Corona Checklist for your Hygiene & Infection Prevention Concept

[Valid from 01/04/22]

Currently there is no general obligation for event planners to submit a hygiene and infection protection concept in Cologne, but we still recommend that it be prepared in every case and support you with our checklist. The coronavirus checklist contains three overriding themes which you can use for orientation when preparing your concept: Basic information Determination of additional infection hygiene measures Obligation to wear a face mask   The Checklist hygiene and infection prevention concept for event organizers in NRW is ...

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[Valid from 01/04/22]

Currently there is no general obligation for event planners to submit a hygiene and infection protection concept in Cologne, but we still recommend that it be prepared in every case and support you with our checklist.

The coronavirus checklist contains three overriding themes which you can use for orientation when preparing your concept:

  1. Basic information
  2. Determination of additional infection hygiene measures
  3. Obligation to wear a face mask

 

The Checklist hygiene and infection prevention concept for event organizers in NRW is available for you to download here.
 

1. Basic information

  • Did you provide all necessary basic information on the event?
    • The duration and date
    • A short description
    • Information, whether the event will take place in- or outdoor
    • Number of participants
  • Do you plan to establish admission restrictions for your event? 
    • For instance admission only with a 3G- or sG plus-status -  in this case, immunization and testing controls should be carried out upon entry. 
  • Are visitors regularly informed about the rules and regulations for hygiene and infection prevention at the event?
    • Prior to the event via email;
    • At the event via information boards on coughing and nasal etiquette, hand hygiene and distancing rules, etc.
  • Is this information easily understandable for (international) visitors?
  • Is compliance with the rules and regulations monitored?
     

2. Determination of additional infection hygiene measures

 

  • Are visitors able to maintain distance of 1.5 metres between each other?
    • It may be helpful to provide for a site plan including information on walking paths as well as the location of sanitary as well as entrance and exit areas.
  • Are sufficient facilities for hand hygiene, in particular at the entrances (handwashing & hand disinfection facilities) provided?

  • Is the regular disinfection of contact surfaces, door handles and handrails organised?

  • Are regular cleaning intervals (in sanitary facilities and exhibition spaces) set up?

  • Did you provide for adequate ventilation of the facilities?
    • Through frequent fresh air ventilation;
    • Through technical innovations that are proven to be as efficient as fresh air ventilation.
  • Does the events catering offer comply with the current regulations on hygiene and infection prevention?

    • Has adequate protection against infection been provided, for example by​​​​​​

      • Enabling guests to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres in the catering area;

      • Sufficient hand sanitizers and the best possible coverage of the food (spit protection or similar) at self-service buffets.
         

3. The obligation to wear a face mask

 

  • Wearing face masks at events is no longer officially required, only when using public transport facilities. Nevertheless, event planners may decide to implement such an obligation at their event in order to reduce the risks of infection.

 

The Checklist hygiene and infection prevention concept for event organizers in NRW is available for you to download here.

 

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