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Information on SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19
Dear patients and visitors,
the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic and its overall management touch on a broad array of issues. We kindly request that patients and visitors consult our information regarding the rules currently in place at Charité. Please go to our dedicated SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 page or see below for information with direct relevance to you, e.g. about the COVmAB Outpatient Unit for the administration of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies.
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Coronavirus: Information for inpatients and outpatients
Charité’s clinical services will continue to operate at a severely reduced level. This is due to continued pressure caused by the coronavirus pandemic – particularly by the number of COVID-19 patients, which remains high. Services for emergency patients, cancer patients and patients with urgent medical or welfare needs remain unaffected.
FFP2 masks are compulsory
In line with the tighter rules on mask use issued by the Senate of Berlin, Charité has amended its rules for visitors and patients. The wearing of surgical masks will no longer be permitted.
- FFP2 masks will be compulsory for all visitors wishing to visit family members in hospital.
- All patients must wear an FFP2 mask when leaving their rooms and while others are present in their (single or shared) rooms.
Accompanying visitors in outpatient areas
As a rule, patients attending an outpatient appointment must do so unaccompanied.
Exemptions may only be made for patients with physical impairments, patients who are underage, patients who undergo procedures or treatments which mean they may not leave unaccompanied, patients who require an interpreter (which the hospital is unable to provide), and patients who are being accompanied by their court-appointed carer (proof required).
The follwoing rule shall apply since June 1, 2021: Visitors accompanying outpatients must also provide proof of a negative test result (rapid antigen test or PCR) issued by a test center/unit or pharmacy and no older than 24 hours. This testing requirement does not apply to fully vaccinated individuals and individuals who have recovered from COVID-19 and received one dose of the vaccine, provided they can produce the relevant documentation and the latest vaccine dose was administered more than 14 days earlier.
Packing for your inpatient stay
Please ensure you are aware of current visitor restrictions and pack accordingly. You will not be permitted to receive visitors and be unable to have personal items dropped off for you. Exceptions will only be made in cases of emergency admission.
Hospital Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
In addition to its role in research and teaching, the Hospital's fundamental mission also includes the care and treatment of patients. With 655.138 outpatient cases and 132.383 inpatient cases a year, Charité treats more patients than any other university hospital in Germany and, as a result, is able to draw on a wealth of experience and expertise.
As a tertiary care institution, Charité is able to offer treatments for a diverse range of medical conditions. The hospital comprises approximately 100 different clinics and departments covering the entire spectrum of modern medicine. From allergy and immunology to vascular surgery, our diagnostic and treatment options set a benchmark for other health care providers.