2.5G Check-In and Testing at the JKU.

The health and safety of our students and employees is of utmost priority at the JKU.

Below you will find an overview of the 2.5G check-in points for students as well as an overview of all testing options for students and employees. Click here, opens a file for detailed information about the validity of the testing period (§2 para. 6).

  • 2.5G check-in stations for students
  • Rapid antigen testing for students at the Kepler Hall (currently unavailable)
  • Screening station for rapid antigen tests. Register via "Österreich testet, opens an external URL in a new window" for faster processing (currently closed)
  • The self-monitoring, oral rinse program for JKU employees
  • Student and employess access to FFP2 (KN-95) face masks


Important Information

The federal hotline for those with Coronavirus symptoms: 1450
Please also inform us at the university by calling Ext. 1450 as well as sending an e.mail to: corona@jku.at

2.5G Check-In Stations for Students

Check-In Stations

  1. Kepler Hall
  2. LIT Open Innovation Center (in front of the building) (closed beginning November 22)
  3. Science Park 1 (Mechatronics building) (closed beginning November 22)
  4. Management Center (closed beginning November 22)
  5. Med Campus I (aula in the education building)

Hours of Operation

The check-in stations will be open as follows:

Monday - Thursday: 7.45 AM - 6.00 PM; Friday: 7:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Outside of these hours you can get a JKU wristband at in-house services (Portier) in the Kopfgebäude building, opens an external URL in a new window after showing your adherence to the Austrian "2.5 G Rule" (vaccinated, PCR tested, recovered)..

PLEASE NOTE! Security at MC1 will not issue JKU wristbands up to - and including on - March 5, 2022. If you require a wristband, please go to In-House services (Hausdienst) in MC1. At the Kepler Hall, you can get your JKU wristband up until March 5, from Monday to Thursday, between 7:30 AM and 5:00 PM and on Fridays between 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM. Outside of these hours, you can get a JKU wristband at In-House services located on the ground floor of the Kopfgebäude building.

Please have your proof of being vaccinated, recently PCR tested, or recovered from Covid-19 ready and at hand, either in paper or digital form, along with an ID (your student ID card). No records will be kept. When in line, please adhere to social distancing rules.

There will only be one wristband of a specified color per day. At the start of class or the examination, the course instructor(s) and/or examiner(s) will only check the wristband and no other certificate or verification. If you remove the wristband, validity is then null and void. If you lose your wristband or accidentally remove it too soon, you can always get a new wristband.

Screening Stations and DIY Testing at the Kepler Hall

Beginning November 15, 2021, in lieu of the current Austrian "2.5 G Rule", the JKU's screeing station and DIY testing under supervision at the Kepler Hall will be closed.


Employee Monitoring "Oral Rinse" Program (PCR Tests)

With the support of the JKU Faculty of Medicine, the JKU is currently offering all employees a voluntary opportunity to anonymously test on a regular basis using an oral rinse (PCR). The test result is available on the same day.

Sign up for the oral rinse coronavirus monitoring program now by sending an e-mail to corona@jku.at.

  • Central issue and return point: In-house services (at the Kopfgebäude Bldg. at the JKU)
  • Issue times: Monday and Wednesday between 7.00 AM - 8.00 PM (on the same day as the return; there will no longer be separate issue days)
  • Return times: Monday and Wednesday between 6.00 - 9.00 AM
  • Test results: Can be viewed online beginning at 8.00 AM the next day at the latest

In addition, we would like to inform you that beginning December 27, you will no longer be able to return old test kits (with pipettes and small tubes). There will be new test kits beginning December 27 (return in larger tubes). If you still have old test kits please exchange them at the drop-off/return stations. Once all test kits have been switched out, testing will only be conducted with the new test kits.

The new, simplified procedure:

  • DO NOT brush your teeth, eat or drink before the test as this will falsify the result. We recommend doing the test right after getting up.
  • Simply put the oral rinse solution in your mouth and gargle at the back of the throat for 1 minute.
  • Spit the solution into the tube and make sure the seal the tube well. Place the tube in the sealable plastic bag and drop it off.

Change from standard test days (Monday/Wednesday):

As part of an initiative by the Rectorate, we can offer you an additional test date on December 23, 2021. The additional test day gives registered colleagues an opportunity to be tested directly before the holidays. The conditions remain the same.

During the Christmas break, testing will take place as usual on Mondays and Wednesdays. The test days are now:

  • Calendar Week 52: December 27 / December 29. 2021
  • Calendar Week 1: January 3 / January 5, 2022

While tests are conducted on a completely anonymous basis, if you test positive, please call the official hotline "1450" immediately. In addition, we would like to point out that in general, aside from justified exceptions, only one test can be collected per issue date and one test can be returned per return date.

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FFP2 (N-95) Masks for Employees and Students

If required (i.e. on-site, in-person classroom instruction including laboratory tutorials, in-person administrative services, etc.), employees can obtain FFP2 (N-95) face masks free of charge.

You can order FFP2 (N-95) face masks at the Department of Facilities Management by sending an e-mail to: info@jku.at.