Hygiene and infection control concept

Hygiene concept for action camp and mass action “PHW Ade” from July 12-17, 2021
– Status June 16, 2021 –

Our hygiene concept aims to enable all participants to safely participate in the camp and actions. We try to prevent infections with the coronavirus as far as possible and offer a possibility of tracing infection routes while respecting data protection.

Our concept is based on the recommendations of the Robert Koch-Institut (RKI) and we have included experiences of other climate camps and demonstrations that took place under corona conditions. We coordinate our concept with the responsible health department and go beyond legal regulations where we consider it necessary.
We consider the safe running of the camp to be everyone’s responsibility. We appeal to all participants to behave responsibly and in solidarity with regard to the corona pandemic and to minimize their contacts as much as possible before arrival.

Testing before arrival

A negative corona rapid test or PCR test is required for participation in the camp. Please bring proof of these tests to the camp or do a self rapid test at the camp. Unfortunately, results of rapid tests that you have done yourself will not be accepted. Proof of testing is not required for those who have been vaccinated twice and whose second vaccination was two weeks ago upon arrival. Please show us your proof of vaccination (or a copy) when you register at the camp.

Results of rapid tests, which must have been performed by trained staff, must not be older than 48 hours at the time of arrival. People can have such free rapid tests done at numerous testing centers and pharmacies. In most cases, this requires registration – so remember to make sure you get appointments early. Negative PCR tests must not be older than 72 hours.

We recommend that you take the tests at your home sites, as testing capacity is limited in the area surrounding the camp. Testing facilities in the surrounding area are available in Vechta, Visbek, Goldenstedt and other cities (registration and times: https://www.landkreis-vechta.de/soziales-und-gesundheit/corona-im-landkreis-vechta/kommunale-testzentren.html).

Alternatively, you can do a self-test in our test tent at the registration. You do not have to provide any personal information. After a negative result you can participate in the camp. Please bring your own rapid tests with you.

We will also have rapid tests on site and will hand them out for a contribution (0-5€). However, we ask you to use this possibility only in case of emergency! The tests cost money and we would like to reserve tests in stock in solidarity with people who have no other possibility to get tested.

And please understand that people with corona-typical symptoms cannot participate in the camp or in actions.

Testing on site

People who work on site in the kitchen or with the paramedics will of course be tested regularly, as will people who develop corona-typical symptoms.

We ask all participants to also do two more tests on site to effectively rule out infection, especially if you plan to participate in actions. We have a stock of self-tests that we store according to the required storage regulations. Please only bring self-tests for your time at the camp if you can store them according to the storage requirements.

Reference Groups

We ask that camp participants arrive as a reference group if possible. Reference groups should stay with each other if possible. Only people in an affinity group should eat together without masks, sleep together in private tents. For people who arrive without a reference group, there is the possibility to participate in a reference group finding at the camp.


A minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be maintained on the camp premises, even among members of the same household. Going below this distance is only possible in private tents. In places where queues regularly form, adequate spacing of participants will be provided by markings on the ground.

Mouth-nose protection

Outside the private tents, it is compulsory to wear a medical mask (surgical mask, FFP2 mask, no fabric masks). For safety reasons, we recommend that only FFP2 masks be used during action or workshops. We will also have a limited supply of these masks on site for emergencies. Please remember to bring several masks for yourselves so that they can be changed. If you can, feel free to bring a few more for others in solidarity. Again, we are very happy to receive donations in kind.


All participants are asked to sign up for our contact tracking lists upon arrival. Please provide an ID (nickname, number combination) and a way to contact you (email address, phone number). This data will be stored securely by us until three weeks after the end of the camp.

At workshops and events, participants sign up for lists with their ID. In case of an infection, we can track whether you have been in the vicinity of an infected person and notify you.
At the same time, your anonymity will be preserved at the camp.

If you are found to be infected with corona within two weeks of the end of the camp, please notify us by email to the following address: infektionsschutz@gemeinsam-gegen-die-tierindustrie.org.

We will immediately inform all contact persons so that a PCR test can be done. After the camp, please watch for messages from us using the contact method provided.

Social address

During mobilization, through notices, announcements and signs we will refer to the adherence to the hygiene concept. Mobile helpers will also check that the corona measures are being adhered to and remind people of details if necessary.
Our hygiene concept will of course be available at the camp and during activities.

Hygiene and surface disinfection

We provide several hand-washing stations and disinfection stations. We ask all participants to use these facilities frequently and also to keep their distance. All surfaces in the camp will be disinfected regularly. Toilets and washing facilities will be cleaned and disinfected several times a day.

We ask that you participate in the cleaning and sanitizing shifts.

Stay in communal tents

The communal tents are equipped with wide openings for good ventilation. We will ventilate frequently. There is a maximum number of people in the communal tents, which will be marked in front of each tent.

Display information material

Flyers or similar information material will not be distributed, but laid out. This minimizes the risk of infection through personal contact.

Suspected and positive cases

Anyone who has a positive rapid test result during camp should immediately have a PCR test performed by a physician. We will assist you in finding a testing facility nearby. For people who test positive at the camp, we will set up a quarantine tent with its own toilet and hand washing facilities until a testing facility or a safe journey home can be arranged.

Travel home of infected or quarantined participants from the camp is their own responsibility. But: We try to support in case of need, for example by providing drivers and cars to enable the transport to a test and possibly also home. This becomes more and more difficult with further distances and can by no means be guaranteed. Therefore we ask for the help of all involved.

Worried at the camp?

We have a medical tent and paramedics on site. There is also the possibility to take the temperature.
If you notice cold or corona symptoms at the camp, or if you find out that you have had contact with a corona positive person shortly before departure, or if you have any other reason to be concerned: Report immediately to the Infopoint or directly to the paramedics! We will help you and test you again if necessary.

After the camp

We ask all participants to get tested for the coronavirus on the 3rd and 7th day after their departure from the camp and refer to the possibilities of free tests.
Contact us immediately if you test positive for corona within 14 days of your return! We can be reached at: infektionsschutz@gemeinsam-gegen-die-tierindustrie.org.
If we become aware of any suspected corona cases, we will inform you via the contact addresses you provided. Please check back regularly to see if you have received any messages from us.

Last but not least

Finally, it is important for us to make the following very clear: Protective measures are reasonable and sensible. We take a clear position against corona denial, conspiracy narratives, and allying with the right.