NEW CORONA REGULATIONS
From Monday, 21.11.2021, a hard lockdown will apply throughout Austria. This means:
Customers are not allowed to enter prostitution shops.
!!ATTENTION NEW INFO!!!
According to the latest information from the Federal Ministry of Health, house calls are currently not allowed! Not even in Vienna!
Sex workers* who are interested in a Corona vaccination can contact the Health Service (MA 15) of the City of Vienna.
1030 Vienna, Thomas-Klestil-Platz 8 [TownTown].
If you have any questions, the SOPHIE counselors will be happy to help you during our opening hours
Vienna: You can book and reschedule appointments for the medical check-up quickly and easily online.
Recommendations for the sex industry (PDF, 115 KB) (25.06.2020)
Multilingual information service of the city of Vienna: Here you will find information about Corona in English.
Information Lower Austria:
All over Austria:
As one-person entrepreneurs, the corona virus also poses great challenges for sex workers. The Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) provides some important answers on corona for one-person entrepreneurs and informs about support possibilities and immediate measures. You can find more information HERE. Among other things, all SVS (formerly SVA) insured persons have the possibility to apply for payment in instalments and deferral of SV contributions.
Information on Hardship Fund
Self-employed persons who are economically significantly threatened by COVID-19 can apply for support. Attention! A separate application must be submitted for each period under consideration.
The new guidelines for phase 4 of the WKO Hardship Fund are available. Applications can be submitted as of 01.12.21. Applications can be submitted for the months of November, December, January, February and March. The deadline for applications is 02.05.2022.
ATTENTION: Applications can only be submitted with a mobile phone signature. If you have any questions, please call us at 01 897 55 36 or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
The exact eligibility criteria and the application form can be found here.
On the website of the Federal Ministry of Finance you will find the FAQ on the Corona aid package of the Austrian Federal Government.
We will be happy to assist you in clarifying whether you meet the requirements for funding. If this is not the case, we will still try to help you. Simply contact us by phone or e-mail. Monday to Thursday we are available for you from 10:00 to 17:00.
Medical care without healthcare insurance
The neunerhaus health centre in Vienna’s 5th district offers general medical care and social work counselling for people who do not have healthcare insurance. If required, video interpreting is available in more than 50 languages.
The address and opening hours of the neunerhaus Health Centre can be found HERE
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Information on food supply
Food is distributed in Eisenstadt and in Oberpullendorf, details can be found on the following website: http://www.pannonischetafel.
Here you have the possibility to buy cheap supplies: https://www.soogut.at/.
A list of distribution points can be found here: Social info.
The Team Austria Board has food distribution points throughout Austria. Here you can find a list of the currently open distribution points.
ATTENTION: Due to the current situation, the opening hours of the distribution points may change daily. Therefore, please check the opening hours of the respective location before you go there.
When things get tight – help in case of violence
Many people now spend much more time together and often in a small space. This is not always possible without conflicts. If you need help you will find it here.
If you are looking for a job and have any questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact us via phone: +43 1 897 55 36 or send us an e-mail: email@example.com
Counselling and attendance for Sexworker.
ANONYMOUS and FREE OF COST!
Our Services address current and former sexworkers.
Multilingual counselling. All topics concerning sexwork.
Opening hours: Mon-Th 14h – 17h
Availability by Phone: Mon – Th 10h – 17h
T +43 /1 / 897 55 36
Here you find more Information: Sexwork Info
Taxes and insurance: Info_2020
Sexuality and health: Piktogramm