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Corona rules in Hessen

Effective: January 17, 2022.

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Mask requirement

  • Outdoors: Masks are mandatory if distances cannot be maintained.
  • Indoors: Masks are mandatory even when seated. Exception: restaurants.

Meetings / Get-togethers

  • A maximum of 10 people are allowed to meet in the public space.
  • If an unvaccinated person is present at a meeting in a public space, the following applies: only the person's own household plus a maximum of 2 persons from another household.
  • These rules are also recommended for meetings in private. In addition, you should get tested beforehand.

Workplace

Regulated by the Federal Infection Control Act:

  • Access to the workplace is only allowed to employers and employees with 3G status.
  • In case of doubt, unvaccinated employees must provide their own proof of testing on all work days.
  • Employees must be allowed to work from home - unless this is not possible for operational reasons.

Schools

  • classes in presence for all grades. Negative proof: 3 x per week.
  • Masks in the school building and also when seated.
  • In case of a corona case in class: 14 days of daily tests.
  • Tests are also offered to vaccinated and recovered students (min. 1 x per week).

Daycare / Kindergarten

  • Regular operation under pandemic conditions (steady groups).

Sports

  • Indoors: 2G
  • Outdoors: No restrictions.

Cultural sites (museums, memorials, etc.)

  • Indoors: 2G
  • Outdoors: No restrictions.

Events (theater, cinema, etc.) with more than 10 people

  • Inside:
    • from 11 to 100 persons: 2G plus distance and hygiene concept.
    • From 101 persons: 2G plus as well as distance and hygiene concept.
    • Maximum event size: 250 participants.
  • Outdoors:
    • From 11 to 100 persons: distance and hygiene concept.
    • From 101 persons: 2G plus distance and hygiene concept.
    • Maximum event size: 1.000 participants.
  • Exception: No 3G / 2G at public festivals or similar events.
  • Special local rules remain possible.
  • Exceptions continue to be made for professional meetings.
  • Church services: 3G strongly recommended.

Services close to the body

  • 2G, exception: 3G for hairdressers and medically and hygienically necessary treatments
  • FFP2 mask obligation.

Retail

  • 2G, except for primary care (i.e.: supermarkets, pharmacies, drugstores, etc.), masks are mandatory everywhere in retail, FFP2 is strongly recommended

Restaurants

  • Inside: 2G-Plus, you need to wear your mask until you are seated
  • Indoors and outdoors: distance and hygiene concept

Clubs / Discos

  • The operation of dance halls, clubs, and discos is now prohibited nationwide, regardless of the incidence of infection on site. Regular catering business is possible.

Hotels and accommodation

  • 2G for tourist overnight stays; otherwise 3G with daily tests.
  • 2G for the use of common facilities (dining rooms, swimming pools etc.).

Public transport

Regulated by the Federal Infection Control Act:

  • 3G
  • You need to wear a mask on board and in station buildings, FFP2 strongly recommended

Universities

  • classes predominantly in presence
  • 3G and you need to wear a mask when seated.

Brothels

  • 2G-Plus, hygiene requirements and contact data collection.

3G: Recovered, vaccinated or tested (as recent as 24 h ago).

2G: Vaccinated or recovered and persons who for medical reasons cannot be vaccinated and children and adolescents under 18 years of age with student test booklet or current rapid test (as recent as 24 h ago). Mask obligation and distance rules remain in place.

2G-Plus: Vaccinated, recovered and tested (as recent as 24 h ago).

  • vaccinated twice and tested
  • Recovered and tested
  • vaccinated three times (boostered)
  • Recovered and vaccinated twice
  • vaccinated twice and recovered
  • Vaccinated, recovered, vaccinated
  • Freshly vaccinated twice (max. 3 months from the day of the second vaccination)
  • Freshly recovered (max. 3 months from the day of positive PCR test)
  • Recovered + freshly vaccinated once (max. 3 months from the day of vaccination)

Exceptions:
- Children under 6 (no need to test).
- Under 18 and those unable to be vaccinated due to medical reasons: with current test or test booklet (students).
- Students who are vaccinated twice or recovered: with one test per week in the test booklet.

Have you tested positive for Corona (rapid or PCR test)?

Here's what to do - regardless of your vaccination status:
Isolate yourself for 10 days (no order by the public health department is needed). You can end the isolation by testing negative after 7 days (test on test site oder PCR test). If you are an employee at a hospital or a nursing home, you are allowed to work if you have tested negative after 7 days of isolation and have been symptom-free for at least 48 hours.

Are you a household member of a Corona-infected person (e.g. partner, parent, child, etc.)?

Go into quarantine for 10 days (no order by the public health department is needed). You can end quarantine by testing negative after 7 days (test on test site oder PCR test). School children and infants can end quarantine by testing negative after 5 days (test on test site oder PCR test).

If you are a houshold member and you are either

  • vaccinated three times (boostered),
  • recovered and vaccinated twice,
  • vaccinated twice and recovered,
  • vaccinated, recovered, vaccinated,
  • freshly vaccinated twice (max. 3 months from the day of the second vaccination),
  • freshly recovered (max. 3 months from the day of positive PCR test) or
  • recovered + freshly vaccinated once (max. 3 months from the day of vaccination),

you don't have to go into quarantine at all.

Are you a contact person of a Corona infected person?
Go into quarantine if when you are ordered to do so by the health department. The same rules as for household members apply.

As soon as the incidence of infection in a county exceeds 350 for three consecutive days, additional "hotspot regulations" take effect locally from the next day.

  • It is forbidden to consume alcohol in crowded places and squares. These are determined by the municipalities.
  • Masks are mandatory in shopping areas. These are determined by the municipalities.
  • At events with more than 10 people and in sports grounds, gyms, cinemas, theaters, etc. as well as for tourist overnight stays 2G-Plus applies inside. Outside, it's still 2G.
  • Brothels are closed.

The "hotspot regulations" cease to apply as soon as the incidence is below the threshold of 350 for five consecutive days.

 

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