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Currently valid COVID-19 protective measures

Status: 7 October, 2022


In case staff or students should test positive for COVID-19, please urgently stick to the following procedure (regardless of directions given by official authorities):

  • The person concerned must immediately isolate themselves and switch to working from home/distance learning.
  • The person concerned must notify the Rectorate and HR department by e-mail (;; (and cc the head of department or head of the institute), stating the full name as well as the department/institute affiliation.
  • Should you have had contact to Academy members for longer than 15 minutes at less than 2 meters distance without a mask within 48 hours prior to positive sample collection, please do inform the respective persons yourself immediately.
  • Employees and students with a confirmed COVID-19 infection are not permitted to enter the Academy’s premises despite being symptom-free or mildly ill.
  • Employees who feel fit for work despite being infected with COVID-19 can work from home in consultation with their respective supervisors.
  • Employees who are unable to work due to their COVID-19 illness need to call in sick at the HR department ( from day 1. In case of being sick for more than 3 days please submit a sick note from your general physician (may be obtained by phone) to the HR department.
  • Entering the Academy’s premises is possible 5 days after the positive testing, provided you are symptom-free and have received a negative PCR test result (or positive result with a CT value ≥ 30). After 10 days, the Academy can be accessed in any case – except your PCR test should still be positive with a CT value < 30.


  • Opening hours of all locations according to regular opening hours calendars
  • Basic rule: Any contacts without FFP2 masks for more than 15 minutes at less than 2 meters distance are to be avoided.
  • We would like to encourage you all to perform tests on a regular basis (preferably PCR tests due to higher reliability) for your own safety and the safety of your colleagues and fellow students (5 PCR plus 5 antigen tests per month are available free of charge).


Teaching (incl. exams) can take place in presence and full occupancy until further notice; digital teaching is possible whenever useful or necessary.


  • assigned seats (whenever possible), attendance lists, keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 (better 2) meters, regular ventilation
  • ensure alternative teaching opportunities for students belonging to risk groups

Studios, ateliers, workshops and labs:

  • attendance lists, keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 (better 2) meters, regular ventilation

    Outdoor teaching:

    • attendance lists


    • The safety measures of the respective destination apply.
    • attendance lists


    • Basic rule: Any contacts at less than 2 meters distance without FFP2 masks are to be avoided.
    • Members of risk groups concerned about physical presence in their workplace will be enabled to increasingly work from home after consultation with the Rectorate. Persons whose duties are not reasonable or possible in home office will temporarily take on other duties. Please contact Katharina Diewald ( and your respective supervisor in CC, enclosing a respective medical certificate.
    • In further justified individual cases (such as difficult working conditions due to the construction site at KSG), it is possible to work increasingly from home after consultation with your respective supervisors and approval by the Rectorate.


    Public visitors and counseling are possible in compliance with all safety measures (+ attendance lists).


    The wearing of FFP2 masks is not mandatory, but recommended.

    The COVID-19 protection measures for museums in Vienna according to ICOM Austria apply, see:


    All forms of non-teaching gatherings can be planned and held without restrictions. Please register your event at least 2 weeks prior to the date depending on location/type/size with:

    • Sabine Dortschy ( events in the rentable rooms (Aula, Prospekthof, EG Nord, Mehrzwecksaal) as well as any parties/celebrations over 50 guests
    • Nina Pohl ( events in the institute's premises with external visitors after 8 p.m. with up to 50 guests

    FFP2 masks

    Please wear FFP2 masks whenever the minimum distance of 2 meters to other people cannot be maintained


    Business trips are possible within Austria and – within the framework of travel recommendations defined by the Foreign Ministry – also abroad.

    Contact persons:

    General inquiries, COVID-19 coordination
    Katharina Diewald
    01 588 16 1104

    Reporting of COVID cases,,

    Vice-Rectorate for Art and Teaching
    01 588 16 1200

    Technical support teaching staff
    Andreas Ferus
    01 588 16 2314

    Technical support AUP staff
    Mariana-Angelica Höbart
    01 588 16 1717

    Study law matters
    Nina Musey
    01 588 16 1900

    International matters
    Angelina Kratschanova

    01 588 16 2100

    Staff matters
    Gerald Grünzweig
    01 588 16 1600

    Isabella Kresse
    01 588 16 7121

    Internal events
    Vice-Rectorate for Infrastructure and Sustainability
    01 588 16 1101

    External events (rentals)
    Sabine Dortschy
    01 588 16 1303

    Cleaning, hygiene material
    Thomas Gruber
    01 588 16 1801

    Occupational physician
    Ulrike Müller-Zellenberg