COVID 19 - Corona at the workplace
Safety precautions and hygiene regulations (status 22.09.2020)

We'll be considerate of each other! In order to be able to work together safely at our university, it is important to strictly follow the following safety measures for the protection of colleagues and for your own protection. Many thanks!

Gemeinsam bleiben wir gesund!


Safety distance and masks

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If distances of more than 1 m to other persons can be and are maintained, it is not necessary to wear masks.

Wearing masks is mandatory for all persons in all traffic areas (e.g. corridors, lifts, staircases) in all university buildings.

If a distance of more than 1 m to other people can be maintained at the workplace, it is not necessary to wear masks.

Distances below 1 m are to be avoided under all circumstances.

It is possible to wear self-made/private masks (except in special laboratory areas)

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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 2007) 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

Car-pooling with people who do not live in the same household should be avoided or should only be carried out by keeping a safe distance and wearing mouth and 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 (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 from 1 October 2020 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 in the office, if the minimum distance is maintained.  (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

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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

From the beginning of the winter semester 2020/21, courses will again be held at the University of Innsbruck in compliance with the safety regulations (compulsory mouth-and-nose protection and spacing) until further notice.

Lecture halls can still be used for streaming (subject to the previous cleaning/security regulations). The cleaning of headphones, keyboards etc. is carried out by the user himself/herself. Disinfectant is available on site.



Social areas/kitchens

Maintaining of safety distance of 1m (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 1.5m 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 (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 (keeping distance, wearing masks).



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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