Protective Measures

Please contribute to staying healthy.

The Berlin Senate has determined that citizens must gernerally stay in their home or accommodation. Going outside is only permitted for certain reasons. These include, for example, going to work (professional or voluntary work), visiting doctors, running errands for personal needs, visiting old and sick people. Also exercise and sports in the fresh air, working in the allotment, walking with animals, or keeping appointments with authorities, courts etc. remain possible.

In addition, physical contact with other people, apart from household members or partners, should be reduced to an absolute necessary minimum. Whenever possible, a minimum distance of 1,5 metres must be maintained outside the apartment.

These measures are valid until 5 April.

The regulations can be found here (press release 21 March 2020) and here (press release 22 March 2020).

The Charité's CovApp enables an online medical history for suspected cases of Covid. Users also receive instructions on how to proceed.

Avoid unnecessary hand contact. In the coming time, we too will cultivate the contactless greeting without shaking hands and keep our distance.

Wash your hands more often, not only after going to the toilet, but generally after personal contact and touching objects that may have been touched by a sick person, especially after using public transport and public facilities.
Please also wash your hands when entering one of our facilities.  Soap your hands for at least 20 seconds. There are sanitary facilities for this purpose on all our premises.

Keep a distance of at least 2 metres from any coughing person and at least 2 metres from others. Cough into your sleeve, not into your hand.

Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with your hands.

Ventilate your work or living areas about 4 times a day for about 10 minutes.

Stay at home if you have cold symptoms. Do not infect your fellow students. If you are unsure or suspect coronavirus, the hotline of the Berlin Senate Administration for Health, Care and Equality will help you: (030) 9028 2828.

If you have any symptoms of the disease, contact a doctor, because a diagnosis can only be made by means of a medical test (a visit to a virologist or a medical referee is not necessary). The medical associations recommend that you first make contact by telephone and only after this has been clarified should you visit a doctor's practice on the doctor's instructions or advice.

If illnesses occur in your family or circle of friends, please make the decision about staying at home together with the doctor or health office.

If you notice symptoms of illness in acquaintances, please inform them about these protective measures.

As a rule, when a diagnosis of coronavirus disease is made, the doctors treating you will inform the public health department.