The hairdressers are allowed to reopen. That was one of the results of the latest meeting of the heads of government of the federal states with Chancellor Merkel. The focus was also on the agreement that the federal states should have more leeway in making decisions – for example on the question of opening schools. How are the resolutions implemented? An overview.
The se are some of the resolutions passed in the Bund-Länder meeting on February 10th.
It was also agreed that the federal states would decide on their own when schools should open. And the next step in the planned openings is also in the hands of the Prime Ministers: When a stable weekly incidence of 35 per 100,000 people has been reached, the federal states can decide to relax retail, museums and galleries, as well as body-friendly services.
Some countries have already announced how they want to proceed. Immediately after the meeting with the Chancellor, Berlin’s Governing Mayor Müller (SPD) declared that schools in the capital should start opening on February 22nd. It is initially about a “step-by-step ramp-up of face-to-face operations at the primary schools” with alternating lessons, hygiene rules and also new test options for teachers and children, emphasized Müller, who is also chairman of the conference of prime ministers.
February 22nd is also the starting date for face-to-face teaching in schools in North Rhine-Westphalia. Prime Minister Laschet said in the state parliament in Düsseldorf that if there is a 7-day incidence below 50, further steps would be taken and lessons would also be started outside of primary schools. According to Laschet, digital lessons cannot replace social encounters between children. Every day on which children cannot go to schools and daycare centers also means “a loss of future opportunities”. School Minister Gebauer offered teachers to have their family doctor tested for the corona virus twice a week. General tests for schoolchildren are not planned, said the FDP politician.
The y want to make an offer to all those willing to vaccinate by Easter. You are waiting for a corresponding vaccination ordinance from the Federal Minister of Health.
Schleswig-Holstein joins this date for elementary schools and daycare centers, but is going its own way in some other areas. On March 1st, zoos, wildlife parks, horticultural centers and flower shops can reopen here, as Prime Minister Günther (CDU) announced in the Kiel state parliament.
The same applies to certain indoor sports as well as hairdressing salons and nail salons.
Other countries that want to gradually start school operations again on February 22nd are Thuringia, Baden-Württemberg, Brandenburg, Hesse, Saarland and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Bavaria also decided on the date, although Prime Minister Söder (CSU) said after the meeting with the Chancellor that they would proceed “rather cautiously” when it comes to opening schools.
Saxony-Anhalt wants to stick to its plan to gradually reopen the schools from March 1st. In Saxony the facilities have been open again since February 15th. In Lower Saxony, elementary school students have been in so-called alternation again since January.
Hamburg is waiting for the spring break, which begins on March 1st and ends on March 12th, before schools open. School would start on the following Monday, March 15th.
In all countries, most older students are unlikely to see the inside of their facility until March. An exception are the final classes, for which face-to-face lessons were previously possible.
Further articles on the coronavirus
We have created a news blog. In view of the large amount of information, this provides an overview of the most important current developments.
+ Extended lockdown: what rules apply and what opening perspectives are there? (As of February 17th)
+ New rules: How the federal states implement the lockdown resolutions (as of February 17)
+ Border controls: what to watch out for (as of February 15)
Test and protection
The vaccination ordinance: who will be vaccinated first, who later? (As of: February 17th)
+ Dates: how, when and where can I get vaccinated? (Status: February 12th)
+ Vaccinations: What is known about the side effects of the corona vaccine (as of February 16)
+ Astrazeneca vaccine: reports of side effects and acceptance problems – experts disagree (17.02.)
+ Protection: So it is about the development of vaccines against the coronavirus (as of February 15)
+ Change of strategy: are rapid tests the breakthrough in fighting pandemics? (As of February 16)
+ Sick people: New insights into the search for drugs (as of January 30)
Treatment: How does an antibody drug work and when is it useful? (As of January 25th)
+ Economy: How the world of work deals with the number of infections (as of February 16)
Contagion and Transmission
+ Virus variants: how dangerous are the new mutations of the coronavirus? (As of: February 17th)
+ Opponents of infection protection measures: What AfD and lateral thinkers have to do with the spread of the coronavirus in Germany (as of 02/09)
+ Transfer: What role do aerosols play (as of January 22)
+ Excess mortality: how deadly is the coronavirus really? (Status: 05.02.)
+ Travel warning:
The current list of risk areas (as of February 17th)
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