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Last updated on 27. October 2020

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Baden-Württemberg

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What are the rules for day care centres? The day care centres are fully open. However, the children have to be looked after in fixed groups and the amount of care may fall short of the usual times. Carers must maintain a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other adults present in the facility. The decision as to whether a child can return to the facility after illness is made by the management. Regular airing is necessary.
What rules apply to primary schools? The schools are in normal operation. Lessons should take place in groups that are as fixed as possible, so that the students mix as little as possible. Additional school buses should ensure that the pupils do not sit too close together.
What rules apply to secondary schools? The schools are in normal operation. Lessons should take place in groups that are as fixed as possible, so that the students mix as little as possible. On the school grounds and in buildings of the secondary schools, masks should also be compulsory from the 5th grade onwards, but not in class. Additional school buses should ensure that the pupils do not sit too close together.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the homepage of your respective educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? Doctors recommend that preventive medical checkups continue to be carried out.
What rules apply in contact with people? In public, 10 people from several households may meet. For private meetings there is a limit of 10 people. Hygiene and distance rules must be observed. At private meetings a maximum of 100 people may meet and a written hygiene concept must be available. If the number of new infections is above the threshold of 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, a maximum of 50 people may meet in public or rented rooms and 25 in private rooms. If the critical threshold of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants is exceeded in cities and districts (e.g. Stuttgart and the district of Esslingen), private parties in public or rented rooms are only permitted with a maximum of 25 people.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 rules apply to cultural events? Museums, theatres and cinemas may open. It is up to the municipalities to decide whether and how Christmas markets may be opened.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants, hotels, holiday apartments, bars and pubs are open in compliance with the hygiene regulations. The ban on accommodation has been suspended by the Administrative Court.
What rules apply to major events? Public events with up to 100 people are permitted. Large events such as public festivals remain prohibited until at least the end of the year.
What rules apply to 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.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Visits are again permitted in hospitals as well as old people's and nursing homes.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? In Baden-Württemberg, church services may be celebrated again.
What rules apply to children with 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

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What are the rules for day care centres? 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.
What rules apply to primary schools? 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. With an incidence of over 50, Prime Minister Markus Söder advocates compulsory masks at primary schools as well. 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.
What rules apply to secondary schools? The compulsory use of masks at secondary schools for pupils and teachers in lessons has been abolished, but can be reintroduced as the number of cases increases. In Munich, for example, the compulsory wearing of masks in class was extended. 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.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the website of your respective educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? 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 rules apply in contact with people? In Bavaria, a maximum of ten people or members of two households may meet in public spaces. From an incidence value of over 50, a closing hour is already in effect from 10 p.m. in the gastronomy sector, among others. Private celebrations must then be limited to five people or the members of two households, regardless of whether the celebration is public or private. In regions where the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants is exceeded within seven days, events may only be held with a maximum of 50 participants, and a curfew applies from 9 p.m. In the risk area Berchtesgadener Land, leaving one's own home for 14 days is currently only permitted for compelling reasons.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 rules apply to cultural events? Museums are open. In cinemas and at cultural events, up to 400 people are allowed outside and up to 200 people indoors if there are marked seats. Without a seat assignment, there is a limit of 200 people outside and 100 people indoors. The same applies to conferences or congresses. Local regulations may vary depending on the development of corona case numbers. Christmas markets are generally possible with appropriate concepts and at locations with low rates of new infections.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Beer gardens may open. Holiday flats and hotels may also open again. Bars and pubs are not allowed to open yet. No guests from a domestic German Corona hotspot may be admitted, unless they have a negative Corona test (not older than 48 hours).
What rules apply to major events? Mass events remain prohibited until the end of October. 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. The following applies if the 50 warning value is exceeded: For private parties, an upper limit of up to 25 participants indoors or up to 50 participants outdoors should be waived.
What rules apply to 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.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? 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.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? 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.
What rules apply to children with 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

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What are the rules for day care centres? The care of all children is once again being provided to the full extent.
What rules apply to primary schools? The schools are in normal operation. At the moment it is autumn holidays. Students do not have to keep a minimum distance. Teachers and students are required to wear masks, but this does not apply in class. At the request of parents, a class can voluntarily agree to wear the mask in class. Sports, music and theatre lessons may take place again. Singing together in closed rooms is not allowed.
What rules apply to secondary schools? The schools are in normal operation. At the moment it is autumn holidays. The minimum distance does not have to be kept. There is a mask obligation for teachers and students, but this does not apply in class. Sports, music and theatre lessons may take place again. Singing together in closed rooms is not allowed. Physical contact should also be avoided.
What rules apply to educational institutions? 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.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? 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 rules apply in contact with people? Distance and hygiene rules must be observed. At flea markets, weekly and Christmas markets, in queues and on busy streets, masks are now compulsory. Since 10 October, only a maximum of ten people are allowed to take part in private celebrations inside. In addition, there is a nightly restriction (23 to 6 o'clock) on 5 persons from a maximum of two households. There is a general obligation to wear masks in office and administration buildings. It applies, for example, in the corridors if minimum distances cannot be maintained, but not when working at a desk.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Berlin sports clubs may train. Sports may be practiced outside and inside in groups of up to twelve people. The sports halls are open. Fitness, dance and ballet studios may also open.
What rules apply to cultural events? There are no limits on the number of participants for demonstrations. Cinemas, operas, theatres, museums, galleries, memorials, libraries and similar educational institutions are open. Zoos, zoos and botanical gardens are also open. A framework concept for Christmas market operators is being discussed.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? There is no curfew for bars and restaurants, but a ban on alcohol applies from 23:00. Hotels and holiday flats may accept guests. The Senate has not decided on a ban on accommodation.
What rules apply to major events? For trade fairs, conferences and commercial indoor leisure activities, up to 1000 people may gradually be brought together from 1 October. Outside, up to 5000 people may come together from 1 October.
What rules apply to 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.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Patients in hospitals and residents of old people's and nursing homes may be visited again.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Religious events are possible regardless of the number of participants.
What rules apply to children with 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 the child's state of health continues to deteriorate, please contact a paediatrician. He/she will decide whether a covid test is necessary.

Brandenburg

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What are the rules for day care centres? The day care centres are open again for all children.
What rules apply to primary schools? The schools are open again normally. At the moment there are autumn holidays in Brandenburg. In schools and after-school care centres, students and teachers are required to wear masks in the corridors, corridors, stairwells and while queuing 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 minimized.
What rules apply to secondary schools? The schools are open again normally. At the moment there are autumn holidays in Brandenburg. In schools and after-school care centres, students and teachers are required to wear masks in the corridors, corridors, stairwells and while queuing 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.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the information on adult education on the website of your educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? Preventive examinations can be carried out.
What rules apply 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. From an incidence value of 50, the upper limits are ten people in public and ten people from up to two households in private rooms.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 rules apply to cultural events? 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.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Apartments, hotels and camping sites are open. The ban on accommodation has been lifted. Restaurants and pubs are allowed to open, the ban period is lifted. From 35 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days, a mouthguard must be worn in restaurants if you are not at the site. In addition, from the value of 35, a ban on serving alcohol in pubs and restaurants will apply from 23.00 hrs.
What rules apply to major events? Large events with more than 1000 people will 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. In restaurants, the height of the room and the observance of the minimum distance of 1.50 m determines the number of guests. If the number of cases increases, further restrictions are to be expected. Demonstrations are possible without a limited number of participants, but the minimum distance must be maintained and access must be regulated.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? In public transport, there is an obligation to wear a protection that covers mouth and nose.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Residents of nursing homes are allowed to have visitors in Brandenburg again.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services may take place up to a number of 1000 people. Distance and hygiene rules must be observed.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children with symptoms of illness should always stay at home. For the symptoms typical for Covid, such as dry cough and fever, children must definitely stay at home. Doctors decide whether a Covid test should be carried out.

Bremen

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What are the rules for day care centres? 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.
What rules apply to primary schools? In the new school year there is limited regular operation. At the moment it is autumn holidays. The plan is to have "class teams as permanent 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 care.
What rules apply to secondary schools? In the new school year there is limited regular operation. At the moment it is autumn holidays. The plan is to have "class teams as permanent as possible". At the beginning of the school year, secondary schools will be required to wear masks, which will be compulsory in the building but not in class.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Presence events may take place at adult education centres, adult education institutions and other public or private institutions of initial, further and continuing education.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? Screening is also recommended during the corona crisis.
What rules apply in contact with people? At the moment a maximum of five people are allowed to meet in public without a minimum distance, because Bremen is considered a corona risk area. A maximum of ten people are allowed to meet there for private meetings and celebrations.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Sports clubs may train again. Open-air pools may open. Low-contact sports such as jogging, rowing, tennis or golf are also permitted.
What rules apply to cultural events? Cinemas, theatres, opera houses and concert halls may open with a limited number of visitors. Due to the high corona incidence value, all events in the city of Bremen where alcohol is served must be limited to a maximum of ten participants. For events, such as theatre or readings, without serving alcohol, the limit is 100 participants.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Visits to restaurants and pubs are possible. There is a closing time for gastronomy and a ban on selling alcohol from 23.00 to 6.00 hours. Hotels and holiday flats are allowed to open.
What rules apply to major events? Major events such as the open-air park or trade fairs were interrupted. The city of Bremen is considered a risk area. A maximum of ten people are allowed to gather for private meetings and celebrations. The Senate recommends that only people from a maximum of two households participate in celebrations.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? In local and long-distance traffic, the wearing of a mouth and nose cover is mandatory.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? The homes and hospitals are open to visitors again.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Meetings in churches, mosques and other places of worship are possible again.
What rules apply to children with 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. Children with a simple cold and occasional cough can continue to attend the day care centre/school.

Hamburg

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kindergartens are back in "normal operation", at least in terms of childcare hours. Parents and educators must observe special hygiene regulations.
What rules apply to primary schools? All pupils in one class may again be taught together, but it is now the autumn holidays. 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. Primary school pupils are not required to wear masks. In certain situations there are exceptions for children of one grade level. All Hamburg teachers and other school employees can have themselves tested on Corona several times free of charge. After the autumn holidays, all classrooms must be aired regularly (every 20 minutes for at least 5 minutes).
What rules apply to secondary schools? All pupils in one class may again be taught together, but Hamburg is currently on autumn vacation. The requirement of 1.5 meters distance between the 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. After the autumn holidays, all classrooms must be aired regularly.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Vocational qualifications are possible again in classroom teaching under certain conditions. Please ask the provider directly for the current status.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What rules apply in contact with people? The Hamburg Senate wants to decide on further contact restrictions in the next few days. Events such as the fish market, winter cathedral and Christmas markets are becoming increasingly unlikely. In a private setting, up to 25 people can meet. At celebrations in rented rooms, up to 50 people are allowed. Meetings in public are limited to 10 people from any number of households.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 rules apply to cultural events? Events with up to 100 participants in the open and 50 participants in closed rooms are permitted under certain conditions. If alcohol is served, the number of permitted participants is reduced by half. Christmas markets may be held outdoors, subject to hygiene regulations, if the incidence of infection permits.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants are open. Hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites may accommodate guests. No guests from an inner-German corona hotspot may be accommodated unless they have a negative corona test (not older than 48 hours).
What rules apply to major events? 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 rules apply to 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.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Visits to care facilities are permitted in visiting rooms or in outdoor areas.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? The city of Hamburg again permits church services under certain conditions.
What rules apply to children with 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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What are the rules for day care centres? Daycare facilities for children in Hesse are in regular operation.
What rules apply to primary schools? In Hesse it is just autumn holidays. In the primary schools, it was planned that the school management could order the wearing of a mouth-and-nose cover in the school building outside of classroom instruction in the class or course group. 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. Municipalities can order compulsory masking in lessons if the number of cases increases.
What rules apply to secondary schools? All schools will return to normal attendance classes with compulsory schooling, but the autumn holidays have just started. 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 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. Municipalities can order compulsory masking in lessons if the number of cases increases.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Teaching has resumed at the schools for adults.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? Medical interventions and operations in clinics and outpatient practices that were previously postponed may be performed again.
What rules apply 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.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 rules apply to cultural events? Museums, cinemas, opera houses and concert halls are open. Hesse wants to make Christmas markets possible in principle, but the markets are to be straightened out and the stalls distributed over the city centres.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and bars are open, the minimum distance must be observed. Hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites may also accommodate guests. No guests from an inner-German corona hotspot may be accommodated unless they have a negative corona test (not older than 48 hours).
What rules apply to major events? Major events remain prohibited. A maximum of 150 participants may be admitted to public events, with a minimum of 35 newly infected persons per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days. If the seven-day incidence rises to 50, the number of participants at public events will be limited to 100. If the infection rate increases, Hessen recommends limiting the number of guests for private parties. Depending on the regional pandemic development, a maximum number of participants of 25 to 50 is prescribed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? A mouth and nose cover remains mandatory in public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Residents in old people's homes and nursing homes may receive visitors up to a maximum of three times a week.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? All religious communities may again invite to events with an audience.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children who are clearly ill are not allowed to attend the Kita/school. If children are ill at the Kita/School, they must be picked up by their parents. In case of fever, dry cough and impaired sense of taste, the school/kita 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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What are the rules for day care centres? 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.
What rules apply to primary schools? It's fall break. In addition, 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.
What rules apply to secondary schools? It's fall break. In addition, 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.
What rules apply to educational institutions? For information on adult education, please refer to the website of your respective training institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? Preventive examinations should be carried out despite a corona pandemic.
What rules apply 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. It is recommended to keep your distance and to wear a mouth guard. However, if there are more than 50 new corona infections per 100,000 inhabitants in a region within seven days, a maximum of 10 people from two households may meet in public spaces.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 rules apply to cultural events? Museums, indoor and fun pools are open. Concerts and theatre performances may take place with small events. Christmas markets may take place. However, in regions where the Corona traffic light is set to red, autumn and Christmas markets are cancelled.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants, bars and pubs are open. Hotels and holiday apartments are open. In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, the Higher Administrative Court overturned the restrictions on accommodation for holidaymakers from domestic corona risk areas.
What rules apply to major events? 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 meet 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 rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Mouth and nose protectors must be worn in public transport and in retail outlets.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Relatives in the nursing home may be visited again.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, church services may take place again under strict conditions.
What rules apply to children with 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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What are the rules for day care centres? The day care centres are open for all children during regular operation.
What rules apply to primary schools? Teaching has started at the schools, but there are restrictions due to first corona cases. At the moment it is autumn holidays. Masks should 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. If pupils in a cohort (learning groups with up to 120 children and adolescents) remain among themselves, the mask can also be dispensed with in a separate school wing. After Corona cases, many classes and cohorts are back in home schooling.
What rules apply to secondary schools? Teaching has started at the schools, but there are restrictions due to first corona cases. At the moment it is autumn holidays. Masks should 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. If pupils in a cohort (learning groups with up to 120 children and adolescents) remain among themselves, the mask can also be dispensed with in a separate school wing. After Corona cases, many classes and cohorts are back in home schooling.
What rules apply to educational institutions? For information on the conditions in adult education institutions, please refer to the respective websites.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? In the winter semester 2020/2021, lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to take place mainly digitally from November 1, 2020. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What rules apply in contact with people? Groups of up to 10 people may meet without keeping the minimum distance. If they are relatives or members of two households, there may be more. Private celebrations, such as baptisms or weddings, are allowed with up to 25 people inside and up to 50 people outside.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Contactless outdoor sports are permitted. Indoor swimming pools may open. Sports in halls are permitted again, provided that the minimum distances are observed. This also applies to fitness studios.
What rules apply to cultural events? Museums, cinemas and theatres are allowed to open, subject to the minimum distance. Cultural events with up to 500 participants are permitted. Christmas markets may be planned in principle. Prerequisites are hygiene concepts and that distance regulations are observed and that the number of infections does not increase further in the coming weeks.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and bars are open again. Apartments, hotels and camping sites are allowed to open. Lower Saxony has overturned the ban on accommodation.
What rules apply to major events? 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. For events with fixed seating, up to 500 people are allowed inside and outside. The minimum distance must be observed. For private events there is a mandatory upper limit of 25 participants inside or 50 participants outside. For meetings in restaurants the upper limit is 100 persons.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? The obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover on public transport remains in force.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Residents may receive visits under certain conditions.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? In Lower Saxony, church services may take place.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms, such as a cold or a slight cough, are allowed to attend 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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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are in regular operation. The aim is to provide childcare within the hours contractually agreed for each child. Employees of schools and daycare centres in NRW can voluntarily have themselves tested for Corona every 14 days free of charge.
What rules apply to primary schools? In North Rhine-Westphalia school has started again. But at the moment it is autumn holidays. Employees of the schools can have themselves tested on Corona every 14 days voluntarily and free of charge. Outside of class, a mask is mandatory.
What rules apply to secondary schools? In North Rhine-Westphalia school has started again. But at the moment it is autumn holidays. 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.
What rules apply to educational institutions? For information about the conditions of the institutes of adult education, please refer to the respective websites.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? Lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to take place mainly digitally in the winter semester 2020/2021 from November 1. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? Preventive medical checkups should continue to be carried out.
What rules apply in contact with people? Groups of up to 10 people may meet outside. If they belong to only two households, there may be more. From a new infection value of 50, only meetings of up to 5 people are allowed in the respective district or town. Parties of 150 guests may be held for special occasions. Hygiene rules must be observed. In addition, it is mandatory to record the personal data of all participants. Outside the apartment, parties must be announced at least three working days in advance. Depending on the course of the pandemic, the number of participants may be further limited.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Fitness studios, dance schools, sports halls and course rooms of sports clubs may open. Indoor swimming pools may open, the minimum distance also applies in the swimming pools. Sports with unavoidable physical contact may be practised again. Club sport in halls is only possible to a limited extent. Contact sports may be practiced in a group of up to 30 people.
What rules apply to cultural events? 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. Christmas markets are allowed if they are fenced in, for example, so that the flow of visitors can be limited and controlled.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and bars are open. The contact details of each visitor must be registered. Apartments and hotels may be used for tourism again.
What rules apply to major events? Major events are to remain prohibited until the end of October.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? In local public transport, there is an obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Visits and also physical contact, such as hugs, are allowed.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Church services may be held.
What rules apply to children with 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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What are the rules for day care centres? In the day-care centres, normal regular operation is again in effect.
What rules apply to primary schools? The school year began with normal attendance classes. But at the moment it is autumn holidays. The hygiene plan, which has been further developed for the new school year, no longer provides for distance teaching. Students must wear a so-called everyday mask outside the classroom.
What rules apply to secondary schools? The school year began with normal attendance classes. But at the moment it is autumn holidays. The hygiene plan, which has been further developed for the new school year, no longer provides for distance teaching. Students must wear a mouth-and-nose cover outside the classroom.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the homepage of your respective educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What rules apply in contact with people? Up to 10 people may meet, regardless of the number of households. The city of Mainz limits the stay in public space to a maximum of 5 persons or two households.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 rules apply to cultural events? Museums, cinemas, theatre and concert halls are open. Christmas markets should be spread over the cities as far as possible.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Bars and restaurants are open. There is a curfew at 23.00 hours, the sale of alcohol is prohibited from this time. Hotels, apartments, youth hostels and camping sites are open. There is no ban on accommodation.
What rules apply to major events? 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 kept and contact details are provided. 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 rules apply to local and long-distance transport? A mouth and nose cover must still be worn.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Residents of nursing homes for the elderly and the disabled in Rhineland-Palatinate may once again receive visitors.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? In Rhineland-Palatinate church services may take place.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms, such as a cold or a slight cough, are allowed to attend 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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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are back in regular operation. How this is organised varies from one day care centre to the next.
What rules apply to primary schools? Normal attendance classes with compulsory education are again planned at all schools. Classes are to take place in fixed groups within a year. At the moment, however, there are autumn holidays. During lessons and breaks no masks have to be worn, but in principle they do in the school building.
What rules apply to secondary schools? Normal attendance classes with compulsory education are again planned at all schools. Classes are to take place in fixed groups within a year. At the moment, however, there are autumn holidays. During lessons and breaks no masks have to be worn, but in principle they do in the school building.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the website of your respective provider.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What rules apply in contact with people? Meetings of up to 10 people are allowed.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 rules apply to cultural events? 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. There are no concrete decisions on the organisation of Christmas markets yet.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants are open until midnight. Bars, hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites are allowed to open. In Saarland the ban on accommodation for travellers from German risk areas will be abolished.
What rules apply to major events? 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 rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Citizens must wear a mouth-and-nose cover on local public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? It is possible to visit close relatives from nursing homes.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services are possible under observance of minimum distance requirements.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms, such as a cold or a slight cough, are allowed to attend 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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What are the rules for day care centres? Daycare centres have switched to regular operation, but increased hygiene requirements apply.
What rules apply to primary schools? 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.
What rules apply to secondary schools? School has started again, but at the moment it is autumn holidays. The minimum distance of 1.50 metres no longer applies. The school management can decide when and where a mask is to be worn. There is no comprehensive mask obligation.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the website of your educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? It is recommended that preventive medical checkups continue to be carried out.
What rules apply in contact with people? Two households can meet. Meetings with up to 10 people are also allowed - 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.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 sports are possible both indoors and outdoors, but only if the minimum distance is observed.
What rules apply to cultural events? Museums, libraries, memorials, archives and zoos are allowed to open - here too, the prerequisite is that distance and hygiene are maintained. Theatres, operas, cinemas and concert events may open. Due to the different development there is currently no uniform corona regulation for Christmas markets in Saxony.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants, bars, hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites are allowed to open. There are no longer any restrictions for travellers from risk areas within Germany.
What rules apply to major events? From September 1, major events with more than 1000 visitors are permitted. 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.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? It is still compulsory to wear a mouth and nose cover on buses and trains.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Relatives in old people's homes and nursing homes may be visited again. Hygiene concepts are a prerequisite.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Saxony again allows public church services.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children with symptoms such as coughing, fever, diarrhoea or vomiting are not allowed to go to school. If they show these symptoms for more than 2 days, they are not allowed back to school until they have been without symptoms for 2 days.

Saxony-Anhalt

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are in limited regular operation.
What rules apply to primary schools? Schools have started normal operation with a changing model and rigid groups. A minimum distance does not have to be maintained. School administrators can currently decide for themselves whether a mouth and nose protector must be worn on the school premises.
What rules apply to secondary schools? Schools have started normal operation with a changing model and rigid groups. A minimum distance does not have to be maintained. School administrators can currently decide for themselves whether a mouth and nose protector must be worn on the school premises.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the website of your educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What rules apply in contact with people? There is no restraining order. It is recommended not to meet more than 10 people and to keep all further contacts to a minimum.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Children are allowed to go to playgrounds again. Gyms are allowed to open, 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 rules apply to cultural events? Museums, theatres, operas and cinemas are open. Minimum distances must be observed and visitor lists must be kept. From a current perspective, Christmas markets with a hygiene concept are allowed to take place.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and bars are allowed to open again. Apartments, hotels and camping sites may open. No guests from an inner-German corona hotspot may be admitted, unless they have a negative corona test (not older than 48 hours).
What rules apply to major events? Major events remain prohibited until the end of October. Up to 50 people may come to private parties. At professionally organised parties, such as weddings, or events, such as specialist conferences, up to 1000 people are allowed in the open air. In closed rooms the number of participants is limited to 500. From 1 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.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? It remains mandatory to wear a mouth and nose cover on public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Visitors are allowed back into old people's homes and nursing homes.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? The state government has reinstated permission for church services under certain conditions.
What rules apply to children with 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 a doctor is recommended. In case of a negative covid test or no test at all, the child can go back to school and daycare after 24 hours without fever.

Schleswig-Holstein

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are in regular operation.
What rules apply to primary schools? It's fall break. Otherwise there is a division of the pupils into fixed large groups according to grade. Within the classes the distance rule applies. For all classes the wearing of a mouth and nose protector on school grounds is mandatory, except during lessons. After the autumn holidays it is compulsory to wear a mask in class for a period of two weeks.
What rules apply to secondary schools? It's fall break. Otherwise, students from grade 7 on are advised to wear a mask in class. 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 distance falls. For all classes the wearing of a mouth and nose protector on the school premises is mandatory, except during lessons. After the autumn holidays it is compulsory to wear a mask in class for a period of two weeks.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the homepage of your respective educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? Lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to take place mainly digitally in the winter semester 2020/2021 from November 1. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from your university/college.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? It is recommended to continue to take necessary preventive medical checkups.
What rules apply in contact with people? Meetings of up to 50 people are allowed in the private room and up to 150 people outside.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Low-contact sports in halls are permitted again, including in fitness studios. Indoor swimming pools may only be opened if they have an appropriate hygiene concept. Groups of up to 10 persons are allowed to practice contact-intensive sports.
What rules apply to cultural events? Museums, cinemas and amusement parks, indoor and outdoor swimming pools may once again welcome visitors. But sometimes with fewer guests.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants, bars, hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites are allowed to open. Commercial establishments are prohibited from providing accommodation. It does not apply to business travellers, private visits and second home owners.
What rules apply to major events? Major events remain prohibited. Outdoor events are allowed for 500 participants, in closed rooms for up to 250.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Mouth and nose cover must continue to be worn on public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Visits are permitted under strict hygiene conditions.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? In Schleswig-Holstein church services can take place under strict conditions.
What rules apply to children with 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 does not have to be done or if it turns out negative, the child can return to school/nursery as soon as he/she is healthy.

Thuringia

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What are the rules for day care centres? Restricted regular operation applies in all daycare centres. Kindergartens are open daily for all children.
What rules apply to primary schools? The school has started again, but at the moment it is autumn holidays. 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. Care must be taken to air them regularly.
What rules apply to secondary schools? School has started again. 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.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the information on adult education on the website of your educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? 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.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? It is recommended to continue to take necessary preventive medical checkups.
What rules apply 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.
What rules apply to sporting activities? 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 may train in indoor facilities.
What rules apply to cultural events? Leisure parks, museums and galleries are open. It is possible to visit indoor swimming pools, provided that an infection protection concept has been approved for each. Theatre and orchestra performances are permitted with a limited number of participants.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants, bars, hotels, holiday apartments and camping sites are allowed to open. There is currently no ban on accommodation in Thuringia.
What rules apply to major events? There is a ban on major events. 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 rules apply to local and long-distance transport? There is still the obligation to wear a mouth and nose cover on public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? The Thuringian state government allows visits to old people's and nursing homes.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Religious communities may hold public services.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms, such as a cold or a slight cough, are allowed to attend 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 it is not necessary or if it turns out negative, the child can return to school as soon as he or she is healthy.