Corona measures at the institute in light of the tighter lockdown

(email from the Managing Director from December 14, 2020)

Dear all,

As you are probably already aware, the federal and state governments have decided on a far-reaching lockdown starting next Wednesday, December 16. This also affects kindergartens and schools. Starting today, pupils in Lower Saxony can be excused from attending classes onsite for the rest of the week; as of Wednesday, schools and kindergartens should be mostly empty, according to the state government's request.

Since strict corona measures and extensive home office regulations are already in place at MPS, not much will change at the institute as a result of the tightened lockdown.

All employees who can reasonably work from home and whose presence at MPS is not urgently required are asked to do so in consultation with their supervisors.

To take account of the very limited availability of school and daycare from December 16 to 22, parents who need to supervise their children at home during this period may work from home (to the extent possible) if their presence at MPS is not urgently required.

All those who continue to work on site are asked to observe strictly the hygiene rules (in particular keeping distance, wearing masks) and to ventilate their rooms regularly and extensively.

It should be pointed out once again that FFP2 masks must be used when working in the Institute if a minimum distance of 2 meters from other people cannot be maintained. Such masks are available at the reception.

Please finde here an updated version of the rules in which cases you may not enter the Institute.

It should also be noted that visitors must register at the reception and wear a guest badge during their stay at the Institute. Exempted are external persons who are regularly in the institute, e.g. the cleaning personnel and the security service.

Best wishes,
Laurent Gizon

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