Coronavirus-COVID-19 english

Disease: COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019)

Virus: SARS-CoV-2

Important measures:

We are amalgamating information and recommendations for you here.

If you develop symptoms of the disease: remain at home and contact the 24-hour hotline on 1450

Carinthian coronavirus hotline: 050 536 53003


Parties are allowed to enter the official buildings without mouth-nose protection, but they must be advised to maintain a safety distance of at least one meter. If the safety distance of at least one meter is not guaranteed in the context of party traffic or in other situations, all persons involved (civil servants and parties) must continue to use mouth-nose protection. This does not include children up to the age of six and people who cannot be expected to wear an MNS for health reasons.

• Limited party traffic from Monday to Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

• Keep at least one meter safety distance

• If there is a porter or security guard, you have to register with them

• Outside the party traffic times, party traffic only takes place after prior appointment or registration (call or radio bell at the entrance)

Please note the information boards at the entrances to the official buildings. There you will find the rules of conduct and telephone numbers for making contact.

Citizen Service Hotline 050 536 22 132

AGES information line for general questions about the coronavirus: 0800 555 621 (round the clock)

Hotline and website of the Chamber of Labour and the Austrian Trade Union Federation (ÖGB) for questions about labour law: 0800 22 12 00 80;

Federal Economic Chamber hotline for business owners: 05 90 90 4-808

Social Insurance Authority for the self-employed: 050 808 808

Hotline for extraordinary civilian service: 0800 500 183

Hotline of the Austrian Consumers’ Association (VKI) for questions about travel law: 0800 201 211

Media enquiries concerning Carinthia: Mag. Gerd Kurath, 0664 8053610201

I feel ill – what should I do?

Please do not go to the doctor, but call the telephone health advice number 1450 or your GP if you

  • start to feel ill,
  • develop symptoms such as a cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, other respiratory symptoms, a fever or the symptoms of a flu-like infection, and within the past 14 days you were in one of the defined risk zones,
  • require medical help for other reasons.

Tips for protecting your fellow occupants within the 14-day period:

  • Wash your hands frequently for 20 seconds with soap and water, and if possible use paper towels or your own hand towel that is intended just for you.
  • Maintain hygiene around sneezing and coughing. Cough or sneeze into a tissue (which is then disposed of immediately in separated waste) or into your elbow.
  • Washing your hands is necessary in any case after you sneeze or cough, and after every time you go to the toilet. If applicable, disinfect your hands after this too.
  • Clean the toilet and all the handles in your home and the taps daily with normal cleaning products.
  • Keep a distance of 2 metres from other people when talking to them.
  • If you live with other people, stay in separate rooms as far as possible. If you are in direct contact, you can protect your surroundings by wearing a protective mask over your nose and mouth.

Please only trust official information!

Links to reliable information can be found here.