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28.05.2020 — 18. Edition

Newsletter about the Coronavirus


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Dear Readers,

this newsletter is a multilingual offer, informing you about offers and changes at authority offices, institutions and social service providers during the measures to contain the corona virus. The potential target groups are clients* of the authorities and social service providers in Spandau and Berlin, who have difficulties reading, writing or speaking German. The newsletter does not claim to be complete as the information situation changes on a daily basis.
The GIZ gGmbH team hopes you enjoy reading!
The hotline for suspected coronavirus infection is
030 9028-2828
Hotlines for Spandau:
90279 – 4012, 90279 – 4014, 90279 – 4026

Do you need help in a foreign language?

Integration Guides reopen for personal consultations

The integration guides in Spandau will start offering daily personal advice from May 25th, 2020 in their office at Reformationsplatz 4a, 13597 Berlin. Appointments must be made in advance by phone. People have to come to the appointments alone and cover their mouth and nose.

Do you need advice?

Integrationslots*innen in Spandau / language mediation in different languages


Telefon: ✆ 030 513 01 00 00, 0178 363 25 34, 0162 434 62 10


Migration Advice/ Mbeon:


Telefon: ✆ 0151 – 555 30 25 7

Chat: mit der App mbeon, kostenlos verfügbar im App Store oder bei Google Play


Mütter in Arbeit (Mothers in Work) / FEMentoring – Special offers for women:


Telefon: ✆ 0176311 258 48, ✆ 0174631 35 18, ✆ 0174631 34 46


Willkomen-in-Arbeit Büro Spandau (Office for job-related issues)


Telefon: ✆ 030 513 01 00 70


Language courses of GIZ gGmbH – Registration and advice


Telefon: 030/ 513 01 00 00

Registration and advice are possible again. Please contact us via telephone or e-mail.

News from the Federal Government

Warning App NINA now includes information about the pandemic

The Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (BKK) has expanded its "Emergency Information and News App" (NINA ) and added information related to corona.

NINA version 3.1 is now available for iOS and Android i systems. More information can be found here.


News from the Senate Chancellery

The “Corona scale” shows two green lights and one red light for Berlin

For the third time in a row, the reproduction number "R" is in the red area (1.27 after 1.23 previously at a limit of 1.22). The city has imposed a limit of 1.20 on itself - if this is exceeded, the first one of three lights turns yellow, followed by red on the third day in a row. The number of reproductions shows how many currently infected people infect others. If R is 1.40, this means, for example, that ten infected people pass the virus on to 14 people.

The other two lights remain " green" with a new infection rate of 5 per 100,000 inhabitants within a week and 4,7 % of the places in intensive care units required for COVID-19 patients.

Further information can be found here:



Multilingual information on the topic of residence during the corona pandemic

On the website of the commissioner of the Berlin Senate for Integration and Migration you will find clear information and graphics on the subject of residence in different languages:


News from the Spandau District

Wearing masks is compulsory inside the Spandau District Office from May 25th, 2020

In its meeting on May 19th, 2020, the district office of Spandau decided that all employees and visitors in the office service buildings are required to wear suitable mouth-nose protection masks in hallways, corridors and stairwells from Monday, May 25th, 2020.


Useful Information

Youtube channel for refugees from Eritrea with information about German authorities and forms

The YouTube channel of the ?Fqri Ms Kulu? initiative, which helps Eritrean refugees to fill out all forms that are relevant for dealing with the authorities. The forms for the job center and the application for an extension of the residence permit for the immigration office are already online. 



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