Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Customer information

Actions to safeguard ift services, employees and clients

Datum: 20.05.2021

Dear ift clients and partners,

In Germany and Europe, the number of Covid-19 infections is declining. At ift Rosenheim, a hygiene concept has been established that has proven its worth.

The ift Rosenheim is still available and fully operational.

 

Frequently asked questions – FAQ

How are the services of ift Rosenheim currently offered?

The measures we have taken to maintain all our services have proven to be successful. This is particularly true in cases where customers do not wish to travel to Rosenheim for tests or meetings for good reasons. This includes the following measures:

  1. Video calls and conferences where all you need is a webcam and a microphone, which are available on every smartphone and notebook.
  2. Assembly service for test specimens, where you only have to deliver your test specimen and ift staff assemble everything according to the installation instructions – also instructed by video call, if necessary.
  3. Tests (fire resistance, air/wind/water, etc.) with video support in real time.
  4. Employees in home office are available to clients by mail and telephone without any restrictions.
  5. Safeguarding staff health through consistent compliance with the recommended protective measures recommended by RKI (Robert Koch-Institute) (regular room ventilation, disinfection stations in all rooms, increased cleaning intervals of contact surfaces, etc.).

 

How do I behave when visiting ift Rosenheim?

If you are planning a visit to ift Rosenheim, e.g. as part of a test, please note that the applicable "AHAL rules" must be observed throughout the premises:

  • Masks must be worn on the entire site of ift Rosenheim.
  • Disinfect hands when entering and leaving the buildings. There are dispensers in the entrance area. Wash hands regularly.
  • Cough or sneeze into the bend of your arm or into a paper tissue.
  • Avoid contact when greeting other people.
  • Wherever possible, keep at least 1.5 meters distance to other people.
  • Regular ventilation in rooms
  • When visiting ift Rosenheim, visitors must not have any symptoms of a Covid-19 infection.

 

What do I have to consider additionally, if I enter from a foreign country (risk area)?

In order to ensure that visits to ift Rosenheim (inspections, coordination, etc.) run smoothly, we would like to point out the most important current legal provisions for entries from foreign risk areas:

The new coronavirus entry regulation has been in force since May 12, 2021. Uniform registration, quarantine and verification obligations now apply nationwide. A general obligation to provide proof applies to persons entering the country by air. This means that these persons must always present a negative test result, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery to the carrier before departure, regardless of whether they have been in a risk area. In case of entry from so-called virus variant areas, carriage is prohibited.

Types of risk areas
A risk area is an area outside the Federal Republic of Germany for which an increased risk of infection with coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 has been identified by the Federal Ministry of Health in agreement with the Federal Foreign Office and the Federal Ministry of the Interior, for Construction and Home Affairs.

  1. High incidence area means a risk area when it has been determined that there is a particularly high incidence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus dissemination in that risk area,
  2. Virus variant area means a risk area when certain variants of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus have been found to be prevalent in that risk area.

How do I know if I come from a risk area and what type it is (simple risk, high incidence or virus variant area)?
You can find out which areas are currently classified as a simple risk area, high incidence area and virus variant area from the list on the following website: www.rki.de/risikogebiete.

Obligation to register
Travelers who have been in a risk area for more than 24 hours in the past 10 days must register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de prior to entry and carry proof of registration with them upon entry.

Quarantine obligation

  • Immediately after entry, persons entering the country must go directly to their own home or other suitable accommodation that enables them to be secluded and must remain permanently secluded there for a period of 10 days after entry.
  • The competent district administrative authority must be informed immediately if typical symptoms of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, such as cough, fever, rhinitis or loss of smell and taste, appear during the seclusion period of 10 days.

The possibility of early termination of the quarantine depends on the classification of the Robert Koch-Institute (RKI):

  • "simple" risk area: quarantine can be terminated at any time by presenting a negative test, proof of vaccination or proof of recovery to the district administrative authority.
    In addition, persons who have stayed in a risk area for less than 24 hours as part of border traffic or who enter Germany for up to 24 hours are exempt from the obligation to register and quarantine.
  • High incidence area: the quarantine exemption test can only be performed after five days. However, proof of vaccination or recovery can be presented earlier to terminate the quarantine.
    In addition, the quarantine obligation does not apply if there is a compelling professional reason that cannot be postponed (max. 5 days). This must be confirmed by the employer or client.
  • Virus variant area: the quarantine period is 14 days. It cannot be terminated prematurely either by negative test or by proof of vaccination or recovery.

Obligation to provide proof
Proof of testing, proof of convalescence, or proof of vaccination must be available to persons six years of age or older upon entry in the following cases: 

  1. if they have been in an area classified as a high incidence area at the time of entry at any time during the ten days preceding entry,
  2. if at any time during the ten days preceding entry they have been in an area classified at the time of entry as a virus variant area, or
  3. if they enter the Federal Republic of Germany by air using a carrier.

Persons who are six years of age or older and are not covered by any of the items listed above, if they have been in an area classified as a risk area at the time of entry that is neither a high incidence area nor a virus variant area at any time in the 10 days preceding entry, must have proof of testing, proof of recovery, or proof of vaccination no later than 48 hours after entry.

How old may the test be?
The test evidence must refer to a test that was performed no more than 48 hours (for antigen tests) or 72 hours (PCR) ago. For the calculation of these periods, the time of entry is decisive. For virus variant areas, the period is reduced to 24 hours for antigen tests.

At what point does entry into Germany take place?
In principle, entry takes place when crossing the border of the Federal Republic of Germany by land, water or air from abroad. If the entry is made by a carrier, it is based on the planned first arrival with the possibility of disembarkation in the Federal Republic of Germany.

 

With this bundle of technical and organizational measures, we can also support you in this Corona crisis with all necessary services.

This approach provides the greatest possible degree of security, trust and capacity to act, so that our employees are able to continue to support you - whether for training, expert opinions, audits/external monitoring and testing at ift Rosenheim or on your company's own test facilities.

Call or send an e-mail to discuss the details with your contact person at ift Rosenheim.

 

Best regards
Dr. Jochen Peichl, CFO/Director
and
Prof. Jörn P. Lass, Director of Institute
 

Phone: +49 (0)8031 261-0

E-Mail: info@ift-rosenheim.de