No more masks from Easter

The obligation to wear masks ends throughout Germany on Good Friday, 7 April. However, FFP2 masks must still be worn in certain cases until this date. This applies to visitors in hospitals and care facilities. In addition, patients and visitors in doctors’ surgeries, dialysis and other health care facilities such as rehabilitation clinics must also wear FFP2 masks until 7 April. See tun23032901 FFP2-Masken. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Martin Klaus. 001001      

Mask obligation in bus and train ends

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… Read More

Mandatory wearing of masks on public transport until the end of January

Unlike in Bavaria, for example, masks must continue to be worn on buses and trains in Baden-Württemberg. The state government has extended the corresponding Corona regulation until 31 January 2023. Minister President Winfried Kretschmann justified this with more travellers in local public transport (ÖPNV) around Christmas. More on wearing masks at tun22120802 Masken in der Schule. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Martin Klaus. 000831      

No more compulsory corona isolation in Baden-Württemberg

If you are sick, you should stay at home and take a sick note. This rule now also applies to Corona. Baden-Württemberg is abolishing the isolation obligation for people tested positive for Corona as of Wednesday, 16 November. They can, for example, go shopping or for a walk. This was announced by the Ministry of Health. However, people infected with Corona must wear a medical or FFP2 mask outside their own home for five days. They can only take off the mask outdoors if they keep at least 1.5 metres away from other people. Infected children who do not yet… Read More

Children no longer need a free test

Children and adolescents no longer have to take time off after contracting Corona. They only have to stay in quarantine for five days—just like adults. Then they can go back to school or kindergarten. This was announced by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Health. From 1 October, a new Corona regulation will apply in Baden-Württemberg. Nothing will change in the previous rules, although the number of infections is clearly increasing. From 1 October to 7 April 2023, FFP2 masks must be worn in long-distance trains and doctors’ offices. In clinics and care facilities, an additional test is required. In public transport,… Read More

Obligation to wear masks in public transport and medical practices extended

In Baden-Württemberg, masks must continue to be worn in doctors’ offices and on public transport (ÖPNV) until September 19. This was announced by the state government. Children under the age of seven do not have to wear a mask. The mask requirement also does not apply to people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. They must prove this with a doctor’s certificate. In addition, the state government advises people to keep at least 1.5 meters away from other people and to wear a medical mask or an FFP2 mask in public indoor areas – for example, stores. See… Read More

Stiko recommends fourth vaccination from age 60

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has updated its vaccination recommendation against corona. It now advises people aged 60 and older to receive a fourth vaccination – after two basic vaccinations and a booster or after two basic vaccinations and an illness from Corona. However, it should have been at least six months since the last vaccination or a Corona infection. The recommendation for a fourth vaccination also applies to children five years and older with certain diseases and an increased risk of a severe course. In addition, children and adolescents between 12 and 17 years of age should now… Read More

Masks are still mandatory in public transport and at the doctor’s

According to the state government, masks must continue to be worn in local public transport (ÖPNV) and in any medical practices in Baden-Württemberg until Monday, August 22, 2022. It should be notice that the mask requirement does not apply either to children or to people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. They must prove this with a medical certificate. Also, the state government recommends keeping a distance of at least 1.5 meters from other people and wearing a medical mask or FFP2 mask in public interiors. Moreover, the rooms must be ventilated regularly. For further information please visit… Read More

Free rapid coronavirus testing in Ammerbuch

In addition to Tübingen, the German Red Cross offers free rapid tests in Ammerbuch. The test center is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. and on Saturdays and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Rollengasse 10 in Entringen. Test appointments must be booked online through the website For further information please visit the link below: tun22070501 Das Rathaus in Entringen. Foto: tünews      

DRK Tests in Tübingen Free of Charge

In Tübingen, there are still free rapid corona tests without prerequisites. The German Red Cross (DRK) offers these tests three times a week: on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. According to DRK, the test station that is located in front of the Uhlandbad in Tübinger Karlstraße is open from 12.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. In other places in Tübingen´s districts and countrywide, new rules for tests will be applied from July. Among the rules, free rapid tests can be offered for several groups like children under five years of age, pregnant women in the first three months, people who need a… Read More

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