Information about the coronavirus, testing and vaccinating

Fact-based information is the way forward. We have put together all the key information for you here: Find out more about the infection situation and get the latest updates from the federal state of Bremen. We have also compiled all the important points of contact as well as answers to the most urgent questions. Our goal: to share knowledge so that we can better combat the pandemic together.

Current figures in Bremen, Lower Saxony and Germany*

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New infections 6
7-day incidence rate 8,40
Deaths 482
Currently infected 225
Recovered 26.656
Confirmed infections 27.363
New infections 83
7-day incidence rate 5,80
Deaths 5.724
Currently infected 1.200
Recovered 253.600
Confirmed infections 260.531
New infections 1.076
7-day incidence rate 10,30
Deaths 90.270
Currently infected 31.600
Recovered 3.598.100
Confirmed infections 3.720.031

* Quelle: Robert Koch Institut (Stand: 18.06. 00:00 Uhr) 
 

General coronavirus measures

Strict adherence to the general coronavirus measures is proven to be the most effective and fastest way out of the pandemic. How to protect the lives of your family and friends:

Wear a mask over your mouth and nose (OP/FFP2 mask, where required)

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Wash hands thoroughly and regularly using soap (30 seconds)

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Maintain a distance of 1.5 metres to other people: at all times and in all places (inside and outside)

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Sneeze and cough only into a tissue or your elbow. Tissues should then be disposed of immediately.

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Current coronavirus measures

These regulations currently apply in the State of Bremen (latest version dated 21 May 2021):

 

Free rapid tests

Get a free test

All citizens of Bremen can avail of a free coronavirus test at least once a week. For an overview of the locations where you can get tested, please see here.

 

Mandatory testing in schools

No changes

Mandatory testing in schools remains in place. To find out how rapid tests are organised in schools, please see the website of the Senator for Children and Education.

You can also watch the video of five-year-old Jarno there, who is getting a rapid test on camera, and explaining it together with his mother.

Mandatory testing in companies

No changes

Mandatory testing in all companies remains in place. Companies and their employees are obliged to take tests. Read more here in the senate press release.

Quarantine

What does ‘quarantine’ mean?

Positive test = quarantine = do not leave your home under any circumstances, even to go shopping. Do now allow any visitors into your home.

 

Get a free test

All citizens of Bremen can avail of a free coronavirus test at least once a week. For an overview of the locations where you can get tested, please see here.

 

No changes

Mandatory testing in schools remains in place. To find out how rapid tests are organised in schools, please see the website of the Senator for Children and Education.

You can also watch the video of five-year-old Jarno there, who is getting a rapid test on camera, and explaining it together with his mother.

No changes

Mandatory testing in all companies remains in place. Companies and their employees are obliged to take tests. Read more here in the senate press release.

What does ‘quarantine’ mean?

Positive test = quarantine = do not leave your home under any circumstances, even to go shopping. Do now allow any visitors into your home.

 

4 facts about coronavirus vaccination

Unfortunately, false reports and disinformation continue to circulate in relation to the coronavirus. The following facts about vaccination against the coronavirus are based on completely reliable and scientific information:

Virus

The vaccines do not contain the virus itself.

Fertility

The vaccination has no effect on fertility.

Animal content

The vaccines do not contain any animal products.

Effectiveness

The vaccines work the same for all people, regardless of their gender, origin, skin colour or religion.

Coronavirus overview

Learn more about coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and the respiratory disease COVID-19 on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.

Distancing, mask, hygiene regulations

In addition to the distancing, mask, hygiene regulations, there are also further measures to avoid becoming infected with the coronavirus. These are available on the website of the Bremen Senator for Health, Women and Consumer Protection.

Testing

Information and testing options in the federal state of Bremen are available on the website of the Bremen Senator for Health, Women and Consumer Protection.

Vaccination

Read more about vaccination here.

Important phone numbers

for citizens with questions and medical concerns

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Bremen Public Health Department
+49 (0)421 361 15 113
Public hotline
Coronavirus info hotline
115
Emergency services
112
MEDIATION federal association
Conflict hotline
(0800) 247 36 76
Telephone counselling
(0800) 111 0 111
Task force
For entrepreneurs and self-employed people
+49 (0)421 9600 333
On-call medical service
116 117

Do you have symptoms of illness?

If you notice symptoms in yourself or have had contact with persons who are known to be infected:

Call your doctor by phone. Do not go directly to the medical practice or to the coronavirus clinic. You will discuss the next steps with your doctor and, if necessary, you will be referred to a coronavirus clinic.

Outside of regular surgery hours, you can call the on-call medical service of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians for the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen on 116 117.

Important: If you are referred to a coronavirus clinic by your doctor, do not use public transport to go to the coronavirus clinic. If the coronavirus clinic is located too far away and you do not have your own car or cannot be taken there, you can arrange for transport by ambulance following consultation with your doctor.

News

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Requirement to wear mask in public spaces lifted

As of now (14 June 2021), the requirement to wear a mask outdoors in the Bremen area has been lifted. This relates to all outdoor public areas.

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Registration list open to all citizens of Bremen

A registration list is now available (as of 5 June 2021) to all citizens of Bremen, which will be processed according to priority.

Vaccination appointment: where do I need to go?

The hall you need to go for your vaccination depends on the vaccine you are receiving.