Corona rules: what’s new? What is coming? What continues to apply?

Corona rules: what's new? What is coming? What continues to apply?

The federal government and the states regularly consult together on how to proceed in the corona crisis – also on thursday, chancellor angela merkel (CDU) and the minister-presidents of the states discussed the matter in a switching conference and made new arrangements.

Important for everything that is different from now on, what is coming and what is already valid: even if the federal government and the federal states agree on many points, there may be deviating regulations in individual federal states.


– the current contact restrictions in public life will largely remain in place for the time being. Head of the chancellor’s office helge braun had a time frame until at least 10. May called.

– playgrounds to reopen subject to conditions. There is no standard time for the opening, in berlin, for example, the squares are already open again.

– worship services and prayer gatherings to be allowed again – subject to special infection control requirements. Baptisms, circumcisions and weddings as well as funeral services shall be possible in a small circle.

– hospitals should no longer keep so many intensive care beds and capacities free for corona patients.

– museums, exhibitions, memorials, zoos and botanical gardens can reopen under certain conditions.


– already since the previous meeting it is known that hairdressers from the 4. May be allowed to reopen under certain conditions.

– passengers traveling with lufthansa and its subsidiaries must, as far as possible, leave. May wear a mouth-nose protection.


– to 6. May is to come a concept for the further gradual opening of schools and kitas. Countries such as saxony-anhalt, saarland and bremen have so far planned to allow certain school groups to return on mondays.

– a decision on the resumption of the suspended fubball bundesliga and club sports was postponed. The topic was allowed to be the topic at the switch next wednesday.


– throughout germany, mouth-nose protection must be worn when shopping and on public transport.

– stores with a store area of up to 800 square meters are allowed to open. In some states, coarser stores can reduce their sales area and then open up as well. For book, car and bicycle dealers, the square meter limit does not apply.

– coarse events such as folk festivals, coarse sporting events with spectators or coarse concerts will remain open until at least 31. August 2020 prohibited.

– bars, pubs and discotheques remain closed. Only auber house sales are allowed for restaurants.

– students in germany have started the summer semester digitally, with lectures and seminars via videostream.

– employees with cold complaints can obtain a sick note from their doctor by telephone. The corresponding special regulation is valid until 18. May.

– still the stay in public space is allowed either only with members of the own household or with another person. A distance of at least 1.5 meters must be maintained from people who do not live in one’s own household.

– groups of partying people are not allowed in public places, apartments and private establishments.

– travel, including to relatives, should continue to be avoided. For foreign travel, the worldwide travel warning remains in effect; it was extended on wednesday until mid-june.

– the way to work, to emergency care, for shopping, doctor’s visits, to attend meetings, necessary appointments and examinations, the help for others or individual sports and exercise in the fresh air and other necessary activities remain possible.

– all establishments, especially those open to the public, should comply with hygiene regulations and implement effective protective measures for employees and visitors.


– stay at home as far as possible

– shop less frequently and, if possible, at times when there are fewer crowds

– observe important hygiene rules such as regular and basic hand washing

– coughing and sneezing into a handkerchief or the crook of your arm

– avoid physical contact with other people such as hugs and handshakes

– avoid public transport if possible, use bike or car instead

– use only reliable sources for information

– offer help to elderly or chronically ill people, for example by shopping for them

– if you have any symptoms of corona, don’t go straight to the doctor, but call your doctor’s office or the medical standby service (116 117) first

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