Stay Healthy – The MVHS Hygiene Concept

Please note the >> Informations Concerning Current Interruptions of Courses here.

It is very important for us that you can learn together in all of our courses, rooms and buildings without worry and in safety. Therefore during the corona pandemic, compulsory registration for all events and a multi-level hygiene concept adapted to the currently increased requirements have been introduced. We would like to inform you about this in detail here.

Our hygiene concept is based on the current requirements laid out by the Bavarian Ministry, with specific hygiene framework as well as the occupation safety standards of the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs.

These specifications are based on the development of the 7-day incidence of the state capital Munich. We have presented the regulations for our programme which apply depending on the incidence value in our >> Specific Requirements for Individual Event Offers with a 7-Day Incidence of less than 50 (LH Munich) and >> Specific Requirements for Individual Event Offers with a 7-Day Incidence between 50 and 100 (LH Munich). On the page of the >> Landeshauptstadt München you can find information about the current 7-day incidence and the generally applicable regulations.

Please take some time to make yourself familiar with these hygiene rules and make sure you follow these by every visit to the MVHS.

What should you consider when visiting the MVHS?

The most important rules are:

1. Always keep your distance from others (minimum 1.5m), also when arriving and leaving the MVHS building as well as during breaks.

2. Mask obligation: please wear a medical face mask or FFP2 mask (no clear masks or visors). The mask requirement applies in classrooms and on the premises, in the buildings, corridors, stairwells, sanitary facilities, etc. If the minimum distance of 1.5 m can be constantly maintained, the mask requirement does not apply when seated in the classroom. (For exceptions, see below under "Specific requirements").

3. Regular and thorough handwashing, especially on entry to the buildings.

4. There is a registration requirement for all courses and events. Here you will find  >> all important information and telephone numbers. Attendance at events with >> MVHS-Card will be possible again from September 2021 with advance registration.

5. Regular ventilation of classrooms (minimum 1 x per hour for 10 minutes of intensive ventilation)

6. Please stay at home if you are suffering from cold sypmtoms or corona specifc symptoms or if you have come into contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case within the last 14 days.

Further Hygiene Regulations

  • Fixed seating with minimum 1.5m distance to each other
  • No group or pair work (unless it is possible from the seats and the minimum distance of 1.5m remains)
  • No room changes
  • Please see any additional information on site regarding independent interim cleaning of tables and contact areas as well as regular ventilation of the classrooms. (Instructions and materials will be available on site)
  • Should (corona specific) symptoms arise or it becomes clear that someone has come in contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case please contact the head of department to find out further measurements to take.
  • No entry or visit to the MVHS if you are subject to quarantine as stipulated in the current official requirements, for example the guidelines for entering from risk areas or returning from a country / area with a pandemic-related travel warning. If a corona test is mandatory, an up to date negative corona test result must be available before entering the MVHS.

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Specific Requirements for Individual Event Offers with a 7-Day Incidence of less than 50 (LH Munich)

Depending on the incidence, there are supplementary specifications and recommendations for individual offerings, which we also implement. This applies, for example, to health courses, cooking courses, guided tours and cultural events.

Please always refer to the information provided on site and during registration.

Here you will find the most important information for specific offers with a 7-day incidence in Munich under 50:

Courses in the Field of Movement and Relaxation

  • There is an FFP2 mask obligation for participants. The mask may only be removed during actual sports activities.
  • Only own mats may be used. No equipment may be shared.
  • Please come to the course already dressed. There are currently only limited changing facilities available in our buildings. Showers may be used on a limited basis subject to compliance with the minimum distance.
  • Ventilation concept: air the rooms for at least 15 minutes every 45 minutes and before the start of a new course.
  • Partner dance: possible with a fixed dance partner only; no change of partners for practice purposes.

Music Courses

  • All participants are obliged to wear an FFP2 mask. Only during active music making may the mask be removed, if necessary.
  • When using wind instruments or singing, an extended minimum distance of 2 m must be maintained in the direction of singing or playing.

Cultural Education (eg film evenings, theatre courses, concerts or similar)

  • When using wind instruments and for singing, a minimum distance of 2m must be maintained.
  • For transverse flutes, the distance is at least 3m.
  • All visitors are obliged to wear an FFP2 mask in closed rooms and contributors are obgliged to wear either a surtical or FFP2 mask
  • This also applies to film screenings.

City, Culture and Nature Tours

  • Guided tours are possible if the minimum distance of 1.5m between participants can be maintained at all times.
  • In closed rooms there is an FFP2 mask obligation for participants. No masks are required outdoors

Cooking Courses

  • There is an FFP2 mask obligation for participants during the course. Eating together is allowed without a mask if the minimum distance is observed.
  • Please stay at your workstation if possible, avoid walking around.
  • Please clean equipment and surfaces with warm water and detergent before and after use. Place your used eating utensils, drinking glasses and cutlery in the dishwasher and rinse at min. 60 degrees.

Haus Buchenried

  • Haus Buchenried has a detailed hygiene concept that is based on the specifications for the hotel and catering industry. Upon arrival, you will receive a detailed information package. Please inform yourself about the applicable rules in >> Haus Buchenried before your visit.

School Completion Courses, FlüB&S and Starten statt Warten

  • A prerequisite for participation in face-to-face classes is the presence of a negative Covid 19 test. Testing facilities are available on site; alternatively, an official certificate of a negative test no more than 24 hours old may be presented.

Childcare

  • Nurseries have a detailed hygiene concept which is based on the guidelines for daycare centers. Parents will receive further information.

Study Trips and Excursions

  • Study trips and excursions which identify a third party as the organizer and contractual partner are not events organized by the Munich Adult Education Center. In this case, the tour operator is responsible for compliance with currently applicable hygiene measures within the framework of legal regulations.

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Specific Requirements for Individual Event Offers with a 7-Day Incidence between 50 and 100 (LH Munich) 

Depending on the incidence rate, there are supplementary specifications and recommendations for individual offerings, which we will also implement. This applies, for example, to health courses, cooking courses, guided tours and cultural events.

Please always refer to the information provided on site and during registration.

Here you will find the most important information for specific offers with a 7-day incidence rates in Munich between 50 and 100:

Courses in the Field of Movement and Relaxation

  • With an incidence  rate between 50 and 100, no offers in the field of exercise and relaxation are currently possible at the Munich Adult Education Center.

Music Courses

  • All participants are obliged to wear an FFP2 mask. Only during active music making may the mask be removed, if necessary.
  • When using wind instruments or singing, an extended minimum distance of 2 m must be maintained in the direction of singing or playing.

Cultural Education (e.g. film evenings, theater courses, concerts or similar)

  • When using wind instruments and for singing, a minimum distance of 2 m must be maintained.
  • For transverse flutes, the distance is at least 3m.
  • All visitors are obliged to wear an FFP2 mask in closed rooms and contributors are obgliged to wear either a surgical or FFP2 mask.
  • This also applies to film screenings.

City, Culture and Nature Tours 

  • With an incidence rate between 50 and 100, no guided tours are currently possible at the Munich Adult Education Center.

Cooking Courses

  • With an incidence between 50 and 100, no cooking classes are currently possible at the Munich Adult Education Center.

Haus Buchenried

  • Haus Buchenried has a detailed hygiene concept that is based on the specifications for the hotel and catering industry. Upon arrival, you will receive a detailed information package. Please inform yourself about the applicable rules in >> Haus Buchenried before your visit.

School Completion Courses, FlüB&S and Starten statt Warten

  • A prerequisite for participation in face-to-face classes is the presence of a negative Covid 19 test. Testing facilities are available on site; alternatively, an official certificate of a negative test no more than 24 hours old may be presented.

Childcare

  • Nurseries have a detailed hygiene concept which is based on the guidelines for daycare centers. Parents will receive further information.

Study Trips and Excursions

  • Study trips and excursions which identify a third party as the organizer and contractual partner are not events organized by the Munich Adult Education Center. In this case, the tour operator is responsible for compliance with currently applicable hygiene measures within the framework of legal regulations

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Provisions in MVHS Teaching Locations

  • Room capacity is limited so that the minimum distance can be kept.
  • Only rooms with suitable ventilation will be in use.
  • The content and methodologies will be adapted so that the hygiene rules can be adhered to.
  • Room cleaning will take place regularly.
  • Disposable wipes for independent interim cleaning will be available.
  • Common rooms will be closed to avoid congregation.
  • Walkways and waiting areas are clearly marked.
  • Contact details of all participants, teachers and those seeking advice and guidance will be kept for one month in case of the need for contact tracing as required by the Ministry for Health.
  • Participants and teachers will be kept up to date with the hygiene rules and procedures by way of posters (extra information may also be given by way of the registration card from specific departments).

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How has the MVHS Hygiene Concept developed?

  • Constant checking of valid official requirements and orders as well as advice taken with the Executive Board
  • Regular advice taken from the steering committee for hygiene management in agreement with our specialist for occupational safety and the works doctors as well as the occupational safety committee
  • Regular monitoring oft he realisation of the hygiene concept
  • Advice and exchange with the Landeshauptstadt München and the Bayerischer Volkshochschulverband
  • Briefings for all employees on the current hygiene rules
  • Advice from the Munich Health Authorities

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Stay informed

  • Please regularly keep yourself informed here.
  • Any questions, please contact the relevant department >> Contacts

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