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Last updated on 27. November 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. Kindergartens are allowed to take groups on a walk in the forest or similar activities. The same applies to schools and other social institutions.
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. Regular shock ventilation is necessary. Kindergartens are allowed to take groups on a walk in the forest or similar. The same applies to schools and other social institutions. Children in one class may go to school 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. Regular shock airing is necessary. Additional school buses should ensure that the pupils do not sit too close together. Since 19 October, pupils from the fifth grade onwards are obliged to wear masks in class. According to the Ministry of Education, this requirement applies from a nationwide 7-day incidence of over 35. Kindergartens are allowed to take groups on a walk in the woods or similar activities. The same applies to schools and other social institutions. Children in one class may attend school 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? From now on, the stay in public is limited to members of one's own and another household, to a maximum number of 10 persons. All citizens are required to reduce their contacts with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Parents living separately are allowed to see and visit their children. Relatives with visiting rights of children or for a visit to a doctor or hospital may enter. Private travel and visits to relatives should otherwise be avoided if possible. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. Distance and hygiene rules must be observed. If the rules of hygiene cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn.
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? Leisure facilities will be closed for November, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. Public and academic libraries may remain open under hygiene conditions. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
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? In Berlin, pupils of the upper school and all vocational schools and upper school centres must wear a mask in class. Regular airing is necessary. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from grade 8 onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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? All citizens are required to leave the apartment only for absolutely necessary reasons. From 01.12. onwards, only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and young people under 12 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200, the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. The implementation of pedagogically accompanied outdoor activities of schools, day-care centres or within the framework of privately organised child care or youth welfare services are excluded from the contact restrictions, e.g. children up to 12 years of age from a joint care and teaching group. A special arrangement is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households will be allowed to meet.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Leisure and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited. Gyms are closed for November. Individual sports are permitted alone, in pairs or with your own household. For children up to the age of 12, sports training is possible in fixed groups of up to ten people in the open air.
What rules apply to cultural events? Leisure facilities will be closed for November, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. Playgrounds and the outdoor facilities of zoos and animal parks are open to visitors. Hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade as well as weekly markets remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
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? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. Public events (no cultural events!) may take place with a maximum of 50 people inside and 100 people outside, provided that a hygiene concept, written registration of participants, distance and contact restrictions are presented.
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. In schools and after-school care centres, students and teachers must wear masks in the corridors, corridors, staircases 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. Regular airing is necessary. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from the 8th grade onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. The AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
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? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations will be discussed in mid-December. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, do not stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are permitted, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
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? Limited modulating duty applies. In Bremen, secondary schools and vocational schools are required to wear masks in class. Class trips and day trips are cancelled. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there will be additional regulations for better compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons, starting in the 8th grade. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
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? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discotheques, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
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 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. 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. Classrooms must be ventilated regularly (every 20 minutes for at least 5 minutes).
What rules apply to secondary schools? All pupils in a class may 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. Pupils at vocational schools as well as at the upper grades of general education schools must now also wear a mouth-and-nose protector during lessons. All Hamburg teachers and other school employees can have themselves tested on Corona several times free of charge. All classrooms must be ventilated regularly. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there will be additional regulations from the 8th class onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200, the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. There are exceptions in the number of households for so-called patchwork families and for children under 12 years of age. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. On playgrounds, it is expressly recommended that the rules of distance be observed: Children under the age of 14 and their supervising parents/guardians may deviate from this rule. However, adults must keep the minimum distance to other families. Children under 12 years of age are not subject to the two-home rule in private apartments. This means: playing together or a child's birthday party are possible at home as well as outdoors. But a maximum of up to 10 persons, e.g. with 9 children, under 12 years of age (from up to 9 different households) and one adult. A special arrangement is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
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? Leisure facilities will be closed for November, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. The implementation of child and youth work offers by youth welfare organisations is still possible if the general hygiene regulations are observed. Wholesale and retail trade remains open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
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? Normal attendance classes with compulsory schooling are again in force at all schools. From grade 5 on, the wearing of a mouth-nose cover is obligatory. The mask can be taken off during the breaks, schools have to organise "mask breaks". The rooms should be aired every 20 minutes. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations for better compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons, starting in grade 8. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200, the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
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? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
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 cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary.
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? There is a reliable and daily regular lesson 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. School closures will only be made if there are corona cases in the respective educational institution.
What rules apply to secondary schools? 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. School closures will only be made if there are corona cases in the respective educational institution. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from the 8th grade onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating teaching. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as a cold, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, but please contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. Family visits from other federal states are only allowed within the nuclear family. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Leisure and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited. Gyms are closed for November. Individual sports are permitted alone, in pairs or with your own household. Children and youth sports may be practiced in all sports, indoors and outdoors. This applies to all athletes up to the age of 18. A possible implementation should be made in the municipalities.
What rules apply to cultural events? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Zoos and animal parks are allowed to open their outdoor areas to visitors. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. Tourists must leave Mecklenburg-Vorpommern by 5 November at the latest. No tourists may be admitted after 2 November.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
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? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed. Visitors should be symptom-free.
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? Pupils at secondary schools in a county or an independent city with a 7-day incidence from the age of 50 should wear a mouth-and-nose cover in class. Every two weeks it is checked whether this measure can be relaxed. To reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19, intensive ventilation of the rooms must be ensured. For pupils whose members belong to a risk group, it should be easier to be released from class. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from the 8th grade onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating teaching. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. Currently, only 10 persons from two households are allowed to meet. In public places, children under 12 years of age are not included in the maximum number. Therefore, a family may well be outdoors with 14 people if 4 of the 14 people are children under 12 years of age. These children may also come from more than two households. The same applies to groups for children under 12 years of age, they may also come from more than one household. This means that if, for example, 3 or 4 children from more than two households play together at home, this is allowed, especially if the children have been to school or daycare together in the morning. However, this only applies to children under 12 years of age and the maximum limit of 10 persons in total must be observed in private premises. A special arrangement is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), when up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years of age are excluded) from different households will again be allowed to meet.
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? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. Holidaymakers who have already arrived before 2 November do not have to interrupt their stay, but are not allowed to extend their holiday. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk in the pandemic. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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 started again after the autumn holidays. Pupils have to wear a mouth and nose cover in class from grade 5 on. The compulsory wearing of masks is to remain in force until 22 December for the time being. Teachers can have themselves tested for Corona up to three times between the autumn and Christmas holidays. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there will be additional regulations from the 8th class on to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating teaching. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by phone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
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? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk in the pandemic. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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. Students must wear a mouth-and-nose cover outside the classroom. Bump ventilation is important. There should not be a general obligation to wear masks in class, but the infection incidence must be considered on site and decided on a case-by-case basis. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from the 8th class onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
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? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk in the pandemic. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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? There is compulsory attendance at all schools. Classes take place in fixed groups within a year. In Saarland, compulsory masks are compulsory for all pupils from the 10th grade onwards, even during lessons. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations for better compliance with the AHA rules from grade 8 on, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
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? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk during the pandemic. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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, 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. Regular airing is recommended. Persons from outside the school must wear a mask in the schools.
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. Regular airing is recommended. Persons from outside the school must wear a mask in the schools. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from grade 8 onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduating classes are excluded from this.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the website of your educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? Most seminars and lectures at universities and colleges will be held in digital form in the winter semester 2020/2021. 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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Leisure and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited. Gyms are closed for November. Individual sports are permitted alone, in pairs or with your own household.
What rules apply to cultural events? Leisure facilities will be closed for November, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. Playgrounds are open, from the age of 10 a mask must be worn there. Hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade remains open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. Private trips and visits are only to be made in urgent exceptional cases: Visits to relatives in need of help, visits to exercise the right of custody and access, participation in a funeral or the visit of partners not living in the same household.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk in the pandemic. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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. School administrators decide themselves when and where masks are to be worn. Care must be taken to air the masks regularly.
What rules apply to secondary schools? Schools have started normal operation with a changing model and rigid groups. School administrators can currently decide for themselves whether a mouth and nose protector must be worn on the school premises. Class trips abroad are cancelled for the time being and a mask must be worn in most areas of the school buildings. Attention must be paid to regular airing. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from grade 8 onwards to ensure better compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the website of your educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? Most seminars and lectures at universities and colleges will be held in digital form in the winter semester 2020/2021. 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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Leisure and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited. Gyms are closed for November. Individual sports are permitted alone, in pairs or with your own household.
What rules apply to cultural events? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Animal parks, zoos and botanical gardens may continue to receive visitors in November. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk during the pandemic. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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 is recommended that students from grade 7 on also 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 distance rule applies. For all classes the wearing of a mouth and nose protector on the school premises is mandatory, except during lessons. Now, after the autumn holidays, wearing a mask in class is compulsory for a period of two weeks. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there will be additional regulations from grade 8 onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
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? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. Tourists must have left by 2 November at the latest. For islands and Halligen there is a deadline of 5 November.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk in the pandemic. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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? 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. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from the 8th grade onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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? Most seminars and lectures at universities and colleges will be held in digital form in the winter semester 2020/2021. 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. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Parents who have a right of custody and contact may visit their children. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Leisure and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited. Gyms are closed for November. Individual sports are permitted alone, in pairs or with your own household.
What rules apply to cultural events? Cultural and leisure facilities will be closed for November, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states will be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Zoos and animal parks are allowed to receive visitors in their outdoor areas. Museums that do not charge admission and offer educational services as well as libraries may open. Wholesale and retail trade remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk in the pandemic. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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.