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Last updated on 9. April 2021

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are in regular operation under pandemic conditions, so emergency care is no longer required. However, parents are urged to care for their children at home if possible. For working parents who have to look after their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to the daycare and school closures, there is the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Each parent receives 20 days per child and single parents receive 40 days per child. From the third child onwards, the entitlement increases again to 45 days per parent or 90 days for single parents. This is the upper limit, there is no further increase, even if parents have more than three children. In this case, the health insurance fund covers part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
What rules apply to primary schools? During the week of April 12, all elementary classes will receive distance learning. Beginning April 19, it will be back to alternate classes depending on the infection situation. Emergency supervision will be in place. Compulsory attendance will remain suspended until April 16. Beginning April 19, there will be mandatory testing for students if the incidence is over 100. For working parents who need to care for their children (under 12) at home due to daycare and school closures, there will be the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Each parent receives 20 days per child and single parents receive 40 days per child. From the third child onwards, the entitlement increases again to 45 days per parent or 90 days for single parents. This is the upper limit, there is no further increase, even if parents have more than three children. In this case, the health insurance fund covers part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
What rules apply to secondary schools? Secondary schools will receive distance learning beginning April 12. Beginning April 19, it is scheduled to go back to alternate instruction if the infection pattern permits. Emergency care will be provided for grades 5-7. Graduating classes will continue to receive alternate instruction. Beginning April 19, there will be mandatory testing for students if the incidence is over 100. For working parents who must care for their children (under 12) at home due to daycare and school closures, each parent will receive 20 days per child and single parents will receive 40 days per child. The age restriction does not apply to children with disabilities. From the third child onwards, the entitlement increases again to 45 days per parent or 90 days for lone parents. This is the upper limit, there is no further increase, even if parents have more than three children. In this case, the health insurance fund covers part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay wages for these days. However, the reimbursement amount does not correspond to the full net wage, but is lower.
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? Most seminars and lectures at universities and colleges will be held in digital form in the winter semester 2020/2021. Since the beginning of December, however, classroom lectures have been suspended. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures can be obtained 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? One's own household may meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 persons. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown will be extended until 18 April, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. If incidences rise, the measures will be tightened again (emergency brake). Mouth-to-nose protection (FFP-2 or surgical mask) must be worn in all rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. There are no curfews; counties may impose curfew restrictions between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. if incidences increase. Barbers are allowed to open under restrictions. Starting March 8, bookstores, florists and garden centers with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. If incidence is 50-100, retailers with appointment booking/click & collect will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Leisure and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited, fitness studios remain closed. 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. 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? Alcohol consumption in public places is prohibited in the period from 16 December to 10 January to avoid crowds. Restaurants and cafés must remain closed, food collection and consumption at home is permitted.
What rules apply to major events? Large cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations in private premises or in public are not permitted, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, staying in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided.
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? Church services are permitted under special hygiene conditions. The minimum distance must be maintained and masks must be worn throughout. Congregational singing is prohibited. If the number of seats is limited, registration is requested.
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 paediatrician. He/she will decide whether a Covid test is necessary.