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

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Question Answer
What are the rules for day care centres? Restricted regular operation applies in all daycare centres. Kindergartens are open daily for all children.
What rules apply to primary schools? The school has started again, but at the moment it is autumn holidays. Students and teachers do not have to wear masks in class. However, mouth-nose-coverings are compulsory in situations where many people come together in a small space. Care must be taken to air them regularly.
What rules apply to secondary schools? The school has started again, but at the moment it is autumn holidays. Students and teachers do not have to wear masks in class. However, mouth-nose-coverings are compulsory in situations where many people come together in a small space. Care must be taken to air them regularly. From a regional incidence of more than 200, there should be additional regulations from the 8th grade 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 information on adult education on the website of your educational institution.
What rules apply to universities & universities of applied sciences? Most seminars and lectures at universities and colleges will be held in digital form in the winter semester 2020/2021. 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. Parents who have a right of custody and contact may visit their children. 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? Leisure and amateur sports activities in public and private sports facilities are prohibited. Gyms are closed for November. Individual sports are permitted alone, in pairs or with your own household.
What rules apply to cultural events? Cultural and leisure facilities will be closed for November, including theatres and concert halls, cinemas, amusement parks, swimming and fun pools. When the infection situation eases, the federal states will be allowed to reopen them. Playgrounds are open, hygiene and distance rules must be observed. Zoos and animal parks are allowed to receive visitors in their outdoor areas. Museums that do not charge admission and offer educational services as well as libraries may open. Wholesale and retail trade remain open under increased hygiene requirements.
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. It is recommended to avoid skiing holidays until 10 January.
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 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.