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Covid-19 Updates
To Keep You Safe

During the national lockdown the Goethe-Institut London will operate fully online. 

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Library

The Library is closed to the public. Returns due during that period will be renewed automatically, you will be informed by e-mail. 

During this time we will offer a Click and Collect Service. Items can be ordered by e-mail and collected from the main reception on the ground floor.

We are working from home and you can contact us by e-mail. Our free eLibrary "Onleihe" is available for you at all times.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
library-london@goethe.de


German Courses

Due to current government regulations, we have moved all our courses online for the entire semester. These courses follow the usual format with a teacher and classmates, but you will access your classroom via Zoom instead of meeting in person.

Maybe this gives you the opportunity to take part in a course you otherwise wouldn't, because London is just too far away?

If you have any questions, please contact us:
german-london@goethe.de


German Exams

We regret that currently all exams are suspended. We hope to be able to get back to holding exams under strict infection control measures before long. Our language course office will give you more information.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
exams-london@goethe.de


Professional Development for GErman Teachers

Professional development courses that were due to take place at the Goethe-Institut London are now being taught online until further notice. All participants will be contacted individually. To learn more about professional development, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact us:
teacher-services-london@goethe.de

 

ARTS PROGRAMME

We have postponed many of our planned programmes and events to a later date and have shifted several events into the digital realm. We hope that in 2021 we will be able to return to on-site events with special precautions in place. Do follow our newsletters to stay informed.


Digital Offers

Sign up to our newsletters and follow us on social media for more updates on Covid-19 and information on our digital offers, such as our podcast, livestreams or our eLibrary

Frequently Asked Questions

Due to current government regulations, we have moved all our courses online for the entire semester. These courses follow the usual format with a teacher and classmates, but you will access your classroom via Zoom instead of meeting in person.

Maybe this gives you the opportunity to take part in a course you otherwise wouldn't, because London is just too far away?
We apply strict infection control measures when holding exams at the Institute, keeping numbers low to allow for social distancing and giving time for airing and cleaning rooms between sessions. The full arrangements to ensure that everyone is kept safe will be explained to you when you book. 

Due to the increased risk of infection we had to cancel the exams due to be held in January 2021.
You can withdraw from your course and your exam within 14 days after you booked it. Our language office will contact you if you have a booking for one of the January exam to explain your options to you.

How We Keep You Safe

Following the guidelines of the British 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 London 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.

 

Access controls

Access Controls

You register electronically at the entrance and we ask you to contact us should you fall ill after a visit to the Institute. Your contact information is kept for 21 days in order to support the NHS test and trace programm.

Mouth-nose protection

Face Coverings

We wear a face covering when we move around the house and ask you to put on a mask too when you come to us. In this way we can all help to protect each other.

Wash your hands  

Wash Your Hands

We make hand washing facilities and sanitising stations available throughout the building and ask you to clean your hands as you come in.

Smaller courses and minimum distance

Smaller Courses and Minimum Distance

We have reduced the number of participants per course. We control the number of visitors in the building and have moved furniture in public areas 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 Electronic Payment

We will continue to advise you personally, either by phone or by e-mail. You can book all our courses and exams via the web shop, and we ask you to pay electronically for all our services.


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