Current restrictions & rules of conduct

Due to the federal government's current COVID-19 protective measures ordinance, no events will be held at TU Wien. All events will be cancelled or, where possible, held virtually. Professional meetings that cannot be postponed are still permitted if they are necessary to continue operations and cannot be held virtually.

We ask you to observe the following rules of conduct at TU Wien in order to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect your health. We kindly request that you communicate these rules of conduct to all participants. The organiser is responsible for checking compliance.

  • Maintain social distancing of at least 2 metres
  • Regularly wash and/or disinfect your hands
  • Cough/sneeze into the crook of your arm, even when wearing a protective mask
  • Avoid handshakes and hugs
  • If you feel unwell or fall ill, you should not attend the TU campus

If possible, avoid using public transport (try to travel by private car, bike or on foot).

The TU Wien buildings are generally open Monday to Saturday between 6:00 a.m. and 20:00 p.m. They are closed as usual on Sundays and public holidays.

All organisers must keep lists containing the contact details of all participants (e-mail address and/or telephone numbers) to facilitate contact data management. Currently, only internal events are being held at TU Wien. This includes meetings, discussions and live streams. The organiser of the event is responsible for maintaining the list of participants. They must store this data for 4 weeks after the event has taken place and subsequently delete it.

The organisers must inform the participants about the purpose of the data collection as follows:

  • “necessary for contact tracing” (Art. 6, para. 1, point (e) of the GDPR)


The participant lists must be sent immediately to the Event Service team if a suspected or confirmed case of infection becomes known:

Students and staff must register in TISS when entering the building. Access is registered by scanning a QR code. You can either

  1. use your own mobile device or 
  2. borrow a device from the porter's lodge. These devices are disinfected by staff after each use.
  3. Alternatively, TUW employees can also register via their workplace computers.

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

  1. Special access registered by TUW staff in TISS (
  2. Registration in the visitor's book in the porter's lodge


These measures represent a central, GDPR-compliant, digital contact person management system at TU Wien, which enables fast, coordinated and effective action in the event of a (suspected) case of COVID-19. Details can be found in 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, opens an external URL in a new window or QR Scanner, opens an external URL in a new window, opens an external URL in a new window, for example.

Should a suspected or confirmed case of infection of a guest or any other person present at an event (caterer, technician, etc.) become known, please report this immediately by e-mail to the following departments:

Event Service:

GUT customer service:


In addition, a report must be made using the appropriate form:

Entry to buildings is only permitted through the respective main entrance.

Hand disinfectant dispensers are provided at the entrance (please disinfect your hands thoroughly before entering).

You must enter in an orderly fashion, one after the other, always maintaining a minimum social distance of 2 m.

You must wear an FFP2 mask in all public areas of TUW.

The maximum permitted number of participants depends on the set-up and the size of each room.

A minimum social distance of 2 m must be maintained at all times during the event. The organiser is responsible for ensuring that social distancing is observed.

The event should be set up and proceed in such a way that participants have as little contact with each other as possible and are able to maintain sufficient distance at all times.

The minimum social distance of 2 m must also be maintained at all times in the surrounding areas (foyers, corridors, toilets, etc.).

The windows should be opened during breaks to ventilate the room.

All participants must leave the building after the event using the marked routes.

The minimum social distance of 2 m must also be maintained when leaving the building.

It is not permitted to remain/network in the room or the accompanying rooms.

The serving of food and beverages (with the exception of non-alcoholic beverages in closed containers) during events/live streams is prohibited.

All rooms, any furniture used, all surfaces (door handles, light switches, lift buttons, etc.) and technical equipment are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before and after each event.

Microphones and headsets are disinfected before each use and must not be used by more than one person at any one time.