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09.06.2020 — 21. Edition

Newsletter about the Coronavirus


Deutsch, ‏العربية‏, български, English, Français, Hrvatski , Kurdî, فارسی‏, Polski, Română, русский, Српски, Español, Türkçe

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?

 Do you need help in a foreign language?

Do you need advice?

Integration Guides Service in Spandau / language mediation in different languages


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


Migration Advice/ Mbeon:


Telephone: ✆ 0151 – 555 30 25 7

Chat: via the App mbeon, available for free in the App Store or at Google Play


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


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


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


Telephone: ✆ 030 513 01 00 70


Language courses of GIZ gGmbH – Registration and advice


Telephone: 030/ 513 01 00 00

  • Registration and advice at Lerncafe Spandau, Mönchstr. 7, 13597 Berlin:

  • Monday: 1 p.m.4.15 p.m.

  • Tuesday/Thursday: 3 p.m.5 p.m.

  • Wednesday/Friday: 1p.m. to 5 p.m.

News from the Federal Government

News from the Federal Government

Billion aid package for business, families and local authorities

With a 130 billion Euro package of measures to stabilize the economy, the Federal Government wants to secure jobs and get the economy up and running again after the Corona restrictions.

The package of measures includes:

  • Reduction of the value added tax (VAT): From July 1 to December 31, 2020, the VAT rate is to be reduced from 19 percent to 16 percent and for the reduced rate from 7 percent to 5 percent.

  • Children's bonus for families: parents receive a one-off payment of 300 Euro per child. The tax allowances are doubled for single parents.

  • Strengthening the municipalities: The federal government increases its share of the costs for the accommodation of people in need, compensates half of the local business tax losses and strengthens local public transportation and the health sector.

  • Electricity costs: From 2021, the EEG surcharge (it is paid by electricity consumers) is to be reduced through grants from the federal budget.

  • Future package: Around 50 billion Euro will flow into sustainable fields such as the hydrogen economy, electric vehicles, quantum technologies and artificial intelligence (computer-based intelligence).


Further information can be found here:

News from the Senate Chancellery

News from the Senate Chancellery

Corona scale: The current situation

On the basis of the data values ​(7.06.2020), the light is green for the three indicators:

  • Reproduction number„R“: value 0,85) → green

  • New infections per week: value 5.1 per 100,000 inhabitantsgreen

  • Proportion of places in intensive care units required for COVID-19 patients: Value 3.4%→ green

The overall declining trend of new infections did not continue in the 22nd reporting week. The number of cases in the past reporting week is slightly higher than the number of the previous week.

More information can be found here:

News from the Spandau District

News from the Spandau District

Opening of numerous sports halls for club sports

From Monday, June 8, most of the sports halls in Spandau will be available for club use again. As before, only 12 people per part of the hall are allowed to exercise at the same time keeping a minimum distance of 1.5 meters. Therefore, only contactless forms of training are possible, training sessions for team and contact sports are prohibited. Toilet facilities and changing rooms may be used and, like the halls themselves, must be ventilated regularly and adequately, especially when changing between sports groups. In addition, the responsible trainers or trainers are asked to have a list of attendances.


The following halls remain closed for non-school use:

  • Sports hall Klosterfeld-primay school

  • Sports hall Siegerland-primay school

  • Sports hall primay school am Weinmeisterhorn

  • Sports hall Askanier- primay school

  • Sports hall Astrid-Lindgren- primay school

  • Sports hall Carl-Schurz- primay school

  • Sports hall Paul-Moor- primay school

  • Sports hall Mary-Poppins- primay school

  • Sports hall Schule am Grüngürtel (Inklusive Campus)

  • Sports hall Bertolt-Brecht-Oberschule

  • Sports hall Hans-Carossa-Gymnasium

  • Sports hall Oberstufenzentrum TIEM

Useful Information

Useful Information

Daily at 6 p.m. - radio broadcast by WDR Cosmo in 9 languages

On the website of the Cosmo radio program, there are reports in Spanish, Turkish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Arabic, Kurdish and Greek every day from 6 p.m. The programs can also be listened to afterwards on the website. The focus is currently on information about the corona virus: offers multilingual Corona-Info

The website provides information in Arabic, Persian, English, Turkish, French and Pashto on various topics such as life, learning, law, work and advisory services.