NRW: Corona rules in December 2020 will be tightened


Düsseldorf –

In North Rhine-Westphalia, the corona rules will be tightened in December 2020. Mask requirements apply in all closed rooms – and the ski areas are not allowed to open. Health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann (CDU) and Economics Minister Andreas Pinkwart (FDP) gave a press conference on Monday, November 30, 2020.

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NRW press conference in brief: New corona rules from December 1, 2020

There is already a vaccination strategy for North Rhine-Westphalia, but there is more news: The current Corona Protection Ordinance will expire in the night of December 1, 2020 and will be replaced. We will note everything that changes now in clear bullet points for you during the press conference:

  • So far wants to Laumann did not comment on which vaccine in North Rhine-Westphalia against the corona virus should be used
  • The The new Corona Protection Ordinance will initially apply until December 20, 2020 – after that there will probably be changes again
  • Hotel overnight stays are allowed in NRW at Christmas: Whoever visits the family is allowed to stay in a hotel – Laumann cannot understand a discussion on this topic
  • At Cities / towns that have an incidence greater than 200, Laumann wants to individually decide and coordinate what is done: alcohol sales bans and further contact restrictions are conceivable
  • A Bridging aid 3 is from January 2021 planned
  • It will be one too December help give, says Pinkwart
  • November help also includes payments on account
  • The first Bridging Aid 2 payments will start tonight (30. November 2020)
  • So far there is 11,900 applications for bridging aid 2
  • Pinkwart: After bridging aid 1 (for summer months) The bridging aid now follows 2
  • Ski areas in NRW cannot be operated (for example Winterberg, Eifel) – the ski lifts are completely idle because they are considered leisure facilities
  • Special regulation for the Christmas days: From 23.12. until 1.1. Families of up to ten people are allowed to meet
  • Important: the recommended ones Contact restrictions for Christmas should not be enforced in private rooms in NRW with the help of state authorities will.
  • It is now mandatory to wear a mask in front of shops and parking lots of shops
  • Mask requirement applies in ALL closed (public) rooms
  • Only two households can meet – a maximum of 5 people (Children up to 14 years are not counted)
  • Changes to the Corona Protection Ordinance apply from December 1st
  • Laumann: 67,600 infected people in NRW, the weekly incidence is 147.5. The problem is that the R-factor of 1.03 is still too high

NRW: Ski areas remain closed

In NRW, the ban primarily affects the ski regions in the Sauerland.

Tougher corona rules decided: Andreas Pinkwart (FDP), Minister of Economic Affairs of North Rhine-Westphalia, speaks during the press conference in Düsseldorf on November 30, 2020.

The mayor of Winterberg, Michael Beckmann (CDU), had said on the broadcaster WDR 5 that a ban until the end of the holidays would hit the city of 12,500 inhabitants extremely hard. Because tourism is also a driver for trade and gastronomy. (doc)

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