As of August 11, 2020
In order to prevent the spread of coronavirus at Deutsche Telekom buildings, we have decided on a range of protective measures that are binding for all employees at Deutsche Telekom. If the measures are to be efficient, it is absolutely imperative that these also apply to your employees, provided they work at Deutsche Telekom AG buildings AND have contact with our employees.
If they are entering the Federal Republic of Germany from abroad and have spent time in a high-risk area in the 14 days prior to entering the country, they are obligated to submit evidence of a coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 test. The Robert Koch Institute is constantly updating a list of high-risk areas (for English version please see "English archive" below on this site). Deutsche Telekom also observes this list.
Anyone who is unable to provide evidence of a current negative test when entering the country must take a test. While waiting for the test result, the quarantine regulations of the local authorities still apply. Please do not visit a Telekom location before.
If they have been in contact with an infected person, access to Deutsche Telekom buildings is also prohibited for a period of 14 days. If they develop symptoms during this period, they must get in contact with their GP. If there are no symptoms, the protective measure is lifted after 14 days.
In case of a confirmed infection, access to Deutsche Telekom buildings is generally prohibited until the person has been confirmed as being free of the virus by a doctor.
In general, we currently recommend employees to use Webex (telephone or video conferencing) and show restraint with regards to traveling, by plane or train, as well as in attending large events.
When working in Telekom buildings, please carry appropriate protective equipment in the form of masks and protective clothing with you and use it when required by the situation.
At the place of work, it is important to keep your distance from other people. At least 1.5m, better 2m or more.
Preventing virus spread
- Avoid crowded places whenever possible.
- Keep a distance of at least 1.5 meter to other people and avoid close physical contact.
- Avoid shaking hands
- Avoid touching your eyes, mouth and nose with unwashed hands
- Wear a protective mask.
- Well-intentioned but useless: covering one's mouth when coughing or sneezing. The viruses are caught by hand and spread from there. Even if it is unfamiliar: sneeze into the sleeve or crook of your arm. In this way you prevent others from getting infected by your handshake.
- Wash your hands regularly and thoroughly (rub your hands with soap for 30 seconds and spread the soap between your fingers), then use paper towels to dry them. Additional hand disinfectants are not necessary
- Whenever possible use paper handkerchiefs or your jackets / shirt sleeve to touch a door handle or to open doors
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in home and working environments
- Regularly ventilate your premises and drink sufficient fluids. Dry mouth and nasal mucous membranes favor a potential infection
- A balanced and vitamin-rich diet, plenty of outdoor exercise and sufficient sleep will strengthen your immune system.
What should I do if I have symptoms?
Should you have symptoms of a viral infection (dry cough, fever, feeling generally unwell), stay at home as a precaution and call your GP. They will advise you further.