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Last updated on 26. May 2021

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What rules apply to secondary schools?

Federal state Answer
Baden-Württemberg Secondary schools will receive distance learning beginning April 12. Beginning April 19, it is scheduled to go back to alternate instruction if the infection pattern permits. Emergency care will be provided for grades 5-7. Graduating classes will continue to receive alternate instruction. Beginning April 19, there will be mandatory testing for students if the incidence is over 100.
Bavaria Beginning April 12, there will be mandatory regular testing, 2x per week, for students and teachers to participate in face-to-face instruction. If the incidence score in cities and counties rises to 100, schools will switch back to distance learning or more frequent testing. If the seven-day incidence is below 50, students in secondary schools will receive alternate instruction. If the incidence is above 100, students will receive distance education. Exceptions are made for graduating seniors and grade 11 students in high schools and technical colleges; they should continue to receive face-to-face instruction. Final exams are to be moved back two to three weeks. During the final exams, the wearing of a FFP2 mask will be mandatory. Bavaria is aiming for vaccinations for final year classes from June 2021.
Berlin All classes are in alternate instruction at half class size. From a 7-day incidence of 100, alternating instruction is mandatory, and from a value of 165, only distance instruction is permitted. The only exceptions are for exams. Here, too, there is to be face-to-face teaching with a maximum of half classes. Pupils and teachers will have to undergo compulsory testing for face-to-face teaching, twice a week under supervision in schools. The attendance requirement remains suspended. Mask obligation, distance and hygiene rules must be kept. Furthermore, schools have to offer socially disadvantaged pupils additional support and assistance. The same regulations apply to vocational schools as to other schools.
Brandenburg After the Easter holidays, the secondary schools go back to distance learning. Only the final classes remain in face-to-face teaching.
Bremen At secondary schools, teaching takes place in half-groups in the alternating model. From 19 April, pupils and teachers must take a Coronatest twice a week. Without a negative test, pupils are not allowed to enter the school grounds. In Bremen, attendance is still compulsory, only pupils who are not tested receive distance learning.
Hamburg For secondary schools, compulsory testing of 2x per week for pupils and 3x per week for teachers is introduced. If the incidence rises above 200, Hamburg's schools return to distance learning. The final classes 9, 10 and 13 at city district schools and at grammar schools the classes 6, 10 and 12 and the final classes of the vocational training courses, are in alternate teaching with classes cut in half. From the 5th grade onwards, mouth-nose protection is to be worn at school. Exams and examinations of the final classes take place. These can be postponed at the request of the students by majority vote.
Hesse Secondary schools are in distance learning. Grades 5 and 6 can receive emergency care. In Hesse, students and teachers must be tested 2x per week to participate in face-to-face instruction. At an incidence of 165, students return to distance learning. Further information on the step-by-step plan regarding school teaching:
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania Schools are open for face-to-face teaching if the incidence value is below 150. Class 11 of general education schools and class 12 of evening and specialised grammar schools receive face-to-face teaching. Schools must decide this according to their capacity. Training classes and classes of the school-based part of pre-vocational training courses (BvB) receive classroom instruction. The 7th classes of general and vocational schools receive alternating instruction. Schools with a special focus on mental development should continue to provide face-to-face teaching. If the incidence exceeds 150, only emergency care will be provided.
Lower Saxony All secondary schools are in the alternating model. From 31 May, all school classes return to face-to-face teaching, provided the incidence is below 50. Pupils are obliged to wear a mouth-nose covering during lessons. Schools will be required to test 2x per week for students and teachers. Further information:
North Rhine-Westphalia Schools are in alternate years. Further information:
Rhineland-Palatinate Secondary schools are in alternate instruction. If the incidence rises to 165, students go back to distance learning. Pupils and teachers have to be tested up to 2x per week.
Saarland All classes receive alternate instruction. If incidence rises to 165, students will return to distance learning. Beginning April 19, testing is mandatory for students and teachers 2x per week to participate in face-to-face instruction. For more information:
Saxony Schools are in alternate instruction. If the incidence rises to 165, students return to distance learning. Students are to be tested twice a week. However, there is no attendance requirement. For more information:
Saxony-Anhalt Pupils are in alternating lessons. If the incidence value rises to 165, distance learning will be arranged. Students are required to test 2x per week if they wish to participate in face-to-face instruction. The attendance requirement is suspended.
Schleswig-Holstein 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:
Thuringia Schools are in alternate teaching. If the incidence rises to 165, the schools switch to distance learning. Pupils and teachers must be tested up to twice a week. Pupils at secondary schools receive an antigen test.