Wage has to be paid during quarantine

If an employee has to go into quarantine, they can no longer go to work. Still, employers can’t dismiss their workers. Additionally, the employer has to pay their employees a compensation for the loss of earnings for a maximum of six weeks. This is regulated in the Infection Protection Act. This regulation applies to all employees. “The citizenship or the residence status don’t matter,” says the media spokesperson from the Ministry for Social Affairs Baden-Württemberg upon enquiry by tünews. The employer receives the paid money back, if they apply for it at the responsible agency. In the District of Tübingen,… Read More

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Technical assistance to parents in homeschooling

There is a project called “Homeschooling: aber sicher!” Mentors of the Volkshochschule in Rottenburg offers free technical supports every Wednesday from 5 to 7 p.m. Homeschooling-mentors help parents with a migration history. Whoever needs tips and help with dealing with technical issues can simply come to the consultation session without registration. Furthermore, there is the possibility to make a personal appointment and an interpreter can be made available if necessary. The contact person is Yannick Ceutche. Days and times: Monday to Friday (5 pm to 8 pm), Saturdays (9am to 5pm). Cell phone: 0176 38442242, Email: info@homeschooling-rottenburg.de All offers are… Read More

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Help when stressed by corona

Everyday life is restricted, contacts are limited. Constant new reports about the coronavirus are distressing. Many are worried about their future. Some are quarantined. There are helpful tips and phone numbers from aid organizations available for all of these cases on the state’s website: www.baden-wuerttemberg.de, search for “Hilfe für die Seele in der Coronazeit” (“Help for the soul during corona times”, only available in German). An assortment: The telephone counselling (Telefonseelsorge) for worries of all kinds is for free and anonymous and can be reached 24 hours a day under the numbers 0800 1110111 and 0800 1110222. The information telephone… Read More

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Working while quarantined

Employees who are quarantined don’t necessarily have free time. This is regulated in the Infection Protection Act and often additionally in the employer’s regulations. Only those who actually get sick and have a doctor’s certificate don’t have to work while in quarantine or seclusion – as it’s called in bureaucratese. Depending on their work and the technical equipment provided by the employer, all others have to work while in quarantine. Employees who usually work with machinery or in a laboratory can get assigned other tasks by their employer, which they can then do from home. tun21033101 Wer in Corona-Quarantäne muss,… Read More

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Technische Hilfe für Eltern beim Homeschooling

Im Projekt „Homeschooling: aber sicher!“ bieten ehrenamtliche Homeschooling-MentorInnen der Volkshochschule Rottenburg jeden Mittwoch von 17 bis 19 Uhr Beratungen zum Thema Homeschooling für Eltern mit Migrationsgeschichte an. Wer Tipps und Hilfe beim Umgang mit technischen Endgeräten braucht, kann einfach ohne Anmeldung zur Beratungsstunde kommen. Weiterhin gibt es die Möglichkeit, einen persönlichen Termin zu vereinbaren, zu dem bei Bedarf auch eine DolmetscherIn kommen kann. Der Ansprechpartner Yannik Ceutche ist montags bis freitags zwischen 17 und 20 Uhr und samstags von 9 bis 17 Uhr erreichbar: via Telefon 0176 38442242 oder E-Mail: info@homeschooling-rottenburg.de. Alle Angebote sind kostenlos und die Corona-Hygienemaßnahmen müssen vor… Read More

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Day ticket only for people from the District of Tübingen, compulsory tests also for businesses

More tests and more monitoring: That is the strategy of the university town Tübingen. The pilot project for openings is being restricted, starting Wednesday, April 7th. Only people who live in the District of Tübingen or work in Tübingen can receive a day ticket for shopping in retail stores in the entire city, after they got a negative result in a corona rapid test. Restaurants and coffee shops can no longer serve outdoors. Drinking alcohol after 8 p.m. in downtown Tübingen, the Platanenallee or the Österberg is forbidden. Among others, private security and police patrol in the city. They monitor… Read More

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Schools after the holidays: first distance teaching, then test requirement

In Baden-Württemberg, there will only be distance teaching after the easter holidays for now. This applies from Mondays, April 12th, until Friday, April 16th. The only exceptions are for graduating classes and special education and counselling centers. Graduating classes continue the rotation of in-person and remote teaching. There will be an emergency care for pupils between grades 1 to 7. However, it is only for children whose parents “are in urgent need of a caretaker,” as the Ministry of Culture writes. Rotating lessons for all grades are supposed to return on April 19th. However, this only applies if the number… Read More

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Many new infections: stricter regulations starting April 6th

The number of new infections with corona has been above the limit of 100 in the district of Tübingen for four consecutive days. Consequently, the Tübingen health department reacted and pulled the so-called emergency break. Starting Tuesday, April 6th, the following restrictions will apply: customers can only pick up pre-ordered goods (Click&Collect) and not go shopping by appointment. Only sports such as golf is still allowed, and group sport can be held with a maximum of five people from no more than two households. Nail, cosmetic, massage, tanning and tattoo studios must close. Museums, zoological or botanical gardens, and memorials… Read More

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Return from travel only with test and quarantine

Those who travel abroad must take a corona test before returning to Baden-Württemberg. This applies to everyone traveling by plane, no matter which country they’re arriving from. Children who are under six years old don’t have to get tested. The test can be taken 48 hours before departure at the earliest. Those who don’t have a negative test result are not allowed to board the plane. For now, this regulation applies until May 12th. Travelers who arrive by car or train from a high-risk-area must also get a negative test result before entering. They can register online in advance under… Read More

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Stricter corona regulations in Baden-Württemberg starting March 29th

More people are getting infected with the coronavirus in Baden-Württemberg. Because if this, stricter regulations apply, starting Monday, March 29th. This is written in the state’s new corona decree. A new regulation is the mask requirement in the car, if someone who doesn’t belong to the same household is driving along. In this case, everyone has to wear either a medical or a FFP2-mask. A maximum of five people from two households can meet private. Children aged 14 or younger don’t count. In contrast to supermarkets and pharmacies, bookstores are no longer considered stores of everyday use. Because of this,… Read More

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Right to vaccination, but shortage of appointments

Refugees who are 16 years or older and live in a shared accommodation of the district received mail from the administrative district office. In this letter, there is a confirmation that they can get vaccinated against COVID-19. This authorization is valid for three months, starting with the date on which it was issued. Those who want to get vaccinated have to make an appointment themselves – either online under www.impfterminservice.de or via the phone hotline 116117. It may take some time until there are open appointments, as the usage of the vaccine Astrazeneca had been stopped for a while. Those… Read More

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Masks also required at primary schools

Instead of relaxation, the mask requirement now also applies to primary schools. This is the consequence of rising infection number in Baden-Württemberg. Starting Monday, March 22nd, primary school students and their teachers have to wear medical masks. This was announced by the state government. The mask requirement applies during and outside of class. If medical masks for children cannot be acquired on short notice, the students may use a community mask during the transition phase. Medical masks are also required at secondary schools. Furthermore, a rotation of students is possible for fifth and sixth graders. This way, the necessary distance… Read More

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Sick note via phone extended

People who only have a slight cold, but who need a sick note, don’t have to go to the doctor’s office. These patients can continue to get a sick note from their doctor after a phone conversation for up to seven days. This also applies if the patient is not completely healthy after a week. After a phone call, the sick note can be extended for another seven days. For now, this regulation applies until June 30th, 2021. This was announced by the Federal Government on its website. The the sick note via phone is relieving doctor offices during the… Read More

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Information about corona in the District and City of Tübingen

In Tübingen, people who have questions about the current corona regulations can now contact the City of Tübingen via e-mail: corona.ordnung@tuebingen.de. In a press release, the city asks to write an e-mail to this address, if you have regulatory law questions about corona. They will be answered as fast as possible. More information is available on the websites of the District and the City of Tübingen: https://www.kreis-tuebingen.de/corona.html and https://www.tuebingen.de/corona. tun21031608 Im Internet gibt es zahlreiche Informationsportale. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Mostafa Elyasian. Latest information on Corona: Click here  2,997 total views,  2 views today

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Fever ambulance has new opening hours

People who think they have been infected with the corona virus can get help on the Tübingen Festplatz (fairground). On a test lane, employees test people who show symptoms and those who had a positive rapid corona test or had contact with a person who was tested positive. People who use the fever ambulance are those that got a positive test result or those that show symptoms and want to know if they got infected with the corona virus. They are being examined and consulted by a general practitioner. The corona test lane and the fever ambulance’s new opening hours:… Read More

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Starting Tuesday: private gatherings limited to five people from two households

Private gatherings of ten people from three households were only allowed for a short time. The district’s health department is retracting the relaxation, starting Tuesday, March 16th. The reason: It only applies if less than 35 out of 100.000 residents have gotten newly infected with the corona virus in the district of Tübingen within a week. However, this line has been crossed on three consecutive days. Consequently, only five people from two different households can meet again, starting Tuesday. Children under the age of 14 don’t count. If a household “consists of five or more people above the age of… Read More

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Stricter compulsory corona rapid test for stores in Tübingen’s historic city

Starting Monday, March 15th, people who want to visit retail stores or cultural offers in Tübingen’s historic city, the Zinserdreieck or the train station area, need a negative corona rapid test. Now, this also applies to citizens of the city of Tübingen. For this, the city of Tübingen is expanding its test stations. People who got a negative test will receive a virtual “Tübinger Tagesticket (day ticket)”, which they have to show before entering a store, for example. The ticket is not necessary for stores which were already open during winter, such as bookstores, flower shops, news agencies, drugstores and… Read More

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Bigger private gatherings possible again

In the District of Tübingen, the contact restrictions have been loosened again. Starting Wednesday, March 10th, a maximum of 10 people plus children under the age of 15 from three different households can meet in private. This applies, if the number of new infections within five consecutive days is lower than 35 per 100.000 residents. If the number of new infections within five consecutive days rises above 35 per 100.000 residents again, the contacts and the relaxations for shopping, culture and sports will be restricted again. The administrative district office Tübingen informs about this on its website www.kreis-tuebingen.de. The district… Read More

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Shopping after corona rapid test in Tübingen

First get tested for free, then go shopping: this slogan applies to non-resident visitors in Tübingen. In the university town, retail stores, including clothing stores, can open without restrictions again. The number of new infections with corona has been steadily below 35 per 100.000 residents in Tübingen. However, in the neighboring districts, such as Reutlingen, Stuttgart, Esslingen and the Zollernalbkreis, more people are getting infected with the virus. Consequently, clothing, for example, can only be bought by appointment. The city administration wants to make sure that shopping in Tübingen is safe. Because of this, it dictates a corona rapid test… Read More

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District of Tübingen: corona-relaxations starting March 8th

Starting March 8th, 2021, new corona-regulations apply in Baden-Württemberg. Because of this, the District Office Tübingen is relaxing the regulations from this day on. In the District of Tübingen, the seven-day-incidence has been steadily below 50 new infections per 100.000 residents, as the responsible health office has tested. It amounts to 24.5 on Sunday, March 7th. Consequently, retail stores, other stores and markets in general may open, starting Monday. Additionally, museums, galleries, zoological and botanical gardens as well as memorial places can start operations again. Up to ten people can again exercise together in outdoor sport facilities, if there isn’t… Read More

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State loosens lockdown gradually

Baden-Württemberg wants to loosen the corona-regulations gradually. This was announced by governor Winfried Kretschmann in the state parliament on Friday. The openings are supposed to happen step by step. The first step will be in effect on Monday, March 8th. The benchmark is the so-called seven-days-incidence, which means the number of new infections with the corona-virus per 100.000 residents within a week. There will be more freedom in all counties, in which the incidence is below 100 on three consecutive days. Then, up to five adults plus children under the age of 14 from two households can meet again. Bookstores… Read More

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Free FFP2-masks only until March 6th

People who receive Unemployment Benefit II (Hartz IV) can receive FFP2-masks for free. However, this only applies until March 6th, 2021. This offer also applies to people from the household who are included in the insurance, such as children or people who are unable to work. People eligible for free masks should have received an information letter from their health insurance. In exchange for this letter and by showing their identity card, people can receive masks in the pharmacy. This masks help in containing the corona-pandemic. More information under: https://www.bundesregierung.de/breg-de/themen/coronavirus/regelung-zu-masken-1842704 tun21030102 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews… Read More

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Schools open for grades 5 and 6

More students than before are supposed to get in-person learning soon: Starting Monday, March 15th, the fifth and sixth graders can go back to school. The children will be spread among several rooms. The state government of Baden-Württemberg has agreed on this. If the infection numbers should rise again, – to more than 100 infected at 100.000 residents within a week – an “emergency break” will be pulled. This was announced by governor Winfried Kretschmann on Thursday. He again cautioned about the new infectious mutation of the corona-virus from Britain: “If we are now too careless about openings, the infection… Read More

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Mandatory mask-wearing in refugee accommodations starting March 1st 

Starting Monday, March 1st, the wearing of a medical mouth-nose-covering is mandatory in the refugee accommodations in the district of Tübingen. FFP2-masks, KN95-masks or surgical masks have to be worn. This regulation applies to all common rooms, in the kitchen, the hallway, the stairwell, the washroom facilities and in the offices of the janitor and the social worker. A medical mask also has to be worn outside, if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters can’t be followed. The mask-wearing is not mandatory in one’s own room, except if someone from the outside, such as a janitor, a social worker or… Read More

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Longer children’s sick pay for parents

Because of the corona-pandemic, statutory insured employees have a claim to 20 instead of ten days of children’s sick pay per parent – therefore 40 days together. For single parents, this claim doubles from 20 to 40 days. This applies, if children under the age of twelve are sick and when the parents or single parents have to take care of them at home, because of the closed day care centers and schools. The Bundesrat has now also agreed to this, following the Bundestag. The claim to children’s sick pay applies retrospectively from the 5th of January, when Federal President… Read More

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The Mössingen Tafel opens again

The Mössingen Tafel was closed for six weeks. On Friday, February 26th, at 2 p.m., it will open again. For this, strict distance and hygiene rules apply. Customers without a medical mask or a FFP2-masl will not be served. Only one person per card may come. The customers will receive prepackaged bags outside and the money should be counted beforehand. New customers can register on Tuesday, March 2nd, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., at the Tafel office in the Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße 20. For the registration, you have to bring the decree by the Job Centre or the Foreigners’ Registration Office.… Read More

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Scientist calculate infection risk in closed spaces

During the pandemic, many people ask themselves: Is it more dangerous to go grocery shopping or go to the hairdresser or the museum? How high is the risk of infection in a bus or train, at the workplace, in the gym or at school? A recently published study by scientist from the Technical University of Berlin gives answers to these questions. They have developed a mathematical model to calculate the infection risk in different kinds of closed spaces. For this calculation, the authors assume that one infected person is in a closed space and calculate the probability of different persons… Read More

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Transportation to corona vaccination center as free “ambulance service”

If the health insurance already pays for the transportation to the family physician, one can also invoice the travel to the corona vaccination center as “ambulance service (Krankenfahrt)”. If one wants to be brough to the vaccination center for free, they need a medical prescription. Family doctors can prescribe these medical prescriptions on the phone. The Ministry for Social Affairs and Health announced this agreement with the health insurances in Baden-Württemberg on January 29th, 2021. tun21020201 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian 19.05.2020. Latest information on Corona: Click here  2,992 total views

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Families receiving basic security benefits to receive laptops for distance learning

Families who receive basic security benefits after SGB II from the job center, the so-called Hartz IV, can receive up to 350 € per child to buy digital devices such as laptops or tablets and accessories. This current directive from the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs to the job centers applies retrospectively for January 1st, 2021. This way, the Ministry wants to prevent children from families in need to fall behind on their distance learning due to the corona pandemic. However, the claim for support for laptops or tablets only applies, if the necessary devices cannot be provided… Read More

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Lockdown extended until March 7th / Exception for hairdressers

The discipline of people in dealing with corona shows effect. There is currently the lowest number of people infected with the virus out of 100.000 residents in Baden-Württemberg within a week. This was reported by governor Winfried Kretschmann on Wednesday. But the new virus variants are causing alarm for federal and state governments. Consequently, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of the states have decided to extend the lockdown until and including Sunday, March 7th. This means that contacts remain limited. Members of one household can only meet with one other member from a different household. In shops as well… Read More

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Day care centers and primary schools open gradually

Children suffer from not seeing their friends. Parents are torn between remote working and teaching. The state government wants to change this situation in Baden-Württemberg after the carnival holidays. Starting Monday, February 22nd, day care centers and primary schools will open gradually. This was reported by governor Winfried Kretschmann on Wednesday after the meeting between the federal and state governments. The currents regulations will continue to apply to secondary schools, with the exception of graduating classes. Remote teaching will continue for the students. Kretschmann announced that next opening steps will only be taken, when less than 35 out of 100.000… Read More

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Going out in the evening allowed again, no big gatherings

Since February 11th, the nightly curfew has been lifted in Baden-Württemberg. However, this does not mean that one can now have big parties with relatives or gather with a lot of friends. The contact restrictions – members of one household can only meet with one member from another household – are in effect until at least March 7th. The aim is still to lower the number of people infected with the corona virus significantly. It becomes critical, when there are at least 50 new infections with the virus per 100.000 residents on at least seven consecutive days. If this number… Read More

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No curfew starting Thursday

In Baden-Württemberg, the nightly curfew will only be in effect for a short while longer. Statewide and for the last time, people will have to be in their homes by 8 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20th, and remain there until 5 a.m. on Thursday morning. This was decided by the Higher Administrative Court in Mannheim. The reason for this decision was an urgent motion filed against this restriction by a woman from Tübingen. The state government introduced the curfew on December 12th, 2020. It is not yet decided, if places with a lot of corona infections will have special nightly… Read More

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Face masks in comparison

Baden-Württemberg has tightened its corona regulations. Starting on Monday, January 25th, fabric masks and scarfs don’t count as enough protection in certain places. There, surgical masks or even more efficient masks have to be worn. These are called FFP2 or KN95. The stricter mask regulations apply on public transports (trains, busses, cabs, airplanes), on train and bus platforms as well as in the waiting areas of train stations and airports. These masks also have to be worn in shops and in the workplace, starting Monday. Children under the age of 14 can continue to wear so-called community masks. There continues… Read More

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Rottenburg Tafel opens again

The Tafel in Rottenburg opens again on Monday, February 1st, during its usual opening times. Entrance into the Tafel rooms is only permitted with a FFP2-mask. Between February 8th and 25th, customers can extend their shopping card or apply for a new one. This is possible on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4.30 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the community hall St. Martin. tun21012901 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian 05.10.2020. Latest information on Corona: Click here  2,460 total views

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Entry bans into Germany starting January 30th

People coming from Great Britain, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa or Brazil are not allowed entry into Germany, starting Saturday, January 30th. Additionally, the entry ban is in effect for the African countries Lesotho and Eswatini starting on Sunday. The Federal Government is forbidding airlines, train, bus and ship companies the transportation of persons who want to enter Germany from one of these countries. The reason for this is the spread of corona virus variations there. German citizens and foreigners who live in Germany are excepted from this regulation. Transit travelers and goods traffic also continue to be allowed. The regulation… Read More

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Starting January 25th in Baden-Württemberg: surgical or FFP2-masks in shops and public transport

Baden-Württemberg has tightened its corona regulations. Starting on Monday, January 25th, fabric masks and scarfs don’t count as enough protection in certain places. There, surgical masks or even more efficient masks have to be worn. These are called FFP2 or KN95. The stricter mask regulations apply on public transports (trains, busses, cabs, airplanes), on train and bus platforms as well as in the waiting areas of train stations and airports. These masks also have to be worn in shops and in the workplace, starting Monday. Children under the age of 14 can continue to wear so-called community masks. There continues… Read More

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Medical masks in public transportation and in shops

A scarf, a cloth or a fabric mask in front of mouth and nose soon won’t be enough on busses and trains as well as during the grocery run. In the future, medical masks – so-called surgery masks or the even more effective masks of the type FFP2 or KN95 – have to be worn. This was decided by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Governors of the States on Tuesday. However, they haven’t yet announced a date from which this new regulation applies. Governor Winfried Kretschmann explained the stricter rule, because the corona infection numbers must be reduced “as fast… Read More

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Schools remain closed for now / Possible special regulations in Baden-Württemberg

In Germany, schools and day care centers are supposed to stay closed until February 14th. This was decided by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Governors of the States after long discussions. This means: At all schools, from primary schools, to secondary schools and to vocational schools, there will continue to be no in-person class, but remote teaching. However, Baden-Württemberg is aiming for special regulations. A possible step by step opening of day care centers and primary schools could be possible again by February 1st, if the infection numbers allow it. The early opening will be decided during the last week… Read More

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Face masks in comparison

It is unclear, when the corona situation will go back to normal again. Consequently, face masks should continue to be worn for the safety of everyone. tünews informs here about the different types and the performance characteristics of face masks. FFP-masks (Filtering Face Pieces) These masks fit tightly and reliably protect the wearer from viruses. These protective masks filter even the smallest particles and aerosols out of the air. It is available in different versions. Masks with an exhalation valve offer a higher wearing-comfort. However, they only filter the inhaled air and don’t protect other people. Protective masks without the… Read More

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Rottenburger Tafel is closed until February

The Rottenburger Tafel is closied until January 31, according to its homepage. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, it cannot expose its employees to “such a high risk of infection”. Many people from the team belong to at-risk groups. The Leins bakery previously donated unsold baked goods to the Tafel. Now it offers Tafel customers the chance to pick up goods from the previous day. To do so, Tafel customers must register between 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. by calling 07472/1671690 and tell how many people are in their household. The baked goods can then be picked up after 11 a.m.… Read More

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Caution in the forest: branches break, trees can fall

Currently, walkers should not go into the forest or should at least stay on the path and avoid closed areas. This was asked by the forestry office of the district of Tübingen. The reason is the very wet and heavy snow that has fallen so far. Due to the low temperatures, it is frozen to the branches of the trees. If too much heavy snow is lying on the branches or treetops, they break. Because of the heavy weight, even trees can fall over and strike walking people or bury them under it. This has already happened in the south… Read More

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Lockdown extended until February 14th

The corona restrictions have been extended. The lockdown is supposed to be in effect for an additional two weeks nationwide, until and including February 14th. This was decided by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Governors of the States on Tuesday. For Baden-Württemberg this means: The shops, the restaurants and the leisure time centers, which have been closed so far, will remain closed. The curfew between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m. continues to apply. Contacts are supposed to remain limited. During a private get-together, one household can meet with only one other person from a different household, children who are 14… Read More

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Test required for entry

Travel to a high-risk corona area is still only permitted for compelling reasons. Anyone entering Germany from a risk area must first be quarantined for ten days as a matter of principle. As of January 11th, anyone entering the country must also be tested for the novel coronavirus. The test must be taken either 48 hours before entry or immediately after entry. There are exceptions, which can be found the country’s website. These include the so-called 24-hour rule: anyone who has been abroad for less than 24 hours and was not there for tourist purposes or shopping does not have… Read More

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Day care centers and primary schools to stay closed until February

In Baden-Württemberg, day care centers and primary schools will remain closed until at least the end of January. Class will be continued to be taught as it is currently. An emergency care will also continue to exist. This was declared by governor Winfried Kretschmann and the minister of culture Susanne Eisenmann during a joined press conference. Kretschmann justified this decision with the still high number of people infected with corona, the death toll and the new mutation of the virus. According to Kretschmann, day care centers and schools will open again in the beginning of February, if the development allows… Read More

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Corona test site switches to registration and allows free access for fever outpatient clinic

The Corona test site on the Tübingen fairground wants to shorten its waiting times. That’s why it is converting its operations – from “drive in” to a registration system. Appointments can be booked on the portal at www.terminland.de/abstrichstelle-fieberambulanz.tuebingen. Patients who have symptoms of a possible disease or have had contact with a person who has tested positive, for example, can contact the test site. The test site is open Monday through Saturday between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. The fever outpatient clinic, on the other hand, handles patients who come in with a positive test result or have other symptoms… Read More

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Civilian deployment of the Bundeswehr

Soldiers are usually not very visible to the public in Germany. However, they are currently taking on various civilian tasks in Germany during the pandemic. What is the legal basis for this? When is the Bundeswehr allowed to take on tasks inside the country at all? In Germany, the tasks of the military and the police are strictly separated and laid down in the Basic Law. However, according to the Defense Ministry, Bundeswehr support for civilian authorities in the fight against COVID counts as administrative assistance. “All federal and state authorities shall render legal and administrative assistance to each other”… Read More

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Corona: Stricter regulations starting January 11th

Stricter lockdown regulations apply in Baden-Württemberg, starting January 11th. Then, only people who live in a closed living unit together can meet in public and private places. Only one other person, who lives in a different living unit, can join them. Children from both living units continue to not be counted in this number, if they are 14 years old or younger. If two households care for children together, they can continue to do so, however, they have to be “fixed”. When someone leaves their apartment, they have to have a good reason to do so. This is especially strict… Read More

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Contact regulations for children to be loosened

Baden-Württemberg deviates from the strict corona rules decided between the Federal Government and the states. Starting Monday, January 11th, there will be exceptions in the contact regulations for children under the age of 14. Originally, only one household could meet with only one other person from a different household from this day on. However, this is now being loosened to accommodate single parents or families with small children. Winfried Kretschmann, the governor of Baden-Württemberg, announced this on Friday in the state parliament. This means: One parent can accompany one or multiple children under the age of 14 to, for example,… Read More

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Schools to start distance learning from January 11th

On January 11th, the Christmas break will end. The lockdown also applies to schools; however, children and teenagers will have classes. The Ministry of Cultural Affairs in Baden-Württemberg has announced that there are concepts for every type of school. During the time the school is closed, students in primary schools will learn with the material their school provides. This can either be analog or digital. Students who are at least in grade 5 will receive distance teaching. If there is the necessary need to provide written evidence of their achievements, this can be done at school. Students in the graduating… Read More

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Schools remain closed / Private meetings with one person

The corona-lockdown is being extended and tightened until January 31st. This was decided by Chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of the German states on Tuesday, January 5th, 2021. This means that all day care centers and schools will remain closed after January 11th. Consequently, there will be no in-person learning. However, the goal is to open day care centers and primary schools by January 18th again. This was announced by the governor of Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, on Tuesday evening. “The compatibility of family and career” as well as “the children’s well-being” are at the center of this. Starting January… Read More

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No fireworks or parties on New Year’s Eve

This year on December 31st (New Year’s Eve) in the district of Tübingen no fireworks will light the sky and no firecrackers will go off. Due to the Corona pandemic, it is largely prohibited in Baden-Württemberg to set off pyrotechnics in public areas. This is prescribed by the state’s new Corona ordinance. Fireworks and firecrackers cannot be purchased this year. Old fireworks and firecrackers from previous years should not be used either. They could be damaged and injure people. Private parties are also banned. In Baden-Württemberg, contact and curfew restrictions apply on New Year’s Eve. People should stay at home… Read More

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Corona-vaccination-center Tübingen: homepage about vaccination

On January 4th, 2021, the vaccination-center in Tübingen is supposed to start vaccinating against the corona-virus. As there is a shortage of the vaccine, only certain groups can get vaccinated for now. The vaccination-center is in the Paul-Horn-Arena. For information about it, the administrative district office Tübingen has launched a homepage. On it, there are information and documents to download. It also informs about who can get vaccinated at the moment. A video tour shows, which stations are required for a vaccination. In another video, Prof. Dr. Peter Kremsner, head of the Institute for Tropical Medicine at the teaching hospital… Read More

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Reachability of the refugee department

During Christmas time and the turn of the year, many municipal offices are closed. However, the specialized departments “Social Assistance” (“Soziale Hilfen”) and “Help for Refugees” (Hilfen für Geflüchtete”) of the city administration can be reached in emergencies from Monday, 28th December until Wednesday, 30th December, between 8.30 a.m. and 11.30 a.m. Phone number Social Assistance: 07071 204-1805 Help for Refugees: 07071 204-1667 Additional opening times under www.tuebingen.de/corona-kontakt. tun122202 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 23.08.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  790 total views,  1 views today

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Corona-vaccinations supposed to start 2021

Vaccinating against the corona-virus will start in the new year in the district of Tübingen. The vaccination in the vaccination centers is free and voluntary. The order, in which the different groups of people will get vaccinated, has been known since Friday. In first place are people over 80 years of age and residents in care homes. The staff in these homes and from mobile nursing services, as well as employees in medical facilities with a great risk to themselves and their patients also have the highest priority. Additionally, a high vaccination priority have those who are over 70 years… Read More

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Free Corona quick tests

A Corona rapid test drive is offering free COVID-19 rapid tests in the district of Tübingen. Anyone who wants to visit people from risk groups can make sure they are not presently infected by taking a rapid test. The mobile doctor carries out the rapid tests on different days in Tübingen, Mössingen and Rottenburg. Anyone who wants to be tested must wear a mouth-nose covering and follow the distance rules. No registration is necessary for this. However, a quick test is not an alternative for the regular corona test. Anyone showing symptoms of Corona or who has had contact with… Read More

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FFP2-masks free of cost for risk groups

Around 27 million people in Germany were supposed to receive three FFP2-masks at the pharmacy for free, starting Tuesday, December 15th. Part of the risk group are people who are older than 60 years, women with a high-risk pregnancy and those with chronic and severe illnesses, such diabetes, cancer, asthma and cardiac insufficiency. This was decided in a decree by the Federal Ministry of Health. However, research conducted in Tübingen by tünews showed that pharmacies have not yet received the masks. They assume that they will probably be able to give out masks by December 18th. People can then pick… Read More

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Assistants for vaccination center wanted

In the beginning of 2021, the vaccination center will open in the Paul-Horn-Arena. For this, the district of Tübingen is still looking for staff who will take care of registration and documentation. The assistants should speak German well, enjoy contact with people, have computer knowledge and experience with administrative activities. Two shifts from Monday to Sunday are planned. One is from 6.30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., the other one is from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. The compensation is 18 Euros per hour. A part-time employment, with at least 30%, is also possible. Interested persons can find an application on… Read More

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More guests allowed on Christmas

In Germany, Christmas is a celebration of family. To be able to meet family during the holidays, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state governors have loosened the strict contact restrictions during this time. Between December 24th to 26th, people of a household can meet with four other people who belong to the closest family, plus any children under the age of 15. People belonging to the closest family are the host’s parents, partners, siblings, their children and people from those households. If close friends want to meet during Christmas, there can be a maximum of five people from two households.… Read More

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Tübingen city center mostly alcohol-free

The gastronomy is not allowed to give out alcoholic beverages during certain times in the city center of Tübingen. This also applies for take-aways and is valid on the coming weekends as well as the holidays. Moreover, nobody is allowed to consume self-brought alcohol on the Marktplatz and the Holzmarkt during Christmas, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day. This was mandated by Tübingen’s mayor, Boris Palmer, and reported by the municipal press office. The serving of alcoholic beverages is forbidden during the Advent weekends, December 11th to 13th and 18th to 20th, from Friday, 12 p.m. to Sunday, 10… Read More

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Schools and daycare centers close on December 16th

School children and those going to daycare will have longer Christmas holidays. Schools and daycare centers will already close on Wednesday, December 16th. The only exception to this are the graduating classes. They will continue with distance learning. This was announced by Baden-Württemberg’s governor Winfried Kretschmann after the new nation- and statewide regulations were declared on Sunday. Schools and daycare centers are supposed to set up emergency care for children in daycare and students up to grade 7. However, the governor said that this emergency care should only be used by parents who have to go to work. If possible,… Read More

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Corona: New Year’s Eve only on a small scale

To protect against the further spread of the coronavirus, a ban on gatherings will be implemented nationwide for New Year’s Eve, December 31st, 2020. A ban on fireworks in public places is also in effect. The sale of pyrotechnics before New Year’s Eve will be generally prohibited this year. These regulations were decided by the Chancellor and the heads of government of the federal states during a conference call on December 13th, 2020. For Baden-Württemberg, the generally imposed curfew continues to apply (search bar: 121101). tun121302 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 01.12.2020 Latest… Read More

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Corona: Many stores will have to close as of December 16th, 2020

The German Chancellor and the heads of government of the German states agreed on a further tightening of existing Corona regulations during a conference call on December 13th, 2020. From Wednesday, December 16th, 2020, to January 10th, 2021, most retailers will have to close. Stores that sell groceries are exempt, as are drugstores and pharmacies. Also exempt are gas stations, garages for motor vehicles or bicycles, banks or post offices. Christmas trees may also be sold. As of December 16th, hairdressers and similar service businesses, such as tanning salons, must also close. However, medically necessary treatments will remain permitted. For… Read More

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Parents to receive more money next year

Parents can calculate with more money, starting January 1st, 2021. The child allowance (Kinderzuschlag or short KiZ) for families with a low income is being raised on this date. It is being raised to up to 205 Euros for each child and month. Parents will receive the child allowance in addition to child and housing benefits. Parents can check if they’re eligible for the child allowance using the KiZ-Lotsen by the family benefits department. If they’re eligible, they can apply for the child allowance online with their family benefits department. This was announced by the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs.… Read More

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Curfew starting 12th December

A curfew is to be imposed throughout Baden-Württemberg starting Saturday, 12th December. This is the state’s reaction to the current large number of Corona infections. As Prime Minister Kretschmann announced in a press conference on 11th December, only those who have good reason to do so may leave their homes at night from 8 pm to 5 am. Those who have to go to work, to the doctor or to school, for example, are allowed to go to their respective destinations. During the day from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m., people may leave the house to go shopping, meet up… Read More

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Vaccination center in the Paul-Horn-Arena

Multiple pharmaceutical companies have developed and tested a vaccination against the corona-virus. Soon, the first ones will be delivered. The state of Baden-Württemberg is managing the distribution in the state. It has instructed the district of Tübingen to set up a regional vaccination center. As a result, the district is currently building a vaccination center in the Paul-Horn-Arena in Tübingen. This is happening in cooperation with the City of Tübingen, the university hospital of Tübingen and the German Red Cross. The vaccination center is supposed to start operating in the beginning of the next year. People from the entire district… Read More

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Longer holidays in the district of Tübingen

Schools in the district of Tübingen will start their Christmas holidays earlier than others. They are using movable holidays so that students can have the Christmas week off. The schools in and around Tübingen and Mössingen decided long ago that the last day of school will be on Friday, December 18th. Now, this is also applicable to the schools in and around Rottenburg as well. There, the holidays will similarly start on December 18th. In other cities and districts of Baden-Württemberg, however, the new holiday regulation by the state government will apply. There, classes will operate until and including Tuesday,… Read More

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Contact limited until January 10th

The partial lockdown is being extended nationwide. Restaurants, museums, theaters and recreational facilities will be closed until Sunday, January 10th, till further notice. This was decided by the chancellor Angela Merkel and the governors of the states. Among other things, Merkel justifies this decision with continuing high number of infections and the very high number of casualties. In Baden-Württemberg, the strict contact restrictions are to be somewhat lessened over Christmas, from the 23rd to the 27th December. During this time, a maximum of ten people, who are close family or friends, plus children who are under the age of 15… Read More

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Sick leave via phone extended

Already, patients with a light cold were able to get a sick note from their doctor by phone. So far, this applied till the end of the year. However, this option has now been extended by three months, until the end of March 2021. The joint committee of doctors, health insurance companies and hospitals came to this decision. As was rule before, doctors have to thoroughly question the patient about their state of health on the phone. They then have to decide if an in-person visit to the practice is necessary. The sick leave via phone can be issued for… Read More

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Rule relaxation over Christmas shortened

Baden-Württemberg has changed one item in the corona rules applicable from Tuesday, 1st of December. The exception that a maximum of ten people plus children up to their 15th birthday can meet at Christmas has been shortened. This rule will now only apply from 23th to 27th December. From 1st to 23rd December, only a maximum of five people from two households plus children may meet. This is stated in the country’s regulation published on 30th November. However, this may change again. It depends on the development of the corona situation whether the regulation will really be relaxed over Christmas… Read More

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Stricter corona regulations starting December 1st

Many people are still getting infected with the corona-virus. Consequently, the current regulations to be extended until Sunday, December 20th, and are partly stricter. Starting December 1st, no more than five people from two different household can meet. However, children till the age of 14 do not count. There’s an exception for the Christmas Days, starting from December 23rd until January 1st. During this time, close family or friends can meet with up to ten people, plus children under 14. A mask is required everywhere, where the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be held. This includes for example pedestrian… Read More

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WHO on long-term effects of COVID-19

A COVID-19 infection can have long-term consequences. The World Health Organization (WHO) has now warned of this in Geneva. The head of WHO, Tedros Ghebreyesus, spoke of permanent complications, according to reports in various media. Both young and old people, hospital patients and infected persons treated at home, suffer from long-term effects of corona. Specifically mentioned symptoms were: severe exhaustion, breathing problems, palpitations and memory difficulties. tun103102 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 16.04.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  2,530 total views

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Infected people are contagious even without corona symptoms

It is often claimed that you cannot infect other people if you do not display corona symptoms such as coughing, fever, shortness of breath or loss of taste. Even if you are in fact already infected with the virus. This opinion is widely held on social media. But this is incorrect, as scientific studies have proven and as the Robert Koch Institute also agrees – as reported recently by ZDF. You can still infect others even if you do not display any symptoms. In the two days before you start showing symptoms, the danger is even greater. It is estimated… Read More

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“Low risk,” says the Corona app. What does this mean?  

Experienced on an ICE train: Two older ladies get on and sit down in the next row. They’re wearing elegant face shields and take out their new smartphones. Their grandchildren downloaded the Corona-Warn-App for them, they explain each other. One of them says, “low risk.” The other one replies, “low risk as well, see!” Relieved, they take off their shields and take a bottle of prosecco out of their purses. Something is not right here, but what? The two women are mistaken on two things: On all trains, there is a requirement to wear a mouth and nose covering. The… Read More

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Corona alert during the weekend

What to do on the weekend when you find out you were in contact with a person who tested positive for corona? Or when the corona warn-app alerts you? People in close contact with an infected person and people who receive a red alert on their app can get tested for free. This test can be done from Monday to Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the station on the Tübingen fairground. This is written in a press release by the administrative district office. Everyone who shows unclear cold symptoms during the weekend can visit the test station on… Read More

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Mössingen Tafel is closing

Effective immediately, the Mössingen Tafel has to stop its distribution of food to those in need. Already tomorrow, on Friday, November 6th, the Tafel will be closed. The reason for this is that volunteers who work there have been tested positive for the coronavirus. The closing is supposed to protect the staff and the customers. It will last until at least the end of November. In consultation with the authorities, it will then be decided when the Tafel can be opened again. tun110501 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 01.11.2020 Latest information on Corona:… Read More

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Book appointments in the downtown citizen office online

Registering a new home address, submitting found items, buying garbage bags, all this is possible in the downtown citizen center in Tübingen – however, an appointment is necessary due to corona. This appointment can now be booked online under www.tuebingen.de/buergeramt. On this site, a topic has to be chosen. Following that, the visitor will be told which documents they need. One click is enough to book a free date. Only in urgent cases should an appointment be made via phone or email, according to a press release by the city. For this, the appointment can be booked via phone under… Read More

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Starting November 2nd in Baden-Württemberg: Only essential travel recommended

Stricter corona rules will apply in Baden-Württemberg starting Monday, November 2nd. The freedom of movement will not be restricted, but people should avoid unnecessary travel and visits if possible. For example, people will not be able to stay overnight in hotels. This does not apply to business or official trips, trips to care for people in need, the sick or visits to hospitals, old people’s homes or nursing homes. However, those who intend to do so should ask in advance at the facility whether the visiting hours or visiting conditions are restricted due to the current situation. This is stated… Read More

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Corona virus findings in the district of Tübingen

The number of people infected with the corona virus is increasing significantly in the district of Tübingen. This is shown in a graph from the district administration office of Tübingen. The graph is based on the number of infected persons reported daily in the district. On the 30th of October, the District Office reported 49 cases, for the 31st of October 44 cases. The 7-day incidence for the district of Tübingen was 138.2 on October 31st. tun110111 Grafik: Neuinfizierte Landkreis Tübingen Latest information on Corona: Click here  454 total views,  1 views today

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Starting November 2nd in Baden-Württemberg: Exercise by yourself, in a group of two or with your family

Stricter corona rules will apply in Baden-Württemberg starting Monday, November 2nd. This will affect sports and fitness. Fitness, yoga and dance schools will have to close. This also affects sports courses at education centers and other educational institutions. Soccer fields may only be used for recreational sports, in pairs or with members of one’s own household. This rule also applies to public and private sports facilities. Pregnancy and birth preparation courses may continue to be held. Rehab sports are also still allowed. No spectators are allowed during training or during competitions in professional sports – for example in the Bundesliga.… Read More

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Starting November 2nd in Baden-Württemberg: University classes online

Stricter corona rules will apply in Baden-Württemberg starting Monday, November 2nd. According to these rules, there will be no in-person attendance at the universities. Digital lessons will still be held.  In-person events are possible if they are absolutely necessary and cannot be carried out online or with other distant learning formats. This is stated in the Sixth Ordinance of the State Government amending the Corona Ordinance of November 1st, 2020, which is initially valid until November 30th. tun110110 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 09.04.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  192 total views

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Starting November 2nd in Baden-Württemberg: No tourists in hotels

Stricter corona rules will apply in Baden-Württemberg starting Monday, November 2nd. Accordingly, hotels may no longer accommodate tourists. Stays for business and official purposes or in cases of hardship are still permitted. In contrast, long-stay camping is permitted. This is stated in the Sixth Ordinance of the State Government amending the Corona Ordinance of November 1st, 2020, which is initially valid until November 30th. tun110109 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 01.11.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  158 total views

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Starting November 2nd in Baden-Württemberg: Some services prohibited

Stricter corona rules will apply in Baden-Württemberg starting Monday, November 2nd. The state government wants to restrict social contacts so that the coronavirus will spread as little as possible from person to person. Therefore, services that are not necessary for everyday needs will not be available. These are cosmetic studios, nail studios, cosmetic foot care, massage studios (with the exception of medically prescribed treatments), tattoo and piercing studios. Medically necessary treatments remain allowed. Prostitution and any kind of sexual services, sauna, nudist or swinger clubs must close or are prohibited. However, tanning salons, hairdressers and barber shops are allowed to… Read More

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Starting November 2nd in the district of Baden-Württemberg: no more entertainment events

Starting on Monday, November 2nd, stricter corona-rules apply for the district of Baden-Württemberg. From then on, events which serve the entertainment are prohibited. This means county fairs, parish fairs, street festivals, village fairs and similar celebrations and events. It also includes dance events, such as shows, lessons and rehearsals. Furthermore, amateur music events and amateur theater are also prohibited. However, meetings for believers of a religion or worldview, blessings, burials and funerals are still allowed. Here, the regulations concerning religious believe, world believe and events in case of death continue to apply. It is also allowed to protest. Here, the… Read More

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Starting November 2nd in the district of Baden-Württemberg: restaurants closed

Starting on Monday, November 2nd, stricter corona-rules apply for the district of Baden-Württemberg. Consequently, restaurants, bars, pubs, diners, cafes or hookah lounges and other catering places have to close. However, they can still sell things over the counter for consumption outside and take-away as well as delivery services are still available. Outside tables at the restaurant for eating on-site are also prohibited. Butchers, bakeries, ice cream parlors, delicatessen stores and similar venues can sell things over the counter for outside consumption as well, or offer a take-away or delivery service. Cafeterias can stay open for employees and members of a… Read More

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Starting November 2nd in the district of Baden-Württemberg: playgrounds and sports grounds restricted

Starting on Monday, November 2nd, stricter corona-rules apply for the district of Baden-Württemberg. Playgrounds are generally allowed to stay open. However, visitors have to observe the minimum distance regulations towards people from other households. The regulation that there can’t be gatherings of more than ten people and no more than two households also applies here. Sports grounds for recreational and amateur sport can only be used by oneself, with one other person or by members of the same household. This was decided by the sixth general decree, written by the administrative district office on November 1st, 2020. For now, regulations… Read More

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Starting November 2nd in the district of Baden-Württemberg: only small private celebrations

Starting on Monday, November 2nd, stricter corona-rules apply for the district of Baden-Württemberg. For private celebrations and events only ten people are allowed together. This means for example birthdays, weddings, private playgroups, a party or a private sales event. This regulation applies regardless of whether the people are meeting in private or public places. These ten people can be from no more than two households. The only exception to this rule is, when the people are grandparents, parents and children or life partners. Then, they can be from more than two households. Dance events, such as shows, lessons and rehearsals,… Read More

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Starting November 2nd in the district of Baden-Württemberg: only 10 people in public spaces

Starting on Monday, November 2nd, stricter corona-rules apply for the district of Baden-Württemberg. From then on, only 10 people are allowed to come together in public spaces. These people can’t be from more than two households, if they are not related to one another. Household means a closed living unit, for example a flat, a shared apartment, a residential group or a single-family home. Public spaces are all publicly accessible roads, squares, pathways, parks, forests, rentable venues, event venues and other places that everyone can access. This regulation applies, no matter if you’re using your bike, your car, your horse… Read More

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Starting November 2nd in the district of Baden-Württemberg: many cultural events prohibited

Starting on Monday, November 2nd, stricter corona-rules apply for the district of Baden-Württemberg. Amongst other things, cultural events are prohibited. This means the theater, opera houses, concert halls, musical theater, movie theaters and museums. Drive-in theaters, archives, as well as public and academic libraries are allowed to stay open under strict hygiene regulations. Music schools, art schools and youth art school are allowed to stay open under the previous regulations. Offers, such as live-streams, recordings or rehearsals in theaters, opera houses and concert halls, can still be conducted, as long as they are closed to the public. In this case,… Read More

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Tübingen fever walk-in clinic opens again

The corona testing station on the Tübingen fairground has been operating for some time. Now, the fever walk-in clinic is also reopening there. Starting Monday, November 2nd, it will be open every day, including weekends, from 2 pm to 6 pm. Patients with corona symptoms can come to the outpatient fever clinic. They do not need to register by telephone and do not need a referral. However, they should inform their family doctor of their visit to the fever outpatient clinic. There is a doctor at the entrance to the fairground. He will send people with corona symptoms directly to… Read More

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No sports, no culture: significantly restricted contacts

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Prime Ministers of the Federal States tightened the corona rules again on Wednesday, 28th October. During the emergency shutdown, starting from Monday, 2nd November until the end of November, their aim is to prevent further spread of the infection. For this reason, personal contacts are to be restricted in particular. That means: Only a maximum of ten people from two households may meet in public. Neither private nor public places may be used for celebrations. Everyone should refrain from private trips and visits to relatives or friends. Gyms, swimming pools, cinemas, theatres and amusement parks… Read More

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Mask requirements in schools to be relaxed

Students can now take off their masks during breaks in schoolyards and during intermediate and final exams. However, this only applies if they are able to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from each other. This was decided by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Education. This is the ministry’s response to criticism from schools and parents over the strict obligation to wear masks. However, students and teachers must continue to wear masks in the school building and in class. tun102201 Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Mostafa Elyasian, 20.07.2020 Latest information on Corona: Click here  974 total… Read More

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Who must be quarantined?

People who have had close contact with a coronavirus infected person within the last 14 days must be quarantined. Close contact means that they must have spoken to a person tested positive for the virus for at least 15 minutes. Or the infected person has coughed or sneezed in their direction from a distance of less than 1.5 meters. In both cases, according to information from the Federal Centre for Health Education, there is “a high risk” of being infected. The responsible health authority has ordered quarantine in such cases. For 10 to 14 days, close contact persons of infected… Read More

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How to act during quarantine?

Anyone who has been infected with the Corona virus or has had close contact with patients must be quarantined. This was decided by the health board. How should family members behave, so that they do not become infected? The Federal Centre for Health Education says: The person in quarantine should, if possible, stay in a single room that is well ventilated. The Federal Centre recommends that patients or potentially infected persons should wear a mask and wash hands thoroughly with soap for at least 20 seconds before contact with others — other family members should also regularly wash hands. The… Read More

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Starting Saturday no alcohol after 11 p.m.

In the district of Tübingen, a cut-off hour all apply starting Saturday, 24th October. This means that restaurants, petrol stations, supermarkets and kiosks will no longer be allowed to serve or sell alcohol from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m. the following morning. “This applies on all days of the week,” the Tübingen District Office stated in a press release. In a directive, the Ministry of Social Affairs of Baden-Württemberg imposed the curfew in all districts in which more than 50 people per 100,000 residents have become newly infected with the coronavirus in the past seven days. In the district of… Read More

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Across Baden-Württemberg effective immediately: No more than 10 people may gather privately

In Baden-Württemberg, so many people have now become infected with the coronavirus that the state government has taken measures to protect against further spread. These will apply starting Monday, October 19th. Private meetings are therefore generally limited to a maximum of ten participants throughout Baden-Württemberg. More people may only come together privately if they belong to only two households or are members of one family. This was decided by the state government on October 18th. It is written in the Fifth Regulation amending the Corona Regulation. According to the state’s ordinance, the district of Tübingen overruled its general decree of… Read More

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Across Baden-Württemberg effective immediately: Mouth nose protection required

In Baden-Württemberg, so many people are now infected with the coronavirus that the state government has taken measures to protect against further spread. These will apply starting Monday, October 19th. In pedestrian zones, on market squares and wherever the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be maintained, people throughout Baden-Württemberg must now wear a face mask over their mouth and nose. In public institutions, too, masks are now mandatory in places to which the public has access. This was decided by the state government on October 18th. It is written in the Fifth Regulation amending the Corona Regulation. In accordance… Read More

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