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Information about Corona at TU Wien

On these pages you will find information about the regulations regarding the the Coronavirus at TU Wien. Please help to minimize the risk of infection with your behavior.

Current COVID-19 measures

The measures of TU Wien apply from November 17 2020.

In general, currently applied safety concepts and regulations must continue to be implemented on site at the TUW. Please note the following for your daily work in the next 4 weeks:

  • Opening hours: TU Wien buildings are generally open from November 3 on Monday to Saturday between 6 am and 8 pm (Sundays and public holidays are closed as usual).
  • Study rooms: Only those study rooms for which an occupational safety approved safety concept is available can be used, if necessary, in the time between 08:00 and 16:00 o'clock. Compliance with the safety measures is checked by TUW's Security Service. This also applies to the learning rooms in the library.
  • QR Code Registration: The obligation to register the QR Code when entering TUW buildings remains absolutely valid for all persons entering a TUW building!
  • Reporting of suspected cases: Suspected cases must be reported using the appropriate forms for employees and student employees as well as students.
  • Distance Learning:  All courses (above all VO, VU, SE and UE) at TU Wien must be converted to a distance learning format. Should this not be possible, the LVA management must report the course using the form The Distance Learning Team will either provide support in converting the course into a suitable online concept or the course must be postponed to a later date.

Further, specific information can be found below and on the subpages.

Safety and Security Measures

The already known safety and security measures must be observed by all members of the TU Wien in any case. These are compliance with the minimum safety distance, the wearing of an MNS mask in the public areas of TU Wien and the general hygiene regulations. The regulated entrances and exits to the buildings will continue to be maintained. Students and staff are obliged to register in TISS when entering the building in order to implement a central and DSGVO-compliant digital contact person management system.

These regulations apply at all locations of the TU Wien. Since the work situations at the institutes and central departments are very different, an all-fitting guideline is not possible. Therefore, everyone is requested and encouraged to act in accordance with these precautionary measures, even if this means a change from conventional habits. We rely on the solidary agreement between all members of TU Wien to give top priority to the protection of the health of all members of TU Wien.

Binding Specifications

Students and staff are obliged to register in TISS when entering the building. Access is registered by scanning a QR code. This can be 

  1. on your own mobile device or 
  2. with lending equipment which is available in the porter's lodges. These are disinfected after each use by employees. 
  3. TUW employees can alternatively register via workstation computers.

All guests/companies/non TUW employees can register in two ways:

  1. Special access created by TUW employees in TISS (
  2. Registration in the guestbook in the porter's lodge

This means that a centralised and DSGVO-compliant digital contact person management system is being implemented at the Vienna University of Technology, which enables rapid, coordinated and effective action to be taken in the event of a Covid-19 (suspected) case. Details can be found in the coLAB at:, opens an external URL in a new window 

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.


The most important protective measure against COVID-19 infections is a safety distance of at least 1 meter. The minimum distance between workplaces in offices, laboratories and workshops is 1,5 meters.

This regulation applies to all general premises, such as entrance areas, staircases, lifts, corridors, social, sanitary and meeting rooms, as well as to all institute-specific work areas and rooms, such as offices, warehouses, laboratories and workshops and other workplaces.

Wearing mouth and nose protection masks (MNP masks) is mandatory when entering a building of the TU Wien, in corridors, elevators and areas with customer contact. Masks will be provided at the designated entrances if required. With a view to sustainability, it is recommended to bring and use your own MNP mask. In general premises - for example in social rooms - the wearing of an MNP mask is mandatory if contact with other persons is very likely and it cannot be ensured that the necessary safety distance is maintained.

Wearing MNP masks in work rooms is mandatory if there is more than one person in the room and the 1.5 m distance cannot be maintained continuously in offices, laboratories and workshops etc.

Regular, thorough washing of hands with soap is one of the basic hygiene measures.

The regular cleaning or disinfection of door handles, railings, lift buttons, intercom systems and surfaces is ensured by employees of the 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 further details on the Safety and Security Measures, opens an external URL in a new window site in coLab.

Report suspected COVID-19 case


Questions about study and university organization:​​​

Questions about admission:

Psychosocial Counselling, opens an external URL in a new window for Students (information only available in German)

Occupational Health at TU Wien:

In case of symptoms (fever, coughing, breathing difficulties) call  1450
available 7 days a week from 0 to 24

Symptom checker of the city of Vienna, opens an external URL in a new window

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