers together. Under no circumstances may it be exceeded. Lecturers are obliged to ensure that the maximum occupancy of the rooms is maintained in accordance with the applicable distance regulations.
This maximum room occupancy applies to all types of meetings in MUK rooms (teaching, rehearsals, meetings, etc.).

Lifts may only be used as far as absolutely necessary and individually.

Reduction Contacts

The MUK continues to recommend that its relatives maintain as few personal contacts as possible. Distance learning/teaching, video conferencing and home office are tried and tested instruments for reducing the number of contacts of MUK relatives, which are possible after consultation with superiors.

Since informal social gatherings create clusters of infection, all MUK members are called upon to keep their personal contact numbers as low as possible on the university campus.

Mixing of contact groups, particularly between courses in recreation rooms and on the corridors of the MUK, is to be avoided as far as possible. Upon completion of the necessary activity at the MUK, students should leave the building as soon as possible.


Additions to the COVID-19 safety concept of the MUK
(valid from 3 November 2020)

Detailed information on the COVID-19 safety concept of the MUK
(valid from 16 September 2020, MUK-Website)

COVID-19 safety concept of the MUK
(valid from 16 September 2020,
including behaviour in case of illness, in German only)

Rules of conduct at the MUK
(valid from 16 September 2020

For teachers:

Contact list for COVID-19-contact-tracing in courses (in German only)

Room concept for classroom teaching at the MUK
   (in German only, valid from 3 November 2020)


The MUK considers itself a progressive university of music and art that creates cultural values in the fields of music, dance, acting and singing. The MUK is the only university owned by the City of Vienna and brings together the best international young talent and outstanding lecturers.



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