As organizers of CHI PLAY 2022, we are aware that the pandemic is still causing disruption to everyone’s lives. To help you make an informed decision about your attendance of CHI PLAY 2022, we have summarized important information on our approach to Covid safety at the in-person conference, and we provide further information on the situation in Germany here.
Should your question not be covered on this website, or in case of individual requests, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Covid safety measures at CHI PLAY 2022 (in-person event)
The main measure at the conference venue will be mandatory masking for all attendees regardless of the local measures at the time of the conference. We encourage the use of highly effective FFP2 or KN95 masks (FFP2 masks are widely available at German supermarkets and drug stores at about 0,50€ per piece).
We further encourage regular self-testing (tests are widely available at German supermarkets and drug stores at about 3,00€ per test). Participants who – at any time before or throughout the event – test positive for Covid may not enter the venue or must immediately leave, and are expected to follow the local regulations for quarantine and isolation that apply in Germany (see https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/en/multilang-ich-habe-corona-was-soll-ich-tun/).
Covid measures in Bremen and in Germany
In Germany, Covid measures are handled by the different states (i.e., the state of Bremen) as well as the federal government. Because measures are continuously in flux, we only provide links to the official sources of information here. Via https://www.bremen.de/corona/corona-faq-englisch, you can access the latest information on the local situation and measures in Bremen, and https://www.zusammengegencorona.de/en/ offers general information provided by the federal government. At https://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/en/coronavirus/2317268, you can learn more about the general situation in Germany, including requirements for entering the country. Please ensure that you check these prior to your departure so that you are up-to-date on the latest measures. Should you have further questions, do feel free to reach out to us via email@example.com, but please keep in mind that we can only offer you our lay interpretation of the official rules.
Covid measures upon re-entry of your home country or next point of travel
Please be aware that some countries also have requirements for re-entry (e.g., provision of a negative PCR test result). Please ensure to check these individually.
Getting tested for Covid or seeing a doctor in Bremen
For those of you requiring a negative test to return home, or if you experience symptoms, you can get tested for Covid at a number of locations across town, including the following test stations which are close to the convention center:
The Corona Test Center at Bremen Central Station
Address: Außer der Schleifmühle 4, 28203 Bremen
Tel: +49 163 36114 29
Mon & Fri: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tue-Thur: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sat: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Corona Test Center Uni Bremen
Address: Enrique-Schmidt-Straße 1b, 28359 Bremen
Tel: +49 151 18733746
Mon-Fri: 07:30–19:00 Uhr
Sat-Sun: 08:30–14:00 Uhr
Corona Test Center Bremen City
Address: Contrescarpe Ecke Loriotplatz, 28195 Bremen
Tel: +49 2771 4278368
Corona Test Center Bremen Airport
Address: Flughafenallee 20, 28199 Bremen
Tel: +49 421 3969317
Mon-Fri: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m, 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m
Sa: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m
All other test centers in Bremen:
Please note that tests are not free of charge for German residents any more, and may be even more expensive for those of you who are not German residents. Rapid tests are usually less expensive than PCR tests (with prices between 20 and 50 Euros for non-residents), but may not fulfill travel requirements. Self-tests are widely available in pharmacies, drugstores and grocery shops at around 3 Euros per piece.
Should you experience symptoms that require you to see a doctor, we are able to provide contact information of general practitioners who have indicated that they are able to offer consultations in English upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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