Impact Hub Vienna COVID-19 Updates

Last update: 29.04.2020

Dear Community!

This article collects all the most important things you should know about the current coronavirus situation in Vienna, as well as measures implemented by Impact Hub Vienna.

Stay safe, stay connected and keep in touch!

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Impact Hub Vienna Re-Opening

In the light of the current developments and step by step opening of different entities, we will as well extend the opening times of Impact Hub Vienna again. From 4th of May Impact Hub Vienna will be open and hosted from 9:00-15:00. We are planning to extend the opening times further depending on demand and how the situation develops. As in the past unlimited, fixed desk and office members with keys have 24/7 access to the space.

Re-opening Guidelines

We wrote a guide taking into consideration keeping all of you safe, healthy and still able to use the space. Please read the opening guidelines carefully!

>> Download the guidelines here

Meetings at Impact Hub Vienna

  • If meetings are required this is possible with a minimum 1 meter distance between each person in the meeting and up to 10 people. The aquarium, conference room, lounge and library will be set up in a way that this is possible. We as well adapted the pricings to fit this period. Find them here.

We still recommend to plan meetings only if needed, with care and as short as possible.

  • We will as well offer a set up for web-conferencing and streaming together with Zimtfilm in the near future, please, email vienna.bookings@impacthub.net for further details.

Member Solidarity Fund

COVID-19 Solidarity Fund by Impact Hub Vienna

We are initiating our very own “Solidarity Fund” where, as a member, partner, friend, and supporter of Impact Hub Vienna, you can donate and support those within our community that most need it. Run with the support of impactory, and operated by our – new – charitable Impact Hub Vienna Association, every cent committed will be distributed to those requesting our help.

Find out more information here.

COVID-19 Information Sources

City of Vienna’s dedicated info page about coronavirus and COVID-19 disease is available in multiple languages, as well as accessible formats – https://coronavirus.wien.gv.at/site/

For Vienna-specific news stream regarding coronavirus, visit https://wien.orf.at/tags/coronavirus

You can watch recordings of governmental press conferences and announcements at https://tvthek.orf.at/

COVID-19 Business Support

A checklist for businesses:

Governmental funds and support programs

As of 20th of April, the phase 2 of Hardships Fund opened for applications! ⚠️Important: in phase 2, the group of beneficiaries is expanded:

👉 multiple insurances in health and/or pension insurance is allowed
👉 there is no longer an upper and lower-income limit
👉 additional income (in addition to income from business and/or self-employment) is allowed, however, its amount will impact the amount of subsidies you are eligible for
 
The application for payment phase 2 of the Hardship Fund is possible until December 31, 2020.
 
Detailed information can be found here >> https://www.wko.at/service/haertefall-fonds-phase-2.html

Existing help schemes:

  • Vienna Online. Help and funding for online store expansion for small and micro businesses in the areas of local supply and creative industries in Vienna. Application deadline: 10th of June.
  • “Innovate4Vienna” is aimed at the innovative strength of Viennese companies and research institutions. For example for new types of protective equipment, hygiene measures or test capacities.This program has a total budget of 4 million euros. Submission is possible until June 30, 2020
  • “Creatives for Vienna” idea competition is based on the potential of the Viennese creative industries. A total of one million euros is available for this – there are up to 5,000 euros for the most effective and creative ideas.
  • aws Creative Impact – receive up to €50k and €200k funding for innovative ideas (that do not focus on high-tech) in areas including digitisation, design, social impact, gaming, architecture, audio/vision – submission deadline April 17h and May 8th.

Where to Buy a Face Mask?

Following the governmental protective measures, wearing a non-medical mouth-nose protection (Mund-Nasen-Schutz, MNS in short) is a requirement when visiting stores and using public transport. It is also recommended that you wear a face mask whenever you go out.

> Download the official advise from Bundesministerium für Soziales, Gesundheit, Pflege und Konsumentenschutz (in German)

We recommend that you buy a reusable fabric mask.Wash the mask after use with at least 60 ° C and iron on both sides with the highest heat setting and the highest steam setting. If the mask has been sewn with an elastic band, wash it at a lower temperature, but be sure to use a degreasing detergent (washing powder, soap, detergent) and iron it hot.

You can support our community by buying face masks from:

Or, make your own mask!

Get in touch with us!

If you need to get in touch, please use the contact form below or email your contact at Impact Hub Vienna directly. The team is working remotely and is ready to help out.

Stay strong & healthy,
Impact Hub Vienna Team

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Impact Hub Vienna COVID-19 Solidarity Fund

COVID-19 Solidarity Fund by Impact Hub Vienna

The Solidarity Fund is our community COVID-19 response. It’s open to every current Member of Impact Hub Vienna, who fills in a request form.

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