Corona tracing at Ende Gelände 2021
Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee in the cam and the actions that there will not be situations where infection can occur. Therefore, it is essential for the hygiene concept that we can identify these situations and, in the event of an infection, inform those involved afterwards.
This year, it is quite likely that we can implement the anonymous tracing system described below. Differently from last year, the availability of self- and fast Covid tests as well as the – in many area – low incidence as well as the experience we have gathered are all in our favour.
At the same times, it is important that everyone knows and takes seriously the traceability concept, for everyone’s protection. The following step-by-step instructions will help you do this:
1. Your Corona ID
- All activists receive a unique 5-letter Corona ID. Until now, you could generate these on the website. As contacts have to be matched with the start of the camp, this online generation is now closed. However, it is still possible to obtain IDs at the camp.
- The same applies to the Corona ID as, for example, the legal team number: remember it If in doubt, write it on your arm or something similar.
- Together with the Corona ID, you will receive a PIN (four digits made up of numbers). You will only need the PIN after the action. So write it on a piece of paper and leave it at home or in your tent.
2. The mailing list
We use a mailing list to keep everyone up to date on the current infection situation.
Subscribe to the mailing list online:
3. Corona lists
- In the camp, lists with the IDs of all activists staying overnight will be kept.
- Throughout the action/camp entire period, lists with the Corona IDs of all activists involved will be kept in case of critical infection situations. Please bring your own pens for writing! Situations where we will compile lists includes but are not limited to:
- Your affinity group
- Plena in a narrow spaces, without distance people
- All in-door contacts
- Joint car/ bus trips
- Close contacts in blockades, at pickets, with paramedics or in prisoner collection centres („GeSa = Gefangenensammelstelle“)
- Working together in kitchens, pickets or at a GeSa support
- You do not need to record:
- Short-term contacts in which all participants wear FFP2 masks
- Contacts outside, where 1,5m distance was kept and masks were worn
- The lists do not indicate the specific situation, but only the date of contact (for affinity groups, simply tick all days).
- Please make sure yourself that these lists are kept. We will provide enough forms for this.
- The lists are collected in the containers provided by those organising the camp/action.
4. You were diagnosed with an infection after the action:
- Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Corona-ID and your PIN
- The PIN is used to verify that you are really the person with this Corona ID and to detect false reports.
5. Information about possible infection:
- On the website you can enter your Corona ID here and you will be told if you have been in contact with a person who was/ is infected and when the first and last of these contacts were and the information on how many confirmed Corona cases there were at the camp or another situation.
- If you were in close contact with someone (potentially) infected, contact a doctor or the competent health authority immediately and go into domestic quarantine.
- Every time the data stored on the website changes, e.g. because we have received a new message on a case of Covid infection, we will send an e-mail via the above-mentioned mailing list.
- In general, check the website regularly after the action, especially whenever such an e-mail is sent around, to see if you were in close contact with someone (potentially) infected.
Call up your personal Corona ID: (why do I need this?)(to prevent abuse by bots we have unfortunately had to secure the request with a captcha. Please solve it and then request your personal Corona ID)
Indicate your personal Corona ID(During the action you only need the ID, after the action - if you have to report an infection - the ID and PIN)
Carry out the check Corona ID(to find out if you were in contact with a person who reported an infection during the action, please enter your Corona ID here)
Repeat the check Corona ID(please carry out the check regularly in the near future, as further reports of infection may come in at any time)
6. Handling the data
- We are aware that we are handling very sensitive data here. That is why we want to make transparent what exactly happens with the data.
- Here is a rough overview:
- We generate all Corona IDs via the website to ensure their uniqueness.
- The completed lists are collected centrally at a designated location and will be entered there in an offline system.
- This system does not store the lists but only which ID had contact with which other ID when and which IDs were together in a camp.
- After the action, these data are taken by three activists on offline laptops to different places in the Germany.
- In the event of someone reporting an infections, one of these activists generates the list of all risk contacts and the information on the infections in the camp. Only this list is then uploaded back to the website.
- Immediately after the action, all paper lists are destroyed.
- 4 weeks after the action/camp (on 28 August 2021) the digital data will also be destroyed.
- At this link you will find more detailed information and the code of all software used: https://github.com/StopCoal/coronaid