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Last updated on 12. May 2021

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Bavaria

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What are the rules for day care centres? A return to normal operation will only take place if the incidence is below 50. Kitas are open in limited regular operation, children are cared for in fixed groups, provided the incidence is between 50 and 100. If the incidence is above 100, emergency care will take effect. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the 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? Beginning April 12, there will be mandatory regular testing, 2x per week, for students and teachers to participate in face-to-face instruction. If the incidence score in cities and counties rises to 100, schools will switch back to distance learning or more frequent testing. If the seven-day incidence is below 50, elementary students will receive face-to-face instruction. If the incidence is above 100, students will receive distance learning. Exceptions are grade 4, they should continue to receive face-to-face instruction. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to day-care and school closures, there is the so-called children's sick pay. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the 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? Beginning April 12, there will be mandatory regular testing, 2x per week, for students and teachers to participate in face-to-face instruction. If the incidence score in cities and counties rises to 100, schools will switch back to distance learning or more frequent testing. If the seven-day incidence is below 50, students in secondary schools will receive alternate instruction. If the incidence is above 100, students will receive distance education. Exceptions are made for graduating seniors and grade 11 students in high schools and technical colleges; they should continue to receive face-to-face instruction. Final exams are to be moved back two to three weeks. During the final exams, the wearing of a FFP2 mask will be mandatory. Bavaria is aiming for vaccinations for final year classes from June 2021.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Education, training and further education institutions may only teach online.
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? One's own household may meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 persons. Children up to 14 years of age are exempt from this restriction. If the 7-day incidence is over 100, a nighttime curfew of 10pm to 5am applies. Sports alone are allowed until midnight. During this period, the home is only to be left for valid reasons and private meetings during the day, are only permitted for one household and one other person. Mouth-to-nose protection (FFP-2 or surgical mask) must be worn in all publicly accessible areas. Masks are also mandatory outdoors in high-traffic areas. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. Bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts are allowed to open. Body-related services shall be allowed under restrictions. Retailers will not be allowed to open above an incidence of 100. However, click-and-collect will be allowed up to an incidence of 150. Fully vaccinated people are expected to be exempt from testing from May 6.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Recreational 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 one's own household.
What rules apply to cultural events? Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. From 8 March, at an incidence of 50 to 100, museums, galleries, botanical gardens and zoos may open to visitors with appointment bookings and daily negative tests. From an incidence value of 100, cultural and leisure facilities must close. From 10 May, theatres, cinemas, concert halls and opera houses will be allowed to reopen if the 7-day incidence is below 100.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and cafés must remain closed, pick-up of food and consumption at home is allowed. From 10 May, outdoor restaurants may open until 10 pm, provided that the 7-day incidence is below 100. If the incidence is below 100 from 21 May, hotels, holiday homes and campsites may open for holidaymakers.
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? 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? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk in the pandemic. Special protective measures are being taken for old people's homes. The Federal Government has to provide medical protective masks and to bear the costs of the rapid tests. Staff will be compulsorily tested several times a week. In order to protect vulnerable groups, visits are allowed, but these should be limited to one permanent person if possible and a negative coronal test may have to be presented. Please check with the appropriate facilities before planning a visit.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services are permitted under special hygiene conditions. Minimum distance must be maintained and masks are required throughout. Congregational singing is prohibited. With limited space, registration is requested.
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.