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Last updated on 12. May 2021

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Thuringia

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What are the rules for day care centres? Kitas are open on a limited regular basis. Care is offered in fixed groups. If the incidence rises to 165, emergency care is provided. For working parents who have to care for their children (under 12 years of age) at home due to daycare and school closures, the so-called child sickness benefit is available. 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? Elementary schools are in alternate instruction. If the incidence rises to 165, schools switch to distance learning. Students and teachers must be tested up to 2x per week. There is no compulsory testing. Elementary school students receive a suck test. For working parents who have to take care of their children (under 12 years) at home due to daycare 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? Schools are in alternate teaching. If the incidence rises to 165, the schools switch to distance learningPupils and teachers must be tested up to 2x per week. There is no compulsory testing. Pupils at secondary schools receive an antigen test.
What rules apply to educational institutions? Non-school institutions of initial, continuing and further vocational education and training shall be closed to classroom and training operations in face-to-face form and to the public. However, these non-school institutions of initial, continuing and further vocational education and training may conduct courses and measures of vocational education and training in face-to-face form insofar as these are necessary in vocational education and training and retraining pursuant to the Vocational Training Act or the Crafts Code to ensure vocational education and training within the framework of ongoing training contracts and for the preparation and conduct of intermediate and final examinations. In the case of further and continuing vocational training leading to a recognised qualification and for technical and specialist examinations based on state requirements for the exercise of the occupation, sentence 1 shall apply mutatis mutandis to courses and measures for the preparation and conduct of corresponding examinations. Boarding school and hostel accommodation required for the implementation of the courses and measures pursuant to sentences 1 and 2 shall be permissible."
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? Seminars and lectures at universities and colleges will mainly 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 up to 13 years of age are exempt from this restriction. If the incidence value rises to 100, a household plus one other person may meet and a nightly curfew of 10pm to 5am comes into effect. Sports alone are allowed until midnight. Mouth-to-nose protection (FFP-2 or surgical mask) must be worn in all publicly accessible spaces. Masks are also mandatory outdoors in high-traffic areas. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. Bookshops, flower shops and garden centres are allowed to open with hygiene concepts. Body-related services shall be allowed under restrictions. If the incidence is 50-100, retailers will be allowed to open with appointment bookings for customers from March 8. Vaccinated and convalescents to be placed on equal footing with tested as of May 6.
What rules apply to sporting activities? Individual sports are allowed alone, in pairs or with their own household. A maximum of 5 people from two households are allowed to meet for outdoor sports at an incidence of 50 to 100. Children are allowed to meet for sports in a maximum group size of 20. If the incidence is less than 50, up to 10 people may meet for non-contact 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, the collection of food and consumption at home is allowed. Beer garden visits (outdoors) and camping, is to be allowed again in Thuringia from 6 May, with a constant incidence of 100.
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 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. 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. If it is not necessary or if it turns out negative, the child can return to school as soon as he or she is healthy.