You should call a doctor or the Gesundheitsamt (public health service) if you experience a respiratory illness (e.g. coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc.). In case of emergency please call 112.

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The doctor decides about the necessity of getting a test. You should self-isolate until you get the result. 

What does that mean? You should

  • stay at home,
  • try to avoid contact with other people who are not at least 2 metres away from you,
  • wash your hands frequently and thoroughly,
  • preferably wear a face mask when meeting with other people. 

The Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (Federal Centre for Health Education) offers detailed information in German about what to observe in case of a suspected coronavirus infection or during self-isolation on its website

Check your symptoms

Just a few clicks on the "CovApp" developed by the Charité, Berlin, to check: Are my symptoms related to the novel coronavirus? What am I to do? A digital questionnaire will show you the answer. What is more: You will get many tips how to protect yourself and others from a coronavirus infection.