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COVID-19 Restrictions

COVID-19

In this rapidly changing situation we will try and keep you informed of the latest developments. Keep checking for updates and changes in the regulations.

NEW COVID REGULATIONS BEGINNING
2nd NOVEMBER:

A new nationwide “lockdown light” will take place until the end of November. These conditions will be reviewed again in two weeks time:

  • A maximum of 10 people from two households can meet in public (unless stricter local restrictions apply).
  • Restaurants, bars, and other such gastronomy services will be closed, while the option for delivery and pick-up will remain open.
  • Canteens can remain open under strict hygiene conditions.
  • Hotels can only accommodate guests who are travelling for business reasons.
  • Theatres, Operas, and Concert Halls and Cinemas will be closed.
  • Group sports are prohibited; individual sports such as jogging or cycling are still allowed.
  • Swimming pools will be closed.
  • Gyms/Fitness Studios will be closed.
  • Schools and Kitas will remain open.
  • Nail and Beauty salons, tattoo studios, and massage parlours are closed (only medically necessary treatments such as physiotherapy are possible).
  • Hair dressing services will remain open under stricter conditions.
  • Big and small retailers can stay open with tightened hygiene requirements; no more than one customer per 10 square meters of retail space may be permitted in the store.
  • Companies are encouraged to have their employees work from home. Strict hygiene and protective measures must continue to be observed in the office.
  • People are told to generally refrain from taking trips, including visits to relatives and day trips.

Update 28th October

Currently Nuremberg has a 7-day incidence value of 118,45
Level “DARK RED” applies.
The Bavarian Ministry of Health’s corona-traffic light for Nuremberg has switched from red to dark red. Today, Wednesday, 28 October 2020, the seven-day index stands at 118.45. This means that from midnight Wednesday, 28th October 2020, the specifications of the 7th Directive on Infection Prevention Measures (BayIfSMV) for an incidence value above 100 will apply. 

The following measures apply from midnight Wednesday, 28th October 2020:

Use of masks:
Masks are compulsory in public places as defined by the City of Nuremberg (see map), in areas of increased traffic and congregation, including lifts in public buildings as well as in leisure facilities (e.g. amusement parks, playgrounds and indoor playgrounds, bowling alleys, etc.), cultural sites (such as exhibitions, museums, zoos, etc.) and other publicly accessible buildings for which no special regulations are provided.

According to the Directive, students in all grades are obliged to wear masks during school lessons – also in primary schools and secondary schools from grade 5 onwards. Masks are also compulsory for children in after-school care, but not in the childcare rooms or outside areas. A mouth and nose cover must also be worn at universities, conferences and congresses, theatres, concert halls, other stages and cinemas, as well as at sporting events.

Areas in Nuremberg where the wearing of masks is compulsory

© Stadt Nürnberg

Number of participants in public places and at private parties:
Meetings in public spaces or privately used rooms and on private property are limited to the relatives of two households or a maximum of five persons. This stipulation also applies to catering establishments.
With regards to private parties (such as weddings, birthdays or similar celebrations), participation is limited to the members of two households or a maximum of five people, irrespective of the location of the event.

Closing time:
The sale of alcohol and restaurant closure is at 9pm. The sale of food and beverages for consumption on-site between 9pm and 6am is forbidden. The distribution of alcoholic beverages at petrol stations and other points of sale and delivery services is also prohibited between 9pm and 6am.

Alcohol consumption in public places:
The consumption of alcohol is prohibited in the highly frequented public places defined by the City of Nuremberg (see map) between 9pm and 6am.

A maximum of 50 participants or spectators are permitted at events of all kinds (except special events such as meetings, demonstrations or church services), for example, sport events, trade shows, conferences, cinemas, theatres, opera houses.

For the time being the stricter rules apply for one week. Even if, in the next few days, the incidence value should fall below 100 again in Nuremberg, the rules remain in force for the remaining days.

In Bavaria, additional corona restrictions apply when the 7-day incidence value moves beyond 100. Consequently these rules will now apply to Nuremberg.

According to the city administration, daycare and after-school centres will maintain regular operations as well as attendance for school classes. However, from now on municipal school sports halls are no longer available for club sports. The city appeals to clubs to do the same for their club-owned facilities.

 

Update from 24th October:

Currently Nuremberg has a 7-day incidence value of 71,18
Level “RED” applies.
Only the members of two households or a maximum of 5 people are allowed to meet. The sale of alcohol and restaurant closure is at 10pm.


For areas where the 7-day incidence value exceeds  50 (level red) the following regulations apply:

Mouth and nose coverings must now be worn on busy streets and squares in the city centre, i.e. everywhere where people come together more closely and/or for extended periods of time. This applies in all public buildings, in areas of increased traffic and congregation (e.g. elevators, canteens), in schools and educational facilities, in lessons, for spectators at sporting events as well as at conferences, congresses, trade fairs and in cultural facilities. In the map below, areas in Nuremberg, where the wearing of masks is compulsory are marked red.

Number of participants in public places and at private parties
Meetings in public spaces or privately used rooms and on private property are limited to the relatives of two households or a maximum of five persons. This stipulation also applies to catering establishments.
Participants of private celebrations, (such as weddings or birthday parties or similar celebrations) independent of location, are limited to the members of two households or a maximum of five persons.

Closing time:
The distribution of food and beverages for consumption on site is prohibited between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. (curfew). The distribution of alcoholic beverages at petrol stations and other points of sale and through delivery services is prohibited between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Alcohol consumption in public places:
The consumption of alcohol between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m is prohibited in the highly frequented public places as defined by the City of Nuremberg.

No spectators:
Sports events in places such as Nuremberg’s Max-Morlock Stadium and the Arena will take place without spectators.

 

For areas where the 7-day incidence value exceeds 35 but is still below 50 (level yellow) the following regulations apply:

Masks are compulsory in public places defined by the City of Nuremberg, in areas of increased traffic and congregation including the elevators of public buildings as well as in leisure facilities (e.g. amusement parks, (indoor) playgrounds, bowling alleys etc.), cultural sites (such as exhibitions, museums, zoos etc.) and other publicly accessible buildings for which no special regulations are provided.
According to the ordinance, masks are also compulsory in classrooms in secondary schools from year five and in universities. Masks must also be worn at conferences and congresses as well as in theatres, concert halls, other stages and cinemas and at sporting events.

Number of participants in public places and at private parties:
Meetings in privately used rooms and on privately used properties is limited to the members of two households or to a maximum of ten persons; this also applies in particular to catering.Private celebrations (such as  wedding or birthday parties or similar celebrations) are limited to the members of two households or to a maximum of ten persons, regardless of the location of the event.

Closing time:
The distribution of food and beverages for consumption on site is prohibited between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m. (curfew). The distribution of alcoholic beverages at petrol stations and other points of sale and through delivery services is prohibited between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Alcohol consumption in public places:
The consumption of alcohol between 11 p.m. and 6 a.m is prohibited in the highly frequented public places as defined by the City of Nuremberg .

 

The current general restrictions (where the 7-day incidence lies below 35 per 100,000 people – level green) for the state of Bavaria are as follows:

  • Contact restrictions remain in place: 1,5m social distancing and wearing a mask in certain public places (ages 6 and up) remains mandatory. 
  • All forms of sport activity are allowed again. Special hygiene regulations apply. Audiences at matches are also allowed- up to 200 guests indoors and up to 400 guests outdoors.
  • Groups of up to 10 people may meet up in public from different households if they observe social distancing measures.
  • Private events taking place in public or rented spaces (wedding receptions, birthdays, funerals…) may also take place again with an attendance limit of 100 indoors or 200 outdoors. (In hotspot zones where the 7-day incidence rises above 50 per 100,000 people, attendance will be limited to 25 indoors and 50 outdoors).
  • Private gatherings are allowed (e.g. on private property). The number of attendees is limited only by the requirement of everybody observing social distancing rules.
  • Bars and pubs are open, with hygiene measures in place. (Additional local restrictions may apply)
  • Hotels, vacation homes, and camping sites may open again including spas and wellness areas.
  • Travel within Germany and within most of the EU is no longer limited, but local exemptions can be announced on short notice in order to respond quickly to possible local outbreaks. Travelers from hotspots in other Germany states are only allowed to check into a Bavarian hotel with a negative test result. Thus far, these hotspots are the Berlin districts of Mitte, Neukölln, Tempelhof-Schöneberg and Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg, as well as the cities of Bremen, Hamm and Remscheid.
  • Certain European countries can require travellers to pre-book accommodation for their entire stay before entering the country in order to facilitate contact tracing if it becomes necessary.
  • COVID-19 test centers are open in Munich, Nuremberg and Memmingen airports. For travellers from high-risk destinations, testing is mandatory. 
  • Schools and day-care centers may reopen completely.
  • Demonstrations are generally allowed, but must be announced and authorized on an individual basis by the local city or town authorities. The deciding criterion here is whether there is sufficient space to maintain social distancing during the demonstration.

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