The daily updated overview of corona loosening
Last updated on 18. September 2020

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Baden-Württemberg

Question Answer
When will childcare be available again? The daycare centres are fully open again.
When do the primary schools open? September 14 was the first day of school after the summer holidays. The lessons should take place in groups that are as fixed as possible, so that the students mix as little as possible. Additional school busses should ensure that the pupils do not sit too close together.
When do classes in secondary schools start? After the summer holidays, the pupils are to be taught regularly again. The prerequisite for this is that there will be no second wave of infection. The lessons should take place in groups that are as fixed as possible so that the pupils mix as little as possible. On the school grounds and in buildings of the secondary schools, masks will be compulsory, but not in class.
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the homepage of your respective educational institution.
When does my university or college open? The universities are only open for necessary attendance. In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on 1 November 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? Doctors recommend that preventive medical checkups continue to be carried out.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? In public, 20 people from several households may meet. Hygiene and distance rules must be observed. A maximum of 100 people may meet at private events. For private events with no more than 100 participants, a written hygiene concept must be available.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Public sports facilities/sports grounds may reopen, even in closed rooms, e.g. fitness studios and dance schools. Sports clubs are also allowed to train in halls again. Open-air pools and bathing lakes may be opened under certain conditions.
What cultural events are possible? Museums, theatres, cinemas and leisure parks are allowed to open again.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Dining establishments, hotels, holiday apartments, bars and pubs may open in compliance with the hygiene regulations.
When do major events start? Since 1 August, a number of participants of up to 500 people is permitted at conferences and congresses, and since 1 September, trade fairs with more than 500 people are to be permitted again. Large events such as public festivals will remain prohibited until at least the end of the year.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? The mask obligation applies in public transport. Deutsche Bahn recommends that you inform yourself about the connection and rail replacement services before you start your journey.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Visits are again permitted in hospitals as well as old people's and nursing homes.
When are churches open again? In Baden-Württemberg, church services may be celebrated again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with a slight cold or cough are allowed to go to school or daycare. Children who are clearly ill (fever, dry cough) must stay at home. If their state of health continues to deteriorate, please call a pediatrician or pediatrician. He/she will decide whether a Covid test is necessary.

Bavaria

Question Answer
When will childcare be available again? All children are allowed to return to the daycare centres and crèches. Children with a cold and a runny nose should no longer be automatically excluded from visiting the day care centres from September onwards; a guideline on this is currently being prepared. For schools and kindergartens there are multi-stage plans on how to proceed depending on the local pandemic course.
When do the primary schools open? The pupils go back to school in Bavaria. In the new school year, masks are compulsory, even at primary schools. Mouth and nose protectors are to be worn all the way to the classroom. For schools and kindergartens there are multi-stage plans on how to proceed depending on the local pandemic course. Local closures should be the last option. If the number of corona cases rises sharply, it is possible that primary school children will also have to wear a mask in class.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Initially, until 18 September 2020, all secondary school pupils and teachers are required to wear masks, including in class. For schools and kindergartens there are multi-stage plans on how to proceed depending on the local pandemic course. Local closures should be the last option.
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the website of your respective educational institution.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? Doctors recommend that you continue to make appointments with your doctor, for example to ensure that you do not miss your medical check-ups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Groups of up to 10 people may meet in public space. In private rooms and gardens there is no longer a strict numerical restriction.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Fitness studios, outdoor swimming pools and dance studios as well as other indoor sports facilities are open again. Training of body-related sports is permitted if there is a fixed group. Indoor swimming pools, indoor areas of thermal baths and hotel swimming pools, including wellness areas, as well as leisure pools may open.
What cultural events are possible? Museums and theme parks are open. In cinemas and at cultural events, up to 400 people in the open air and up to 200 people indoors are again permitted since 15 July, provided that seats are marked. The same applies to conferences and congresses.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Beer gardens may open. Holiday flats and hotels may also open again. Bars and pubs are not allowed to open yet.
When do major events start? Mass events remain prohibited until the end of October. Smaller markets "without a folk festival character (...), which do not attract large numbers of visitors and which do not have a festive character" are again permitted outside under certain conditions. Wedding and other celebrations may take place. With up to 100 people indoors or up to 200 people outdoors. With seat allocations the limit is 400 persons outside and 200 persons inside.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? Deutsche Bahn recommends that you find out about the connection and rail replacement services before you start your journey. In public transport, a mouth and nose mask is mandatory for all passengers aged six years and older. For health reasons and only with a medical certificate exceptions are possible.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Restrictions on visiting clinics, old people's homes and institutions for the disabled have been relaxed. Significantly more visits are to be made possible. So far, exceptions have only been made for maternity and children's wards, palliative care units and hospices.
When are churches open again? Church services may take place again in Bavaria. The minimum distance between the participants was reduced from 2 meters to 1.5 meters. Hygiene regulations must be observed.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? In Bavaria, a 3-stage system applies. The local health authorities decide which level applies at the moment. Children with a cold without fever are allowed to go to school/kita at level 1 and 2. At level 3, children with mild symptoms of illness may only go to school/kita with a negative Covid test. Children with typical Covid symptoms must stay at home.

Berlin

Question Answer
When will childcare be available again? The care of all children is to take place again to the full extent.
When do the primary schools open? Since 10 August, the schools have returned to normal operation. The minimum distance does not have to be observed. There is a mask obligation for teachers and pupils, but this does not apply in class. At the request of parents, a class can voluntarily agree to wear masks in class. Sports, music and theatre lessons may take place again. Singing together in closed rooms is not allowed.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Since 10 August, the schools have returned to normal operation. The minimum distance does not have to be observed. There is a mask obligation for teachers and pupils, but this does not apply in class. Sports, music and theatre lessons may take place again. Singing together in closed rooms is not permitted. Physical contact should also be avoided.
When do educational institutions open? The libraries of the Association of Public Libraries in Berlin (VÖBB) have reopened with limited lending. VHS courses can be attended since 1 July. Further information can be found on the pages of the respective educational institutions.
When does my university or college open? The university courses ran digitally in the summer semester 2020. In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? There are no restrictions on visits to the doctor. Preventive medical checkups are still recommended. Expectant mothers may be accompanied to the birth by one person.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Contact restrictions have been lifted in Berlin, distance and hygiene rules must still be observed.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Berlin sports clubs may train. Open-air swimming pools can open. Sports may again be practiced outside and inside in groups of up to twelve people. The sports halls will be opened for this purpose. Fitness, dance and ballet studios may also reopen.
What cultural events are possible? Museums and cinemas may open again. For demonstrations there are no longer any limits on the number of participants. Operas and theatres are open for the new season. Museums, galleries, memorials, libraries and similar educational institutions are open. Zoos, zoos and botanical gardens are also open.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and bars are allowed to open, but guests must remain in their seats. There is no curfew for bars and restaurants. Hotels and holiday apartments are allowed to accept guests again.
When do major events start? For trade fairs, conferences and commercial indoor leisure activities, up to 1000 people are allowed to meet gradually until 1 October; currently 750 are permitted. Outside, up to 1000 people are currently allowed to come together, and since September 1, up to 5000. These upper limits also apply to private and family events.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? Buses, trams and underground trains continue to run. However, the public transport service will be adapted to the restrictions of public life. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory, minimum distances should be observed.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Patients in hospitals and residents of old people's and nursing homes may be visited again.
When are churches open again? Religious events are possible regardless of the number of participants.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school or daycare. As soon as a child does not feel well, the symptoms become more severe or fever is added, the child must stay at home or be picked up and stay at home for at least 24 hours. If your child's health continues to deteriorate, please contact a paediatrician. He/she will decide whether a Covid test is necessary.

Brandenburg

Question Answer
When will childcare be available again? The day care centres are open again for all children.
When do the primary schools open? The schools are open again normally. In schools and after-school care centres, students and teachers are required to wear masks in the corridors, corridors, stairwells and during queues in front of refectories - but not in classrooms and schoolyards. Distance rules do not apply to pupils, but they should sit as well as possible in such a way that close contact is minimised.
When do classes in secondary schools start? The schools are open again normally. In schools and after-school care centres, students and teachers are required to wear masks in the corridors, corridors, stairwells and during queues in front of refectories - but not in classrooms and schoolyards. Distance rules do not apply to pupils, but they should sit as well as possible in such a way that close contact is minimised.
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the information on adult education on the website of your educational institution.
When does my university or college open? The current summer semester was conducted digitally. In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures can be obtained from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? Preventive examinations can be carried out.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Contact restrictions no longer apply. However, the distance and hygiene rules remain in place. Private parties are only permitted in the apartment or garden up to a maximum of 75 people.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Non-contact sports and training in mass and recreational sports is permitted outdoors. Training in sports clubs without competitions is allowed again. Outdoor swimming pools and fitness studios are allowed to open again, swimming halls and thermal baths are open again.
What cultural events are possible? Museums, cinemas, theatres, opera houses and concert halls are once again welcoming visitors. Drive-in cinemas may open to the public. Public playgrounds are open again. Leisure parks are also open.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and pubs are allowed to open, the curfew is lifted. Apartments, hotels and camping sites are open. Restaurants must document the data of their visitors with name and e-mail address or telephone number.
When do major events start? Public and private events may again be held with up to 1000 people. This also includes concerts and church services. Large events with more than 1000 people remain prohibited until New Year 2021. In exceptional cases, health authorities may allow permits. Distance and hygiene rules must be observed. Fresh air supply must be guaranteed in rooms and personal data must be recorded. Demonstrations are possible without a limited number of participants, but the minimum distance must be maintained and access must be regulated.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? In public transport, there is an obligation to wear a protection that covers mouth and nose.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Residents of nursing homes are allowed to have visitors in Brandenburg again.
When are churches open again? Church services may take place again. Distance and hygiene rules must be observed.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with symptoms of illness should always stay at home. For the symptoms typical for Covid, such as dry cough, fever and dry cough, children must definitely stay at home. A doctor will decide whether a Covid test should be carried out.

Bremen

Question Answer
When will childcare be available again? In the day-care centres, all children are to be cared for in a limited regular operation. Up to 60 children are allowed in all-day care.
When do the primary schools open? In the new school year there is limited regular operation. The plan is to have "class teams as fixed as possible". There are no plans to make masks compulsory in primary schools, but the schools themselves will decide on this. Cross-class groups may be formed with up to 120 pupils, e.g. during breaks or during all-day supervision.
When do classes in secondary schools start? In the new school year there is limited regular operation. The plan is to have "class teams as fixed as possible". At the beginning of the school year, secondary schools will be required to wear masks, which will be mandatory in the building but not in class.
When do educational institutions open? Presence events may take place at adult education centres, adult education institutions and other public or private institutions of initial, further and continuing education.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? Screening is also recommended during the corona crisis.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? An unspecified number of relatives from two households can meet in public space. Meetings of up to ten people from different households are also permitted.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Sports clubs may train again. Open-air pools may open. Low-contact sports such as jogging, rowing, tennis or golf are also permitted.
What cultural events are possible? Playgrounds are allowed to open in Bremen, as are zoos and memorials. Museums may also reopen. Cinemas, theatres, opera houses and concert halls may open with a limited number of visitors.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Visits to restaurants and pubs are possible. Bars remain closed. Hotels and holiday flats may open.
When do major events start? In closed rooms events with a maximum of 250 people are possible, in the open air up to 400 people can come together. Large events are prohibited until the end of October. The hygiene concept and the minimum distance must be observed. Organisers are obliged to record the personal data of guests.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? In local and long-distance traffic, the wearing of a mouth and nose cover is mandatory.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? The homes and hospitals are open to visitors again.
When are churches open again? Meetings in churches, mosques and other places of worship are possible again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with fever above 38 degrees, severe cough and flu-like symptoms must stay at home. It is then recommended to contact the paediatrician. As soon as the child has been symptom-free for 24 hours, he or she is allowed to return to the day care centre/school. In the case of a simple cold, occasional cough or pollen allergy, children can continue to attend the day care centre/school.

Hamburg

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When will childcare be available again? Kindergartens are back in "normal operation", at least in terms of childcare hours. Parents and educators must observe special hygiene regulations.
When do the primary schools open? All pupils in a class may again be taught together. The requirement of 1.5 metres distance between pupils for the school year 2020/21 at class or year level will be maintained for the time being. In certain situations there are exceptions for children of one grade level. The obligation to wear masks applies to the school grounds, but not to the lessons. All Hamburg teachers and other school employees can be tested on Corona several times free of charge.
When do classes in secondary schools start? All pupils in a class may again be taught together. The requirement of 1.5 metres distance between pupils for the school year 2020/21 at class or year level remains for the time being. In certain situations there are exceptions for children of one grade level. The obligation to wear masks applies to the school grounds, but not to the lessons. All Hamburg teachers and other school employees can be tested on Corona several times free of charge.
When do educational institutions open? Vocational qualifications are possible again in classroom teaching under certain conditions. Please ask the provider directly for the current status.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? In a private setting, up to 25 people can come together for celebrations - the number of households does not matter. At parties in rented rooms up to 50 people can come together. Meetings in public are limited to 10 people from any number of households.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Individual outdoor sports are permitted. Indoor and outdoor pools may open. Fitness studios and other indoor sports facilities may open again. Outdoor sports facilities may open as long as changing rooms and showers remain closed.
What cultural events are possible? Subject to conditions, events with up to 1000 participants outdoors and 650 participants indoors are again permitted.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants are open. Hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites may accommodate guests.
When do major events start? In Hamburg, events with up to 1000 participants outdoors and 650 participants indoors are again permitted under certain conditions. Large events remain prohibited until the end of October.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? A mouth and nose cover must be worn on buses and trains. Boat and bus trips for tourist purposes are permitted.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Visits to care facilities are permitted in visiting rooms or in outdoor areas.
When are churches open again? The city of Hamburg again permits church services under certain conditions.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with a cold without additional signs of illness are allowed in the day care centre/school. In case of fever above 38 degrees and dry cough, please contact a doctor by telephone. This doctor will then decide whether a covid test is necessary. As a general rule, children who are clearly ill must not go to the day care centre/school.

Hesse

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When will childcare be available again? The day-care centres in Hesse are to reopen completely and start regular operations.
When do the primary schools open? Normal attendance classes with compulsory education are planned again at all schools. It is planned that the school management may order the wearing of a mouth-and-nose cover in the school building outside of the attendance lessons in the class or course group. In some municipalities, including Frankfurt, compulsory masks have been ordered for some schools, even in class. In music lessons, joint singing and making music with wind instruments is only permitted outdoors. Every teacher can probably be tested for a possible corona infection before the start of the new school year.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Normal attendance classes with compulsory education are planned again at all schools. It is planned that the school management may order the wearing of a mouth-and-nose cover in the school building outside of the attendance lessons in the class or course group. In some municipalities, including Frankfurt, however, compulsory masks have been ordered for some schools, even in class. In music lessons, singing together and making music with wind instruments is only allowed outdoors. Every teacher can probably be tested for a possible corona infection before the start of the new school year.
When do educational institutions open? Teaching has resumed at the schools for adults.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? Medical interventions and operations in clinics and outpatient practices that were previously postponed may be performed again.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? In public areas, up to 10 people may again travel together without observing the minimum distance. Membership of households no longer plays a role.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Training in the open air and indoor training should be possible again. Fitness studios and leisure parks are open. Swimming pools, saunas and bathing lakes may open again.
What cultural events are possible? Museums are allowed to reopen, including cinemas, opera houses, concert halls and other cultural institutions, if they can guarantee hygiene and distance rules.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and bars are open, the minimum distance must be observed. Hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites may also accommodate guests.
When do major events start? Major events remain prohibited until the end of October. Events with up to 250 people no longer need to be approved if a hygiene and distance concept is in place.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? A mouth and nose cover remains mandatory in public transport.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Residents in old people's homes and nursing homes may receive visitors up to a maximum of three times a week.
When are churches open again? All religious communities may again invite to events with an audience.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children who are clearly ill are not allowed to attend the Kita/school. If children are ill at the Kita/school, the pick-up will be arranged. In case of fever, dry cough and impaired sense of taste, the school/school may not be entered. However, a cold without further signs of illness is no reason to stay at home

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

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When will childcare be available again? All children can again be looked after in the day care centres. There are free corona tests for daycare personnel. Five tests per person at two-week intervals are possible until the autumn holidays.
When do the primary schools open? There should be reliable and daily regular lessons for all pupils. Primary school pupils should receive at least 4 hours of instruction daily. The mask obligation applies from class 5 on; thus the primary school pupils are exempt. There are free corona tests for teachers. Until the autumn holidays, 5 tests per person are possible at intervals of 2 weeks.
When do classes in secondary schools start? There should be reliable and daily regular lessons for all pupils. Pupils at secondary schools should then receive at least 5 hours of instruction per day. A mouthguard must be worn outside the classrooms, this applies from the 5th grade onwards. There are free corona tests for teachers. Possible until the autumn holidays are 5 tests per person at intervals of 2 weeks.
When do educational institutions open? For information on adult education, please refer to the website of your respective training institution.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? Preventive examinations should be carried out despite a corona pandemic.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? There are no longer any specifications as to how many people may meet in public space. Hygiene rules must still be observed.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Open-air swimming pools may open again. Clubs are allowed to train in closed rooms again. Fitness studios, indoor and fun pools and rehabilitation clinics are open again.
What cultural events are possible? Museums can open again. Amusement parks remain closed. Indoor and fun pools may open again with restrictions. Concerts and theatre performances may open with small events.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants, bars and pubs are open. For each table a guest in restaurants has to leave his personal data. Hotels and holiday apartments are open. Hotels may again occupy all beds. The same applies to camping sites.
When do major events start? Larger events remain prohibited. Outdoor events with up to 500 participants are allowed. In closed rooms, a maximum of 200 people are allowed. In exceptional cases, up to 400 people may gather indoors and up to 1000 people outdoors. For family celebrations the number of persons may not exceed 50. At weddings, youth consecrations or religious celebrations the number may also be 75, as well as at weddings and funerals. Public festivals are not yet permitted.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? Mouth and nose protectors must be worn in public transport and in retail outlets.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Relatives in the nursing home may be visited again.
When are churches open again? In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, church services may take place again under strict conditions.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school or daycare. As soon as a child does not feel well, the symptoms become more severe or fever is added, the child must stay at home or be picked up and stay at home for at least 24 hours. If your child's health continues to deteriorate, please contact a paediatrician. He/she will decide whether a Covid test is necessary.

Lower Saxony

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When will childcare be available again? The day care centres are open for all children during regular operation.
When do the primary schools open? Teaching has started at the schools, but there are restrictions due to first corona cases. For the new school year - depending on the infection situation - 3 scenarios were developed: There will be fixed study groups. Masks are to be worn in the corridors and are recommended during breaks. Classes are to be organised in such a way that the rules of distance can be observed.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Teaching has started at the schools, but there are restrictions due to first corona cases. For the new school year - depending on the infection situation - 3 scenarios were developed: There will be fixed study groups. Masks are to be worn in the corridors and are recommended during breaks. Classes are to be organised in such a way that the rules of distance can be observed.
When do educational institutions open? For information on the conditions in adult education institutions, please refer to the respective websites.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Groups of up to 10 people may meet. If they are relatives or members of two households, there may be more.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Contactless outdoor sports are permitted. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools can open again. Indoor sports are permitted again, provided the minimum distances are observed. This also applies to fitness studios.
What cultural events are possible? Museums and theme parks can open again. Cinemas and theatres are allowed to open subject to the minimum distance. Cultural events with up to 500 participants are permitted.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and bars are open again. Apartments, hotels and camping sites are allowed to open.
When do major events start? All major events are prohibited until the end of October. Since July 6th, cultural events with up to 500 participants inside and up to 1000 visitors outside are allowed in Lower Saxony. The minimum distance must be observed.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? The obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover on public transport remains in force.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Residents may receive visitors again under certain conditions.
When are churches open again? In Lower Saxony, church services may take place again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school/nursery. As soon as a child does not feel well and the symptoms are stronger, he or she must stay at home. A doctor will decide whether a Covid test is necessary. After 48 hours without symptoms, the child can go back to school/nursery if he/she has had no contact with a person who is proven to be ill with Covid.

North Rhine-Westphalia

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When will childcare be available again? Since 17 August, regular operation has been back in force. The aim is to provide childcare for the number of hours that has been contractually agreed for each child. Employees of schools and daycare centres in NRW can have Corona tested every 14 days until the autumn holidays, voluntarily and free of charge.
When do the primary schools open? In North Rhine-Westphalia school has started again. Employees of the schools can have themselves tested on Corona every 14 days until the autumn holidays, voluntarily and free of charge. At primary schools, there is no obligation to wear masks when pupils are sitting in their fixed seats in class.
When do classes in secondary schools start? In North Rhine-Westphalia school has started again. Employees of the schools can have themselves tested on Corona every 14 days until the autumn holidays, voluntarily and free of charge. Outside of class, a mask is compulsory.
When do educational institutions open? For information about the conditions of the institutes of adult education, please refer to the respective websites.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? Preventive medical checkups can still be performed.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Groups of up to 10 people may meet outdoors. If they only belong to two households, there may be more. For private parties (at home) there is no limit to the number of participants. Parties for special occasions may be held with 150 guests. Hygiene rules must be observed. In addition, it is mandatory to record the personal data of all participants.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Fitness studios, dance schools, sports halls and course rooms of sports clubs may reopen. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools may open, the minimum distance also applies in the swimming pools. Since 30 May, sports with unavoidable physical contact may be practiced again. Club sport in halls is only possible to a limited extent. In a group of up to 30 persons contact sports may be practiced again.
What cultural events are possible? Museums, theatres, operas and cinemas are allowed to open. Events in the cultural or educational sector with a maximum of 300 participants do not require a hygiene concept.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and bars are open. The contact details of each visitor must be registered. Apartments and hotels may be used for tourism again.
When do major events start? Major events are to remain prohibited until the end of October. Events with more than 1000 guests must be coordinated with the state. Trade fairs may only take place under certain conditions. For events with more than 500 guests, stricter regulations apply.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? With the gradual opening of public life, local rail passenger transport in NRW is also being expanded again.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Visits and also physical contact, such as hugs, are allowed.
When are churches open again? Church services may be held again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with a cold and without further symptoms should be observed at home for 24 hours, the school must be notified. If the symptoms improve and there are no additional symptoms, the child can go back to school. If there is no improvement and there are additional symptoms, the school and the doctor should be contacted.

Rhineland-Palatinate

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When will childcare be available again? In the day-care centres, normal regular operation is again in effect.
When do the primary schools open? The school year began with normal attendance classes. The hygiene plan, which has been further developed for the new school year, no longer provides for distance teaching. It is planned that pupils must wear a protective mask outside the classroom. Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD) said: "If there is a case of infection, all others will be sent to quarantine and will be tested extensively - and the school will be closed temporarily in case of doubt"
When do classes in secondary schools start? The school year began with normal attendance classes. The hygiene plan, which has been further developed for the new school year, no longer provides for distance teaching. It is planned that pupils must wear a protective mask outside the classroom. Prime Minister Malu Dreyer (SPD) said: "If there is a case of infection, all others will be sent to quarantine and will be tested extensively - and the school will be closed temporarily in case of doubt"
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the homepage of your respective educational institution.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Up to 10 people may meet, regardless of the number of households.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Recreational and popular outdoor sports are permitted again, but no competitions yet. Open-air pools may open again. Visiting fitness studios and dance schools as well as sports activities in halls is again permitted under certain conditions. Club sports in the hall are again possible. Contact sports and group training is permitted in groups of maximum 30 persons.
What cultural events are possible? Museums, cinemas, theatre and concert halls are open. It is again possible to go to the indoor swimming pool, sauna or leisure park.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Bars may be visited again. Hotels, holiday homes, youth hostels and camping sites may reopen for tourists.
When do major events start? Until the end of October major events remain prohibited. Up to 250 people may gather inside during events. Outside events with up to 500 people are possible if the distance is maintained and contact details are recorded. For private parties, such as weddings or family celebrations, the number of people should be determined in advance and should not exceed 75 people.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? A mouth and nose cover must still be worn.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Residents of nursing homes for the elderly and the disabled in Rhineland-Palatinate may once again receive visitors.
When are churches open again? In Rhineland-Palatinate, church services may take place again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school/nursery. If a child does not feel well or the symptoms are more severe, he or she must stay at home. In principle, parents can wait until the child is fully recovered or call for medical advice. The doctor will decide whether a Covid test should be carried out.

Saarland

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When will childcare be available again? Since 1 August, daycare centres are to resume regular operations. How this is to be organised varies from one day care centre to the next.
When do the primary schools open? Normal attendance classes with compulsory education are again planned at all schools. Classes are to take place in fixed groups within a year, "in order to avoid mixing with the other classes if possible". During lessons and breaks no everyday masks have to be worn, in principle they do in the school building.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Normal attendance classes with compulsory education are again planned at all schools. Classes are to take place in fixed groups within a year, "in order to avoid mixing with the other classes if possible". During lessons and breaks no everyday masks have to be worn, in principle they do in the school building.
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the website of your respective provider.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Meetings of up to 10 people are allowed.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Athletes are allowed to be active in the fresh air. Sporting activities in halls are permitted, e.g. in the gym and club sports with a limit of 25 persons. Both outdoor and indoor swimming pools are open again. Contact sports are permitted in groups of up to 10 people.
What cultural events are possible? Cinemas, museums, leisure parks, zoos and animal parks are allowed to open. Outdoor events with up to 100 people and in closed rooms with up to 50 people are allowed again.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants are open again until 24 hrs. Bars, hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites may open again.
When do major events start? Major events remain prohibited until the end of October. Open-air events are permitted with up to 900 people, in closed rooms with up to 450.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? Citizens must wear a mouth-and-nose cover on local public transport.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? It is again possible to visit close relatives from nursing homes.
When are churches open again? Church services are possible again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school/nursery. As soon as a child does not feel well and/or the symptoms are stronger, he or she must stay at home. A doctor will decide whether a Covid test should be carried out.

Saxony

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When will childcare be available again? Daycare centres have switched to regular operation, but increased hygiene requirements apply.
When do the primary schools open? School has started again. The minimum distance of 1.50 metres no longer applies. The school management can determine when and where a mask is to be worn. There is no comprehensive mask obligation.
When do classes in secondary schools start? School has started again. The minimum distance of 1.50 metres no longer applies. The school management can determine when and where a mask is to be worn. There is no comprehensive mask obligation.
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the website of your educational institution.
When does my university or college open? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended that preventive medical checkups continue to be carried out.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Two households can meet. Meetings with up to 10 people are also allowed - both inside and outside. In a rented room up to 100 people are allowed to meet at family celebrations. Since 18 July, company and club parties as well as children's holiday camps with up to 50 people have been possible again.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Open-air and indoor swimming pools may open, provided they have an approved hygiene concept. This also applies to saunas and steam baths. Fitness studios are open. Club sport is again possible both indoors and outdoors, but only if the minimum distance is observed.
What cultural events are possible? Museums, libraries, memorials, archives and zoos are allowed to open - here too, the prerequisite is that distance and hygiene are maintained. Amusement parks are allowed to open, provided they have an approved hygiene concept. Theatres, operas, cinemas and concerts may open. Concerts may take place in jazz clubs or other smaller venues.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants, bars, hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites are allowed to reopen.
When do major events start? From 1 September, major events with more than 1000 visitors are permitted again. However, only if the number of new infections in the region of the venue has not exceeded 20 per 100 000 inhabitants in the past 7 days. Conferences, congresses and smaller trade fairs with up to 1000 visitors are permitted again - provided that appropriate hygiene concepts are in place. Since 18 July, up to 1000 people have been allowed to watch mass and leisure sports, including football matches.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? It is still compulsory to wear a mouth and nose cover on buses and trains.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Relatives in old people's homes and nursing homes may be visited again. Hygiene concepts are a prerequisite.
When are churches open again? Saxony again allows public church services.

Saxony-Anhalt

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When will childcare be available again? Kitas are in limited regular operation. They should return to normal operation in the coming weeks.
When do the primary schools open? Schools have started normal operation with a changing model and rigid groups. A minimum distance does not have to be maintained. The Ministry of Education recommends "all school stakeholders" to use the Corona Warn-App. School administrators can currently decide for themselves whether or not a mouth and nose protector must be worn on the school premises.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Schools have started normal operation with a changing model and rigid groups. A minimum distance does not have to be maintained. The Ministry of Education recommends "all school stakeholders" to use the Corona Warn-App. School administrators can currently decide for themselves whether or not a mouth and nose protector must be worn on the school premises.
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the website of your educational institution.
When does my university or college open? At the moment digital teaching is taking place. In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures can be obtained from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? There is no longer a restraining order. It is recommended not to meet more than 10 people and to keep all further contacts to a minimum.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Children are allowed to go to playgrounds again. Gyms and open-air swimming pools may reopen, sports in halls are also allowed. Outdoor sports are permitted for up to five people as long as they avoid direct contact. Non-contact sports are allowed in groups of up to 50 people.
What cultural events are possible? Museums, libraries, archives, exhibition houses, drive-in cinemas and leisure parks are allowed to open. Theatres, operas and cinemas are open.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and bars are allowed to open again. Apartments, hotels and camping sites may open.
When do major events start? Major events remain prohibited until the end of October. Up to 50 people may come to private parties. At professionally organized celebrations such as weddings or events such as symposia, up to 1000 people are allowed in the open air. In closed rooms the number of participants is limited to 500. From 01 November, events with more than 1,000 people will be possible if they are approved separately, e.g. by the public health department. An appropriate corona protection concept must be available for this purpose.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? It remains mandatory to wear a mouth and nose cover on public transport.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Visitors are allowed back into old people's homes and nursing homes.
When are churches open again? The state government has reinstated permission for church services under certain conditions.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with unspecific symptoms, i.e. fever-free with a slight cold or inconspicuous cough, do not have to stay at home. If the symptoms are more severe, they should not go to school. In this case a visit to the doctor is recommended. In case of a negative covid test or no test at all, the child can come back without fever after 24 hours.

Schleswig-Holstein

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When will childcare be available again? The return to regular operation has begun in the daycare centres.
When do the primary schools open? Class has started again. There is a division of the pupils into fixed large groups according to grade. Within the classes the rule of distance falls, but contacts between the classes should be avoided as far as possible. For all classes the wearing of a mouth and nose protector on school grounds is mandatory, except during lessons.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Class has started again. Pupils from grade 7 on are advised to wear a mask in class as well. However, this is not compulsory. It is planned to divide the pupils into fixed large groups according to grade. Within the classes the rule of spacing will be dropped, but contact between the classes should be avoided as far as possible. For all age groups, the wearing of a mouth and nose protector on school grounds is mandatory, except during lessons.
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the homepage of your respective educational institution.
When does my university or college open? Courses currently take place digitally. In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures can be obtained from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended to continue to take necessary preventive medical checkups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Meetings of up to 50 people are allowed in the private room and up to 150 people outside.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Low-contact sports in halls are permitted again, including in fitness studios. Open-air pools may open. Indoor swimming pools may only open if they have an appropriate hygiene concept. Groups of up to 10 persons may practice contact-intensive sports.
What cultural events are possible? Museums, cinemas and amusement parks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools may once again welcome visitors. But sometimes with fewer guests.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants, bars, hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites are allowed to reopen. Closing times for restaurants have been lifted.
When do major events start? Major events remain prohibited. Outdoor events are permitted for 500 participants, in closed rooms for up to 250 participants.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? Mouth and nose cover must continue to be worn on public transport.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Visits are permitted under strict hygiene conditions.
When are churches open again? In Schleswig-Holstein church services can take place again under strict conditions.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school/nursery. As soon as a child does not feel well and/or the symptoms are more severe, such as fever, a stronger cough or loss of sense of smell/taste, he or she must stay at home. A doctor will decide whether a Covid test should be carried out. If this is not necessary or if it turns out to be negative, the child can go back to school/nursery as soon as he/she is healthy

Thuringia

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When will childcare be available again? Restricted regular operation applies in all daycare centres. Kindergartens are open daily for all children.
When do the primary schools open? School has started again. Thuringia has presented a traffic light concept with graded safety measures for the schools. Students and teachers do not have to wear masks in class. However, mouth-nose-coverings are compulsory in situations where many people come together in a small space.
When do classes in secondary schools start? School has started again. Thuringia has presented a traffic light concept with graded safety measures for the schools. Students and teachers do not have to wear masks in class. However, mouth-nose-coverings are compulsory in situations where many people come together in a small space.
When do educational institutions open? Please refer to the information on adult education on the website of your educational institution.
When does my university or college open? Digital teaching is currently taking place. In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to begin uniformly on November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended to continue to take necessary preventive medical checkups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? There are no more contact restrictions in Thuringia. However, it is recommended to meet only with one other household or with a maximum of 10 people.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Open-air pools may open. Swimming pools, fitness studios and other sports and leisure facilities may reopen. Discotheques and cinemas may open. Outdoor sports activities may take place in groups of more than eleven people, subject to the minimum distance. Clubs are allowed to train indoors again.
What cultural events are possible? Leisure parks, museums, galleries, zoos and animal parks are open. It is again possible to visit indoor swimming pools as well as thermal baths and saunas, provided that an infection protection concept has been approved for each. Theatre and orchestra performances are again permitted.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants, bars, hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites are allowed to open.
When do major events start? There is a ban on major events until the end of October. Trade fairs, special markets and commercial exhibitions are permitted on presentation of an infection protection concept. For public events in closed rooms, the contact details of participants must be recorded.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? There is still the obligation to wear a mouth and nose cover on public transport.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? The Thuringian state government again allows visits to old people's and nursing homes.
When are churches open again? Religious communities are allowed to hold public services again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school/nursery. As soon as a child does not feel well and/or the symptoms are stronger, he or she must stay at home. A doctor will decide whether a Covid test should be carried out. If this is not necessary or if it turns out negative, the child can return to school as soon as he or she is healthy