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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear researchers,

the coronavirus is spreading rapidly worldwide and more and more cities and countries are being classified as risk areas. Also in Bremen the situation is becoming increasingly serious. We all have to limit ourselves in our lives now. It is important to stay at home and take the ban on contact seriously.
Also the University of Bremen takes the situation extremely seriously. Therefore: 

The University and all colleges in the state of Bremen are in emergency operation until indefinite time ! 

Despite this, we as Welcome Center want to be available for you from Monday to Friday under welcomecenterprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de.

Should questions arise regarding the current situation and the COVID-19 virus, we hope that the following links will help you to find answers.

  • General information about the coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found here
  • Risk areas according to the Robert Koch Institute can be found here
  • The current daily reports of the Robert Koch insitut can be found here
  • The most important information of the Federal Government of Germany can be found here.
  • In order to keep up to date with the current situation in the state of Bremen, you can also follow this link. This will then take you to the live ticker of 'Buten un Binnen'.
  • Under this link you will find an overview of all important contact persons in Bremen. They will inform you about the latest developments, give you an overview of what you need to consider and provide soul care if necessary.
  • If you are looking for further information regarding concrete measures at the University of Bremen, please click here.

You have just come to Germany and do not yet have a family doctor?
As a rule, the first step is to call a family doctor near your place of residence and ask if he or she still admits patients. Should he do so, make an appointment. If he does not do so, try other general practitioners in your area. However, if you have a current case, please contact the emergency service of your health insurance or the medical on-call service. 

Further information on general medical care in Bremen can be found here

If you suspect that you have been infected with the corona virus, please call your family doctor's practice first. If you do not have a general practitioner or have other questions regarding the corona virus, you can contact the Corona Hotline on 115. The medical on-call service at 116-117 can also help you.
The staff will tell you what the next steps are.
If you receive a referral, you can be treated in a special Corona Outpatient Clinic.

If you have already contacted your general practitioner by telephone, he or she may send you to a so-called 'Corona Ambulance'. It is important that you receive a referral from him. Corona Outpatient Clinics are the first port of call to check the infection of the virus and treat you accordingly. This prevents those who may be infected from infecting other patients in the daily medical or hospital routine.

You will find Corona Outpatient Clinics in Klinikum Bremen Ost and in exhibition halls 5 and 6, which are open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Your doctor will then provide you with further information accordingly. 

If you are planning to travel to Germany or have already done so recently, it is of utmost importance that you contact the office of public order. This is necessary in order to trace possible chains of infection. You can reach the authorities either via telephone under 0421 361 12 113 or via email (infektionsschutz@ordnungsamt.bremen.de).

Furthermore, please note the current regulations regarding government-mandated quarantine. Currently, everyone who is entering Germany is obliged to stay in quarantine for two weeks. The only exceptions from this rule are people coming from a state within the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, Switzerland, Great Britain or Northern Ireland. For up to date information please visit bremen.de. The federal foreign office also has an in-depth publication about the current entry restrictions.

The BSU, which takes care of registration and foreigner matters, will also stay closed for the public until further notice due to the spreading of the Coronavirus.

From now on applications of any kind can be submitted online or per post.
For the city registration, you can simply send the following documents to the BSC Mitte (bscmitte@buergeramt.bremen.de / Pelzerstraße 40, 28195 Bremen).

Please note that you can only register with the city once you actually moved to Bremen (regardless of the move-in date on the rental agreement). Furthermore, it is important to note that everyone whose previous accommodation was outside Germany needs to have an appointment with the BSC after sending in their documents, as they need to check the their validity in person as well. This does not apply for people moving within Germany.

The changed conditions can also be read on the BSU website - here.