- CONTACTS: Furthermore, meetings outside of your own household are only allowed with one other person. It is advised to keep the number of households involved as constant and small as possible.
- MASKS: Better protective masks should be mandatory in public transport and in shops.
The se can be surgical masks, FFP2 masks or KN95 masks, which have a comparable standard. Everyday masks made of fabric are no longer enough.
- KITAS & SCHOOLS: Daycare centers and schools will remain closed until February 14th or the presence requirement will be suspended.
- NURSING & NURSING HOME: Staff must wear an FFP2 mask when in contact with residents. Bundeswehr soldiers and volunteers are to step in so that visitors and staff can do quick tests several times a week.
The re should also be enough tests in facilities for people with disabilities.
- Worship services: Church services are allowed if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained. A mask with a higher protection standard is compulsory, singing is prohibited. Meetings with more than ten participants must generally be reported to the regulatory office at least two working days in advance.
- WORK & HOME OFFICE: Wherever possible, employers must enable work at home.
The Federal Ministry of Labor is to issue a corresponding ordinance for a limited period by March 15.
- TAX PROMOTION FOR COMPUTERS: Anyone who purchases “certain digital assets” should be able to fully deduct them from tax in the year of purchase – retrospectively from January 1st. It is about “computer hardware and software for data entry and processing”.
- HOTSPOTS: In countries and counties where a particularly high number of people are infected in relation to the number of inhabitants, tougher measures should take effect if necessary.
The re, too, there should be a realistic chance of reaching the goal of 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days (7-day incidence) by mid-February.
- VACCINATIONS: All residents of nursing homes who wish to do so should be vaccinated by mid-February at the latest. Almost half have already been vaccinated according to the decision.
The federal government wants to try to give the federal states reliable vaccine delivery times for the next six weeks.
- VIRUS MUTATIONS: According to a regulation that has been in force since Tuesday, the circulating variants of the coronavirus are to be examined more closely for the exact virus type (sequencing).
The background is fears about the spread of new virus variants, such as in Great Britain or Ireland, which could be significantly more contagious.
- HEALTH OFFICE: Students are to be recruited and trained to follow up contacts in health authorities for the semester break from mid-February to mid-April.
The aim is to ensure contact follow-up at least up to an incidence of 50.
- CORONA AIDS: Access to government support for companies and self-employed persons is to be made easier, and aid is to be expanded.
The obligation to file for insolvency will be suspended until the end of April for companies that are entitled to assistance payments and have submitted a promising application in good time.
- NEXT STEPS:
The federal and state governments want to develop a concept for a “safe and fair opening strategy” by mid-February.
- ALSO APPLIES:
The retail trade remains closed. Exceptions apply to shops that cover daily needs. Hairdressers, massage practices and cosmetic studios are also closed. Alcohol consumption in public places remains prohibited.