COVID-19 information about university operations

This website provides updates on university operation for students, visitors and employees.

Our university should continue to be a safe place to study and work. For this reason, no students, visitors or staff who have tested positive for coronavirus – regardless of their symptoms – should come to the university. 

Information for students

Information & FAQs for teachers

Teachers find information and frequently asked questions (FAQs) on a separate website.

>> FAQs Teaching (Intranet)

Information & FAQs for employees

Employees find all information and FAQs regarding coronavirus on the intranet. 

>> Intranet (log-in required)

COVID-19 hygiene rules and rules of conduct

Mandatory/recommended use of FFP2 face masks 
Mandatory use of FFP2 face masks during courses and exams and in laboratories (exception: people lecturing or making oral contributions).
Wearing a face mask at the workplace (including meetings), in public areas, at the Vienna University Library and at events is strongly recommended.

Wash your hands
Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly with soap and water or with alcohol hand sanitiser.

Respiratory hygiene
Cover your mouth and nose with a disposable tissue or the crook of your arm when coughing or sneezing.

Open the windows regularly and sanitise work areas
Open the windows regularly and use disinfectant to clean workstations or equipment that are being used by more than one person.

Avoid using the lifts
Do not use lifts, if possible, or use them alone.

In the event of a suspected COVID-19 infection
Call the hotline 1450, go home and/or stay at home. Notify the University in case of a suspected or confi rmed COVID-19 infection:

- Students can use the service desk to report a suspected or confirmed COVID-19 infection at

- Employees report their COVID-19 infections via the service desk.

In general, adhere to the principle of staying at home when sick.

COVID-19 hygiene rules and rules of conduct (PDF)

FAQs General Topics


Are university buildings open to the public?
Where can I find the opening hours of the Vienna University Library and what rules apply regarding the lending service?
What are the symptoms of coronavirus?
How can I protect myself?
How and where can I find reliable information about Covid-19?
What can I do in my everyday life to counter the coronavirus epidemic?
Where can I get support in coping with my anxieties?