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Last updated on 4. March 2021

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Brandenburg

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What are the rules for day care centres? Daycare centers and nurseries remain open, depending on the infection situation, emergency care will be switched to. Parents are nevertheless asked to look after their children at home and to use children's sick pay. Depending on the local infection situation, daycare centres may close. Please check with the respective facilities as there may be regional variations. Parental contributions are covered by the state if care is provided at home. A new option is the splitting of care (e.g. 3 days at home, 2 days at the day care centre), in which case the state pays the contributions proportionally. In counties or independent cities with particularly high infection rates, daycare centers must be closed if the 7-day incidence exceeds 300 over several days. Emergency care is offered. Even in counties or independent cities with an incidence below 300, daycare centres can be closed by the county councillors or mayors if this is necessary due to the regional incidence of infection. For working parents who have to look after their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is the so-called children's sickness benefit. 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? Primary schools have been in alternating classes since 22 February. In addition, emergency care is offered for grades 1 to 4, in exceptional cases also for grades 5 and 6. Depending on the infection situation, there are different regulations for emergency care in the schools. There are exceptions for attendance classes for special schools with a focus on "mental development", however, parents of corresponding special school pupils can decide for themselves whether their child attends attendance classes. For working parents who have to look after their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to day-care and school closures, there is the so-called children's sickness benefit. 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? Attendance classes for students at secondary schools remain suspended. It is unclear when secondary schools will reopen, but the current aim is to open all schools by Easter. Distance learning is offered. In exceptional cases, there is emergency care for grades 5 and 6. Depending on the infection situation, there are different arrangements for emergency care in the schools. There will be special arrangements for attendance classes for final year classes and special schools.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the information on adult education on the website of your educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? The current summer semester was conducted digitally. 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 can be obtained from your university/college.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? Preventive examinations can be carried out.
What rules apply in contact with people? 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 does not belong to one's own household. Children under the age of 14 are not counted in Brandenburg. All restrictions will be extended until March 7. Furthermore, contacts are to be limited as much as possible. The mask obligation is extended, all people have to wear a mouth-nose-covering in all publicly accessible rooms. Masks are also mandatory outdoors in high-traffic areas. Retail shops 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 are only to be entered with an OP or FFP2 mask as of 23 January. In regions with an incidence of at least than 200 new cases per 100,000 in the last 7 days, people are generally only allowed to move within a radius of 15 km from their place of residence. So-called valid reasons, such as doctor's appointments, are exempt.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Recreational and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited. Fitness studios are closed. Individual sports are allowed alone, in pairs or with your own household.
What rules apply to cultural events? Museums, cinemas, theatres, opera houses and concert halls are once again welcoming visitors. Drive-in cinemas may open to the public. Public playgrounds are open again. Leisure parks are also open.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and cafes must remain closed, pick up food and eat at home is allowed. Alcohol consumption in public spaces is prohibited in the period from 16 December to 10 January to avoid crowds.
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, refrain from staying in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing a medical mask (OP or FFP2 mask) is mandatory on public transport from 23 January. This will be consistently checked by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to refrain from unnecessary journeys by public transport. The so-called small border traffic, for example to Poland (up to 24-hour stay) is no longer exempt from the quarantine obligation. However, this does not apply in the case of valid reasons for crossing the border, e.g. for commuters or pupils and students visiting educational institutions in the neighbouring country.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Residents of nursing homes are allowed to have visitors in Brandenburg again.
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. If space is limited, registration is requested. An event with more than 10 people must be registered at least 2 days in advance with the responsible public order office. This does not apply to religious and ideological communities that have submitted a hygiene concept.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children with symptoms of illness should always stay at home. For the symptoms typical for Covid, such as dry cough and fever, children must definitely stay at home. Doctors decide whether a Covid test should be carried out.