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Last updated on 18. September 2020

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Lower Saxony

Question Answer
When will childcare be available again? The day care centres are open for all children during regular operation.
When do the primary schools open? Teaching has started at the schools, but there are restrictions due to first corona cases. For the new school year - depending on the infection situation - 3 scenarios were developed: There will be fixed study groups. Masks are to be worn in the corridors and are recommended during breaks. Classes are to be organised in such a way that the rules of distance can be observed.
When do classes in secondary schools start? Teaching has started at the schools, but there are restrictions due to first corona cases. For the new school year - depending on the infection situation - 3 scenarios were developed: There will be fixed study groups. Masks are to be worn in the corridors and are recommended during breaks. Classes are to be organised in such a way that the rules of distance can be observed.
When do educational institutions open? For information on the conditions in adult education institutions, please refer to the respective websites.
When does my university or college open? 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.
When can I see the doctor again? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Groups of up to 10 people may meet. If they are relatives or members of two households, there may be more.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Contactless outdoor sports are permitted. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools can open again. Indoor sports are permitted again, provided the minimum distances are observed. This also applies to fitness studios.
What cultural events are possible? Museums and theme parks can open again. Cinemas and theatres are allowed to open subject to the minimum distance. Cultural events with up to 500 participants are permitted.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and bars are open again. Apartments, hotels and camping sites are allowed to open.
When do major events start? All major events are prohibited until the end of October. Since July 6th, cultural events with up to 500 participants inside and up to 1000 visitors outside are allowed in Lower Saxony. The minimum distance must be observed.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? The obligation to wear a mouth-nose cover on public transport remains in force.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Residents may receive visitors again under certain conditions.
When are churches open again? In Lower Saxony, church services may take place again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with simple symptoms such as a cold or a slight cough are allowed to go to school/nursery. As soon as a child does not feel well and the symptoms are stronger, he or she must stay at home. A doctor will decide whether a Covid test is necessary. After 48 hours without symptoms, the child can go back to school/nursery if he/she has had no contact with a person who is proven to be ill with Covid.