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Last updated on 18. September 2020

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North Rhine-Westphalia

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When will childcare be available again? Since 17 August, regular operation has been back in force. The aim is to provide childcare for the number of hours that has been contractually agreed for each child. Employees of schools and daycare centres in NRW can have Corona tested every 14 days until the autumn holidays, voluntarily and free of charge.
When do the primary schools open? In North Rhine-Westphalia school has started again. Employees of the schools can have themselves tested on Corona every 14 days until the autumn holidays, voluntarily and free of charge. At primary schools, there is no obligation to wear masks when pupils are sitting in their fixed seats in class.
When do classes in secondary schools start? In North Rhine-Westphalia school has started again. Employees of the schools can have themselves tested on Corona every 14 days until the autumn holidays, voluntarily and free of charge. Outside of class, a mask is compulsory.
When do educational institutions open? For information about the conditions of the institutes of adult education, 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? Preventive medical checkups can still be performed.
What do I have to pay attention to in contact with people? Groups of up to 10 people may meet outdoors. If they only belong to two households, there may be more. For private parties (at home) there is no limit to the number of participants. Parties for special occasions may be held with 150 guests. Hygiene rules must be observed. In addition, it is mandatory to record the personal data of all participants.
When do sports clubs and sports fields open? Fitness studios, dance schools, sports halls and course rooms of sports clubs may reopen. Outdoor and indoor swimming pools may open, the minimum distance also applies in the swimming pools. Since 30 May, sports with unavoidable physical contact may be practiced again. Club sport in halls is only possible to a limited extent. In a group of up to 30 persons contact sports may be practiced again.
What cultural events are possible? Museums, theatres, operas and cinemas are allowed to open. Events in the cultural or educational sector with a maximum of 300 participants do not require a hygiene concept.
When are hotels and restaurants open again? Restaurants and bars are open. The contact details of each visitor must be registered. Apartments and hotels may be used for tourism again.
When do major events start? Major events are to remain prohibited until the end of October. Events with more than 1000 guests must be coordinated with the state. Trade fairs may only take place under certain conditions. For events with more than 500 guests, stricter regulations apply.
What restrictions are there on local and long-distance transport? With the gradual opening of public life, local rail passenger transport in NRW is also being expanded again.
When can I visit relatives in hospitals and nursing homes again? Visits and also physical contact, such as hugs, are allowed.
When are churches open again? Church services may be held again.
Do children have to stay at home when they have cold symptoms? Children with a cold and without further symptoms should be observed at home for 24 hours, the school must be notified. If the symptoms improve and there are no additional symptoms, the child can go back to school. If there is no improvement and there are additional symptoms, the school and the doctor should be contacted.