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Last updated on 27. January 2021

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What are the rules for day care centres? Schools and daycare centers are to remain closed until February 14, according to the federal government. Daycare centers are closed. Emergency care will be provided. Please check with the respective facilities for more information. Further action is to be decided the week of January 25. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years of age) 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 primary schools? Schools and daycare centers are to remain closed until February 14, according to the federal government. There will be no face-to-face classes at the elementary school for the time being. Children will receive materials for learning. Winter break will be postponed until the first week of February (1 week) and the first week of April (1 week). Emergency childcare will be provided for grades 1 through 4. Further action is to be decided during the week of January 25. For working parents who must care for their children (under age 12) at home due to daycare and school closures, there is a benefit known as the Children's Sick Leave Benefit. 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? The schools offer distance learning. All graduating classes receive face-to-face instruction to prepare for upcoming final exams. Winter break will be postponed until the first week of February (1 week) and the first week of April (1 week). Further action is to be decided during the week of January 25.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the website of your educational institution.
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 preventive medical checkups continue to be carried out. 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? Until February 14, private gatherings are only allowed within the circle of one's own household and a maximum of one other person who is not part of one's household. Children under 14 are allowed to meet with two households. Further exceptions apply to families or neighbours who support each other with childcare. The rule continues to be to limit contacts as much as possible. A nighttime curfew is in place from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.The mask requirement is extended, and all people must wear mouth-to-nose coverings in publicly accessible areas. A mask requirement will also apply 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 remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming pools and fun pools. Playgrounds are open, a mask must be worn there from the age of 10. Hygiene and distance rules must be observed.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and cafes must remain closed, pick up food and eat at home is allowed. The ban on alcohol in public is extended.
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, staying in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing a medical mask (OP or FFP2 mask) is mandatory in public transport. This is 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 will be taken for old people's homes. The Federal Government has to provide medical protective masks and to bear the costs of the rapid tests. Staff will be compulsorily tested several times a week. In order to protect vulnerable groups, visits are allowed, but these 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. 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 symptoms such as coughing, fever, diarrhoea or vomiting are not allowed to go to school. If they show these symptoms for more than 2 days, they are not allowed back to school until they have been without symptoms for 2 days.