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Corona Info in English
The latest daily news in German can be found under “Aktuelle Lagemeldungen“ (to translate them into English, please select "Sprache auswählen -> Englisch" at the top right of the website).
Information on vaccination:
Information from the Robert Koch Institute:
Why should I get myself vaccinated against COVID-19? (PDF, 112 kB)
General information about COVID-19 of the city of Flensburg
Information on entry and return to Schleswig-Holstein
Quarantine information from the Robert Koch Institute
Information about the luca-App
Digital data collecting and contact tracing from the
health department, easy with the luca app!
Information about the luca-App (PDF, 920 kB)
Rapid tests - what are they and when should they be used?
Unlike the classic PCR-tests, the rapid-tests do not need to be analysed in a laboratory, but provide the results directly after a few minutes. This represents a huge time-saving.
The test procedure itself is exactly the same as with the classic PCR-test. A swab is taken from the mouth and throat region and is analysed for an infection.
Apart from the time saving, there are other differences between the two testing methods. The rapid-tests are less accurate than the classic PCR-tests. They pick up an infection later in its course, when a larger viral load is present in the body. The risk is that a false-negatve test result could give a false sense of security and thereby lead to the virus being spread further.
If a corona infecton is suspected, the accurate PCR-test is still the first-line course of action, as prescribed by the health department. Rapid-tests may be used as a complementary measure. As a result of regular testing, for example in care homes, infections can be recognised early and chains of infection prevented or broken.
More helpful links
There is ongoing up-to-date Corona information on various topics on the website of the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration: What do you need to know about Corona now