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Last updated on 27. November 2020

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Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

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What are the rules for day care centres? All children can again be looked after in the day care centres. There are free corona tests for daycare personnel. Five tests per person at two-week intervals are possible until the autumn holidays.
What rules apply to primary schools? There is a reliable and daily regular lesson for all pupils. Primary school pupils should receive at least 4 hours of instruction daily. The mask obligation applies from class 5 on; thus the primary school pupils are exempt. There are free corona tests for teachers. School closures will only be made if there are corona cases in the respective educational institution.
What rules apply to secondary schools? There should be reliable and daily regular lessons for all pupils. Pupils at secondary schools should then receive at least 5 hours of instruction per day. A mouthguard must be worn outside the classrooms, this applies from the 5th grade onwards. There are free corona tests for teachers. School closures will only be made if there are corona cases in the respective educational institution. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from the 8th grade onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating teaching. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
What rules apply to educational institutions? For information on adult education, please refer to the website of your respective training institution.
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? 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 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. 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. Family visits from other federal states are only allowed within the nuclear family. 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. A special regulation 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? Leisure and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited. Gyms are closed for November. Individual sports are permitted alone, in pairs or with your own household. Children and youth sports may be practiced in all sports, indoors and outdoors. This applies to all athletes up to the age of 18. A possible implementation should be made in the municipalities.
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? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. 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. Tourists must leave Mecklenburg-Vorpommern by 5 November at the latest. No tourists may be admitted after 2 November.
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? Relatives in the nursing home may be visited again.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed. Visitors should be symptom-free.
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.