Hygiene & Distance Regulation
1. Personal hygiene and compulsory testing
2. Room hygiene
3. Hygiene in the sanitary area
4. Protection against infection during breaks
5. Protection against infection in the main space
6. Protection against infection when singing
7. People at higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 disease
8. Movement guidance within the space
9. Attendance documentation
All employees of the Village Project, all teachers, all participants and all other regularly working people are required to carefully observe the hygiene instructions of the health authorities or the Robert Koch Institute beyond this hygiene plan. Information about this hygiene plan is sent to everyone concerned via email.
1. PERSONAL HYGIENE
The coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person. The main route of transmission is the droplet infection (e.g. when coughing or sneezing, possibly also when speaking).This mainly occurs directly through the mucous membranes of the airways. In addition, transmission is also possible indirectly via the hands, which are then brought into contact with the oral or nasal mucous membrane. A transmission via contaminated surfaces (smear infection) is considered unlikely according to current technical expertise, but cannot be completely ruled out.
Most important measures
When contacting other people, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained.
If you have symptoms of illness: stay at home!
Basic hygiene including hand hygiene:
The most important hygiene measure is regular and thorough hand washing with soap, especially after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing; after using public transport; after contact with banisters, door handles, grab handles etc., before and after eating; before putting on and after removing a protective mask, after going to the toilet.
Hand disinfection: Properly disinfecting your hands is useful when thorough hand washing is not possible. To do this, a sufficient quantity of disinfectant must be given into the dry hand and massaged into the hands for approx. 30 seconds until it is completely dry.
Do not touch the face with your hands, especially the mucous membranes, i.e. do not touch your mouth, eyes or nose
Avoid touching publicly accessible objects such as doorknobs or light switches with your full hand or fingers, if possible: use your elbows.
Cough and sneeze guidelines: Coughing and sneezing into the crook of your arm are among the most important preventive measures! Keep the greatest possible distance when coughing or sneezing, ideally turning away.
A medical mask must be worn when leaving one’s spot in the class/event, during breaks, as well as in the hallway and sanitary areas and in the Village's garden.
The participants are already changed for class.
Yoga mats, blocks and blankets must be brought with you
A daily updated negative test result must be submitted. Village.Berlin can provide tests on site for a fee (€ 8). The negative test result must be documented in the attendance list.
The following people do not have to show a negative test result:
Vaccinated persons who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the European Union and whose last required vaccination was at least 14 days ago,
Recovered persons who can prove a positive PCR test result for an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus more than six months ago and who have received at least one vaccination against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the European Union and their vaccination at least 14 days ago, as well as
Recovered persons who can demonstrate a positive PCR test result for an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus from at least 28 days and no more than six months ago.
2. ROOM HYGIENE for Classrooms, lounges, offices and corridors
Distance and ventilation
To avoid transmission through droplet infection, a distance of at least 1.50 meters must be maintained. A medical mask must be worn when leaving ones spot in the main room and in all other areas like corridors and bathrooms. Allowed per room are in
• Studio 1: maximum 15 people
• Studio 2: maximum 10 people
• Office / apartment: maximum 3 people
Regular and correct ventilation (every 20 minutes) is particularly important, as this exchanges the indoor air. For this purpose, cross ventilation is to be carried out for several minutes through fully open windows.
In the village there is a weekly basic cleaning by cleaning staff. After each event, the team disinfect the classrooms and sanitary rooms. The following areas are cleaned particularly thoroughly and more than once a day by the cleaning staff or on-site staff:
• Doorknobs, handles and the wraparound of the doors,
• Light switch and
Office workers must clean computer mice, keyboards and telephones.
3. HYGIENE IN THE SANITARY AREA
Sufficient liquid soap dispensers, disposable towels - as well as collecting containers for disposable towels - and toilet paper are provided in all sanitary rooms and regularly refilled or emptied.
So that not too many participants are in the sanitary rooms at the same time, the number of people in the sanitary area is limited to one person.
A clearly visible notice at the entrance to the toilets indicates that only one person is allowed to stay in the toilet rooms at a time.
Toilet seats, faucets, sinks and floors are cleaned daily by the staff.
During the breaks, too, it must be ensured that the distance of 1.5 meters is maintained. A medical mask must also be worn during the break. The lounge area and the kitchen area cannot be used during the break.
The lessons are to be carried out in fixed learning groups in order to limit close contacts to a manageable group of people. The assignment of the facilitators should also contain as few changes as possible. The principle of minimizing contact also applies to facilitators. Classes must end on time in order to be able to disinfect the premises.
Currently, it is not allowed to sing together in closed rooms. Other activities associated with increased aerosol production, especially in closed rooms, should be avoided.
7. PERSONS AT HIGHER RISK
FOR A SERIOUS COVID-19 DISEASE
In Berlin, this applies to employees with certain pre-existing underlying diseases such as - diseases of the cardiovascular system (e.g. coronary heart disease and high blood pressure) - chronic diseases of the lungs - chronic liver diseases - diabetes mellitus - cancer - diseases with a weakened immune system (e.g. due to a disease that is associated with an immune deficiency, or through the regular intake of medication that can influence and reduce the immune system, such as cortisone). Staff from the risk groups can expressly take up their respective work at their own request after weighing their own state of health/risk.
8. MOVEMENT GUIDANCE WITHIN THE SPACE
Since it must be ensured that not all participants reach the rooms and courtyard in the hallway at the same time, the following applies: The participants are instructed which entrances to the village, which classrooms and which sanitary areas they should use. In case of doubt, the following applies in all corridors and stairs: always keep to the right! Before and after the lesson, the participants must leave the village quickly, they are no longer allowed to stay in the Village. It is recommended to travel individually by bike, on foot or by car to the Village and home.
9. PRESENCE DOCUMENTATION
Attendance documentation for the events that take place in closed rooms.
The attendance documentation may only be used for tracing contacts in accordance with infection protection law. The attendance documentation according to sentence 1 must be kept or saved for a period of four weeks after the end of the event or use of a service, protected from inspection by third parties, and handed over to the competent authority on request if it is determined that a person was - at the time of the event, the visit or the use of the service - was sick, suspected of being ill, suspected of being contagious, or eliminated within the meaning of the Infection Protection Act. After the retention period has expired, the attendance documentation must be deleted or destroyed.
The attendance documentation must contain the following information:
• first name and surname,
• telephone number,
• full address or email address and
• Attendance time
• Negative test result / Vaccin