New Covid -19 Restrictions

On 10 Feb. the decision has been made to extend the lock-down in Germany until 7 March 2021.

Hair salons and Barbers may re-open on 1 March.

*Masks in stores and on public transportation will have to be either the medical masks or the FFP2 masks. Medical masks are widely available in stores. (Bavaria requires FFP2)

* All retail stores will stay closed.

*Stores and Farmers markets selling food are open, this includes drugstores like Rossmans, DM, etc.

*Restaurants, cafes, bistros are closed except for delivery and take out

*Private meetings in public are limited to only 1 person besides your own household. Children under 14 do not count. Recommended is to keep the number of persons (1-5) besides your own household to a minimum when meeting privately at home.

*Doctors, Dentists, Opticians, Hearing Aid Stores, Physical Therapy, Medical Foot Care, Logotherapy and Ergotherapy stay open.

*All events that are for entertainment purposes are canceled, both outside and inside. Private events outside of your own home are not allowed

*Gyms, Fitness studios, Swimming pools, Saunas will close. Sport Clubs/Verein may not meet to practice. Individual sports like Jogging or biking are allowed

*No consumption of Alcohol in public

*Theaters, Opera, Movie Theaters, Amusement parks, Spielhalle, Casinos will be closed.

*Hotels are closed except for those on emergency trips

*Hair Salons, Barbers, Cosmetic studios, Massage Practices, and Tattoo Studios must close.

*Religious services stay the same, masks must be worn, social distance must be kept.

*Museums, Castles, Zoos, and Animal Parks are closed

What stays open? Gas stations, Car and Bike Repair, Pick-up and Delivery Services, Banks, Post Office, Dry Cleaners, Laundromats, Newspaper Sellers, Animal Feed Stores.

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In Frankfurt, these regulations went into effect 19 Oct.

Masks are required on all public transportation and all stations including underground stations, bus and tram stops:

* Sale of Alcohol from 23:00-06:00 is forbidden, beginning 19 Oct.

* Plastic, see-through chin masks (popular with servers) are not valid masks and will not be accepted as such.

* Masks will be required in the entire inner city area

*Important: At the Farmers Markets, no food may be eaten in the market area.

* Masks must be worn in Religious institutions, such as Churches, Mosques, Temples, Synagogues.

* Masks are required in all stores and on all forms of public transportation. Those who are not wearing a mask or who are not wearing it properly (nose not covered, for example) will be fined 60€.

* In cars, if there are more than 2 people from more than 2 households, masks must be worn.

* Those who work in day cares. kindergarten, or kitas, receive free testing every 2 weeks.