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Covid-19 Updates
Temporary Restrictions

During the 'stay at home' lockdown in Scotland the Goethe-Institut Glasgow will operate fully online.

Staff is working from home and can be contacted by e-mail.

General enquiries can be made by phone Mon - Fri 10am - 2pm.

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Update as of 14.01.2021

On this page you will find all details of our offers and online services, how to contact us and our safety measures for your visit.

German Courses: #meetonline

A full programme of German language courses is being offered online during the summer semester beginning 13.02.2021. Enrolments are taking place and telephone consultions can be arranged on request.

Check out our language pages or contact our language department for more information:

German Exams

The language exams scheduled for 06.,08. and 09.02.2021 are being postponed. Participants are contacted individually with alternative dates.

Please address queries to:


The Library is temporarily closed to the public. All library loans will automatically be renewed. As always, you can still contact us by email with queries.

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

If you have any questions, please contact us:


We have postponed many of our planned events to a later stage and have shifted several events into digital space.  Subscribe to our newsletters to stay informed.

Follow us on social media for more updates on all we have to offer.

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.

#MeetOnline - Learn, read, stay informed

Online Learning

Continue to learn German - online! We are switching from on-site courses to online courses and have additionally extended our online offers. Discover and book your German course!

Cover - Onleihe: The Digital Library Illustration: Maria Tran Larsen © Goethe-Institut

"Onleihe" - The free eLibrary!

Choose from more than 23,000 German-language eBooks, audio books, movies, magazines, newspapers and also material to learn German!

The title Kulturama.digital is shown against a blue-white-orange background including the following objects: glasses, an eye and a mouth. Illustration: Tobias Schrank © Goethe-Institut

International Livestreams

Kulturama brings international culture into your living room: house concerts live from Buenos Aires, puppet theatre from the kitchen or live acts from the Berlin club scene. Organisers enter their events and open them to international audiences. Spectators can find dates and support artists with donations.