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? Kindergartens are back in "normal operation", at least in terms of childcare hours. Parents and educators must observe special hygiene regulations.
What rules apply to primary schools? All pupils in a class may again be taught together. The requirement of 1.5 metres distance between pupils for the school year 2020/21 at class or year level will be maintained for the time being. Primary school pupils are not required to wear masks. In certain situations there are exceptions for children of one grade level. All Hamburg teachers and other school employees can have themselves tested on Corona several times free of charge. Classrooms must be ventilated regularly (every 20 minutes for at least 5 minutes).
What rules apply to secondary schools? All pupils in a class may be taught together. The requirement of 1.5 metres distance between pupils for the school year 2020/21 at class or year level remains for the time being. Pupils at vocational schools as well as at the upper grades of general education schools must now also wear a mouth-and-nose protector during lessons. All Hamburg teachers and other school employees can have themselves tested on Corona several times free of charge. All classrooms must be ventilated regularly. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there will be additional regulations from the 8th class onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Vocational qualifications are possible again in classroom teaching under certain conditions. Please ask the provider directly for the current status.
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? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200, the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. There are exceptions in the number of households for so-called patchwork families and for children under 12 years of age. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. On playgrounds, it is expressly recommended that the rules of distance be observed: Children under the age of 14 and their supervising parents/guardians may deviate from this rule. However, adults must keep the minimum distance to other families. Children under 12 years of age are not subject to the two-home rule in private apartments. This means: playing together or a child's birthday party are possible at home as well as outdoors. But a maximum of up to 10 persons, e.g. with 9 children, under 12 years of age (from up to 9 different households) and one adult. A special arrangement is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Individual outdoor sports are permitted. Indoor and outdoor pools may open. Fitness studios and other indoor sports facilities may open again. Outdoor sports facilities may open as long as changing rooms and showers remain closed.
What rules apply to cultural events? Leisure facilities will be closed for November, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. The implementation of child and youth work offers by youth welfare organisations is still possible if the general hygiene regulations are observed. Wholesale and retail trade remains open under increased hygiene requirements.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to major events? In Hamburg, events with up to 1000 participants outdoors and 650 participants indoors are again permitted under certain conditions. Large events remain prohibited until the end of October.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? A mouth and nose cover must be worn on buses and trains. Boat and bus trips for tourist purposes are permitted.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? Visits to care facilities are permitted in visiting rooms or in outdoor areas.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? The city of Hamburg again permits church services under certain conditions.
What rules apply to children with cold symptoms? Children with a cold without additional signs of illness are allowed in the day care centre/school. In case of fever above 38 degrees and dry cough, please contact a doctor by telephone. This doctor will then decide whether a covid test is necessary. As a general rule, children who are clearly ill must not go to the day care centre/school.