Covid-19 Information

The safety and health of our speakers and guests is our highest priority and we can assure you that we will strictly follow all Covid-19 Virus regulations and recommendations put forth by the Federal Government. Beyond these legal requirements, we have developed further protective measures to minimize the risk of infection. Therefore, Assoc. Prof. DI Dr. med. Hans-Peter Hutter and his team from the MedUni Vienna supports us with his medical expertise as public health specialist. First of all, we will limit the number of visitors at the summit in the Spanish Riding School and the Climate Kirtag – even though the upper limits for event participants permitted by the authorities are higher. This way we can meet all required safety standards and offer our guests a unique experience with as much security as possible in these challenging times.

For all of you who won´t be able to join us in person, we will be streaming the conference and the Climate Kirtag online as well as on ORF III and you will be able to watch it for full 7 days on the ORF TVTHEK afterwards.

Please observe the following rules:

  • Illness and Risk Groups: Persons with typical COVID-19 symptoms (in particular fever, cough, shortness of breath, odor and taste disorders) are not entitled to participate in the event and/or enter the premises. Persons who must be in (home) quarantine in accordance with the COVID-19 protective measures taken by the authorities are excluded from participation in the event. In the event of a suspected COVID-19 infection, call the hotline 1450, and please stay at home. Persons belonging to a risk group are not primarily recommended to attend the event.
  • Physical Distancing: Keep a distance of at least 1 metre from others in all areas of the Spanish Riding School and the CLIMATE KIRTAG.
  • Face mask: Visitors are obliged to wear a face mask at all times.
  • Respiratory Etiquette: Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crook of your arm when coughing or sneezing.
  • Hand Hygiene: Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water and/or use provided alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Seating: Each participant has personalized tickets with assigned seats to enable the authorities to quickly contact tracing and must present his or her identification card at the ticket control without being asked. All participants are assigned labelled fixed seats. We ensure that the participants find and leave their seats in a controlled, guided manner.
  • Hygiene Practices: Due to the increased hygiene requirements, additional hygiene measures have been implemented, e.g. significantly increased ventilation of our indoor spaces (e.g. keeping doors open permanently) installing disinfectant dispensers; regular/hourly cleaning and disinfecting of door handles, stair railings and frequently touched surfaces (furniture, tables, counters, chair handles, toilets, particularly flush buttons, water taps, etc.).
  • Food Service: Food and drinks are served in accordance with the rules of conduct and recommendations for gastronomy.
  • Crowd Control: Methods for directing the flow of participants through the event rooms with attendants and/or other measures (e.g. floor marking, room dividers, turnstiles, signal light systems) are implemented. At the CLIMATE KIRTAG please stay on the designated one way paths. Programme: The programme and schedule of the event are planned in a way that minimizes close contact between persons.

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