Food personnel; registration for instruction in accordance with the Infection Protection Act

If you are working or being employed in the food sector for the first time, you will need a certificate from the public health department confirming that you have been instructed in infection protection.


Important instructions for service providers

  • Wenn Sie eine gewerbsmäßige Tätigkeit ausüben, an die besondere lebensmittelhygienische Anforderungen gestellt werden, müssen Sie und alle betroffenen Mitarbeiter vor Beginn der Tätigkeit durch das Gesundheitsamt belehrt werden.


You start certain professional or commercial activities in which you produce, handle or place food on the market or come into contact with it, for example, or you are employed in kitchens in restaurants and other establishments.

If you are taking part in an online training course, you will generally need a

  • PC, notebook, tablet or smartphone
  • a stable internet connection
  • valid official identification documents with photo (from the age of 16)
  • activated camera or ID card with online ID function (or Smart eID or BayernID registration in future)


You must register with the responsible health authority for instruction in accordance with the Infection Protection Act.

If you participate in an online instruction: After a short online test following the online instruction, if you pass the test you can download the certificate of instruction in accordance with Section 43 (1) of the Infection Protection Act or the certificate will be sent to you electronically.


You must attend the briefing before starting work/employment.

Required documents

  • Valid official identification documents with photo (from the age of 16) or ID card with online ID function

    Identification must be made by means of an ID document or by means of an appropriate equivalent (e.g. a BayernID registration or Smart-eID).


  • The fee for the instruction is EUR 28.00 (Section 3.1.6. of the Annex to the Ordinance on User Fees of the Health Administration).


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