Expath's Hygiene Policy (updated August 4, 2020)

Expath is committed to keeping both our students, visitors, and staff safe and healthy. To this end, we require all people who enter our centers in Mitte and Neukölln to please follow these important guidelines (in effect until otherwise indicated):

a) It is mandatory for all visitors and staff to disinfect their hands when entering our premises (disinfectant is provided at the door)

b) At our classroom center (Torstr. 117, 3rd floor) it is mandatory for all visitors and staff (including teachers) to wear face masks after 6pm (18:00) on days when classes take place, covering both face and mouth, except when seated at their desk (students) or their space in the front of the class (teacher). This also applies to the kitchen, hallways, bathrooms and balconies. When expected to move around as part of a classroom activity, we ask that you please wear your mask.

c) We ask that all visitors and staff keep a 1.5m distance between themselves and any other person at all times, especially when seated in the classrooms. The tables must be at least 1m apart from one another at all times.

d) We ask all visitors and staff to rinse their cups/glasses/cutlery before use and to deposit used cups/glasses/cutlery in the dishwasher after use

e) We recommend all students to disinfect their table surface before sitting down

f) We kindly ask students and staff not to borrow or lend pens, books, or other items. Sitting at the same table or sharing of books is also discouraged unless you are part of the same household.

g) We require that students or teachers showing symptoms of sickness (especially symptoms associated with transmittable diseases such as Covid-19) do NOT attend class or enter our center. We highly recommend students who have been to an area with a considerable Covid-19 outbreak to not sign up for in-person language classes until after a 14-day quarantine. 

g) Cancelling courses for safety and health reasons is entirely at the discretion of Expath's staff, and eviction of students for safety and health reasons is at the discretion of our staff and teachers. Refunds will not be given in such a case, but students will be offered to finish the remaining units of their course in an equivalent online class at no extra cost.

h) Expath teachers are required to wear masks at all times when in an external company or student's house, except when at their desk / in front of the class / at the whiteboard.

i) Expath teachers are required to follow the guidelines of the client company when on their premises.

Thank you for your attention. We're looking forward to seeing you in class!

Oh, and in case all this is not your thing, consider joining us for an online German course - where the hygiene rules are completely up to you!