You should call a doctor, the Gesundheitsamt [public health service] or 116 117 if you experience respiratory problems (e.g. coughing, sneezing, sore throat, etc.).

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The doctor decides wether testing is necessary. 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
  • ideally 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 at

Check your symptoms

It takes just a few clicks of the "CovApp" developed by Berlin's Charité hospital to check whether your symptoms are related to the new coronavirus and what steps you should take. A digital questionnaire will show you the answer. What is more: You will find plenty of tips on how to protect yourself and others from a coronavirus infection.