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Last updated on 4. March 2021

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Bavaria

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas in Bavaria will remain closed until at least 14 February. There will be emergency care for daycare children who cannot be cared for in any other way. On 22 February, the daycare centers will open in limited regular operation; children will be cared for in fixed groups. For working parents who have to care for 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? All schools in Bavaria are closed until 19 February, primary school pupils receive distance learning - the carnival holidays in the week from 15 to 19 February are cancelled. Beginning February 22, 2021, grades 1 through 4 of elementary schools, certain grades of special education schools, and all graduating classes will return to alternate or face-to-face instruction with minimum spacing. If the incidence exceeds 100, distance learning will be maintained in districts and independent cities. It is currently unclear whether emergency care will continue to be provided. Furthermore, there will be no school trips until April 10. 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 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? Schools in Bavaria are closed. Secondary schools receive distance learning. Elementary school students, special education students and graduating classes are to have priority in the opening, from 22 February in the alternating lessons.at an incidence above 100 we keep the distance learning in districts and independent cities. From February 15 to 19, the carnival holidays shall be cancelled in order to make up classes. There will be exceptions for graduating classes. Bavaria remains cautious about opening day-care centers and schools; no opening date has been given yet. This will affect (this year's) high school graduates, vocational and technical high schools, as well as vocational students whose exams are due before Easter. Final exams will be moved back two to three weeks. There will be no school trips until 10 April.
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? Since December 9, a statewide curfew has been in effect in Bavaria, the home is only to be left with a valid reason (e.g. grocery shopping or doctor's appointments). As of January 10, private gatherings are only permitted within the circle of one's own household and a maximum of one other person who is not part of one's household. Children under the age of 3 are not counted. This also means children are only allowed to meet with a boyfriend or girlfriend. However, families are allowed to find a permanent other "contact family" with whom they can arrange private childcare. This is to allow parents to relieve each other. The measures will be extended until 7 March. The rule continues to be to limit contacts as much as possible. A nighttime curfew will be in effect from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. The mask obligation is extended, all humans have to carry a mouth nose covering in publicly accessible areas. A mask requirement will also apply outdoors in high-traffic areas. The retail trade will remain closed. Only shops for everyday needs are allowed to open: Grocery stores, weekly markets, drugstores and pharmacies, car repair shops, banks, post offices and wholesalers. Shops and public transport may only be entered with an OP or FFP2 mask (in force since 18 December).
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? 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? Alcohol consumption in public spaces is prohibited in the period from 16 December to 10 January to avoid crowds. Restaurants and cafes must remain closed, pick-up of food and consumption at home is allowed.
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.