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Last updated on 18. September 2020

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Berlin

Question Answer
When will childcare be available again? The care of all children is to take place again to the full extent.
When do the primary schools open? Since 10 August, the schools have returned to normal operation. The minimum distance does not have to be observed. There is a mask obligation for teachers and pupils, but this does not apply in class. At the request of parents, a class can voluntarily agree to wear masks in class. Sports, music and theatre lessons may take place again. Singing together in closed rooms is not allowed.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Since 10 August, the schools have returned to normal operation. The minimum distance does not have to be observed. There is a mask obligation for teachers and pupils, but this does not apply in class. Sports, music and theatre lessons may take place again. Singing together in closed rooms is not permitted. Physical contact should also be avoided.
When do educational institutions open? The libraries of the Association of Public Libraries in Berlin (VÖBB) have reopened with limited lending. VHS courses can be attended since 1 July. Further information can be found on the pages of the respective educational institutions.
When does my university or college open? The university courses ran digitally in the summer semester 2020. 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? There are no restrictions on visits to the doctor. Preventive medical checkups are still recommended. Expectant mothers may be accompanied to the birth by one person.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Contact restrictions have been lifted in Berlin, distance and hygiene rules must still be observed.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Berlin sports clubs may train. Open-air swimming pools can open. Sports may again be practiced outside and inside in groups of up to twelve people. The sports halls will be opened for this purpose. Fitness, dance and ballet studios may also reopen.
What cultural events are possible? Museums and cinemas may open again. For demonstrations there are no longer any limits on the number of participants. Operas and theatres are open for the new season. Museums, galleries, memorials, libraries and similar educational institutions are open. Zoos, zoos and botanical gardens are also open.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and bars are allowed to open, but guests must remain in their seats. There is no curfew for bars and restaurants. Hotels and holiday apartments are allowed to accept guests again.
When do major events start? For trade fairs, conferences and commercial indoor leisure activities, up to 1000 people are allowed to meet gradually until 1 October; currently 750 are permitted. Outside, up to 1000 people are currently allowed to come together, and since September 1, up to 5000. These upper limits also apply to private and family events.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? Buses, trams and underground trains continue to run. However, the public transport service will be adapted to the restrictions of public life. Wearing a face mask remains mandatory, minimum distances should be observed.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Patients in hospitals and residents of old people's and nursing homes may be visited again.
When are churches open again? Religious events are possible regardless of the number of participants.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school or daycare. As soon as a child does not feel well, the symptoms become more severe or fever is added, the child must stay at home or be picked up and stay at home for at least 24 hours. If your child's health continues to deteriorate, please contact a paediatrician. He/she will decide whether a Covid test is necessary.