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Last updated on 12. May 2021

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are in limited regular operation under pandemic conditions. Please contact 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. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the 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? Primary school pupils are in the alternating model. If the incidence rises to 165, pupils return to distance learning. Pupils in primary and special schools do not have to undergo any tests. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to day care and school closures, there is the so-called child sickness benefit. For children with disabilities, the age restriction does not apply. Currently (according to the federal cabinet decision) each parent receives 30 days per child and single parents 60 days per child. In this case, the health insurance fund takes over part of the loss of wages, since the employer does not have to pay the 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? All classes receive alternate instruction. If incidence rises to 165, students return to distance learning. Graduating classes are in attendance classes. As of April 19, students and teachers are required to test 2x per week in order to participate in face-to-face instruction.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the website of your respective provider.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? Seminars and lectures of the universities and colleges will 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? It is recommended that you continue to take preventive medical checkups. In case of acute symptoms of respiratory diseases (such as rhinitis, cough, sore throat, runny nose, etc.) it is strongly recommended to stay at home. Sick leave is sometimes possible online, contact your family doctor by telephone.
What rules apply in contact with people? One's own household may meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 persons. Children up to 14 years of age are exempt from this limit. From an incidence of 100, a household plus one other person is allowed to meet. There is a nightly curfew from 10pm to 6am. Sports alone are allowed until midnight. Mouth-to-nose protection (FFP-2 or surgical mask) must be worn in all publicly accessible areas. Masks are also mandatory outdoors in high-traffic areas. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from March 8. Vaccinated people are on equal footing with tested people.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Individual sports are allowed alone, in pairs or with their own household. With an incidence of 50 to 100, a maximum of 5 people from two households are allowed to meet for outdoor sports.
What rules apply to cultural events? Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. From 8 March at an incidence of 50 to 100, museums, galleries, botanical gardens and zoos with appointment bookings may open to visitors. At an incidence of 100, cultural and recreational facilities are closed.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and cafes must remain closed, pick up food and eat at home is allowed. Earliest from 22.
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, people should refrain from staying in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic. Decisions on when large-scale events will be possible again have yet to be made.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Shops and public transport are only to be entered with an OP or FFP2 mask. This will be consistently checked by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to refrain from unnecessary journeys by public transport.
What rules apply in hospitals and nursing homes? People in need of care and sick people are particularly at risk in the pandemic. Special protective measures are being taken for homes for the elderly. An FFP2 mask must be worn when coming into contact with residents in a retirement and nursing home and in facilities for people with disabilities. Mandatory testing of staff is carried out several times a week. Visits are permitted to protect vulnerable groups, but these should be limited to one permanent person if possible and a negative coronal test may be required. Please check with the relevant 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. An event with more than 10 people 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 attend school/nursery. As soon as a child does not feel well and/or the symptoms are stronger, he or she must stay at home. A doctor will decide whether a Covid test should be carried out.