The daily updated overview of corona loosening
Last updated on 9. April 2021

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What rules apply in contact with people?

Federal state Answer
Baden-Württemberg 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. The lockdown will be extended until 18 April, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. There are no curfews; counties may impose curfew restrictions between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. if incidences increase. Barbers are allowed to open under restrictions. Starting March 8, bookstores, florists and garden centers with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. If incidence is 50-100, retailers with appointment booking/click & collect will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Bavaria As of March 8, contact restrictions will be relaxed. One's household will be allowed to meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 people. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown is extended until April 18, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. Retailers may open for appointment shopping depending on incidence.
Berlin As of Tuesday, April 6, you are also only allowed to meet with one person from another household inside during the day. Between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. (curfew), people will no longer be allowed to have visitors and will only be allowed outside alone or with one other person. During the day, meetings with up to 5 people from 2 households are still allowed. Children are exempt from this regulation. There is no curfew, but people should only leave the home for valid reasons, e.g. doctor's appointments, going to school/daycare, shopping. The described regulations are initially valid until April 21. If the incidence increases, the measures will be tightened again (emergency brake). In all publicly accessible rooms a mouth-nose-covering (FFP-2 or OP-mask) is to be worn. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Customers need an appointment booking, FFP-2 mask and a daily negative Coronatest then the following shops, with hygiene concepts, are allowed to open for a limited number of people: Hairdressers, bookstores, florists, retail stores, hardware stores, and the like. Services close to the body will be allowed under restrictions.
Brandenburg If the seven-day incidence is below 100, two households with a maximum of 5 persons may meet. If the seven-day incidence is above 100, the rule applies that one household plus one person from outside the household may meet. Children under the age of 14 are exempt from these regulations. Accompanied outdoor activities" with children up to 17 years of age are also permitted, if they are offered, for example, by day care centres, schools or youth welfare services. This relaxation of the contact restrictions applies as long as the incidence value in a county or independent city is below 200. If this value is exceeded three days in a row, persons of a household are again only allowed to meet with another person. The lockdown will be extended until April 18. Mouth-to-nose protection (FFP-2 or surgical mask) must be worn in all publicly accessible areas. Masks are also mandatory outdoors in high-traffic areas. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Bremen In Bremen, one's own household may meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 persons. In Bremerhaven, there may only be one other person from another household. Children up to 14 years are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown will be extended until March 28, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Hamburg There is a nightly curfew from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. unless there are important reasons for leaving the home. Furthermore, one's own household is allowed to meet with one other person from another household. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown will be extended until April 18. If incidences increase, 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. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Hesse As of 10 January, private gatherings are only permitted within the circle of one's own household and a maximum of one other person who does not belong to one's own household. Unlike before, children under the age of 14 will be counted. This means that even children are only allowed to meet with a friend. These measures will be extended until 7 March. Furthermore, contacts are to be limited as much as possible. The mask obligation is extended, all humans have to carry a mouth nose covering in publicly accessible areas. Masks will also be mandatory outdoors in high-traffic areas. The retail trade will remain closed. Only shops for everyday needs are allowed to open: Grocery stores, weekly markets, drugstores and pharmacies, car repair shops, banks, post offices and wholesalers. Shops and public transport are only to be entered with an OP or FFP2 mask.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania As of 10 January, private gatherings are only permitted within the circle of one's own household and a maximum of one other person who is not part of one's own household. Children up to the age of 12 are not included if they need to be looked after. These measures will be extended until 7 March. The rule continues to be to limit contacts as much as possible. The mask obligation is extended, all people have to wear a mouth-nose-covering in publicly accessible rooms. Masks will also be mandatory outdoors in high-traffic areas. The retail trade will remain closed. Only shops for everyday needs are allowed to open: Grocery stores, weekly markets, drugstores and pharmacies, car repair shops, banks, post offices and wholesalers. Shops and public transport may only be entered with an OP or FFP2 mask. In regions with an incidence of at least than 200 new cases per 100,000 in the last 7 days, persons are generally only allowed to move within a radius of 15 km from their place of residence. So-called valid reasons, such as doctor's appointments, are exempt.
Lower Saxony For the Easter holidays, gatherings of people in public are prohibited beyond the following regulations: One's own household may gather with 2 people from another household. Children up to 14 years of age are exempt from this restriction. In regions with an incidence of over 100, one may only gather with one other person from another household. In this case, children are subject to an age limit of 6 years. Couples not living together are considered one household. In counties with an incidence of 35 or less, up to 10 people from three households may be allowed to meet. The lockdown is extended through March 28, with a phased-in plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. If incidences rise, measures will be tightened again (emergency brake). Mouth-to-nose protection (FFP-2 or surgical mask) must be worn in all rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
North Rhine-Westphalia As of March 8, contact restrictions will be relaxed. One's household will be allowed to meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 people. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown is extended until March 28, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Rhineland-Palatinate As of March 8, contact restrictions will be relaxed. One's household will be allowed to meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 people. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown is extended until March 28, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Saarland As of March 8, contact restrictions will be relaxed. One's household will be allowed to meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 people. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown is extended until March 28, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Saxony As of March 8, contact restrictions will be relaxed. One's household will be allowed to meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 people. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown is extended until March 28, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Saxony-Anhalt As of March 8, contact restrictions will be relaxed. One's household will be allowed to meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 people. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown is extended until March 28, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Schleswig-Holstein As of March 8, contact restrictions will be relaxed. One's household will be allowed to meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 people. Children 14 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown is extended until March 28, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.
Thuringia Over Easter, one's household may meet with another household, up to a limit of 5 people. After that, you are only allowed to meet with one other person from another household. Children 13 and under are exempt from this restriction. The lockdown will be extended until April 21, with a phased plan to ensure opening prospects as incidences fall. 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 rooms accessible to the public. Masks are also compulsory outdoors in highly frequented places. Hairdressers are allowed to open under restrictions. From 8 March, bookshops, flower shops and garden centres with hygiene concepts will be allowed to open. Body-related services will be allowed under restrictions. With an incidence of 50-100, retailers with appointment bookings will be allowed to open for customers from 8 March.