Coronavirus rules in Baden-Württemberg


last update: May 12, 2020

May 7, 2020

On Wednesday, May 7, 2020, the heads of the federal states met with chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the further course of action in the COVID-19 pandemic. The government of Baden-Württemberg has now announced a package of measures that will gradually pave the way back to normality. All of us share the responsibility of ensuring that the spread of infection is kept under control. If regional rates of infection start rising once again, local and state governments will be required to reactivate restrictions on public life.

To ensure that our campus remains a safe place to work, we ask for your continued cooperation in making sure that social distancing and safety measures are observed.

  • In districts or cities with more than 50 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, restrictions must be implemented within seven days
  • In the event of a localized and clearly definable occurrence of infection, for example at one of our institutes, restrictions apply only to the institute concerned


Easing of restrictions

We have listed the most relevant measures below. Please note that the current restrictions on social interaction will remain in place until June 5, with one exception: members of two different households will be allowed to meet in public spaces starting May 11.

Effective immediately

  • Protective masks continue to be mandatory on public transit and in all shops
  • All retailers can now open, regardless of size
  • Restrictions for dentists have been lifted
  • Hairdressers have re-opened

From May 11

  • Visitation rules at nursing homes and hospitals will gradually be relaxed
  • Open-air sports facilities for sporting activities without physical contact may resume operation, (e.g. tennis, golf, archery, etc.)
  • Music and driving schools may open (on a limited basis)

From May 18

  • Daycare centers may open with a maximum occupancy of up to 50 percent
  • Fourth grade classes will be re-open at elementary schools
  • The outdoor areas of restaurants, holiday apartments, and camping sites for overnight stays in caravans, motorhomes, or other rental accommodation will be open

After Whitsun (May 31)

  • Hotels will open for tourism
  • Amusement parks, gyms, and swimming pools (for swimming lessons and classes only) will reopen

From June 15

  • Primary schools are to reopen for the remaining classes; classes 1/3 and 2/4 will alternate weekly
  • Secondary schools are to reopen for the remaining classes; classes 5/6, 7/8 and 9/10 will alternate weekly
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