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Wiesbaden decides on stricter contact restrictions and further corona measures

27.10.2020 | 21:45 Clock | Service
Wiesbaden decides on stricter contact restrictions and further corona measures

The infection figures in Wiesbaden continue to rise unabated. The administrative staff of the state capital Wiesbaden therefore decided on Monday, October 26, to take further measures. These are based on the guidelines in the escalation concept of the State of Hesse for the cities and administrative districts that are independent of districts.

The following new measures will apply as of Thursday, 29 October October up to and including Sunday, November 15th.

In public areas, only five persons or relatives from two households may stay together. In the case of private gatherings of a primarily social nature (celebrations) outside of homes, the regulation made last week that a maximum of ten people may gather at these gatherings remains in force; this applies in particular to commercially provided rooms and restaurants. For meetings in private rooms, especially apartments, it is recommended that a maximum of ten people from a maximum of two households meet.

meetings and events as well as cultural offers such as theatres, operas, concerts, cinemas and comparable events with more than 50 people are prohibited from now on. In view of the increasing number of infections, the previous regulation, according to which the number of participants was limited to 100 persons, had to be further tightened. In justified individual cases, the public health department may grant exceptions. The limitation to 50 persons also applies to gatherings of religious communities for the practice of religion as well as to funerals and funeral services. The limitation also applies to events and guided tours in museums, castles, memorials, zoos, comparable institutions as well as to the number of spectators at sporting events.

The obligation to cover your mouth and nose in public places is also extended. It is no longer only in restaurants and accommodation establishments that guests must wear a mouth and nose cover when entering and leaving as well as when staying in common areas such as sanitary facilities, cloakrooms and wellness areas. The obligation to wear a mask now also applies to attending religious services, theatres, public entertainment venues and public facilities.

The administrative staff has already decided to restrict visits to nursing homes. They are valid up to and including Sunday, 15 November. Persons living in old people's and nursing homes or in outpatient assisted living communities may then receive visits from a maximum of two persons three times per calendar week for one hour each. Since Monday, 19 October, a general obligation to wear masks has been in force in schools from the fifth grade upwards. Practical physical education is also prohibited in schools for all age groups in closed rooms. During training and competitions of professional, top-class and amateur sports in closed rooms no more spectators are allowed, outside from now on - as mentioned above - a maximum of 50 spectators. In addition, the ban on visiting Wiesbaden clinics will continue to apply.

The obligation to wear masks at bus stops will be lifted with the new regulations from Thursday, 29 October, as the state has now issued an identical obligation for the entire state of Hesse, so that a separate Wiesbaden regulation by general decree is no longer necessary. According to the state regulation, which is already in force, the mouth and nose cover must be worn at bus stops during the entire stay - regardless of whether the minimum distance to other people can be maintained.

The details of all regulations are in general rulings. These can be found at wiesbaden.de/coronavirus under the point "Press releases and regulations".

"We know that these are further drastic measures. However, they are necessary to slow down the spread of the corona pandemic, to protect people from risk groups and to ensure that sufficient treatment capacities continue to be available in hospitals", say Lord Mayor Gert-Uwe Mende and Mayor and Head of the Health Department Dr. Oliver Franz. "We ask all Wiesbaden residents for their understanding and urgently appeal to them to adhere to the measures and to wear a mouth and nose cover"

The administrative staff will meet again on Wednesday, October 28 to assess the situation. The meeting will also discuss whether or not the shooting star market, winter stubb and ice age can take place.

The Health Department can be reached by telephone at (0611) 312828 (Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).

The employees of the Hesse Corona Hotline answer questions about health and quarantine daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. under (0800) 5554666. Further questions, concerns and information on the corona virus are answered Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Up-to-date information on the topic of corona is also available at
wiesbaden.de/coronavirus
available.

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