Correct behavior during a pandemic/epidemic

Due to the misconduct of people who do not adhere to scientifically proven anti-spread mechanisms, the virus spreads faster. Please follow the official rules of politicians and scientists.

General behavioural recommendations

Proper hand washing

Wash off dirt and also germs – that sounds simple. Proper hand washing, however, requires careful action. Often, for example, the hands are not soaked for enough long and especially the back of the hand, thumbs and fingertips are neglected.

Thorough hand washing succeeds in five steps:

First, keep your hands under running water. You can choose the temperature to be pleasant.

Then soap your hands thoroughly – both palms and backs of the hand, fingertips, finger spaces and thumbs. Think of the fingernails, too. Liquid soaps are more hygienic than soap pieces, especially in public washrooms.

Gently rub the soap in all places. Thorough hand washing takes 20 to 30 seconds.

Then rinse your hands under running water. Use a disposable towel or elbow in public toilets to close the faucet.

Then dry your hands carefully, even in the finger spaces. In public toilets, disposable towels are best suited for this purpose. At home, everyone should use their own personal towel.



Wear protective masks

For a long time, the RKI had only advised people with a respiratory disease to wear oral-nose protection in public. Now the authority is changing its assessment – accompanied by a warning.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has now officially changed its assessment for wearing a mouth-nose protection. The RKI’s Corona recommendations website now states that such a simple protective mask can reduce the risk of “infecting another person by coughing, sneezing or speaking.”

It is to be assumed that “makeshift masks” also have a protective effect – i.e. those that are sewn at home, for example. And the RKI now explicitly points out that such masks can also have a psychological effect: they could “support awareness of ‘physical distancing’ and health-conscious behavior.”


Really sneezing/coughing

When coughing or sneezing, saliva or nasal secretion should not be sprayed into the environment. Holding your hand in front of your mouth when coughing or sneezing is often considered polite. From a health point of view, however, this is not a sensible measure: pathogens reach the hands and can then be passed on to others via shared objects or when shaking hands.

In order not to spread pathogens and to protect others from infection, sufferers should observe the rules of the so-called cough etiquette, which also applies when sneezing:

  • When coughing or sneezing, keep at least one meter away from other people and turn away.
  • Sneezing or coughing in a disposable towel. Use this only once and then dispose of it in a garbage bin with a lid. If a cloth towel is used, this should then be washed at 60°C.
  • And always applies: Wash your hands thoroughly after brushing your nose, sneezing or coughing!
  • If no handkerchief is at hand, you should keep your arm bend in front of your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, and also turn away from other people.



Do what the government tells you. Stay at home and break the infection chain!


No hoarding, please...

We have enough resources in the DACH countries. All will continue to be able to be supplied with food normally. The bottlenecks arise only from irrational behaviour of the population, as the supermarkets cannot be supplied quickly enough. If everyone continued to go shopping in the normal rhythm, then everyone would have more than enough toilet paper… .

Public life

Stay in the public space with a maximum of one additional person or in the circle of the members of your own house.
Avoid crowds and observe the specified distance rules of at least 1.5 meters.
Visit public institutions only if it is strictly
such as offices, administrations and public authorities.
Many facilities currently offer telephone processing

#STAYHOME, because this is the only way we can flatten the infection curve!