Chancellor Angela Merkel and Germany’s state premiers on Wednesday announced a new partial lockdown to begin on Monday, November 2.
The decision taken is to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The so-called nationwide “lockdown light” is a less intense version of the measures that brought German society and economic activity to a standstill in the spring.
Below are the New Restrictions:
- Restaurants and bars will close, except for take-away
- Large events will be canceled again
- Unnecessary travel is strongly discouraged
- Overnight stays in hotels for tourist purposes is banned
- All those who can work from home should do so and employers should ease a transition into working from home
- Meetings in public will be restricted to just two households of up to 10 people total.
- Entertainment facilities such as theaters and cinemas will be closed
- Public recreation centers such as swimming pools, gyms and saunas will be closed
- No crowds at sports events
What is allowed during the partial one month lockdown:
- Schools and kindergartens will remain open
- Church services and protests will be allowed to continue due constitutional concerns
- Nursing home residents will be allowed to receive visitors.
- Shops will remain open, with one customer allowed per 10 square meters (108 square feet).