Instructions according to § 43 Infection Protection Act
Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Sie erhalten eine Unterweisung zum ordnungsgemäßen Umgang mit Lebensmitteln.
All people who work with food of animal origin and in facilities for communal catering require instruction in accordance with Section 43 of the Infection Protection Act (formerly a health certificate). The certificate from the health department is valid for life. People who work with food must be instructed about hygiene regulations by their employer on the first working day and then regularly every 2 years. When changing jobs, the instruction certificate must be presented to the new employer.
Identity card or passport with confirmation of registration.
  • ALG II recipient: current benefit notification for the current month;
  • Young people under 16 years of age: declaration of consent from parents or legal guardians;
  • School interns: an internship certificate from the school
  • If you live outside of Hamburg: written evidence from your employer


  • You are registered in Hamburg or
  • Your place of work is in Hamburg (written proof from the employer is required)


The district office Eimsbüttel is responsible for all districts in Hamburg.

You also have the option of having the instruction carried out by a resident doctor (no fee exemption for social benefit recipients, school interns, etc.). If you want to accept this offer, please make an appointment with the respective doctor's office (see forms and downloads).
§ 43 Infection Protection Act (IfSG)

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  • Instructions according to § 43 Infection Protection Act - List of Doctors - PDF

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