CORONA info page

We have started our sports again, we are very happy about that!

There are courses that continue to take place online. We leave the decision to our trainers, who will discuss it with all participants of the courses. Also, if you don't want to or can't participate in sports in presence, there is still an online sports offer on IN*SEITenwechsel as an alternative.  

If you have any questions, please contact us at info(at)seitenwechsel-berlin.de


Mandatory testing

There is still a testing obligation when doing sports in halls. Those who are fully vaccinated or fully recovered and can demonstrate this appropriately do not need to demonstrate a negative Corona test. When the following refers to mandatory testing, it is meant that either

  • a point-of-care (PoC) antigen test no more than 24 hours old with a negative result
  • or a self-test carried out under the supervision of a person of full age authorised to do so with negative results
  • or proof of a complete Covid 19 vaccination (14 days elapsed since the last required vaccination)
  • or proof of recovery from Covid 19 disease (positive test result at least 28 days after and not older than six months).

Attention: The general testing obligation does NOT apply to children up to the age of 6 and to schoolchildren, regardless of their age.
The persons responsible for the training session in each case are responsible for checking the tests, vaccination certificates and recoveries certificates.

Unlike at cultural events or similar, there is no obligation to wear a mask or to keep your distance when practising sport. For this reason, testing is compulsory until further notice when practising sports in covered sports facilities.

Outdoor sports / on the sports fields

Since 18.06.2021, the practice of sports in training groups of any size is permitted without spacing and without mandatory testing.

Hygiene concept

There is no longer a hygiene concept for sports halls, uncovered sports facilities and spectator operations at competitions.

We continue to follow the guidelines of the Berlin Senate. You can find the latest valid Ordinance on Measures Required to Protect the Population from Infections with the SARS-CoV-2 Coronavirus  in various languages at: Link

When taking part in our sports activities, please always observe the latest regulations of the Landessportbund Berlin: Link (german)

Hygiene frame concept for fitness and dance studios, weight rooms and similar indoor sports facilities

There is still a hygiene concept for fitness and dance studios, weight rooms and similar indoor sports facilities.
We adapted this concept from the LSB: Link (german)

Attendance record

Attendance documentation

The trainers keep an attendance record. In case of Corona suspicion, the person must be reachable via the current contact details. The current address must always be available in the group list and be checked/updated by the trainers. If the names you have chosen yourself do not match the group list, please add an e-mail address or the club membership number so that we can assign the person as quickly as possible. Here you can find a template as an example of how such an attendance list can be used.

Hygiene concept public Swimming baths

Signs of a cold: In case of signs of a cold or illness (even small ones), participation in the training is not possible.

Hygiene concept: The concept of the Berliner Bäder-Betriebe from 2020/2021 is still valid and can be viewed at: Link

Admission controls / attendance lists: Trainers are required to document attendance and send these to the Seitenwechsel office at the end of the training.

Mouth-nose protection: Obligatory for participants up to the edge of the pool, the trainers for the entire training time, according to the hygiene concept.

Minimum distance: In all areas of the indoor pool, the specified minimum distance of 1.5 m from other persons must be observed.

Hand disinfection: There are dispensers everywhere. Please disinfect your hands upon entering and while in the pool.

Bathing shoes: Barefoot participation is not permitted. Please remember to bring bathing shoes.

Showers/changing rooms: These can be used, provided that the distance regulations are observed. Please pay attention to the notices.

Hairdryers: Can only be used individually according to the specifications of the baths. Please ask in the respective bath.

Corona tests: Testing is compulsory. Vaccinated and recovered persons can, after presentation of appropriate proof, use all offers, which are otherwise bound to the presentation of a negative test, i.e. this group of persons does not have to be tested regularly, but this is recommended!

Please always pay attention to the information and notices in the baths and follow the instructions of the staff on site.