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Information for Employees

Safety and protective measures since 1 July 2021

  • 3-G rule: Providing personal proof of status, as is also routine outside the TUW, e.g., in service, cultural or gastronomy establishments.
  • QR code scan: Compulsory QR code registration when entering TUW buildings.
  • At least 1 metres safety distance
  • Masks: Recommendation to wear masks in all public areas of the TUW
  • Hygiene: Regular hand and surface disinfection
  • Reporting suspected cases of infection: TUW staff members inform the university via the online forms for students, staff or external persons.
  • Courses, examinations: The provisions of the 5th regulation COVID-19 Special regulations of the rectorate apply.
  • 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 www.tuwien.at/bibliothek
  • Events: The regulations of the current COVID-19 Opening Ordinance (https://www.sozialministerium.at/en/Coronavirus/Information-in-English.html) apply.
  • Opening hours: The house rules of the TU Wien apply

 

For details please visit coLab: Safety and Security Measures at TU Wien, opens an external URL in a new window

What to do in case of possible infection or illness?

The Rectorate has revised the reporting process for the structured registration of suspected COVID-19 cases among staff members (including student employees) at TU Wien as follows:

  1. Stay at home or go home and inform your immediate supervisor (UV) if you feel COVID-19 symptoms or suspect for other reasons that you are ill with COVID-19
  2. Contact the hotline 1450.
  3. Fill out the online registration form: If you are classified as a suspected case by the 1450 experts (= confirmed suspected case), you must report this status to TU Wien by providing complete information in the form for reporting suspected COVID-19 cases (login required).

"Alles gurgelt" - "TUW gurgelt"

"Alles gurgelt" is rolled out to all Viennese. TUW students who are already registered do NOT need to register again, but can continue to participate in the project.

Newly participating students

Students who want to register in the project can do so on the website and create a profile in the to receive barcodes for test set pickup.

Receiving barcodes for test set pickup

As with the sample collection, one enters the account with the personal password and clicks on the newly created button to recieve the barcode. Upon presentation of the barcode in one of the Viennese BIPA stores, you will receive up to 4 test sets per barcode

Submission of performed samples

It is possible to hand in the performed tests at all Viennese REWE stores (Billa, Merkur, BIPA, Penny, as well as at the gas station stores BP - Merkur Inside, JET - Billa Stop & Shop, SHELL - Billa Unterwegs). It is also possible to hand in samples on Sundays at open branches and petrol stations. It is still valid: for all samples that are handed in until 09:00 a.m., the test result will be sent within 24 hours.

Medical report/certificate

Test persons who perform a test WITHOUT proof of identity (i.e. without a video) will only receive information about the test result, but not a legally valid document for a visit to the hairdresser or similar (i.e. NO medical report and NO certificate).

FAQ and Service Center

The project "Alles gurgelt" is implemented with the logistics partners BIPA/REWE and Österreichische Post AG. The samples are collected via BIPA shops and transported by the post office to the Lifebrain COVID laboratory, where the evaluation takes place. FAQs can be found at In addition, the Service Centre can be reached by telephone at +43 1 90 22 3 and in writing at info@allesgurgelt.at from Monday to Sunday from 08:00 to 22:00.

FAQs: allesgurgelt.at/en/faq, opens an external URL in a new window 

Testing facilities by the City of Vienna

Please visit coronavirus.wien.gv.at/faq-english/#Testangebote, opens an external URL in a new window 

 

TU Wien vaccinations

TUW vaccination appointments at the Vienna Austria Center (VAC) for the second vaccination will take place in the period 18.7. - 24.7.2021. Registered employees will receive an appointment confirmation by email.

The level of protection at TU Wien is high and should be maintained. For the prospect of attendance in the winter semester 21/22, a high vaccination rate among all university members is of great importance. https://www.oesterreich-impft.at/impfanmeldung/, opens an external URL in a new window

Since October 1, 2020, the new homeoffice policy has been in effect (Login required, only available in German).

Additional information on home office procedures, time off, vacation, child care, etc. is provided in the FAQs for employees about the coronavirus (Login required).

In principle, it is recommended to postpone decisions on business trips until further notice or to take other options (e.g. "virtual" participation in meetings).
Before a business trip is planned, it should be checked whether it is really necessary or whether there are other possibilities. It should be noted that presence meetings (also at other organizations) should still be avoided. In any case, the regulations of the leaflet "Information on Business Trips, opens a file in a new window" (only available in German) apply.

Students and employees 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. 
  3. TUW employees can alternatively register via their workstation computers.

All guests, companies and other non TUW members can register in two ways:

  1. Special access created by TUW employees in TISS (https://tiss.tuwien.ac.at/zutritt)
  2. Registration in the guestbook in the porter's lodge

Thus, a centralized and DSGVO-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 infrastruktur@tuwien.ac.at by e-mail.

The Rectorate has revised the reporting process for the structured registration of suspected COVID-19 cases among staff members (including student employees) at TU Wien as follows:

  1. Stay at home or go home and inform your immediate supervisor (UV) if you feel COVID-19 symptoms or suspect for other reasons that you are ill with COVID-19
  2. Contact the hotline 1450.
  3. Fill out the online registration form: If you are classified as a suspected case by the 1450 experts (= confirmed suspected case), you must report this status to TU Wien by providing complete information in the form for reporting suspected COVID-19 cases (login required).

The Vice Rectorate for HR and Gender has published a guide for care duties, opens a file in a new window (only available in German).

Further information can be found in the FAQ on the intranet (login required).

Phishing e-mails are aimed at the fears and insecurities of potential victims and are intended to entice them to take rash actions. The topic of corona and current developments could be massively exploited for this purpose. When sending e-mails, therefore, pay particular attention to the correct sender address (e.g.: .....@tuwien.ac.at), the target address of links (e.g.: www.tuwien.at) and the overall logic of possible sendings in connection with the corona crisis!

Security Advice of TU.it

  • TU.it will never ask you for login data.
  • Verify links before clicking them or type them into your browser.
  • Stay up to date about security by checking the TU.it home page.
  • Please send any questions about this to security@tuwien.ac.at

More information and instructions can be found on the Data Security in the Home Office, opens an external URL in a new window page in the coLab.

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