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Pandemic: Cautious opening steps

The university is taking cautious steps towards normality. Among other things, this means increased attendance at the campuses and, associated with this, business travel again. FFP-2 masks are still to be required to be used at the university, and testing facilities are available on campus.

FAQ for students and applicants

FAQ for lectures (eCampus)

FAQ for employees (Intranet)


We act responsibly:

    • Wear FFP-2 masks in all general areas,
    • Keep two meter safety distance,
    • Observe hand hygiene,
    • Well ventilate rooms regularly,
    • Stay at home if you have any signs of Covid-19 disease and report any infections to corona@uibk.ac.at.

Current measures

The buildings on the university campuses are open to the public during normal opening hours. Please follow the safety precautions and hygiene regulations. The buildings are closed from 7:30 pm till 6 am and can only be entered with a chip/key.

In addition to the courses offered virtually, courses and examinations also take place in presence. A negative COVID-19 test must be presented as a precondition for participation in face-to-face teaching and research (courses, examinations, excursions, laboratory practicals). Persons who can provide evidence of a low epidemiological risk (vaccination, illness) are exempt from this testing obligation for different periods depending on the evidence. (Compulsory testing)

Learning areas in the university buildings can be used by students with the mandatory use of the contact tracing system. Exceptional cases are: Students do not have a sufficient internet connection at home to participate in virtual teaching, students participate in a classroom teaching event and have a virtual class directly before or after it.

Testing stations on campus: antigen testing without pre-registration for students and employees

From April 27: Data is collected on site using the university email address (@uibk.ac.at or @student.uibk.ac.at) and transmitted via QR code scan. Results follow shortly after the test via SMS and/or email: 

Campus Technik (Technische Wissenschaften, Erste-Hilfe-Raum, EG)

  • Monday & Wednesday from 16:00-18:00
  • Tuesday & Thursday from 8:00-10:00

Campus Innrain (Container vor Hauptgebäude)

  • Monday & Wednesday from 8:30-10:30 
    Tuesday & Thursday from 16:00-18:00

Campus Universitätsstraße (SOWI, Erste-Hilfe-Raum, EG)

  • Wednesday from 11:30-12:30

There is a public testing opportunity at Campus Sport as part of "Tirol testet" (Parkplatz Burkia), without registration and seven days a week from 11:30-13:30 and 17:30-19:30.

There is no testing on public holidays.

Please note that the opening hours of the test stations may change.

The University Library offers a comprehensive range of electronic media. The reading rooms are open, please register online. Further information www.uibk.ac.at/ulb.

The University Sports Institute (USI) has again been hosting select classes since May 17: usi.uibk.ac.at/usi.

The courses of the Language Centre in the summer semester 2021 will be held via online teaching: www.uibk.ac.at/sprachenzentrum.

It is still possible to meet with parties in the Admission Department and in the Faculty Service Office/Examination Office by personal appointment: lfuonline.uibk.ac.at/public/sta_terminanfrage.main resp. appointments.uibk.ac.at/ea/faculty-servicestelle.

The Mensa facilities are partially open. You can find the opening hours here: www.mensen.at

Meetings are to continue to be held virtually if possible; research-related events (e.g., conferences, symposia) may be held again after approval: www.uibk.ac.at/public-relations/veranstaltungen/

Official travel will be allowed again under the existing regulations as of June 1. Travel to COVID risk areas remains prohibited.

Any questions? Then please contact the coronavirus hotline: corona@uibk.ac.at

More information: 

FAQ on coronavirus and current measures

Whom should one contact?

Persons with symptoms should contact the health advice centre on 1450 (without area code from all networks). If you have been diagnosed with a compulsorily notifiable disease or if there is a strong suspicion, please write to the Coronavirus Hotline of the University of Innsbruck: corona@uibk.ac.at.

With the online questionnaire of the Leitstelle Tirol, it is possible to clarify with just a few questions whether or not someone is classified as a suspicious case according to the current definition of the Austrian Ministry of Health. In case of uncertainties or questions, you can also contact the Coronavirus Hotline of the province of Tyrol at +43 800 80 80 30 or the 24-hour Infoline of the AGES at +43 800 555 621. Between 8 and 20 o'clock psychologists and counselors are available on the Corona Helpline 0800 400 120. 

If I am infected with the coronavirus or have had contact with infected people, do I have to report it?

In accordance with the university's duty of care, all persons who have been in contact with a SARS-CoV-2 infected person or who have been diagnosed with an infection are asked to contact the Coronavirus Hotline of the University corona@uibk.ac.at with the following information: First and last name, telephone number, address, brief key data on the contact (when, how long, contact in which form).

How can one protect oneself against the coronavirus?

The most important and effective measures for personal protection as well as for the protection of others against infection with respiratory pathogens are good hand hygiene, correct coughing and keeping a minimum distance (2 meter). 

And please follow the safety precautions and hygiene regulations on campus. 

Compulsory testing: How can I provide documentation?

As a requirement for the upcoming attendance appointments (e.g. courses, exams, excursions) you have to submit a negative COVID-19 test for participation since 12.04.2021. Acceptable are antigen rapid tests (max. 48 hours old) and PCR tests (max. 72 hours old) of a recognized public testing facility (e.g. physicians, pharmacies, test lanes). Gargle tests and self-tests are not accepted due to low hit rates.

Individuals who present evidence of a low epidemiological risk are exempt from this testing requirement at UIBK for various periods of time, depending on the evidence. Therefor please follow the upcoming rules:

  • Persons who can present a medical confirmation of a COVID-19 infection that has been overcome in the last six months and confirmed molecular biologically are exempt from the testing obligation for 6 months (from the first positive PCR test).
  • Individuals who can present an official notification of isolation due to COVID-19-affection (not older than 6 months) are exempt from the testing obligation for 6 months.
  • Persons with proof of neutralizing antibodies (not older than 3 months) are exempt from testing for 3 months.
  • A proof of vaccination with a centrally approved vaccine against COVID-19:
    • From the 22nd day after the initial vaccination, the vaccinated person is exempt from testing for 3 months.
    • After receiving the second vaccination, the vaccinated person is exempt from testing for 9 months from the initial vaccination.
    • Starting from the 22nd day after vaccination with vaccines for which only one vaccination is scheduled, the vaccinated person is exempt from compulsory testing for 9 months.
    • Vaccinated individuals who have a positive molecular biology test for COVID-19 or evidence of neutralizing antibodies at least 21 days prior to vaccination are exempt from testing for 9 months.

Will there be public events at the university in the near future?

Research-related events (e.g., meetings, symposia) may be held again after approval, subject to relevant safety measures: www.uibk.ac.at/public-relations/veranstaltungen.

Which regulations apply at the University Library?

The University Library offers a comprehensive range of electronic media. Lending is possible from 09:00 to 16:00. The reading rooms are open, please register online. Further information is available at www.uibk.ac.at/ulb/.

FAQ for students

More Information on current developments and the general situation:

 


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