Safety and Hygiene Protocol


Updated on November 17, 2022


This safety and hygiene protocol informs FIS parents, students, teachers and all other employees about the individual measures and routines.

In order to ensure that the whole FIS Community feels safe and school operations run as usual, we particularly recommend compliance with the following hygiene measures.

Basic Hygiene Measures

  • Washing of Hands: regular washing with soap for at least 20-30 seconds
  • Social Distance: wherever possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 meters should be maintained in the school building
  • Cough and Sneeze Etiquette: cough or sneeze into elbow or a tissue
  • Ventilation: all rooms should be ventilated as soon as the “traffic light” turns yellow. The window should then stay open until it turns green again. Ensure the mobile air purifiers are operational.

Mask Use

Wearing a mask is generally recommended indoors. A mask can also be worn voluntarily in class.

As an important element of infection protection, wearing a mask is recommended in the school buses. In local public transport, the mask requirement applies.

Procedure for a Case of Symptoms

The basic rule is: if you are sick, stay at home – regardless of whether SARS-CoV-2 is suspected or not.

If the fever persists after three days, the general condition is significantly reduced and the condition worsens, you should see a doctor.

In case of mild symptoms, such as a runny nose or a sore throat, it is recommended to do a self-test at home before coming to the school. Alternatively, a rapid antigen test at the family doctor (GP) or in the test center can provide information about possible infection.

There are no tests in the school.

In addition, in case of mild cold symptoms, wearing a mask can prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from being passed on.

Procedure for a Confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Case

The previous mandatory protective measures were further reduced and the obligation to isolate for people infected with COVID-19 was lifted on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.

If people who have tested positive for a SARS-CoV-2 infection (nucleic acid/PCR test or rapid antigen test by trained personnel; no self-test) decide against the recommendation to stay at home, they are obliged to wear at least a medical mask outside of their home.
The detailed new regulations on protective measures for people who have tested positive for the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which apply to all areas of society in Bavaria, can be found in the latest general decree of the Ministry of Health which is available under the BayMBI. 2022 No. 631 – Announcement Platform Bavaria (

The information about a positive test is still helpful for the school.

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