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Apply for infection protection instruction including certificate

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

Do you produce food, handle it or place it on the market? Do you come into contact with these foods directly or indirectly (via consumer goods, such as plates or cutlery)? Do you want to work or be active in kitchens of restaurants, canteens and cafés or in facilities for communal catering?

Then you need a certificate from the health office that is no more than 3 months old. This proves the successful participation in an instruction about the measures for the protection against infection.

The aim of the instruction is to enable you to recognize your own symptoms of infectious diseases or symptoms of your employees at an early stage. You should also be able to prevent further spread as well as contamination of food and to assess when you should no longer carry out your activities in the event of certain symptoms.

The certificate is issued either by the health department or by a physician appointed by the health department.


Who should I contact?

To the health department responsible for you.

Requirements
  • You are working commercially for the first time or are employed in the production, treatment or marketing of foodstuffs, during which you come into contact with them.
  • There are no indications that you have an infectious disease (e.g. salmonellosis, shigellosis).
  • For the first time, you become commercially active or employed in the production, treatment or marketing of foodstuffs during which you come into contact with them.
  • There are no indications that you have an infectious disease (e.g. salmonellosis, shigellosis).
Which documents are required?
  • Valid photo ID (e.g. passport, identity card),
  • in individual cases, also a medical certificate.
What are the fees?

According to the state ordinance for administrative fees, fees of 25.00 to 75 euros are incurred.
The issuance of a duplicate costs 15.00 euros.
There may be additional costs for an interpreter. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible health authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

When the activity is taken up for the first time, the certificate must not be older than three months.

The employer who employs persons who come into contact with foodstuffs must instruct them after they have started their work and every two years thereafter.

Legal basis
  • §§ 42 et seq. Act on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans (Infection Protection Act - IfSG),
  • State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (General Fee Tariff), subheading 9.12.4 to 9.12.6 - VwGebV.
What else should I know?

A specific form of instruction is not prescribed by the IfSG.

After the instruction, it must be declared in text form that no facts are known for a prohibition of activity.

If there are indications that there are grounds for prohibiting work in the food sector, the certificate may not be issued until a medical certificate proves that the relevant ground for prohibition no longer exists.

A specific form of instruction is not prescribed by the IfSG.

After the instruction, it must be declared in text form that no facts are known for a ban on activity.

If there are indications that there are impediments to an activity in the food sector, the certificate may only be issued if it is proven by a medical certificate that the corresponding impediment no longer exists.

Persons who regularly spend time in the kitchens of restaurants or other communal catering facilities must also take part in an instruction.

Since the IfSG came into force on 1 January 2001, the so-called health certificate (health card), which has certified health examinations and a corresponding harmlessness, is no longer necessary.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Professionally released on

29.08.2022

Who should I contact?

To the health department responsible for you.

Requirements

  • You are working commercially for the first time or are employed in the production, treatment or marketing of foodstuffs, during which you come into contact with them.
  • There are no indications that you have an infectious disease (e.g. salmonellosis, shigellosis).
  • For the first time, you become commercially active or employed in the production, treatment or marketing of foodstuffs during which you come into contact with them.
  • There are no indications that you have an infectious disease (e.g. salmonellosis, shigellosis).

Which documents are required?

  • Valid photo ID (e.g. passport, identity card),
  • in individual cases, also a medical certificate.

What are the fees?

According to the state ordinance for administrative fees, fees of 25.00 to 75 euros are incurred.
The issuance of a duplicate costs 15.00 euros.
There may be additional costs for an interpreter. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the responsible health authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

When the activity is taken up for the first time, the certificate must not be older than three months.

The employer who employs persons who come into contact with foodstuffs must instruct them after they have started their work and every two years thereafter.

Legal basis

  • §§ 42 et seq. Act on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases in Humans (Infection Protection Act - IfSG),
  • State Ordinance on Administrative Fees (General Fee Tariff), subheading 9.12.4 to 9.12.6 - VwGebV.

What else should I know?

A specific form of instruction is not prescribed by the IfSG.

After the instruction, it must be declared in text form that no facts are known for a prohibition of activity.

If there are indications that there are grounds for prohibiting work in the food sector, the certificate may not be issued until a medical certificate proves that the relevant ground for prohibition no longer exists.

A specific form of instruction is not prescribed by the IfSG.

After the instruction, it must be declared in text form that no facts are known for a ban on activity.

If there are indications that there are impediments to an activity in the food sector, the certificate may only be issued if it is proven by a medical certificate that the corresponding impediment no longer exists.

Persons who regularly spend time in the kitchens of restaurants or other communal catering facilities must also take part in an instruction.

Since the IfSG came into force on 1 January 2001, the so-called health certificate (health card), which has certified health examinations and a corresponding harmlessness, is no longer necessary.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Technically approved by

Federal Ministry of Health (BMG)

Professionally released on

29.08.2022

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