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Last updated on 9. April 2021

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Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

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What are the rules for day care centres? Daycare centers remain open. Parents are asked to look after their children at home if possible. Depending on the incidence value, there may be different openings of the facilities. If the incidence value exceeds 150, the daycare centers will return to emergency care. Please check with the respective facilities for more information. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to daycare 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? Elementary schools will be open for face-to-face instruction if the incidence level is below 150. If the incidence is above 150, there will be emergency care only. In Mecklenburg Vorpommern, classes have already started again. Elementary school students in grades 1 to 6 are in attendance classes. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to the daycare 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? Schools are open for face-to-face teaching if the incidence value is below 150. Class 11 of general education schools and class 12 of evening and specialised grammar schools receive face-to-face teaching. Schools must decide this according to their capacity. Training classes and classes of the school-based part of pre-vocational training courses (BvB) receive classroom instruction. The 7th classes of general and vocational schools receive alternating instruction. Schools with a special focus on mental development should continue to provide face-to-face teaching. If the incidence exceeds 150, only emergency care will be provided.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please check with your educational institution.
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? Preventive examinations should be carried out despite a corona pandemic. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as a cold, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, but please contact your family doctor by telephone.
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 is not part of one's own household. Children up to the age of 12 are not included if they need to be looked after. These measures will be extended until 7 March. The rule continues to be to limit contacts as much as possible. The mask obligation is extended, all people have to wear a mouth-nose-covering in publicly accessible rooms. 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 may only be entered with an OP or FFP2 mask. In regions with an incidence of at least than 200 new cases per 100,000 in the last 7 days, persons 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 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 will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Zoos and animal parks are allowed to open their outdoor areas to visitors. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
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? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
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. It is recommended to avoid unnecessary journeys by public transport.
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 people should not be socially isolated, so 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. Several times a week, the staff is compulsorily tested. 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 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.