Recommendations for operators
The following recommendations address operators
of associations, businesses, sport facilities, cultural facilities, driving
schools etc. (non-medical or non-nursing context) in Frankfurt am Main.
The corona-pandemic is in many ways a big challenge for society. Lately, the local health authority received multiple questions about whether facilities need to present a concept of hygiene to the local health authority before re-opening.
Following the “Corona-Kontakt und Betriebsbeschränkungsverordnung” (corona-contact and operating restrictions regulation) from May 7th 2020, a hygiene concept has to be prepared and presented by the operator. However, approval by the health department is not necessary.
Still, the health department Frankfurt wants to provide assistance for hygiene concepts considering the present recommendations. A review of concepts is only possible in selected individual cases. The standards in Hessen as well as the occupational medical and industry-specific recommendations stay unaffected.
When developing hygiene concepts, the following recommendations have to be considered:
having acute respiratory problems, stay at home.
distance – at least 1,5 m - between
people. In places where this is not possible, wearing a
mouth/nose-protection is reasonable and highly recommended. The legal
requirements in Hessen stay unaffected.
possible, provide opportunities for hand hygiene (sanitary facilities or
hand disinfection). Regardless of the acute pandemic situation, sufficient
hand hygiene is important. This includes thorough handwashing with (cold)
water and soap at the right time: When returning home, before using the
bathroom, while preparing meals, before eating, after using the bathroom,
in case of visible contamination, after sneezing or blowing the nose or
after contact with ill persons or animals (more information see
recommendations of BZgA). Alternatively, a hand disinfectant can be used.
Attention should be payed to the correct use of disinfectant.
without avoidable body contact.
hygiene measures lie within the responsibility of the respective
occupational medical affiliation. Furthermore, the occupational safety and
health-standard presented by the Federal Ministry of Work and Social Affairs
- For the
concrete implementation of hygiene measures in concepts, the contact
persons can be found in the professional associations, umbrella
associations or industry-specific representatives.
- In individual cases, owners can still enforce their domiciliary right.