The daily updated overview of corona loosening
Last updated on 27. November 2020

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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.