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Germany has entered a new phase of the coronavirus pandemic with the removal of most protective measures after a period of two years. The updated Infection Protection Act contains basic measures such as the wearing of protective masks on buses and trains and in hospitals and care facilities. It also provides for precautions in the event that the coronavirus situation comes to a head in individual regions.
Certain basic protective measures - such as mandatory masks and testing - remain in place in nursing homes, outpatient care and hospitals. The requirement to wear a mask in buses and trains will also continue to apply.
The federal states can impose further protective measures in the event of a local infection threat situation. This is subject to a resolution issued by the respective state parliament.
The Covid-19 specific occupational health and safety regulation expired on May 26, 2022. There are currently only generally binding requirements for certain industries and activities - particularly in the areas of medical care, nursing and care for the elderly.
In accordance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, employers still have a duty to conduct a risk assessment for their business and consider what measures are needed to protect their employees. The assessment must be constantly adapted to the current infection situation. Employers no longer have to offer testing or home office options to employees.
Rapid antigen tests for asymptomatic citizens are free of charge for citizens in Germany until the end of June 2022. Testing remains mandatory for employers, employees and visitors in hospitals, preventive care and rehabilitation facilities.
For further information on the federal level measures, please refer to the government’s website linking to the corresponding websites of the federal states (in German only).
Additionally, the special information website for the Corona virus provided by the Federal Ministry of Health offers useful information.You can find this fragment in the following contexts: