28. July 2020

Coronavirus / Covid-19: Info regarding workcamps in Germany

You are going to participate in a workcamp in Germany, but are wondering whether and how the spread of the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 might affect your travel plans? You are not sure if the workcamp you applied for is going to take place at all? Here, we have put together the most important info for you:

Is the workcamp I signed up for going to take place?

Many workcamps of IBG in Germany had to be cancelled, but some of the summer and autumn workcamps are going to take place as planned. Of course, your safety and health, just as everybody else's, is our priority in any project. Be assured that we will take the neccessary health and sanitary precautions for our projects. Should there be any changes or cancellations to your workcamp, we will inform you immediately.

We can only really plan ahead a couple of weeks at the moment, so we ask you to please wait to buy tickets for travelling to your workcamp until you receive a definite confirmation that your workcamp is going to take place!

How should I prepare for travelling?

Please make sure that your travel plans are compatible with the most recent recommendations of health authorities with regards to the spread of the coronavirus and check the most recent recommendations and policies issued by the German Ministry of Health.

Please take the time to also check these recommendations and advice (including some myth-busters of the most common false beliefs) by the WHO to learn more about how to stay safe and healthy. Feel free to check them even if you cannot travel at the moment due to travel bans or collective quarantines - these recommendations are equally important in our everyday life right now!

Who can I contact for further questions about my workcamp?

We will gladly support you if you cannot find the relevant information yourself or have any further questions. Please note that due to the current situation the IBG team is working almost exclusively from home. So if you cannot reach us on the phone, just send us an email and we will write or call you back as soon as we can!

You can contact Verena for more information in case you have any additional concerns or questions:

Send an email: incoming@ibg-workcamps.org
Call: +49 711 649 02 63
Write via Messenger (Signal, Telegram & WhatsApp): +49 1520 2185131

Please note: Our team has been working almost entirely from home since mid-March and three out of our staff of five are currently working in short-time only. Therefore, you may not always be able to reach us by phone. Just send us an email with your question, your request or simply your telephone number - we will be happy to call you back!