Information on the Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19)

Dear staff, students and guests of the West Coast University of Applied Sciences,

Since 3rd April 2022, a new hygiene concept is applied for the further management of the Corona pandemic.

The most important update is:

  • The obligation to wear masks is waived, also for courses and examinations within closed rooms.

    However, in the new hygiene concept, the Executive Board continues to strongly recommend all staff and students as well as visitors to wear a mouth-nose cover (FFP2 or medical mask) in all public areas of the university as well as during lectures within closed rooms, at least until the end of April 2022. This applies especially for areas where distances cannot be kept and many people are in the same room.  

Regarding the currently still very high infection rates in Dithmarschen, the university management calls on all university members to act responsibly and thoughtfully:

Please protect yourself, your colleagues and your fellow students. Currently, the best protection against an infection is provided by wearing a suitable mouth-nose cover and by observing distances and regular ventilation during lectures and meetings.

Through your considerate behaviour, contribute to protecting the health of everyone around you and the on-campus lectures. If many students and lecturers become infected at the start of in-class teaching and have to isolate themselves or go into quarantine, the goal of fully returning to campus in the summer semester, which we all wish for, is also at risk. 

Please regularly inform yourself about current developments here and on the websites of the State of Schleswig-Holstein, of the Federal Ministry of Health and of the Robert Koch Institute (

The executive board of FH Westküste
As of 03.04.2022

Hygiene concept of the FH Westküste