Some Corona measures apply uniformly nationwide. In other points, however, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has its own regulations. Currently, a 2G-plus rule applies in many areas of the country.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has its own Corona traffic lights. Depending on the level of a county or an independent city, certain rules apply as protective measures according to this traffic light system. Rules apply in all counties and incorporated cities based on the warning level for the entire country – and regardless of whether an individual county or city has a lower warning level. If a county has a higher warning level, even stronger restrictions may apply there. Beyond that, however, there are also nationwide uniform measures.
What contact restrictions are currently in place?
According to the state government, if unvaccinated people are present, only the own household may meet with two other people. Their vaccination or convalescent status is irrelevant in this regard. Children under 14 are exempt.
Since the 24. December there is an upper limit for private gatherings of no more than ten people in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern for those who have recovered and have been fully vaccinated. Children under the age of 14 are again not counted.
Who must be quarantined and for how long?
Close contacts of infected persons, who have a full vaccination protection including booster vaccination, must have been vaccinated since the 18. January no longer in quarantine. This was announced by the state health ministry. Accordingly, this also applies to vaccinated persons for whom recovery or. Double vaccination has not been given more than 90 days ago.
For infected as well as non-vaccinated contacts, the isolation ends or. Quarantine after ten days, though they can clear themselves after only seven days with a PCR or certified rapid test.
School and daycare children must be quarantined for five days as a contact person, followed by a test. For infected school or daycare children, seven days of isolation followed by a test (PCR or certified rapid test) is mandatory.
For workers in hospitals, nursing homes and facilities for people with disabilities, isolation or quarantine should generally last seven days. The prerequisite is that there are no symptoms for 48 hours and that a PCR test is negative.
Those who have been in a high-risk area designated by the Robert Koch Institute must be quarantined for ten days. It ends at the earliest after five days with a negative PCR test. Vaccinated and recovered persons as well as children under six years of age are exempt from this requirement. For the return journey from virus variant areas, a 14-day quarantine is mandatory for vaccinated, recovered, unvaccinated persons and children. In addition, they must have a negative PCR test at or. present the certificate before entering the country.
What to know about the recovered status?
According to the Robert Koch Institute, people are considered recovered if they have tested positive for PCR at least 28 days and no more than 90 days ago. Subsequently, vaccination is necessary. After a further three months, those who have recovered can be vaccinated again. After a third shot, they are then considered boosted.
According to the Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko), anyone who has received the first vaccination and then falls ill with Covid-19 is considered to have received basic vaccination and is therefore on an equal footing with people who have already received two vaccinations. If they get vaccinated again after recovery, they are considered boostered.
If dually vaccinated persons become infected with Covid-19, they are not automatically considered boostered in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. This status only comes into effect after a further vaccination, which can be carried out three to six months after recovery.
The positive PCR test result is considered proof of the recovered status. If this is available, doctors and pharmacies can issue a certificate. And that can then be uploaded to popular apps, as can the vaccination certificate.
Previously, recovered persons had retained their status for 180 days. However, the Robert Koch Institute has adjusted this length to 90 days because of the omicron variant. The institute justifies this by stating that the protection after surviving infection with the Omikron variant is lower than was the case with the Delta variant. Moreover, according to the researchers, this protection does not last that long. They refer, for example, to data from Great Britain.
What to know about the vaccinated status?
People who have received a vaccination are considered partially immunized, according to the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LAGuS). Two weeks after the second vaccination, you are considered to have had the basic vaccine. Meanwhile, this also applies to vaccination with the Johnson& vaccine Johnson, for whom a single injection had previously sufficed. Three months after the second vaccination, a third vaccination is possible, regardless of which vaccine you have received. All who have received this third vaccination (booster) are considered vaccinated with booster, i.e. boostered.
If double-vaccinated people become infected with Covid-19, they are not automatically considered boosted in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. This status occurs only after another vaccination, which can take place three to six months after recovery.
What to consider when traveling to other EU countries?
Anyone who wants to enter an EU country and is fully vaccinated, since 1. February only the digital vaccination certificate and does not need to present an additional negative test result. The infection situation in the respective country is irrelevant.
However, twice-vaccinated individuals are considered fully vaccinated for only nine months. After that, they should be treated as unvaccinated, meaning they would have to show a negative PCR or antigen rapid test upon entry. According to the current status, the vaccination protection for boostered persons, i.e., triple vaccinated persons, is valid indefinitely. Children under the age of twelve may enter the country without a valid vaccination certificate.
Those who have recovered may also travel to EU countries without having to show a test. The proof of a survived Corona infection is valid EU-wide longer than in Germany, six instead of three months.
Do vaccinated people spread the virus?
There is no conclusive scientific consensus on this issue. However, it is clear that the likelihood of spread is lower than in unvaccinated people. According to the Robert Koch Institute, people who have been vaccinated excrete fewer viruses, and the period of infectivity is also shorter, minimizing the risk of infection. However, hygiene rules and the obligation to wear a mask still apply to those who have been vaccinated.
How can vaccinated and recovered persons identify themselves??
Fully vaccinated persons can identify themselves with their identity card and the vaccination card or the digital or analog vaccination certificate. Digital proof of vaccination can be obtained at a pharmacy or vaccination center. Some pharmacies also offer to issue a so-called immunization card – an analog vaccination certificate for the wallet. People whose Covid 19 disease occurred no more than 90 days ago can obtain a certificate from their attending physician.
Where can I get the third booster vaccination?-vaccination)?
According to LAGuS, all people whose last vaccination was at least three months ago receive the booster vaccination according to the Stiko recommendation – at their family doctor’s office. This is the first point of contact in matters of third vaccination. You should make an appointment by telephone before. Alternatively, there is the possibility to visit a vaccination center.
What are the exceptions to the testing requirement?
People who have received booster vaccination are exempt from mandatory testing under 2G-Plus in many areas. Since 12. January, this exemption from compulsory testing for booster vaccinated children applies immediately after the booster vaccination, i.e. on the same day.
Since the age of 27. January, this exemption from mandatory testing under 2G-Plus also applies to persons with basic immunization, whose second vaccination was at least 14 days and a maximum of 90 days ago. Even convalescents must be vaccinated in areas with 2G-plus since the 27th day of vaccination. No extra test is required on January 1, if the positive PCR test was taken at least 28 days and not more than 90 days ago. The same applies to vaccinated recovered persons (vaccinated persons with breakthrough infection or recovered persons who have subsequently been vaccinated).
These exemptions do not apply in hospitals and care facilities. Additional tests are still required there.
What about vaccinations for children?
Since 7. Since June 27, vaccination prioritization has been lifted throughout Germany – and since then, children and adolescents over the age of twelve can also be vaccinated in MV. The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has on 17. August recommended that children and adolescents 12 years of age and older also be vaccinated against coronavirus. These vaccinations are also offered at schools in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Since January 2022, the booster recommendation of the Stiko is valid for all persons from 12 years of age.
The European Medicines Agency EMA also announced on 25. November also recommended vaccination for children 5 years and older. In mid-December, the Stiko issued a recommendation for children between 5 and 11 years of age who themselves suffer from certain pre-existing diseases or who have persons at particular risk (the very elderly, immunosuppressed) in their immediate environment. In addition, after a consultation, all other children in this age range can also be vaccinated voluntarily at the request of their parents. However, a recommendation by the Stiko for all children in this age group is not yet available.
What rules apply nationwide in the food service industry?
Nationwide, a 2G-plus rule is mandated in the food service industry. This means that only persons who have been fully vaccinated and can also show a negative, up-to-date Corona test are allowed to enter. Who has been vaccinated since max. 90 days boosted (from the day of vaccination), recovered (from 28 days after positive PCR), or basic immunized (from 15. The person who is vaccinated on the first day after the second vaccination does not have to show a test.
Visitors or guests can also bring tests and test themselves on site under supervision, according to state regulations. The prerequisite is that appropriately trained personnel are on site. This can be inquired at the respective institution. Also, the employer can certify a day-old test. For schoolchildren, however, it is sufficient to show their school ID card, as they are regularly tested at school and general vaccination recommendations from the Stiko are not yet available for all age groups.
What rules apply nationwide in the retail sector?
In the resolutions passed by the federal and state governments on 2. December a 2G rule was uniformly established nationwide at retail stores. So only vaccinated and recovered people have access to stores. Stores that are necessary for daily needs are exempt, for example, supermarkets, drugstores, opticians, pet supply stores, pharmacies and hardware stores.
Which rules apply nationwide and MV-wide in cultural and recreational facilities??
Federal and state governments agreed in early December that at least one 2G rule would apply in cultural and recreational facilities. MV had tightened these regulations, many cultural facilities remained closed for a long time because of this. Since the 27. January relaxations now apply to culture, but under strict conditions. For theaters, cinemas, orchestras, museums, memorials and exhibitions, the 2G plus rule, FFP2 mask requirement, the distance rule ("checkerboard"), a maximum capacity 30 of percent, but a maximum of 200 visitors applies. Choirs and music ensembles can perform at "red" level no longer just rehearsing, but also giving concerts. Sociocultural centers can carry out offers in compliance with the 2G-plus rule. Clubs and discotheques, however, must remain closed.
What rules apply nationwide for local and long-distance public transportation?
Mandatory masks and 3G rule apply nationwide on buses and trains. This means that only those who have been vaccinated, have recovered or have been tested are allowed to use local and long-distance public transport in accordance with the Infection Protection Act. This is checked on a random basis. Cabs are exempt from the 3G rule.
What rules apply nationwide in the workplace?
Companies have been subject to strict occupational health and safety regulations regarding distances and the wearing of mouth-nose coverings. With the passage of the new federal infection control law, the 3G rule also applies in the workplace: offices, workshops and other workplaces may only be entered by people who have been vaccinated, recovered or recently tested. Employers can issue appropriate certificates to their employees to authenticate their negative test results. These are then also valid on a daily basis in restaurants and other establishments.
The employer is obliged to check and document the relevant evidence – otherwise he faces a fine. The 3G rule also applies to employer-organized transportation of employees to or from the workplace. PCR tests may be no more than 48 hours old, antigen tests 24 hours old. Employers must offer two tests per week, according to Section 4 of the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance.
The home office obligation is back in force. Employees must accept the offer – unless working at home is not possible, for example because it is too crowded or noisy, or the required equipment is missing.
If rooms are used by several people at the same time, ten square meters per person must be provided by the employer. In companies with ten or more employees, they must be divided into fixed work groups that are as small as possible. If spacing and occupancy requirements cannot be met, employers must provide medical masks.
If employees refuse to comply with the 3G rule, those affected face loss of pay – and even dismissal in cases of doubt.
What is the capacity limit for major events nationwide??
Since the 24. December is forbidden audience at large events, for example at soccer matches, in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Thus, the state has met the federal requirement that a utilization limit of 50 percent, or 15.000 people applies, tightened.
What applies nationwide in clubs and discos?
They are closed nationwide.
Will there be a general obligation to vaccinate?
Employees in facilities with vulnerable people, such as hospitals and nursing homes, must be vaccinated by 15. March 2022 demonstrate that they are vaccinated or recovered. A general corona vaccination requirement is currently still being debated. According to current drafts by the traffic light coalition, it could come into force in the summer and then apply for a maximum of two years.
How does the corona warning light work in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern?
There are four warning levels: "green", "yellow", "orange" and "red". Each administrative district and each district-free city is divided by the national office for health and social welfare (LaGuS) into one of these stages. In addition, the entire country is also classified. This classification is calculated from the incidence of hospitalized patients, the seven-day incidence of new infections and the utilization of the intensive care units.
If a higher level is reached and remains the same for three days as a result, tightened measures come into effect two days later. If a region remains at a lower level for five days as a result, the measures are relaxed again two days later.
In all counties and independent cities, the rules take effect depending on the warning level of the entire country. This means that if a county has a lower warning level than the state, the rules of the state warning level still apply. But if a county has a higher warning level, even stronger restrictions can apply there.
Federal regulations – including the 2G rule at retail stores or contact restrictions for the unvaccinated – apply regardless of the state’s Corona warning lights.
What applies at the "Green" level in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania?
- in public transport
- in retail
- in government offices, information centers, museums, and other indoor public spaces
According to state regulations, visitors or guests can also bring tests with them and test themselves under supervision, for example in the restaurant. The prerequisite is that appropriately trained personnel are on site. You can check with the facility in question. Employers are also entitled to issue a certificate of a negative test result. For students, their student ID will suffice as proof, as they will be tested twice a week at school. However, this does not apply during the vacations.
In addition, the nationwide Corona protections apply.
What applies at the "yellow" level in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania?
- In the interior of the catering trade since the 27. Januae even 2G-Plus
- events and celebrations (also for private parties outside the own household – a maximum of 100 people are allowed to participate)
- Amateur and professional sports for spectators, athletes, with the exception of children’s and youth sports
- Cultural institutions: Theaters, cinemas, concerts, cultural exhibitions, museums, meetings of choirs and music ensembles
- Recreational facilities: Indoor areas of amusement parks, zoos, animal and bird parks and botanical gardens, indoor playgrounds and other indoor recreational activities, swimming and fun pools, gyms, casinos and gambling halls, socio-cultural centers
- body-related services (this excludes hairdressers and treatments necessary for medical or nursing care)
At indoor events, a maximum of 1.250 persons participate. There the mask duty applies then – also at the place. In addition, only 50 percent of the available seats may be used for indoor and outdoor events in general. In clubs, discos and at dance events the 2G plus rule applies. Only vaccinated and recovered patients who can show a daily updated Corona test have access to these units.
Guests can also bring tests according to the state regulation and test themselves under supervision, for example, in the restaurant. The prerequisite is that appropriately trained personnel are on site. Employers are also entitled to issue a certificate of a negative test result. For pupils the pupil identity card is sufficient as a proof. However, this does not apply during the vacations.
In addition, the nationwide Corona protections apply.
What applies to the "Orange" level in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania?
- Interior of the catering trade
- Events and celebrations (also for private celebrations outside the own household – a maximum of 100 persons may participate in these)
- Amateur and professional sports for spectators, athletes, with the exception of children’s and youth sports
- Cultural institutions: Theaters, cinemas, concerts, cultural exhibitions, museums, meetings of choirs and musical ensembles
- Recreational facilities: Indoor areas of amusement parks, zoos, animal and bird parks and botanical gardens, indoor playgrounds and other indoor recreational activities, swimming pools and fun pools, gyms, casinos and gambling halls, sociocultural centers
- body-related services (this excludes hairdressers and medically necessary treatments)
As before, the 3G rule applies in the workplace, care facilities and hospitals, hairdressing salons and local and long-distance transport. In addition, the nationwide Corona protection measures apply.
What applies at the "Red" level in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania?
If the seven-day incidence of hospitalizations is 9 or higher, the incidence of new infections is over 200, and if more than 15 percent of the total 600 ITS beds in the state are occupied by Covid 19 sufferers, the traffic light in the county or incorporated city is "red".
Since the 27. December applies at "red red plus" level automatically. This means that recreational facilities such as circuses, the indoor areas of zoos and animal parks are closed to. Cultural institutions such as museums, cinemas or theaters are subject to strict conditions (2G-Plus, FFP2 obligation, visitor limit to 30 percent, max. 200 people) are open. Amateur sports events are eliminated, professional sports may only take place without an audience.
Fitness studios are also allowed to use the "red" level open to vaccinated and convalescent persons who can show a daily negative Corona test (2G plus rule). Training in sports clubs should also continue to be possible under this condition. No more than 15 people are allowed to gather indoors – this includes indoor swimming pools. Schools, daycare centers, retail outlets and restaurants are also to remain open.
According to state regulations, guests can also bring tests with them and test themselves under supervision, for example in a restaurant. Prerequisite is that appropriately trained personnel is on site. Employers are also entitled to issue a certificate of negative test result. For students, the student ID card is sufficient as proof. However, this does not apply during vacations.
The 3G rule still applies at the workplace, in care facilities and hospitals, hairdressing salons, and in local and long-distance traffic. In addition, the nationwide Corona protections apply.
Who is affected by the 2G- resp. 2G-Plus rule excluded?
Excluded from the 2G rule respectively. 2G plus rule are people who can not be vaccinated for medical reasons. A transition period applies to pregnant women and young people between 12 and 17 years of age. Up to 30. April 2022 they will be allowed to present a daily test if they want to attend a 2G event, from May 2022 they will also be "immunized" or "recover.
Those who have received booster vaccinations are exempt from mandatory testing in many areas. Since the 12. January, this exemption from mandatory testing for boostered people applies immediately after the third vaccination, that is, the same day.
Since the 27. January, this exemption from mandatory testing under 2G-Plus also applies to people with basic immunization whose second vaccination was at least 14 days and no more than 90 days ago. Even those who have recovered must have a certificate of compliance in areas with 2G-Plus since the 27th. January no longer submit an extra test if the positive PCR test was at least 28 days and no more than 90 days ago. The same applies to vaccinated convalescents (vaccinated with breakthrough infection or convalescents who have subsequently been vaccinated).
The exceptions to the testing requirement do not apply in hospitals and care facilities.
What can I do if the test centers are overcrowded?
Visitors, customers or guests can, according to state regulations, bring appropriate tests from the pharmacy or drugstore and test themselves under supervision, for example, directly in the restaurant. The prerequisite, however, is that appropriately trained personnel are on site. You can ask the respective institution. Employers are also entitled to issue a certificate of negative test result. For pupils, because of the compulsory testing at school, the pupil’s identity card is sufficient as proof.
If you have received a booster vaccination, you are exempt from testing in many areas. From 12. From January onwards, this exemption from compulsory testing for boostered persons applies immediately after the booster vaccination, i.e. on the very same day. Since the 27. January on, this exemption from mandatory testing under 2G-Plus also applies to those with basic immunization whose second vaccination was at least 14 days and no more than 90 days ago. Even convalescents must be treated in areas with 2G-Plus since the 27th. Do not submit an extra test in January if the positive PCR test was at least 28 days ago and at most 90 days ago. The same applies to vaccinated convalescents (vaccinated with breakthrough infection or convalescents who have subsequently been vaccinated). The exceptions to the testing requirement do not apply in hospitals and care facilities.
Where mandatory masks apply?
Inside buildings, the obligation to wear a medical mask (OP or FFP2 masks) remains – for example, in public places, stores, services and public transport (buses, streetcars, trains, cabs). The obligation to wear masks at schools applies from the traffic light level "yellow in the corresponding independent city or district. In outside areas the mask duty is valid only with the warning level "red". The state government recommends the use of an FFP2 mask. The FFP2 mask is mandatory at cultural events.
What applies in professional sports?
Since the 24. December is forbidden audience in professional sports – regardless of local incidence.
Costs Corona tests money?
Every citizen can register for the "red plus" program since the 13. November again be tested free of charge for the corona virus. According to the regulation, everyone is then entitled to at least one free rapid antigen test (PoC test) per week – regardless of vaccination or convalescent status.
What is valid in schools?
Schools are in regular attendance mode in all counties and independent cities. Masks are compulsory in the schoolyard and in class from level 2 ("yellow"), and also in the after-school care center. Compulsory testing for teachers, students three times a week continues to apply.
Since the 3. January sports lessons in halls are allowed again. Music and theater lessons are also possible again.
Swimming lessons can continue to take place, the Ministry of Education announced. School administrators are also to examine whether classes and breaks can be staggered so that school operations can be equalized in terms of time and space.
What applies in universities?
The universities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern have started in the winter semester 2021/22 with events mainly in attendance. However, due to the rising Corona numbers, they are now to be held mostly online again. The 2G-rule (vaccinated or recovered) is currently in force at the University of Greifswald for attendance events. At the University of Rostock, the 2G rule has been in effect since 6. December in force. Background is the new Corona state regulation for universities. Practice events that require special labs and workspaces, exams, and access and licensure procedures are exempt from the 2G rule. These are allowed to continue under 3G conditions at both unis. The minimum distance of 1.5 meters should be maintained. Indoor mask requirements continue to be in effect at universities. The state Department of Education announced that there will also be an additional semester for the standard period of study.
What applies to entry into MV?
Since the 11. June all entries to MV are possible again – private trips to friends and acquaintances as well as day tourism and business trips. A negative Corona test is only required on entry if you also want to stay in accommodation in MV – then also for children from school age onwards. The obligation to retest every three days applies from the traffic light level "yellow" for unvaccinated persons.
What applies in gyms?
Currently, a 2G-plus rule applies there nationwide. This comes into effect from the warning level "orange in force. Therefore, only vaccinated and recovered persons have access. But these must also show a daily Corona test. Anyone who has received a booster vaccination since 16. December exempted from testing. Since the 27. January this exception from the test obligation under 2G-Plus also applies to persons with basic immunization, whose second vaccination at least 14 days and maximum 90 days ago. Also convalescents must be tested in areas with 2G-Plus since 27. January no longer have to submit an extra test if the positive PCR test was at least 28 days ago and no more than 90 days ago. The same applies to vaccinated recovered persons (vaccinated persons with breakthrough infection or recovered persons who have subsequently been vaccinated). In hospitals and care facilities, the exceptions to the testing requirement do not apply.
An older version of the Corona state ordinance said gyms must close if a region is "red" for at least seven days And the local health care system is overburdened. Since the 9. December, however, they may be exempt from testing even at the "red" level open again under 2G-Plus rules.
Visitors or guests may also bring tests and test themselves on site under supervision, according to state regulations. Prerequisite is that appropriately trained personnel is on site. This can be inquired at the respective facility. Also, the employer can certify a daily test. For schoolchildren, it is sufficient to show the school ID card, as they are regularly tested at school and in some cases cannot yet be vaccinated.
What applies to club sports?
As of the "orange" warning level The 2G-plus rule applies to adults in club sports. Those who have received a booster vaccination since the 16. December exempt from the obligation to test. Since 27. January, this exemption from mandatory testing under 2G-Plus also applies to persons with basic immunization whose second vaccination was at least 14 days and no more than 90 days ago. Even convalescents must be present in areas with 2G-Plus since 27. January may no longer submit an extra test if the positive PCR test was at least 28 days and no more than 90 days ago. The same applies to vaccinated recovered persons (vaccinated persons with breakthrough infection or recovered persons who have subsequently been vaccinated).
From the "red" level, the 2G rule applies to children and youth sports. For students, however, it is sufficient to show their student ID, as they are regularly tested at school and some cannot yet be vaccinated.
An older version of the Corona state ordinance stated that gyms must close if a region is "red" for at least seven days And the local health care system is overburdened. Since the 9. December, however, they are also allowed at the level "red plus" open again under 2G-Plus rules. Then, in addition, a limit of no more than 15 persons comes into force in indoor areas – this also includes indoor swimming pools. Outside, 25 people are then allowed to meet for sports together.
What applies to amateur gyms?
Until now, the training of amateur sports groups in the level "red suspended. Since 27. However, as of January 31, this is possible again under the 2G-Plus regulation and in fixed groups. For example, non-club-based fixed sports groups in dance or yoga studios can once again train together under strict hygiene rules.
What applies to outdoor pools and indoor swimming pools?
In indoor swimming pools, the warning levels are "orange" and "red" the 2G plus rule. So only vaccinated and recovered people are allowed to enter. However, these must additionally show a daily Corona test. Anyone who has received a booster vaccination has been eligible since 16. December exempt from the obligation to test.
In an older version of the Corona state ordinance, it was stated that indoor swimming pools had to close if a region was "red" for at least seven days and the local health care system is overburdened. Since the age of 9. December, however, they may also be exempt at the "red plus" level Reopen under 2G-plus rules. However, there is a limit of no more than 15 people per swimming pool. Regular operation is therefore suspended, the halls can only be used for clubs or swimming lessons.
What applies in art and music schools?
Nationwide, the 2G rule is mandatory. From the "orange" level, the 2G plus rule applies for adults in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Anyone who has received a booster vaccination has been 16. December from the obligation to test.
From the "red" level, rules also come into force in youth art and music schools: 2G applies, so you have to be vaccinated or recovered. However, children under 12 who cannot yet be vaccinated can identify themselves with a negative Corona test. Due to compulsory testing at school, the student card is sufficient for this purpose. The same is still valid until 31. April also apply to children and adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age.
What applies to children’s sick pay?
Families with statutory health insurance can apply for 30 days of children’s sick pay per child and parent this year instead of ten days. With the new regulation, the entitlement also exists if the compulsory attendance at the school is suspended or access to the childcare offer of the daycare center is restricted. For single parents, the entitlement increases by 40 days to 60 days per child per parent. Parents can apply for children’s sick pay even if they work in a home office. The new regulations are to take effect retroactively from 5. January 2021 apply. If a child cannot attend school or daycare, a certificate from the facility is sufficient to apply for the benefit. There should be a sample declaration for this. Only if a child is really sick, a doctor’s certificate is needed. The parents concerned receive 90 percent of their net income with the children’s sickness benefit.
If the economic aid is extended?
Yes. Prime Minister Manuela Schwesig (SPD) announced on 7. January with that the bridging aids have been extended initially until March 2022. Businesses, organizations or freelancers who experience losses due to Corona measures can apply for them online. Furthermore, there are the economic stabilization funds, an increased short-time allowance as well as the new start premiums.
Visits to old people’s and nursing homes are possible?
In nursing homes and homes for the elderly, as well as in institutions for the disabled and health care facilities, testing is mandatory for all visitors and staff without exception. Those who work there must be tested daily; vaccinated or recovering employees can also take self-tests. Visitors must always present a negative test that is updated daily. Visits are possible, according to the Ministry of Social Affairs, provided there is no active infection in the individual facility. There should be the possibility for a quick test on site in the facilities. Visitors do not have to pay this. Facilities can, however, issue a ban on visits on their own authority.
From 22. Until the age of 28. December, residents of nursing and retirement homes can receive up to three visitors a day, even if they are not registered.
In what form do meetings of civic bodies, city and municipal representatives take place?
According to Deputy Prime Minister Simone Oldenburg (Left), the representations themselves should decide how they meet for their meetings – for example, hybrid or in presence. "3G can apply", says Oldenburg. Every mayor should be able to decide this for himself. The legal framework has been adapted accordingly.
Can marriage ceremonies take place?
Yes, marriage ceremonies are possible under the applicable contact restrictions. However, there is a requirement that seats be 1.5 meters apart from each other. From the "yellow" level the 2G rule applies to marriages.
Funerals can take place?
Yes, burials are possible under the applicable contact restrictions. But the obligation applies that the seats have 1.5 meters distance to each other. From the "yellow" level the 2G rule applies.
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