Vienna International School is closely monitoring the COVID- 19 outbreak. As the situation continues to change rapidly, our priority is the health and well-being of our community.
The School has put together a Risk Matrix to assess the country situation and develop several scenarios in order to be ready to take informed actions to limit the spread of COVID-19, while ensuring the continuity of the teaching for our students through the Distance Learning Programme.
VIS Campus is currently closed - Learning continues online
Due to recent developments with regard to the outbreak of COVID-19, Vienna International School is closed from Monday, 16 March until further notice.
During the closure time, all students (Grades ELC to 12) will be taught using the Distance Learning Model which includes a provision for new learning.
Families who need the school to supervise their children (Grades ELC – 8) because the parents fall into one of the categories of essential employment, will be offered child supervision on-site.
These closures have been made under the instructions of the Republic of Austria.
The objective of the school is to do what we can to support student and staff welfare and continue learning as best we can - thank you for your support!
Feel welcome to follow our social media channels during the time of closure (VIS Facebook, VIS Instagram, VIS Twitter and VIS LinkedIn) to see updates on the distance learning experience during the closure time.
Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak in Austria, the School has temporarily suspended the access of non-VIS community members on the school premises until further notice. We thank you for your understanding.
- Coronavirus Hotline: 1450/ 0800 555 621/ 014000 87890 (24h Hotline)
- Coronovirus International Hotline (24h): +41 58 463 00 00 (German, French, Italian and English)
- World Health Organization (WHO)
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
- International SOS Updates
During previous outbreaks due to other coronavirus (Middle-East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), human-to-human transmission occurred through droplets, contact and fomites, suggesting that the transmission mode of the COVID-19 can be similar. The basic principles to reduce the general risk of transmission of acute respiratory infections include the following:
- Avoiding close contact with people suffering from acute respiratory infections.
- Frequent hand-washing, especially after direct contact with ill people or their environment.
- People with symptoms of acute respiratory infection should practice cough etiquette (maintain distance, cover coughs and sneezes with disposable tissues or clothing, and wash hands).