The main building of TU Wien can be seen from above. On the top left you can see icongraphic representations of the Corona regulations

Information for Employees

Safety and Security Measures

The measures and binding specifications that you find on the Corona page apply.

Applicable COVID-19 measures 

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 weeks:

  • Opening hours: TU Wien buildings are open from Monday to Saturday between 6 am and 8 pm. Sundays and public holidays are closed as usual.
  • QR Code Registration: The obligation to register the QR Code when entering TUW buildings remains valid for all persons entering a TU building!
  • Contact person management: Employees who are listed by faculty or department have priority access to TUW.
  • Home Office:
    • With reference to the current COVID-19 Emergency Situation Ordinance - COVID-19-NotV of the Ministry of Health, the following must be observed:
      In the case of "initial regulations", §1 of the ordinance provides for leaving the private residential area and staying outside the private residential area, among other things, for "professional purposes and training purposes, if necessary". This means that all employees who are able to do their work from home should remain in the home office in consultation with their immediate supervisor (UV). If the immediate supervisor together with the employee determines that the completion of work is only possible at TU Wien (i.e. the work cannot be carried out in the home office), the presence at the workplace at TU Wien is required. Every member of staff is therefore entitled to enter the buildings of TU Wien in the coming weeks, if necessary.
    • TUW ensures that employees can carry out their work in their home office and that the number of work contacts on site is reduced:
      • Employees who are not listed by faculty or department work in their home office. The existing home office agreements are suspended until 30.11. Home office agreements for the period from 03.11. to 30.11.2020 are not necessary! (Tried and tested systems for office organisation, e.g. cohort formation for necessary attendance at the TUW can be retained).
      • The report of suspected COVID-19 cases for employees (login required) remains unaffected. In this regard, the procedure described in the Rectorate's mailing of 19.10.20 should be followed.
      • Other absences from work, such as holidays, special care time, quarantine or sick leave, are to be reported as usual (forms for human resources: login required).

Further Information

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).

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 (
  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, 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 by e-mail.

Possibly infected employees can be tested voluntarily to gain certainty.

Please fill out the form at, opens an external URL in a new window  and send it with a short explanation (regarding the reason for the test) to

The Occupational Medical Service will examine your request. If the AMD gives its approval, the costs for the test at the cooperation laboratory will be covered by TU Wien. As of October 1. refunds for tests at other institutions are no longer possible!

Note: If your voluntary test reveals a "covid infection", please contact the Hotline 1450 immediately to initiate further steps.

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).

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).

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.

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.:, the target address of links (e.g.: and the overall logic of possible sendings in connection with the corona crisis!

Security Advice of

  • 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 home page.
  • Please send any questions about this to

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.


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