COVID – 19 RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

We are working hard to keep up with the German government’s Covid restrictions, and posting them regularly here for easy access.

GENERAL INFORMATION

In Frankfurt am Main, the General Decree of the City of Frankfurt am Main S 16 Internal Link (German only), applies from Friday, 20 August 2021.

Frankfurt shows a seven-day incidence rateInternal Link of over 100 since 28 August 2021.

The Eighth General Decree of the City of Frankfurt am Main is being adjusted at this point and is expected to come into force on Wednesday, 1 September 2021.

Summary of the most important regulations:

  • Contact rules: no restrictions for private meetings. Keep practicing physical distancing and good hygiene. Event rules apply from 25 persons onwards.
  • Events: maximum number of participants: 250 indoors or 500 outdoors (persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from an infection do not count). Subject to conditions, e.g. distance and hygiene concept, compulsory testing indoors, collection of contact details. 
  • Mask obligation: obligation to wear a medical mask in shops, on public transport and in crowded places, that make physical distancing impossible.
  • Retail: All shops are allowed to reopen. No limit to the number of customers. Mask obligation remains in force.
  • Restaurants and catering: Open with hygiene and distance concept – indoors and outdoors. Collection of contact details. Obligation to wear a mask for staff and guests on the way to the seating area. Compulsory testing Indoors (this does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from an infection) .
  • Services / close contact services: mask obligation, collection of contact details and compulsory testing (this does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from an infection).
  • Sports: swimming pools: limited number of persons, hygiene concept; team sports: with hygiene requirements. Indoors: Compulsory testing (this does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from an infection).
  • Culture & leisure: opening subject to conditions (also theatres, concerts, amusement parks). Indoors: Compulsory testing (this does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from an infection).
  • Clubs & discotheques: indoor areas can open. A PCR-test is required (this does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from an infection), mask obligation and distance concept, outdoor areas with test obligation, hygiene and distance concept.
  • Hotels & youth hostels, campsites: full occupancy possible; compulsory testing twice a week (this does not apply to persons who have been fully vaccinated or who have recovered from an infection), distance and hygiene rules.
        

    For information about the easing of restrictions for people who have been vaccinated or who have recovered from COVID-19 visit the website of the Federal GovernmentExternal Link.

     

    Overview of the number of corona cases:

    Daily overview of confirmed SARS-CoV-2 cases in the State of Hesse.External Link

    Dashboard with notified case numbers by state (Bundesland) and district (Landkreis, in German).External Link

     

    The English version is for information only. For a binding version, please refer to the German text.

    IMPORTNT TELEPHONE NUMBERS

    • The non-emergency medical on-call service for Germany is: 116 117
    • The state of Hesse has set up a hotline for questions about the coronavirus at 0800-555 4666. Questions on health and quarantine are answered on Mondays from 8 am to 8 pm and Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm. For further questions, concerns and information about the coronavirus the hotline is available Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm.
    • If you have any questions regarding the Corona-Warn-App or if you receive "Rot-Meldungen" (alerts), please contact either your general practitioner or the local health authority (Gesundheitsamt Frankfurt) by calling 069-212 77400.

    Updated: 30 August 2021


    FRANKFURT.DE CORONA INFORMATION IN ENGLISH

    FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION

    HESSENSCHAU.DE/PANORAMA/CORONA IN GERMAN

    COVID-19 ENGLISH UPDATES FROM DEUTSCHE WELLE

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