Coronavirus: Protective Measures Update

July 08, 2020

Staff members and guests of the Institute are continuing to work within the limited on-site operation framework. Changes to the rules on restricted entry to the Institute and for public and internal events at the Institute apply from 1 July 2020. Scholarships for 2021 have been suspended.

The Institute building is open for staff members, authorised guest researchers, and to a limited degree for visitors attending events. The library is open to staff members and currently authorised guest researchers, but will remain closed to day guests. The library will be accepting a limited number of reading room guests as of 1 July.

Staff members, guest researchers, and visitors arriving from an area identified as high risk by the Robert Koch Institute are only permitted to enter the Institute after a two-week quarantine period.

Anyone who has been in close contact with a person found to be infected with the coronavirus may not enter the Institute. Entry is also not permitted for individuals with cold or flu-like symptoms (e.g., fever, breathing problems).

The Institute recommenced hosting events from 1 July. Internal and external events may take place, either in-person, or as hybrid events (connecting participants to attend an event via video conference). External guests may participate in these events on invitation and subsequent to registration. All events will be subject to specific hygiene rules and conditions.

Until further notice, scholarship grants are suspended for 2021, and scholarship applications cannot be submitted.

Alongside the currently limited on-site operation framework, additional infection prevention measures apply which prevent normal operation at the present time.

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