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On this page, schoolchildren, parents and school staff will find current information on questions of opening, teaching and supervision conditions in Berlin schools under Covid conditions.
Compulsory attendance applies. Compulsory testing is a prerequisite for participation in lessons and other school activities. If a pupil does not fulfil the compulsory test, he/she is not allowed to attend lessons and there is an unexcused absence which is noted on the report card.
Since April 1st only the basic protective measures according to § 28a paragraph 7 of the Federal Infection Protection Act are permitted. For schools this means that only compulsory testing is permissible. On the part of the Senate Department for Education, Youth and Family Affairs, however, it is still strongly recommended to wear a medical mask.
Up to and including June 3rd pupils, teachers and other members of the pedagogical staff and other persons working at the school will be compulsorily tested two days a week in the general and vocational schools. Upon request, another test is handed out on Friday in order to be able to take an additional test before classes start the following week.
For persons outside the school (e.g. parents), a 3G rule continues to apply at the following school meetings:
This means that persons outside the school must be vaccinated, recovered or tested to attend these meetings.
(9 May 2022)
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Exam candidates are – as in the previous school year – exempt from compulsory testing. This also applies to participation in non-student examinations. Examination candidates are nevertheless requested to test themselves voluntarily at school or at a testing centre before the respective examination. Schools are encouraged to offer on-site testing facilities for this purpose.
However, taking a test is not a prerequisite for taking an examination. If a self-test carried out in the school or in a testing centre is positive, the examination candidate is excused from taking part in the examination. The requirements of the specimen hygiene plans for the conduct of examinations no longer apply since 1 April. However, where possible, it is advisable to continue to maintain protective measures, such as keeping the minimum distance.
If pupils have taken a self-test at home and it is positive, § 6 of the Basic Protective Measures Ordinance applies: they must go to a testing centre for retesting. If the retesting is positive, they receive a corresponding confirmation from the testing centre, must go into isolation and are exempted from taking the examination. If the result of the retest is negative, they must have a confirmatory PCR test and are exempt from taking part in the test until a negative result is available.
(30 March 2022)
Berlin’s pupils are facing special challenges due to the Corona pandemic. Current changes for years 9 and 10 at Gymnasien, integrated secondary schools, community schools and schools with a special educational focus are intended to give more room for instruction and at the same time make it possible to obtain the intermediate school leaving certificate, the extended vocational training maturity, the vocational training maturity, the qualification equivalent to the vocational training maturity or the vocationally oriented qualification despite the tense learning situation. For details, please see the information letters below.
(22 February 2022)
Berlin’s pupils are facing special challenges due to the Corona pandemic. The current changes in the educational programme of the Integrated Vocational Training Preparation (IBA) are intended to give more room for instruction and at the same time make it possible to obtain the intermediate school leaving certificate and the extended vocational training maturity despite the tense learning situation. For details, please see the information letter below.
Berlin pupils in the qualification phase of the upper secondary school (gymnasiale Oberstufe) or in vocational school programmes should not suffer any disadvantages in the Abitur or in their final vocational examinations due to the effects of the pandemic on school operations.
For this reason, the following additional repetition and withdrawal rights are planned for the school year 2021/22:Right to repeat
(March 1st, 2022)
The holiday school takes place during all school holidays and is an offer for children and young people to reduce learning deficits that have arisen. Participation is voluntary and free of charge.The offer is open to: Pupils from grades 2 to 8
Registration is done through the respective class leader or school administration.
The holiday school supports pupils from vocational schools and upper secondary schools, primarily from the IBA and welcome classes, in core subjects (German, mathematics, English) and in planning their professional future.
In the holiday school, learning content is deepened, language skills are improved and intensive preparation is made for graduation.
If you would like to take part in the programme, please fill out the registration form completely and legibly and send it by e-mail to your class teacher or directly to the coordinators.
The Infection Protection Measures Ordinance stipulates in various contexts of social life that persons must have tested negative for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or must present a negative test result of a test for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus carried out by means of a recognised test.
This does not apply to pupils who are regularly tested in schools, according to Section 6, paragraph 2 of the Fourth SARS-CoV-2 Infection Control Measures Ordinance. It states: “Proof of pupil status and the accompanying regular testing in the context of school attendance shall be deemed to have been provided in particular by the presentation of a valid pupil ID card.”
Regular testing in schools replaces compulsory testing as part of 3G in all areas of social life where 3G applies. Written proof from the school of a negative coronal test is not necessary.
According to the current “Fourth SARS-CoV-2 Infection Control Measures Ordinance”, the student ID card is also valid as proof of testing for students who make use of the suspension of compulsory attendance.
(February 2nd, 2022)
Regular cross or shock ventilation of class rooms is important because this exchanges the air indoors and removes aerosols. The virus load is thus reduced in the room.
Air purification devices are a useful addition if the structural design does not allow adequate ventilation through windows. CO~2~ measuring devices support ventilation and are another useful addition.
The best exchange of indoor air takes place with regular cross ventilation. Regular shock ventilation enables a good exchange of indoor air. Permanent tilt ventilation supports the exchange of air, but is not sufficient. Regular shock ventilation stays essential.Regardless the type of ventilation, the following rules apply:
(December 8th, 2021)