There are still some coronavirus restrictions in Bavaria, but not many anymore. A mask requirement on public transport and various health and care facilities, plus a test requirement in clinics and nursing homes, is basically it. Bayern have so far not taken the opportunity to impose stricter rules and are unlikely to do so anytime soon. Overview of Corona regulations in Bavaria.
Where is the mask requirement?
- in Public transport services, meaning you must wear a medical mask (surgical mask) on buses, trains and taxis. However, this obligation only applies to vehicles, ie buses and trains, not stations and bus stops.
- In general intercity trains and buses you must wear an FFP2 mask if you are over 14, but this does not apply in train stations and bus stops.
- Among many health facilities and homes Do you need an FFP2 mask? These include medical practices, hospitals and day clinics, prevention, dialysis and rehabilitation facilities, emergency and ambulatory care services, full and partial inpatient care facilities and facilities for people with disabilities, the homeless and refugees. In principle, this mask requirement applies to patients, residents and visitors. But there are exceptions.
Who is exempt from the mask requirement?
- Until the sixth birthday, the deaf or hard of hearing and people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons are generally exempt from the mask requirement, which must be supported by a certificate.
- Where FFP2 masks are mandatory, a medical mask (surgical mask) is sufficient for children and young people aged six to 16.
- In medical practices or clinics, the FFP2 mask can be removed if necessary for treatment, such as at the dentist.
- Bavaria has also made masks mandatory only where “there is a risk of contact with vulnerable groups of people”, such as not in the administrative building of a hospital.
- Nursing home residents do not have to wear masks in their rooms or in common areas. But visitors can: they are only allowed to leave in the room of the person they are visiting if they have a single room.
- Contrary to what is actually planned by the federal government, Bavaria also refrains from mandating the wearing of masks in remedial educational day centers and workshops for the disabled.
Where to take a coronavirus test?
There is one in hospitals, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and nursing homes, nursing homes, or facilities for the disabled. testing obligationVisitors and employees need a current, negative corona test here. for workers, two tests per week are sufficient if they are vaccinated or have recovered.
Exceptions: Employees of these facilities are exempt if they do not have contact with a particularly at-risk group, for example, if they work in clinic administration. There is also no obligation to carry out tests in medical day care centers in Bavaria. The testing obligation does not apply to children under the age of six or children who have not yet started school.
test proof must be submitted in writing (print or mobile). PCR test should not be older than 48 hours, rapid test not more than 24 hours. A self-test is only sufficient if it is carried out under supervision, which is confirmed in writing (no more than 24 hours in advance). Only vaccinated or recovered employees are allowed to self-test, even unsupervised.
You can always visit the dying, even without presenting a negative corona test.
What else is recommended?
The state government recommends protecting yourself, such as keeping your distance from other people or wearing a mask indoors altogether. He advises entertainment venues or shops on hygiene ideas (such as sanitizing). But none of this is necessary anymore.
How are violations punished?
A fine of 250 euros is provided for the violation of the mask or test obligation. Establishments that do not comply with the mask requirement may be fined up to €5,000.
What is used in schools and day care centers?
There are no special rules for schools, kindergartens, kindergartens and after-school care centers. Regulations such as mask or test requirements there have been lifted.
What is used in the workplace?
In the workplace, the 3-G rule will no longer apply from March 2022, as will the obligation to allow employees to work from home and offer free coronavirus tests. Although companies must define the concepts of workplace hygiene, there are no specific guidelines for doing so.
What new rules might be coming?
The new law on the protection of infections has been in force since the beginning of October. In this way, the federal government gives the federal states the opportunity to decide on further measures related to the coronavirus, if they deem it necessary, taking into account the respective coronavirus situation. The state government has so far not done so, and there are no signs of that changing anytime soon. If so, in Bavaria, for example, it would be possible to make masks mandatory in secondary schools, cultural and leisure facilities, introduce mandatory testing in day care centers and schools, or set visitor limits or distance requirements for events.
What is applied at login?
In Bavaria, the same regulations apply to entry as the rest of the country, so there are currently no restrictions. Anyone entering from a so-called virus area must be registered and possibly quarantined. Currently there are none, as reported by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
The special corona rules for Bavaria are contained in the Seventeenth Bavarian Infection Protection Ordinance (17th BayIfSMV), which is still valid until December 9, 2022.
Its legal basis is the federal Infection Control Act, which also regulates the obligation to wear a mask on intercity transportation or to wear a mask in health care facilities.
The Bavarian Ministry of Health has its own general decree on quarantine and isolation of the coronavirus.
Regulations about the coronavirus in the workplace can be found in the federal government’s SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance (Corona-ArbSchV).