The 2.5 G rule currently applies at the business university. Access to the campus is therefore only permitted for people who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus, have recovered or have been PCR-tested. In order to shorten the waiting times for the verification check, so-called “Fast Lane Stickers” have been distributed since October 25th. These are green-transparent and are stuck directly onto the student ID. The stickers are valid for the entire winter semester.
Freedom students criticize the entry system
Unvaccinated students must still present a negative PCR test at the entrances to the lecture hall center and in the libraries. The RFS sees a problem in this system: “The fact that unvaccinated students are separated at the entrance to the university and checked in front of everyone’s eyes is in a certain way degrading. The WU does not ensure normalization, but encourages social division,” it says in a broadcast.
Sticker as requested by students and teachers at WU
The business university argue that the “Fast Lane Stickers” should simplify the 2.5 G controls. “It’s supposed to be a relief for those who have to show the same certificate every time. This relief was also an explicit wish of the students and teachers, ”said WU in a written statement to wien.ORF.at.
In addition, the introduction of the sticker could save a lot of money for additional staff, explains the WU. And: “It would be important for us to make it clear that the Fast Lane sticker is not a must, but that all students are free to pick it up.” The vaccination rate at WU is high. Almost 90 percent of the students are already vaccinated.