COVID 19 - Corona at the workplace
Safety precautions and hygiene regulations (status 29.06.2021)

We show consideration for each other! In order to be able to work together safely at our university, it is important to follow the following safety measures exactly. In all areas of the University of Innsbruck where a 3-G certificate (tested, vaccinated or recovered) is required, the obligation to wear a mask at the seat or workplace will be lifted as of 01 July 2021. We would like to appeal to your personal responsibility: Please take the requirement for a 3-G certificate seriously and protect yourself and others in this way. In doing so, you will be making an important contribution to the joint fight against the pandemic! Thank you very much!

Gemeinsam bleiben wir gesund!


Safety distance and masks

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Wearing mouth-nose protection is mandatory in all university buildings.

This applies in particular to general circulation areas, corridors, staircases and lifts.

It is not necessary to wear mouth-nose protection at the work or sitting place.

Distances of less than 1 m are to be avoided under all circumstances.

Wearing of private mouth-nose protection is possible (except in special laboratory areas).

Mund Nasen Schutz

Masks are provided for all employees by the Service Unit for Safety and Health. The Service Unit for Safety and Health is contacted in a collective form by the relevant organisational units (for information see SharePoint SiGe).

Masks issued by the university are for the exclusive use of employees in a professional setting and not for private use.


If symptoms of COVID-19 occur: no work at university sites

Symptome von COVID-19o Upon occurrence of COVID 19 symptoms, the person affected and/or the person(s) who has/have had direct contact with the person affected must immediately contact the university physician ( EX 21006), who will decide on the further course of action.

o Whether the person with signs of COVID 19 can independently make the journey home must be sorted out.

The premises and sanitary facilities in the immediate vicinity of the person subject to the disease must be cleaned and disinfected.

It must be ensured that the person(s) or the cleaning personnel carrying out the cleaning and disinfection is/are equipped with effective protective equipment (safety goggles, protective masks, long-sleeved work clothes, protective gloves, closed shoes).

The official regulations regarding the locking and closing of certain rooms must be adhered to.



Procedure for COVID 19 infection or suspected infection

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Basic information can be found via the following link:

In the event of a well-founded suspicion, the person affected must call the 1450 hotline and wait for information from authorities before any further steps are taken.

Contact persons in the immediate work environment or department must be informed about the further procedure without giving the name of the person who is ill (according to the previous workflow at the LFUI: see the following point “notification“)

 Obligatory notifications

Persons suffering from or suspected to be suffering from COVID 19 are required to inform their employer ( EX 21018) and the university physician ( EX 21006) immediately, if and when they test positive.



Drive to and from the work place, trips during work time

Mund Nasen SchutzMasks are mandatory on all public transport.

Carpooling with persons who do not live in the same household is to be avoided or should only take place in compliance with the legal requirements (e.g. keeping a safe distance and wearing mouth-nose protection, ...).

Outside services are only permitted to the extent absolutely necessary, in agreement with the respective superiors, in compliance with the applicable regulations and with appropriate precautionary measures or in compliance with the legal requirements (e.g. only one person in the official car or mouth and nose protection, appropriate distances, etc.) Suitable hygiene tissues must be laid out in the company vehicles. The steering wheel and gearstick must be cleaned after every use of the company vehicle.



Entering university buildings

The premises of the university will be open to the public until further notice. The wearing of mouth and nose protectors is mandatory for all persons in the university buildings.

Hände waschenAfter entering the building: immediate washing or disinfection of the hands is necessary (disinfectant dispensers are placed at the main entrances; see SharePoint SiGe for an overview plan).

Safety distances must be maintained upon entering the buildings. (distances and masks)



Office space

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A minimum distance (1m) must be provided between the workspaces of employees.

It is not necessary to wear a mask at the working or sitting place if the minimum distances are observed (distances and masks).

Offices must be aired out regularly (ideally for 5 minutes in 1 hour intervals, transverse-ventilation or creation of cross breezes if possible)



Common areas

Pictogramm keine Menschenansammlungen

Observance of the safety distance of 1 m and compulsory wearing of masks. (distances and masks)

Usage of elevators only individually or in pairs for larger elevators (masks are mandatory), if possible mainly usage of staircases.

Learning/studying areas for students remain closed for the time being.





All safety precautions already communicated must continuously be adhered to, in particular the scheduled organisation of research in order to reduce the density of people on location.

If several persons touch equipment and material, gloves should be worn – if allowed according to laboratory regulations.



Lecture halls

Since the beginning of the winter semester 2020/21, courses at the University of Innsbruck have again been held in compliance with the safety regulations (mandatory mouth-nose protection and keeping at a distance) until further notice. As a prerequisite for participation in classroom teaching and research, proof of a low epidemiological risk (3-G proof: tested, vaccinated or recovered) must be provided.



Social areas/kitchens

Maintaining of safety distance of 1 m (distances and masks)

Hände waschenHands must be washed/disinfected after using shared equipment (coffee machines, kettles, refrigerators, etc.).

Used dishes are to be put in the dishwasher or washed by each person themselves.

 Coffee and smoking breaks are only to be taken at a distance of 1 m between participants.



Sanitary facilities

Follow information announcement notices on hygiene measures




Virtual meetings are to be favoured.

Physical discussions and meetings are possible subject to compliance with safety regulations (3-G certificate, keeping distance and masks) and the prescribed occupancy figures (room booking - VIS-Online).

The maximum number of people varies depending on the size of the room.




Virtual exams are to be favoured.

Regulations for exams with physical presence are communicated separately.



Customer/Front Office Services

Party traffic is possible under observance of all safety measures (3-G certificate , keeping distance, wearing masks).




From 1 July 2021, in addition to courses and research-related events (e.g. conferences, symposia), other and also external events may again be held on the premises of the University of Innsbruck. These events have to be applied for via the event management of the University of Innsbruck. Details on the application process as well as the detailed security requirements can be found on the following website: 



Cleaning of frequently used surfaces

Work surfaces must be cleaned by the employees themselves. For this purpose, the institutes/organisational units have spray bottles with surface disinfectant at their disposal.

Masken entsorgenDepartments/Organisational units themselves are responsible for cleaning work equipment (e.g. keyboards, computer mice).

The cleaning of publicly accessible equipment with several users must be organised by the operating organisational units.

Used masks should be disposed of in the designated waste containers within the existing waste collection islands.

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