Coronavirus: Rules of conduct at TU Wien
Update 05/20/2021: Update of the 5th Ordinance Covid-19 Special Regulations, opens an external URL in a new window
Update 05/11/2021: The TUW Home Office Guideline from October 2020 has been adapted in a few points to the legal regulations that have been in effect since 1 April 2021: https://www.tuwien.at/en/internal/internal-news/news/working-from-home-was-im-homeoffice-beachtet-werden-muss, opens an external URL in a new window
Update 04/27/2021: Teaching in summer semester 2021: https://www.tuwien.at/en/tu-wien/news/news-articles/news/corona-update-studium-und-lehre-im-sommersemester-2021, opens an external URL in a new window
Update 04/12/2021: The state of Vienna extends the lockdown up to Mai 2, 202.
Update 04/07/2021: The state of Vienna extends the lockdown (originally until 04/06/2021) up to April 18, 2021, and enacts an FFP2 mask requirement starting April 1 at busy and popular downtown locations: Donaukanal, Schwedenplatz, Stephansplatz, and Karlsplatz including Resselpark.
Update 03/26/2021: TUW at Easter https://www.tuwien.at/en/tu-wien/news/news-articles/news/corona-update-tuw-at-easter-time, opens an external URL in a new window
Please help to minimize the risk of infection! All measures of TU Wien are valid until further notice and are evaluated monthly.
Safety and protective measures
- Reporting suspected cases of infection: TUW staff members inform the university via the online forms "Meldung Mitarbeiter_innen und studentische Mitarbeiter_innen" or "Meldung Studierende".
- QR code scan: Compulsory QR code registration when entering TUW buildings.
- Distance Learning: The majority of the approximately 2,000 courses have been transformed into distance learning formats. Teaching formats that cannot be held online (e.g. laboratory exercises) can be completed on site. This regulation remains in force.
- At least 2 metres safety distance
- FFP2 mask compulsory in all public areas at the TUW
- Hygiene: Regular hand and surface disinfection
- Examinations must be changed to an online format! On-site appointments should be seen as complementary to the online offer. Examinations in particular must have an online offering and can hold on-site appointments to complement this. Teachers can get support in switching to a suitable online examination format from the Distance Learning Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students and lecturers please use the digital mailbox to deposit praise, criticism, wishes or complaints in connection with online teaching.
- Learning rooms: Only those learning rooms for which there is a safety concept approved by Occupational Safety can be used. Compliance with the security measures is checked by the TU Wien security service. This also applies to the learning rooms in the library.
- Learning rooms close to the student council have individual opening hours, information can be obtained from the respective student council.
- roomTUlearn: centrally administered teaching rooms that are made available as learning rooms are open between 08:00 and 19:00
- Library learning spaces: details on opening hours, space reservations, etc. at https://www.tuwien.at/bibliothek
- Events: The distance and FFP2 mask requirement applies in TUW presentation rooms. For persons of a common household (e.g. families at academic celebrations) the 2 m distance does not apply.
- Opening hours: The TU Wien buildings are open Monday to Saturday from 6:00 to 20:00. Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
3-G proof of status
Please provide your personal proof of status as you routinely do outside the TUW, for example in service, cultural or catering establishments.
The yellow vaccination certificate, a vaccination card and a printout of the data from the e-vaccination certificate (ELGA) are considered proof of vaccination. The following validity periods result from the data contained:
- Immunisation by two partial vaccinations: From the 22nd day after the first vaccination, the vaccination certificate is valid for 3 months. After receiving the second vaccination, the validity of the vaccination certificate is extended to 9 months.
- Immunisation by one vaccination: From the 22nd day after vaccination with only one dose, the proof of vaccination is valid for 9 months.
- Immunisation by convalescent vaccination: Provided there was a positive molecular biology test for SARS-CoV-2 at least 21 days prior to vaccination or there is already evidence of neutralising antibodies at the time of vaccination, proof of vaccination is valid for 9 months from the time of initial vaccination.
- PCR test valid for 72 hours from sample collection (e.g. "all gargles")
- Antigen test from an authorised body valid 48 hours from sample collection (e.g. pharmacy, test lane)
- Self-test recorded in an official data processing system is valid for 24 hours
- Certificate of segregation or medical confirmation of molecularly confirmed infection
- Evidence of neutralising antibodies (3 months from test date)
- Detailed descriptions of the 3-G rule are provided by the Ministry of Health: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Informationen-zum-Coronavirus/Coronavirus---Aktuelle-Ma%C3%9Fnahmen.html
Studies and teaching
The 5th Rectorate Regulation COVID-19 Special Regulations for the Conduct of Classroom Teaching and Examinations, opens an external URL in a new windowwas updated on 19 May and expanded with regard to admissions. In addition, the document Studium und Lehre im Sommersemester 2021: Leitfaden für die Anwesenheit an der TU Wien, opens an external URL in a new window contains all details and information essential for the summer semester 2021.
Use the municipal offers at test centres, checkboxes or pharmacies (Coronatests in Vienna: https://coronavirus.wien.gv.at/testangebote, opens an external URL in a new window).
High vaccination coverage is the best hope for reducing the spread of the virus. The National Vaccination Board in the Ministry of Health has made clear and unambiguous recommendations regarding which groups of persons are to be vaccinated in a certain phase of the national vaccination schedule: https://www.sozialministerium.at/Themen/Gesundheit/Impfen/Impfplan-Österreich.html, opens an external URL in a new window.
The COVID-19 vaccinations in Vienna are also divided into certain phases: https://impfservice.wien, opens an external URL in a new window. Teachers and employees of Viennese universities can register for the COVID-19 vaccination in the category "Pupils, students and university staff" and will be considered separately in the online registration.
Students and employees are obliged to register in TISS when entering the building. Access is registered by scanning a QR code. This can be
- on your own mobile device or
- with lending equipment which is available in the porter's lodges. These are disinfected after each use.
- TUW employees can alternatively register via their workstation computers.
All guests, companies and other non TUW members can register in two ways:
- Special access created by TUW employees in TISS (https://tiss.tuwien.ac.at/zutritt)
- Registration in the guestbook in the porter's lodge
Thus, a centralized and GDPR-compliant digital contact person management is implemented at TU Wien. In the event of a (suspected) COVID-19 case, this enables fast, coordinated and effective action.
The standard camera app can be used as a QR reader on iOS devices. Android users can use QR Droid, opens an external URL in a new window or QR scanner, opens an external URL in a new window, for example.
Details and an exact description of the registration process can be found in the coLab of TU Wien at https://colab.tuwien.ac.at/x/pwDFAQ., opens an external URL in a new window Questions about contact person management can either be asked directly on the mentioned coLab page in the comment field at the bottom of the page or you can contact email@example.com by e-mail.
Report suspected COVID-19 case for employees and student employees (Login with employee account required)
The most important protective measure against COVID-19 infections is the safety distance of at least 1 metre!
This regulation applies to general premises such as entrance areas, staircases, lifts, corridors, social, sanitary and meeting rooms and to all institute work areas and rooms such as offices, warehouses or other workplaces.
An FFP2 mask must be used in all public areas of the TUW.
The TU Wien provides five FFP2 masks per month per employee on site through the GUT Service Unit of Safety and Occupational Health. The heads of institutes and departments are asked to report the demand of their organisational unit to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will then be contacted by the responsible person. You will then be informed by the responsible staff member about the place and time of collection of the FFP2 masks.
Filtering FFP2 masks are reusable. Two methods are recommended for their reprocessing: Regular changing and reuse only after a storage period of at least 3 days or sterilisation with steam under pressure (see leaflet, opens a file in a new window or https://colab.tuwien.ac.at/x/95Wx, opens an external URL in a new window).
WASH YOUR HANDS!
The regular cleaning or disinfection of door handles, railings, lift buttons, intercom systems and surfaces is ensured by GUT cleaning service unit. For an individual need of disinfection measures at institutes or in service departments (door buckles, telephone receivers, keyboards, folders, displays or operating elements of devices, printers and copiers, ...) both surface and hand disinfectants are made available to the individual research unit or research groups and service units or groups.
You can find more details on the page Safety and security measures, opens an external URL in a new window in coLab.
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