Kreisgesundheitsamt, Rettungsdienst und Krankenhäuser in Siegen-Wittgenstein haben sich auf ein mögliches Auftreten des Coronavirus vorbereitet. Zentrale Anlaufstelle für Patientinnen und Patienten mit einem Verdacht auf Infizierung mit dem neuen Grippevirus ist das Kreisklinikum in Siegen-Weidenau.
Infection Protection Rules & Vaccinations
What are the hygiene and infection prevention rules (Mask obligation & distance rule)?
According to the state regulations, there is no longer a restriction of access to lectures, to the refectories, to the libraries, etc. to immunized or tested persons (3G regulation).
The university management urgently appeals to all university members to wear a (FFP2) mask at all times indoors, except at a fixed (sitting) place that guarantees a distance of at least 1.5 meters to other persons, as well as when speaking, eating, drinking or during activities that are not possible with a mask (e.g. sports).
In the absence of a legal basis, the university management cannot impose a mask requirement, but assumes that all university members regard the wearing of a mask as a matter of course in the spirit of mutual responsibility and consideration. Should it prove necessary for the university management to take further action, more far-reaching measures would be adopted if necessary - after consultation with the state government.
What should I do if I have an infection or a suspected case?
In the event that members (students, faculty, staff and employees) of the University of Siegen have tested positive for Corona or are suspected of being infected, we have set up a hotline at the following number: 0271/740-5555.
The hotline can be reached during regular office hours.
In NRW applies from May 5, 2022:
Isolation in case of Corona infection
- Anyone who is infected themselves must continue to be placed in isolation automatically and also without a separate official order.
- Isolation will continue to last ten days in principle. Isolation can in principle be terminated after ten days without further testing.
- The isolation period counts from the day of the first appearance of symptoms (max. 48 hours before first test*) or the first positive test*.
- From the fifth day of isolation, "free testing" is possible. This requires a negative test result* or a PCR test with a CT value over 30.
- An order from the authority is not required for the start or termination of isolation, nor for claiming compensation for lost wages.
- Persons tested positive must - as before - independently inform their close contacts of the last two days of infection as soon as possible.
*PCR test or qualified rapid test (no self-test!)
Update 07-11-2022 1 pm
Where can I find information about vaccinations?
Where are Corona vaccinations available?
The vaccination center of the district Siegen-Wittgenstein is closed since 30.09.21. Anyone who would like to be vaccinated against Corona after 10/1/21 can contact a physician in private practice. Also those who have received their first vaccination in the past weeks, but not yet a second vaccination, can contact a registered physician for the second vaccination.
In case patients do not have a regular family doctor, the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Westphalia-Lippe has published a list of practices that also offer second vaccinations for this group.
Interested parties can find the constantly updated list at www.corona-kvwl.de/zweitimpfung.
The district of Siegen-Wittgenstein offers an "Open Immunization Consultation Hour" for all citizens: an open offer that can be used by anyone without prior appointment. Waiting times may have to be scheduled.
The "Open Consultation Hour" is also intended for medical/nursing personnel and other vulnerable groups.
Non-binding consultations as well as immediate vaccinations are available at the Immunization Consultation Hour. First, second and third vaccinations (booster vaccinations) are offered. BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available for this purpose.
Booster vaccinations are possible 6 months after the second vaccination with the active ingredient from BioNTech/Pfizer and Moderna and already four weeks after a single vaccination with the active ingredient from Johnson & Johnson.
Those wishing to be vaccinated should bring existing documentation (vaccination certificate or proof of first vaccination) if possible.
The vaccinations are carried out by medical professionals.
The "Open Vaccination Consultation Hour" takes place in the Corona Diagnostic Center of the Siegen-Wittgenstein District in the immediate vicinity of the District House. Address: Ziegelwerkstraße 30, 57072 Siegen.
Info on dates can be found here: https://www.siegen-wittgenstein.de/Startseite/Impfzentrum-Kreis-Siegen-Wittgenstein.php?object=tx,3415.447.1
How do I reach the vaccination hotline?
The Siegen-Wittgenstein district administration has set up its own hotline for questions about Corona vaccinations. This will continue to exist even after the vaccination center is closed.
Hotline: 0271 333-2171 and 0271 333-2172
Availability: Mondays to Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Information on the info phone can be given in the following languages: German / English / Turkish / Polish / Russian / Spanish / French / Berbian.The vaccination team of the Siegen-Wittgenstein district can also be reached by e-mail: email@example.com.
How do I get a digital vaccination certificate?
The digital proof of vaccination is an additional way to document Corona vaccinations, in addition to the vaccination certificate and passport. Vaccinated individuals can use it to digitally store information such as vaccination date and vaccine on their smartphones - either in the CovPass app or the Corona Alert app.
The digital immunization record is a voluntary and complementary service. If vaccinated individuals do not have a digital proof of vaccination or have lost it, proof of vaccination within Germany is still possible and valid via the vaccination passport or vaccination certificate.
Information on the digital proof of vaccination can be found here: