Persons who have stayed in one of the risk areas listed by the Robert Koch Institute in the last 14 days or have had direct contact with a person with a confirmed corona virus infection are not allowed to enter the DESY premises in Hamburg or Zeuthen. You are requested to contact the local health authorities.

Working on Campus

We have established rules for working on campus to minimize the likelihood of infection with the corona virus. The rules will be adapted as necessary.

Home Office

If possible, work in your home office, use telephone or video conferencing tools like Cisco or Zoom for communication.


Only come to the campus when you are completely free of complaints. Stay at home if you only have a slight headache, cough or cold. In this case, please contact DESY at

Way to work

If you work on campus, make sure that the risk of infection on the way to work and home is minimal. Especially when using public transportation, make sure that you keep a distance of at least 1.5 meters to other people. If necessary, discuss alternative working hours with your manager in order to avoid using public transport at peak times.


We want to keep the number of people who are on campus at the same time as small as possible. In principle, there should only be one person in each office, in the larger offices perhaps two. Also keep your distance in the institute. Please notify your group leader* at least one day in advance that you wish to come. It is best to plan your office hours a week in advance.


Review internal events and meetings to see if they are necessary. Events over 100 people are currently prohibited. We generally recommend the use of telephone and video conferencing tools for workshops and meetings. For internal events and meetings of 10 or more people, keep lists of participants (with e-mail address).

Food in the canteen


Normal operation of the canteen in Hamburg is closed. Hot packed lunch for consumption outside the canteen is sold Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 13:30 in the lunch counter area. Other packaged food and beverages, including hot drinks, are available for collection in the cafeteria from Monday to Friday between 7:00 and 15:00 h. The cafeteria is closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Current offer


Please use the entire meal times for lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 h and sit at the tables with a large distance between them. Come later if there are more than 20 people in the canteen.

Hygiene on the premises

Keep your workplace clean and wash your hands regularly. Disinfect shared workstations before and after each use, especially keyboard and mouse.