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Last updated on 18. September 2020

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Bavaria

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