Playing sports safely - despite Covid-19

Mandatory rules of conduct and hygiene regulations relating to university sports...

... based on the current SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance.

Individuals booking a sports course at HTW Berlin thereby declare their acceptance of the currently valid regulations.

General provisions

Access to the sports hall is permitted if:

  • registration (digital or analogue) has taken place,
  • a valid course booking for the relevant sports facility is presented,
  • a valid negative test for Covid-19 (max. 24 hours old) is shown. Vaccinated and recovered persons may participate in all courses requiring the presentation of a negative Covid test by presenting proof of their vaccination or recovery.

A medical mask must be worn upon entering the sports hall and left on until individuals either actively participate in the sports session or leave the hall.

The changing rooms must be used for as short a period as possible. The maximum number of individuals permitted in the changing room cubicles is displayed on the respective cubicle door. We recommend that you come already dressed for the course.

Instructions issued by the sports facility supervisors and authorised persons must be followed at all times.

Entry to the sports facilities is prohibited in the event of symptoms of a cold, unexplained symptoms of illness or contact with infected persons (Covid-19). In these cases, participation in the sports course is NOT possible. The sports office must be informed by email in the event of suspicious cases etc.

Compulsory testing

All participants and course instructors are required to take a test! A negative Covid result by means of a recognised test is required in order to participate in indoor sports.

The test must be carried out no more than 24 hours before the start of the respective sports course.

Approved tests:

  • point-of-care (PoC) antigen tests,
  • a certified self-test which is confirmed by a person of legal age using the four-eyes principle.
    (Proven on the basis of a recognised test protocol)

In certain cases, individuals are exempt from the testing requirement if they:

  • are able to prove that they have been fully vaccinated with a certificate from the European Union.
  • have recovered from a Covid-19 infection and can submit evidence of a positive PCR test result for infection (max. six months old). They also require at least one vaccination with a vaccine approved by the European Union.
  • A recovered individual is someone who has tested positive for Covid-19 via PCR test at least 28 days and not more than six months ago.

No compulsory testing for outdoor courses currently exists.

Mandatory guidelines for the organisation of sports courses

  • If the sport allows it, all exercise should be without contact.
  • A distance of at least 1.5 m from the nearest person must be maintained.
  • Individuals in risk groups must receive prior medical clearance from a doctor before participating in the course.
  • Separate attendance documentation for each course session must be completed (see registration).
  • Spectators are not allowed.

Participants will be denied access to the course if symptoms are present that could be associated with a SARS-CoV-2 infection.

Please also take note of the information displayed in the sports facilities.

Ventilation and cleaning

All rooms in the sports facilities must be ventilated as frequently as possible. Depending on the room layout, ventilation requirements must be adjusted accordingly depending on the number of people present and the weather conditions.

All sports equipment must be disinfected after use. We recommend that you bring your own sports equipment, if possible.

All course rooms are equipped with a hygiene box.


The current state of the pandemic means that contact tracing is mandatory. In the event of infection of individuals, we are obliged to submit both a report of the infection (or a suspected case) and information on potential chains of infection (who had contact with this person, when and for how long?) to the public health authorities.

HTW Berlin offers its university members (students, lecturers, employees) digitally supported contact tracing. For external visitors, we recommend the use of the Corona warning app. This is a useful addition to the existing rules of conduct and hygiene regulations. We also offer analogue procedure mapping (attendance lists and registration forms).