Coronavirus infection takes place above all via droplets and aerosols. Smear infection from surfaces is also possible. Read on to learn what modes of coronavirus transmission exist and what factors raise the risk of infection.
In addition to fever, coughing and a runny nose are often symptoms of COVID-19. However, there are also other symptoms that could indicate that you have the disease. Here you can find out how to recognise COVID-19 and what you should do if you suspect you might have it.
What should I do if I suspect I may be infected with the novel coronavirus? Here you will find information on how to handle symptoms of COVID-19, what to do in a suspected case of novel coronavirus, as well as information on quarantine and isolation.
Most cases of coronavirus infection result in a progression of mild or moderate severity. There is as yet no specific treatment for severe progressions of the disease, but supportive measures and the first active substances do exist. Find additional information in this article.
What should you pay attention to when travelling in Germany or abroad? What rules apply to flights? What regulations must be followed by travellers from risk areas? National and international regulations are continually adapted as the pandemic develops. Here you can find up-to-date and important information for travellers.
What should you do if you seriously suspect that you have COVID-19 or if there is a suspected case in your family, flat-share or at work? And what is the difference between quarantine and self-isolating at home? Read on to learn which rules apply in each case.
When number of cases is high, community masks are often no longer sufficient. At this point, it has become mandatory to wear FFP2 or other face masks that provide medical protection in public spaces. Find out what you need to know about the masks here.
Be it with “fake shops”, as “fake police officers” or as “fake public health officials” – criminals are currently taking advantage of people’s fears during the pandemic. This article explains what tactics are being used by scammers and how best to protect yourself.
Coronavirus vaccination does not protect only those who are vaccinated from severe COVID-19 infections. The more people are vaccinated, the better protected the people who cannot be vaccinated will be. Read more about the importance of herd immunity and how we can attain it here.
Here you can find important documents for download to make sure you are well informed before your vaccination appointment. They include information leaflets on the various vaccines, as well as consent forms and substitute confirmations for the coronavirus vaccine.
Owing to insufficient data, the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) has not issued a general recommendation on the vaccination of pregnant and breast-feeding women against COVID-19 at this point in time. This article contains the latest developments in the research on coronavirus vaccination for pregnant women.
Pregnant women also need to protect themselves and their newborn child from the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. Here you can find out what you need to pay attention to during pregnancy and the latest findings on this subject.
Getting vaccinated against the coronavirus protects you and those around you while allowing you to benefit from certain eased rules. The precondition is reliable proof of full vaccination provided by the yellow vaccination booklet – or the digital vaccination certificate on your smartphone. More information in this article.
The European Commission has authorised the first coronavirus vaccine that is also for children and adolescents from the age of 12. How safe is the vaccine? And for what children is it recommended? Answers to important questions.
Fever, fatigue, headaches – just like with any other medicinal product, vaccines too can cause adverse reactions after administration. Yet, vaccine reactions are not uncommon and tend to subside quickly. By contrast, serious side effects, vaccine complications or vaccine injuries are very rare. This article will tell you what to do in the case of suspected side effects.
Test, test, test: This allows hitherto undetected coronavirus infections to be identified faster and infection chains to be interrupted. Regular testing is a vital tool in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.
By testing regularly, coronavirus infections can be identified faster and more effectively. This enables us to interrupt infection chains and stem the spread of the coronavirus. The new self-tests are also helping. Find out how to obtain these tests and what you should remember.
Limited contact, restrictions on recreational activities, worrying about falling ill and infecting others and feelings of uncertainty about the future are just a few of the challenges we must contend with during this difficult time.
Working from home, homeschooling and far fewer recreational opportunities – families have been greatly impacted by restrictions. As yet, it is unclear whether further restrictions on childcare options will be required. It’s no wonder then if families are feeling stressed and tense.
Many older people have been facing extraordinary challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. They are at greatest risk from the virus and its after-effects. Precautionary measures are therefore incredibly important.
Staff working in hospitals, inpatient and outpatient treatment centres, but also doctor’s surgeries as well are under a great deal of strain just now. Their workload and responsibilities are enormous burdens to bear, and can be draining.