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

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The doctor decides whether testing is neccessary. You should self-isolate until you get the result. 

That means:

  • stay at home
  • maintain a distance of at least two metres from other people
  • 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 do in case of a suspected coronavirus infection and during self-isolation at

Check your symptoms

With just a few clicks on the "CovApp" developed by the Charité, Berlin, you can check whether your symptoms are related to corona and what you should do. A digital questionnaire will guide you to the answer. The app also includes lots of tips on how to protect yourself and others from a coronavirus infection.