The daily updated overview of corona loosening
Last updated on 27. November 2020

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are in regular operation.
What rules apply to primary schools? It's fall break. Otherwise there is a division of the pupils into fixed large groups according to grade. Within the classes the distance rule applies. For all classes the wearing of a mouth and nose protector on school grounds is mandatory, except during lessons. After the autumn holidays it is compulsory to wear a mask in class for a period of two weeks.
What rules apply to secondary schools? It is recommended that students from grade 7 on also wear a mask in class. However, this is not compulsory. It is planned to divide the pupils into fixed large groups according to grade. Within the classes the distance rule applies. For all classes the wearing of a mouth and nose protector on the school premises is mandatory, except during lessons. Now, after the autumn holidays, wearing a mask in class is compulsory for a period of two weeks. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there will be additional regulations from grade 8 onwards to improve compliance with the AHA rules, e.g. hybrid or alternating lessons. Graduation classes are excluded from this.
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? Lectures at universities and universities of applied sciences are to take place mainly digitally in the winter semester 2020/2021 from November 1. Further information on attendance seminars and digital lectures is available from 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? As of 01.12. only meetings of two households with a limitation of 5 persons in their own apartment are allowed. Children and teenagers under 14 years of age are excluded from these regulations. From an incidence of 200 the corona hotspot value is reached, then the corona rules in this region must be significantly tightened. All citizens are required to reduce their contact with other people (outside their own household) to an absolutely necessary minimum. Private travel and visits to relatives should be avoided. Tourist day trips should also be avoided. AHA+AL rules (distance, hygiene measures, everyday masks, CoronaWarnApp, ventilation) must be observed. If the hygiene rules cannot be observed in public, e.g. on public transport, everyday masks must be worn. A special regulation is planned for Christmas and New Year's Eve (23.12.2020 - 01.01.2021), then again up to 10 persons (children up to 14 years are excluded) from different households should be allowed to meet.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Low-contact sports in halls are permitted again, including in fitness studios. Indoor swimming pools may only be opened if they have an appropriate hygiene concept. Groups of up to 10 persons are allowed to practice contact-intensive sports.
What rules apply to cultural events? Cultural and leisure facilities will remain closed, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states should be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Wholesale and retail trade will remain open under increased hygiene requirements. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
What rules apply to hotel and restaurant visits? From 2 November, restaurants, bars, clubs, discos, pubs and the like will be closed. Restaurants must remain closed until 20 December. Further regulations are to be discussed in mid-December. The delivery or collection of food for consumption at home is permitted. Hotels may only provide overnight accommodation for necessary and expressly non-tourist purposes. Tourists must have left by 2 November at the latest. For islands and Halligen there is a deadline of 5 November.
What rules apply to major events? Major cultural events are not permitted. Celebrations on private premises or in public are not permitted after 2 November, as contact restrictions must be observed. If possible, the stay in closed rooms with a lot of public traffic should be avoided. New Year's Eve regulations: Private New Year's Eve fireworks are allowed, but are prohibited in busy squares and streets to avoid large crowds. Public fireworks events are prohibited. The cities and municipalities will announce which places are affected by this ban. Contact restrictions and hygiene regulations must be observed.
What rules apply to local and long-distance transport? Wearing an everyday mask is mandatory on public transport. This is consistently monitored by the regulatory authorities and sanctioned if necessary. It is recommended to avoid 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. The arrangements depend on the institutions and local conditions. Please obtain information from local hospitals and nursing homes. In general, these persons should not be socially isolated, therefore, recurring visits by a defined person are allowed if there are no corona cases in the institution. Visitors should be symptom-free.
What are the rules for visiting places of worship? Worship services and prayer meetings can take place if the requirements of infection control are observed.
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.