The daily updated overview of corona loosening
Last updated on 4. March 2021

Select a state to see all answers for a state.
When you select a question you will get an overview of all local regulations.

Hesse

Question Answer
What are the rules for day care centres? Parents who are unable to care for their children at home are still guaranteed care by the Kita. Parents are asked to look after their children at home. Please contact the respective facilities for more information. For working parents who have to look after their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to the Kita 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? Since 22 February until Easter, classes 1 to 6 are in split classes in alternating lessons. The groups change on a daily or weekly basis, this is decided by the schools. Children who stay at home receive materials for learning. 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 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? Secondary schools are in distance learning. Grades 5 and 6 may receive emergency care. Special arrangements, such as face-to-face teaching, will be made for final year classes.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please check with your educational institutions.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? Seminars and lectures at universities and colleges will mainly be held in digital form in the winter semester 2020/2021. For more information on face-to-face seminars and digital lectures, please contact your university/college.
What are the rules for visiting the doctor? Medical interventions and operations in clinics and outpatient practices that were previously postponed may be performed again.
What rules apply in contact with people? As of 10 January, 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. Unlike before, children under the age of 14 will be counted. This means that even children are only allowed to meet with a friend. These measures will be extended until 7 March. Furthermore, contacts are to be limited as much as possible. The mask obligation is extended, all humans have to carry a mouth nose covering in publicly accessible areas. Masks will also be mandatory 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 are only to be entered with an OP or FFP2 mask.
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? Cultural and leisure facilities remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming pools and fun pools. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed.
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? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly vulnerable in the pandemic. The regulations depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please check with the local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurrent visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no Corona cases in the institution.Special protective measures are taken for nursing homes. The federal government must provide protective medical masks and cover the cost of rapid tests. Testing of staff is mandatory several times a week. In order to protect the vulnerable groups, visits are allowed, but this 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. If space is limited, registration is requested. If the event has more than 10 people, it 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 who are clearly ill are not allowed to attend the Kita/school. If children are ill at the Kita/School, they must be picked up by their parents. In case of fever, dry cough and impaired sense of taste, the school/kita may not be entered. However, a cold without further signs of illness is no reason to stay at home.