Are hangouts allowed in the UAE

The 7-day incidence in my municipality is below 100. Which regulations apply to me?

If the 7-day incidence in a municipality was below 100 on five working days in a row - Sundays and public holidays are not counted here, but they do not interrupt the count either, but are more or less "skipped" - the next but one applies Day the following regulations for municipalities below 100. For example, if the 7-day incidence in a municipality is below 100 from Monday to Friday, the regulations for municipalities with a 7-day incidence of below 100 apply from Sunday Regulations of the 20th CoBeLVO, the regulations of § 28b Abs. 1 IfSG then no longer apply.

Who else can I meet with? What are the contact restrictions?

Staying in public space is permitted alone, with members of your own household or with people from another household (i.e. a maximum of two households), but with no more than five people in total. Children of both households including 14 years of age as well as vaccinated and recovered persons are not counted. The spouse, life partner or partner who does not live in the same household also count as a household. These contact restrictions do not apply to fully vaccinated or recovered persons.

In addition to the members of your own household, only people from one other household should stay in your own apartment or other private premises, a maximum of five people from a maximum of two households. Children from both households up to and including 14 years of age as well as vaccinated and recovered persons are not counted. The spouse, life partner or partner who does not live in the same household also count as a household. These contact restrictions do not apply to fully vaccinated or recovered individuals.

How many people can attend a funeral?

The spouse, life partner, fiancée of the deceased, persons who are related to the deceased in the first or second degree as well as their spouses or life partners are allowed to attend funerals Life partners, persons belonging to another household and persons who were officially appointed as caregivers for the deceased or who were active as social workers. Depending on the area of ​​the burial site, additional people may participate, as long as there is a maximum of one person per 10 sqm for a total area of ​​up to 800 sqm and a maximum of one person per 10 sqm and for a total area of ​​800 sqm on the area up to 800 sqm and on the 800 square meters exceeding the maximum one person per 20 square meters.

Meetings that go beyond the funeral (e.g. "funeral feast", funeral café) are prohibited.

How many people are allowed to attend a civil ceremony?

Civil weddings may take place in addition to the couple, the registrar and other persons necessary for the marriage and two witnesses who are related to one of the couple in the first or second degree and their spouses or life partners and Participants from another household. In addition, other people may participate if the person limit (see “Person limit”) is observed; The test obligation applies to these persons (see "Test obligation").

A subsequent meeting in public space or in rented or made available rooms is prohibited.

Can services continue to take place?

Worship services by religious or denomination groups are permitted provided that the general protective measures, in particular the distance requirement and contact recording, are observed.

Congregation or choral singing is not permitted. The use of instrumental music without increased aerosol emissions is permitted. If several services are held in succession, a period of at least one hour should be kept free between the end and the beginning of the respective service. Church services and gatherings of religious or religious communities where more than 100 people are present have the character of a larger event and are prohibited.

In closed rooms, the stricter mask requirement applies to participants (see "Mask requirement"). This does not apply to clergymen or lecturers, prayer leaders, cantors, cantors, subject to compliance with additional protective measures that result from the infection protection concepts of the religious or religious communities.

Are public facilities open?

Offices, authorities, administrations, institutions serving the administration of justice (including notaries' offices and law firms), registration offices, construction, industrial and recycling depots or similar public institutions can open if the general protective measures are observed. The distance requirement, the stricter mask requirement (see “Mask requirement”) and the person limit (see “Person limit”) apply.

Where can I go shopping?

Commercial facilities such as shops are open if the general protective measures are observed. The more stringent mask requirement applies both indoors and outdoors, especially in waiting situations (see “Mask requirement”). The mask requirement also applies in the immediate vicinity of the facility and in parking lots. Furthermore, the person limit applies in all commercial establishments with the exception of the weekly markets (see "Person limit").

Which (body-hugging) services are still allowed?

Services where the distance can be maintained are allowed. The mask requirement applies.

Services close to the body, i.e. services where the distance cannot be maintained, are permitted if they serve medical or hygienic reasons. This is particularly the case with opticians, hearing care professionals, hairdressers, foot care, podiatry, speech therapy, physiotherapy and occupational therapy and with rehabilitation sports and functional training within the meaning of Section 64, Paragraph 1, Nos. 3 and 4 of Book 9 of the Social Code. In addition, personal care services, such as nail salons, cosmetic salons, massage parlors, tattoo studios, piercing studios and similar facilities, are permitted. For the services mentioned, the distance requirement between customers, the stricter mask requirement (see "Mask requirement") and the obligation to record contacts apply. If a mask cannot be worn due to the type of service (e.g. beard care), the customer must bring a negative result of a corona test that is no more than 24 hours old or a corona test on site under the supervision of a person commissioned by the operator of the facility to do (see under "Test obligation"), alternatively proof of vaccination or proof of recovery is to be presented.

Which regulations apply to the catering industry?

Gastronomic facilities such as restaurants, eateries, bars, pubs, cafes, shisha bars, ice cream parlors, ice cream parlors or vinotheques are closed.

Pick-up, delivery and return services as well as street sales and direct sales are still permitted. The general protective measures apply, in particular the distance requirement and the mask requirement.

In addition, dining establishments can open up the outdoor area. The general protective measures and the hygiene concept to be maintained at the facility apply. The distance requirement applies between the guests at different tables and in waiting situations. In addition, the stricter mask requirement (see "Mask requirement") applies to staff and guests; For guests, the mask can be dispensed with directly at the seat. The obligation to record contacts, an obligation to book in advance to control access and the obligation to test apply (see "Obligation to test"). The catering may only take place at a table with a permanent seat and in compliance with the contact restrictions. Catering at the counter is not permitted.

Any opening beyond this, especially in the interior, is not permitted.

Which regulations apply to accommodation providers?

Accommodation facilities, in particular hotels, bed and breakfast hotels, guest houses, guest houses, guest houses, holiday homes, holiday apartments, youth hostels, family holiday homes, youth education centers, recreation, holiday and training homes, holiday centers, campsites, motorhome sites, mobile home sites and similar facilities are open with the proviso that

  • the residential units serving as accommodation are only inhabited by people who are allowed to stay in public space according to the contact restrictions (see "Contact restrictions"),
  • the individual residential units each have their own sanitary facilities,
  • all communal facilities are closed,
  • Offers of sport and leisure activities, wellness offers and group offers with a leisure character are not permitted, and
  • a hygiene concept is in place.

The obligation to record contacts applies. In all publicly accessible areas (for example in the hotel lobby, in corridors and elevators, etc.), the distance requirement and the mask requirement apply (see "Mask requirement"). By controlling access, the operator of the facility must avoid the gathering of people in publicly accessible or guest-only areas of the facility that are used by a large number of people.

Gastronomic offers in the establishments of the accommodation industry can only be offered as pick-up, delivery and delivery services for supply to the own room (room service) or the regulations applicable to outdoor catering (see "Outdoor catering"). For guests in hotels, bed and breakfast hotels, boarding houses, inns, guest houses and similar facilities as well as youth hostels, family holiday facilities, youth education centers, recreation, holiday and training homes, holiday centers and similar facilities, the test obligation applies (see "Test obligation"). In the case of stays of several days, a new test must be carried out every 48 hours, calculated from the last test.

Which regulations apply to local and long-distance public transport?

When using local and long-distance public transport and commercial passenger traffic at airports and the associated facilities, such as staying at stops, platforms or passenger handling facilities, the general protective measures apply, in particular the stricter mask requirement (see "Mask requirement" ).

Cable cars, chairlifts and similar facilities are open

Which leisure facilities are closed? Which open?

Trade fairs, special markets, amusement parks and amusement arcades, casinos, betting agencies and similar facilities are closed.

Zoological gardens, animal parks, botanical gardens and similar facilities are open to the public. The obligation to book in advance, the distance requirement, the obligation to record contacts and the mask requirement apply, whereby the tightened mask requirement must be observed in the interior (see "Mask requirement"). The number of people who are allowed to be on the grounds of the zoological garden, zoo, botanical garden and similar facility at the same time must be approved in advance by the responsible district administration, in urban districts the city administration as the district regulatory authority.

Climbing parks and outdoor climbing gardens are open; The distance requirement applies, outside of the use of the climbing course, the mask requirement (see "Mask requirement"), the obligation to record contacts and to control access, an obligation to book in advance.

Which regulations apply to culture?

Public and commercial cultural institutions, in particular cinemas, with the exception of drive-in cinemas, theaters, concert halls, cabaret theaters as well as circuses and similar institutions are closed.

The operation of public and commercial cultural institutions exclusively outdoors is permitted with up to 100 spectators. The spectators are subject to the distance requirement, the stricter mask requirement (see "Mask requirement"), which is only omitted at the seat, the obligation to record contacts and the obligation to test (see "Test obligation"). Each spectator is to be assigned a personalized seat on the basis of a seating plan, while observing the distance requirement; this must be documented by the operator. In facilities with fixed seating or a fixed seating plan, the requirement of distance can be maintained by having a free seat between each seat in a row and in front of and behind each seat. The distance requirement does not apply to people who belong to the same household.

Museums, exhibitions, memorials and similar institutions are open. The obligation to book in advance, the distance requirement, the obligation to record contacts and the stricter mask requirement apply (see "Mask requirement"). The number of people who are allowed to be on the premises of the corresponding facilities at the same time must be approved in advance by the responsible district administration, in urban districts the city administration as the district regulatory authority.

The rehearsals of popular and lay culture are permitted, subject to the contact restrictions, and also outdoors in a group of a maximum of five participating people from different households, each plus an instructor. In closed rooms, the test obligation (see "Test obligation") applies to all those present. Outdoor rehearsals are permitted for groups of up to 20 children up to and including 14 years and one person over 14 years of age. In the music sector, the music hygiene concept applies; in the rest of the cultural sector, the distance requirement and the mask requirement (see “Mask requirement”) as well as the obligation to record contacts. Spectators are not permitted; first and second degree relatives involved in the cultural activities of minors are excluded.

The public and lay culture is prohibited from performing.

Rehearsals as well as performances without an audience for the recording or transmission of professional cultural offers are permitted provided that the general protective measures are observed. During rehearsals and performances without an audience, the minimum distance between the participating people can be fallen short of, but not for choirs, singing, wind orchestras, trombone choirs and other ensembles with wind instruments.

Under what conditions can I do sports?

Sports activities are alone or within the scope of the contact restrictions (a maximum of five people from two households, not counting children up to and including 14 years of age as well as vaccinated and recovered people with appropriate proof) contactless outdoors and on all public and private uncovered and covered sports facilities - i.e. indoors and outside - permissible. If the training is instructed, a trainer can also be present.

In addition, contactless exercise of sport is only permitted outdoors under regular observance of the distance requirement (1.5 meters) in a group of a maximum of five people from different households, if the exercise of sport is instructed by a trainer. All other group offers are not permitted.

There must be a minimum distance of three meters between the different groups. Only one person may be granted access to the total training area for each 40 sqm total training area or part thereof. This applies both indoors and outdoors. In addition, in covered sports facilities (e.g. gyms), the obligation to test and to record contacts apply. As part of guided training outdoors and on uncovered sports facilities, there is also the obligation to record contacts. This is the responsibility of the trainer.

Children up to and including 14 years of age can train in groups of up to 20 children outdoors and on all public and private uncovered sports facilities if the training is guided by a trainer. The obligation to record contacts applies.

Up to 100 spectators are permitted outdoors for training and competitions in professional and top-class sport. The distance requirement, the stricter mask requirement (see "Mask requirement") and the obligation to record contacts apply.Each spectator is to be assigned a personalized seat on the basis of a seating plan while observing the distance requirement; this must be documented by the operator. In facilities with fixed seating or a fixed seating plan, the requirement of distance can be maintained by having a free seat between each seat in a row and in front of and behind each seat. The distance requirement does not apply to people who belong to the same household.

Common rooms, i.e. also rooms for changing and showering, may not be used, only toilet rooms can be used individually. Outside of sporting activities, the mask requirement applies everywhere (see "Mask requirement").

Fitness studios, dance schools and similar facilities can open according to the covered sports facilities, i.e. under the conditions described above, they must also have a hygiene concept in place.

In municipalities with a 7-day incidence below 50, contactless sports may also be practiced outdoors and on all public and private uncovered sports facilities in groups of up to ten people plus a trainer.

Swimming pools and fun pools, saunas, thermal baths and similar facilities are closed.

Schools & daycare centers

The regulations for schools can be found at https://corona.rlp.de/de/themen/schulen-kitas/schule/.

The regulations for day care centers can be found at https://corona.rlp.de/de/themen/schulen-kitas/dokumente-kita/.

What applies to the universities?

If research and teaching activities at universities and publicly funded non-university research institutions do not take place digitally, the general protective measures must be observed. The universities have to draw up hygiene concepts for their facilities. In particular, the distance requirement, the mask requirement (see "Mask requirement") and the obligation to record contacts apply. The distance requirement can be deviated from if the research or teaching activity makes this absolutely necessary, especially in the case of practical elements of the subject.

What about extracurricular educational opportunities?

Extracurricular educational offers are generally permissible if a teacher and a participant are present at the same time, or if one person is present at the same time for every 20 m2 or part thereof in the classroom or the outdoor area used for the educational offer in face-to-face form; in the case of a larger group of participants, these educational offers are only permitted digitally. However, the responsible district regulatory authorities can, under certain conditions, allow exceptions for educational offers with a special significance, i.e. implementation in face-to-face form even with a larger group of participants (e.g. to ensure public safety and order, the proper operation of public administration or medical care Pandemic management).

The following group offers are also permitted with a larger group of participants in attendance:

  • Examinations according to Sections 37 and 48 BBiG as well as Sections 31, 39, 45 and 51 a HwO or comparable federal or state-regulated examinations that cannot be postponed, as well as the preparatory measures required to carry out these examinations;
  • Examinations that are carried out on the basis of an ordinance in accordance with §§ 53, 54 or 58 BBiG or §§ 42 or 42 j HwO;
  • as well as courses and exams of the state courses "Sprachziel Deutsch"; Courses and exams of the integration courses, the professional language courses, the initial orientation courses and the MiA courses of the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, including the placement tests;
  • Language courses and exams that enable access to universities or vocational training in Germany (so-called self-payer courses),
  • Naturalization tests as well as German courses and exams, which are prerequisites for taking a naturalization test,
  • Literacy and basic education measures,
  • final exams at the administrative and business academies that allow access to universities and
  • First aid course.

In addition, course-closing exams can take place in person, even if the preparation cannot take place in person.

The hygiene concept for education, training and further education applies to all educational measures in face-to-face form, in particular the distance requirement, the tightened mask requirement (see "Mask requirement") and the obligation to record contacts. The impossibility or unreasonableness of compliance with the mask requirement must be made credible by a medical certificate, which must at least clearly show the basis on which the medical diagnosis was made and the reasons for which wearing a mask in the specific case represents an unreasonable burden.

What about driving schools and similar institutions?

Offers from driving, flight and boat schools are permitted in face-to-face form. The distance requirement and the stricter mask requirement apply (see "Mask requirement"). During practical lessons, the requirement of the minimum distance does not apply if this cannot be observed. Only the group of people required for the respective offer may be in the vehicle.

What applies to extra-curricular music and art lessons?

The extracurricular music and art lessons are with simultaneous attendance

  • a teacher and a music student or
  • of one person for every 20 square meter or part thereof in the classroom or the outdoor space used for teaching

permitted in presence form.

For activities that lead to increased aerosol emissions, such as singing lessons or lessons for wind instruments, the obligation to test applies in closed rooms for all those present (see "Obligation to test").

Outside of school, music and art lessons are also permitted in groups of up to 20 children up to and including 14 years and a teacher.

The distance requirement, the mask requirement (see "Mask requirement") (if the type of activity permits) and the obligation to record contacts apply.