Appointment required

District Office Eimsbüttel

Instructions according to § 43 Infection Protection Act

You will receive instruction on the proper handling of food.

Important notes


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

Documents required

Identity card or passport with confirmation of registration.

  • Adolescents under the age of 16: declaration of consent from parents or legal guardians;
  • School internships: an internship certificate from the school
  • if you live outside of Hamburg: written proof from your employer

Please note

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

Personal appearance
is required in any case.

Individuals have the option of booking an appointment online for initial instruction in accordance with Section 43 of the Infection Protection Act (see above: "Book an appointment" button).
For group bookings, contact by email (see contact details) is required.

You also have the option of having the instruction carried out by a resident doctor (no exemption from fees). If you want to accept this offer, please make an appointment with the respective medical practice (see forms and downloads).

Procedure & Fees

Processing time

An instruction takes about 20-30 minutes (film length) + waiting time. The health certificate will then be issued.


EUR 29.00. An exemption from the fee is possible under certain conditions upon request.

It is possible to issue a duplicate (fee: EUR 12.50) under certain conditions. These are to be clarified on site.

Payment methods available

  • Girocard
  • Cash payment

Payment information

Only these payment methods are possible.

Legal notes

Legal basis

§ 43 Infection Protection Act (IfSG)

Service description

All people who work with food of animal origin and in communal catering facilities 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 by their employer on the first working day and then regularly every 2 years about hygiene regulations. When changing jobs, the instruction certificate must be presented to the new employer.

Persons who have not yet reached the age of 16 must bring either a legal guardian or another authorized person of legal age to this instruction. This person must identify themselves with a power of attorney and personal document on the day of the instruction.
In the case of persons who have not yet reached the age of 18, a written declaration in accordance with § 43 IfSG must be submitted by the persons with custody on the day of the instruction.

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Address and contact information


District Office Eimsbüttel
Health Department
Instructions according to the IfSG
Grindelberg 62-66 20144 Hamburg

Room: 367

Opening hours

Tue, Thu 8-10.30 a.m. and 1.30 p.m.-3 p.m. no appointment, please pull a waiting ticket during opening hours and pay attention to the notices about the procedure on site.

Facility info

Mensch in einem Rollstuhl Accessible

Personal appearance is required in any case.

Public transport

U3 / bus 5 Hoheluftbrücke, buses X35 / 4/5/15 Eimsbüttel district office

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