Covid-19 Update

Current situation

We are running face-to-face classes in a safe environment.

2G rule

The 2G rule was implemented by the German government in order to slow down the increase of infections and applies at Horizonte from November 24th.

That means that in order to enter our premises, attend our courses, live in our residence or participate in our leisure programme, you will need to show proof of one of the 2Gs:

You must show the respective certificate together with your ID or a comparable document.

During high risk stages of the pandemic it might be necessary to get tested in addition to the 2G rule:
2G plus (vaccinated / recovered + negative test result).

Anybody who does not abide by these rules will be denied entry.

If there happens to be a lockdown (applies for regional hotspots in Bavaria), we will be forced to switch to online tuition temporarily. Please bring your own electronic device in order to participate in online classes.

German Language Courses

Moreover the following measures are in place to keep you safe:

German Language Course Covid-19
German language course during Covid-19
  • Reduced class size in order to keep the minimum distance (max. 8 students)
  • Staggered course schedule: start between 8.30 and 9.30am
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a face mask (FFP2) is required inside the entire building except when seated in class
  • Regular ventilation during class (regardless the weather/temperature)
  • All of our staff members and teachers are fully vaccinated

These regulations are subject to changes and are vaild until further notice. Our general terms and conditions apply. Please be aware that it might be necessary to switch to online tuition temporarily. You will receive up-to-date information shortly before your arrival.

German exams

telc exams at Horizonte take place as usual. Thanks to the hygiene measures Horizonte is allowed to keep running exams on site.

Currently the 3G plus regulation applies for exams: you need to bring proof of vaccination, recovery or a negative PCR-test result not older than 48 hours.

Please note: Covering your mouth and nose with a face mask (FFP2) is mandatory in the entire building.  You may only take it off at your desk. Participants must complete a Covid-19 form handed out via e-mail prior to the exam. For more information about German exams at Horizonte please go to telc exams.

Accommodation

Horizonte Building

Our on-site residence remains open! During the Covid-19 pandemic the advantages of our residence are not only being right next door and being surrounded by like-minded people. It is also a safe place to stay in terms of the pandemic. Here’s why:

  • 2G: all residents are vaccinated / have recovered from an infection with Covid-19
  • You will have a private bathroom
  • Covering your mouth and nose with a face mask (FFP2) is mandatory in the entire building except in your room
  • The common area is regularly desinfected by our staff
  • The shared kitchen may only be used by one person at a time
  • You can (and must) maintain the minimum distance of 1.50m at all times
  • No need to use public transport, since we are located in the city centre and everything is within walking distance

Please note that due to hygienic measures double rooms or rooms in shared appartments are only being rented to one person or several persons travelling together. Homestay can not be guaranteed at the moment. To find out more about our accommodation options please go to accommodation.

Travelling to Germany during Covid-19

Regulations vary depending on whether the country you are travelling from is listed as an high risk area or area of variant of concern by the Robert Koch Institute. In both cases you will need to complete the digital entry registration form. For further information please go to Auswärtiges Amt.

Due to the dynamic situation please check the complete and up-to-date regulations on these official pages:

Quarantine

Single room with private bathroom

If you need to quarantine please make sure to arrive in time to complete it before your course starts. Compulsory quarantine in Germany is taken very seriously and might be checked by the health department of Regensburg. The fines in Germany for not abiding by the Corona regulations can be quite high.

You are welcome to spend the quarantine at the Horizonte residence (subject to availability, registrations are made on a first come first serve basis).

It is absolutely necessary to stay completely isolated. You may not leave your room and are not allowed to receive visitors, go grocery shopping or go for a walk.
You will be provided with groceries by Horizonte staff. Inside your room you will have a private bathroom, a kettle and a fridge.

If you share a room or an appartment with a friend/partner, please be aware that in case of compulsory quarantine it affects all people living in the appartment.

If you don’t follow these rules you will loose your right to accommodation and will have to leave immediately (no refund of any paid fees).

Life in Regensburg

Regensburg from above

The city of Regensburg is as beautiful as ever and always worth a visit. You will have the possibility to explore the historic old town and its surroundings within our free leisure programme (subject to Covid-19 restrictions) and on your own.

The 2G rule applies for the greater part of activities and premises in Germany. In some cases an additional negative test result might be necessary. The city offers various possibilities to get tested for free. For more information and current numbers please check the city’s official website: Regensburg

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