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1. Emergency Measures

Decrees, orders or guidelines in effect and pertaining to reopening facilities.

Pursuant to the latest resolution by the federal government, dated 27 May 2020, the federal states are responsible for setting the guidelines that shall be applicable in their state. Therefore, the rules differ by region. In general, most facilities can reopen, but hygiene and distance rules apply. Companies are obligated to have a hygiene concept. The direct contact between employees or customers must be avoided wherever possible. Where close contacts take place, special measures must be in place to minimise the risk of infection, e.g. through wearing a mouth and nose cover. If possible, teleworking should be allowed by employers.

Optimal approach to keep track of the latest updates.

The federal government has a website, where you can find the latest resolutions and information on COVID-19, however, the majority of this website is only available in German: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus

On the websites of the federal states, you can often find their local orders on COVID-19 measures in English: https://www.berlin.de/corona/en/

Any questions

Ask our member firm Pusch Wahlig Workplace Law in Germany