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Last updated on 12. May 2021

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Schleswig-Holstein

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are in regular operation under pandemic conditions. Since there are district-specific regulations, we recommend that you take a look at the website: https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Schwerpunkte/Coronavirus/Allgemeines/Regelungen_Kreise/regelungen_kreise_node.html If individual daycare centres are not allowed to open due to an increased incidence, the daycare centre fee for parents will be waived. For working parents who have to look after 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 is dropped. 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 schools are in the alternating model. As there are district-specific regulations, we recommend a look at the page: https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Schwerpunkte/Coronavirus/Allgemeines/Regelungen_Kreise/regelungen_kreise_node.html There is an obligation to test 2x per week, for pupils and teachers, in order to be allowed to take part in the presence lessons. Rules for increased incidence will be discussed on 4/23. 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? Face-to-face teaching suspended for secondary school students. Distance learning will be offered. Rules for increased incidence will be discussed on 4/23. Graduating classes will receive learning and preparation opportunities in the schools. Since there are district-specific regulations, we recommend taking a precautionary look at the site: https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Schwerpunkte/Coronavirus/Allgemeines/Regelungen_Kreise/regelungen_kreise_node.html
What rules apply to educational institutions? Please refer to the homepage of your respective 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 to continue to take necessary 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 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. Every Wednesday, there is a deliberation on which cities and counties need relaxations or tightenings of the Corona rules, depending on incidence levels. If incidences rise, the measures will be tightened again (emergency brake). Mouth-to-nose protection (FFP-2 or surgical mask) must be worn in all publicly accessible areas. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. Bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts are allowed to open. Body-related services shall be allowed under restrictions. If the incidence is 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers. As of May 10, vaccinated people are to be treated the same as those who have been tested.
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. With an incidence of 50 to 100, museums, galleries, botanical gardens and zoos may open with appointment bookings for visitors. With an incidence of less than 50, these cultural institutions are allowed to open without appointment bookings.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? Restaurants and cafés must remain closed, pick-up of food and consumption at home is allowed. Schleswig-Holstein is aiming for relaxations in outdoor gastronomy.
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? 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 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. If the event has more than 10 people, it 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 go to school/nursery. As soon as a child does not feel well and/or the symptoms are more severe, such as fever, a stronger cough or loss of sense of smell/taste, he or she must stay at home. A doctor will decide whether a Covid test should be carried out. If this does not have to be done or if it turns out negative, the child can return to school/nursery as soon as he/she is healthy.