At the end of January, Baden-Württemberg (BW) will abolish all Corona restrictions that the state was able to set for itself. This means that as of Tuesday, January 31, there will no longer be a mask requirement in local public transport (ÖPNV) in BW. Also the personnel in medical and dental practices as well as in psychotherapeutic practices must carry then no more masks with the work. This has been decided by the state cabinet. Nevertheless, experts still recommend wearing a mask in enclosed spaces. This applies especially to people at risk.
A mask must still be worn in long-distance traffic until February 2. Then also there this obligation ends. That communicated Federal Minister of Health Karl Lauterbach.
Nothing changes against it in other ranges, for which the federation is responsible. This means that FFP2 masks must continue to be worn in hospitals and care facilities. Patients and visitors to doctors’ offices are also required to wear masks throughout Germany. Mandatory testing in hospitals and care facilities also continues throughout Germany. This applies (for now) until April 7.
FFP2-Masken. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Martin Klaus.