Information on the Corona virus
Access to the buildings on campus WU only when tested, vaccinated or recovered from an COVID-19-infection ("3G")
The health and safety of the entire WU community is of the utmost importance to us and we are, of course, continuing to monitor all developments related to the Corona virus (COVID-19). We are working closely together with local authorities and are complying with all of their recommendations and guidelines.
Teaching activites: For the upcoming 2021/22 winter semester, we are planning to hold most courses in person and on campus again, i.e. the usual attendance requirements will apply. Details on the formats of individual courses will be provided in the course catalog.
The buildings on Campus WU are open, with the exception of the Teaching Center (TC). External visitors and students may only enter buildings if they have been tested, vaccinated, or have recovered from a COVID-19 infection. Visitors and students must carry appropriate proof and present it upon request.
Types of proof required from students and external visitors when entering a building:
One of following types of proof is required:
Proof issued by an authorized institution confirming a negative SARS-CoV-2 antigen test that was taken no longer than 48 hours ago.
Proof issued by an authorized institution confirming a negative molecular SARS-CoV-2 test taken no longer than 72 hours ago.
A medical certificate based on molecular diagnostics confirming that the person in question has overcome a SARS-CoV-2 infection during the previous 180 days.
Proof of either of the following types of vaccination with a centrally authorized COVID-19 vaccine:
First dose received at least 22 days but no longer than 90 days ago
Vaccination with a second dose; the first dose must have been received no longer than 270 days ago
Vaccination with a one-shot vaccine received at least 22 days but no longer than 270 days ago
A vaccination received at least 21 days after a positive molecular SARS-CoV-2 test result or a vaccination received after obtaining proof of neutralizing antibodies; in such cases, the vaccination must have been received no longer than 270 days ago
A quarantine notice issued for a person who has proof of contracting SARS-CoV-2 in the 180 days prior to the required test.
Proof of neutralizing antibodies issued no longer than 90 days ago.
Departments and service units will reinstate normal summer-break opening hours.
WU students and external visitors can use the three library locations for independent studying if they have reserved a seat. Project rooms, independent study zones, student lounges, and PC labs remain closed, however.
Masks over mouth and nose continue to be required when in direct contact with students and customers and when dealing with the public - this applies to both WU employees as well as the students, customers, or members of the public involved.
Events will be held online, in hybrid formats, or on Campus WU, subject to the general rules and entrance requirements (tested, vaccinated, or recovered). For detailed information about individual events, please see our event calendar.
We will be keeping employees and students up to date by email on a regular basis.
Information and FAQs on health and safety on campus is available on the WU intranet for employees.
Students’ frequently asked questions are answered on our website.
The Corona virus is transmitted from person to person. There are a number of things you can do to help minimize the risk of infection. Detailed information and short explanatory videos on protection against infection, on the symptoms of the disease, and on how to proceed if you think you may be infected can be found on the website of the Austrian Agency for Health and Food Safety (AGES): www.ages.at/themen/krankheitserreger/coronavirus/ (in German) and the WHO website: www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Additional important links:
Important information for the higher education sector, recommendations for dealing with illnesses subject to reporting obligations, further information, and health service hotlines:
Federal ministry of Education, Science & Research
Information on global developments, updated daily:
federal ministry of social affairs & Health