Covid-19 Updates
Keeping you safe

Drawing: face coverings © Getty Images

Following the guidance from the Scottish Government we are gradually offering more services and activities in our building again. You can visit our library and/or check out our upcoming in-house exhibition.  We are looking forward to welcoming you back!

Latest Update as of 27.05.2021

Please see below for details on all our areas of activity, our safety measures for your visit and how to contact us.


The library is open. You can find our opening hours here.

In addition, our free eLibrary "Onleihe" is available for you 24/7.

If you have any questions, please contact us:

German Courses

Our courses during the current summer semester will continue online.

Check here for more information or contact our language department:

German Exams

One-site exams have resumed and can now be booked for June. Please find details and dates here.


Many of our events still take place online, others had to be postponed. However, we are looking forward to welcome you back - with special precautions in place - to an upcoming in-house exhibition.
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How we keep you safe

Following the guidelines of the Scottish government we have carried out a risk assessment and developed a range of infection control measures.

We do everything we can to ensure that your stay at the Goethe-Institut Glasgow takes place under safe conditions, but we also ask you to behave responsibly and considerately towards other guests and our employees. Please do not come to the Goethe-Institut if you or a member of your household may be ill. Should you develop Covid-19 symptoms after a visit to the Institute please inform us.

Access controls

Access Controls

On entering the building you register at reception where you should also log out when leaving the premises. Your contact information is kept for 21 days to help trace contacts for the NHS´ Test and Protect measure.

Mouth-nose protection

Face Coverings

Unless you are exempt for medical reasons, please wear a mask covering your nose and mouth when you visit us. We all wear one when we move around the house to help protect each other.

Wash your hands  

Wash Your Hands

On entering the building and before touching media or appliances we kindly ask you to desinfect your hands with the gel provided throughout the building. Hand washing facilities can be found in the respective toilets on the ground, first and second floors.

Smaller courses and minimum distance

Minimum Distance

We have reduced the number of staff and visitors to the building and have introduced some additional measures to ensure that the minimum distance can be maintained.

Cleaning and ventilation of the classrooms

Cleaning and Ventilation

We ensure that our frequently touched surfaces, buttons and handles are cleaned and disinfected several times a day and we regularly air all rooms.

Digital advice and contactless payments

Online Advice and Contactless Payment

We will continue to advise you personally - currently only online or by phone. You can book all our courses and exams via the web shop, as well as make contactless payments over the phone or via bank transfer.

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