Coronavirus – Current protective measures in Augsburg

If the 7-day incidence is higher than 50, special protective measures will apply in Augsburg.

Smaller groups: A maximum of 5 persons are allowed to meet.
! This applies in your home, in public spaces and in catering establishments.
! Small children also count as persons.
! Two households which, combined, contain more persons are also allowed to meet.
! Even private celebrations such as wedding or birthday parties or similar celebrations are limited to two households or 5 persons!

Increased compulsory wearing of masks: 

  • Masks are now compulsory at markets.
  • Masks are now compulsory in the cinema, theatre and at events that have seating. 
  • Masks are now compulsory in busy places: city centre.
    ! Valid for persons 6 years old and above. Does not apply to seating in areas where food and drink is served. Does not apply when travelling by bike, scooter or motorbike.

Restrictions on night life:

  • No “to-go” sales of alcoholic beverages from 10.00 pm to 6.00 am in the entire urban area.
  • No consumption of alcohol in many public places from 10.00 pm to 6.00 am.
  • Restaurants and bars: closed from 10.00 pm to 6.00 am. This does not include the sale and delivery of takeaway food and takeaway non-alcoholic beverages.

1 visit per day: A maximum of 1 visitor per person in hospitals and nursing homes
! Minors may be visited by both parents/guardians.


Corona can affect all of us

Infection can occur anywhere and anytime. Even unnoticed. Nobody should feel ashamed of having contracted coronavirus.
What you should never do is conceal an infection or fail to inform persons with whom you may have come into contact while infected. This accelerates the spread of the virus and is one reason why we have to restrict normal life in Augsburg with measures including the compulsory wearing of masks and curfews.

If you were in contact with a person with coronavirus:
Inform the health authorities
• Monitor your health status daily
• Comply with the respective hygiene rules
• Observe a 14-day quarantine after close contact
• Contact a doctor if symptoms occur. In an emergency, call 112

The following applies once you have tested positive for coronavirus:
• Stay at home for a minimum period of 10 days. 
The health authorities will inform you when your quarantine has been lifted. Please isolate yourself as much as possible from people who live in the same household as you.
Inform the health authorities
• Notify any persons with whom you have come into contact
• Observe the hygiene rules
• In an emergency, call 112. Contact your family doctor if you have symptoms that require treatment.


Basic information on the school year 2020/2021

Please click here for further information on the school year 2020/2021.


Information for returning travellers

Anyone who has been in a risk area must quarantine themselves for two weeks. There is no quarantine if there is a medical certificate showing a negative test result for the coronavirus. The test must not be older than 48 hours.

Anyone who lives in the city of Augsburg and who must be in quarantine due to the regulations or has any queries should send an informal email to the health department at kontaktpersonen.corona@augsburg.de - with full name, address and contact.

What to do in case of suspected infection

Anyone who shows symptoms of the illness should report to the general practitioner or the emergency services by phone and do not come to the practice or emergency room unannounced

Call your family doctor
116 117 – medical on call service, available around the clock for the sick
112 - rescue service, in life-threatening conditions
 
People  who should to be testetd for the virus in the Augsburg diagnosis center (test center), receive an appointment from the doctor or the health department.

General Advice:
City of Augsburg Citizen’s Hotline 0821 324-4444
The citizen’s hotline is available from Monday to Friday from 8am to 6pm, and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 6pm. If all lines are occupied: Please try calling again.

Coronavirus hotline in Bavaria: 09131 6808-5101
 


How can I protect myself and others from coronavirus?

Each and every one of us can protect ourselves and others and help slow the spread of coronavirus.

The COVID-19 virus is highly contagious and the effects are mild in 4 out of 5 cases. However, 1 out of 5 people will become seriously ill, and the elderly and those with underlying health conditions in particular will require a long period in intensive care, and may even die from the virus.

There is currently no vaccination available and no specific treatment. Therefore, all measures must be aimed at slowing the spread of the disease.

#flattenthecurve: the responsibility for this lies with the authorities, employers and all of us! Each of us can now help to flatten the curve and slow the spread of coronavirus; this is how we can protect ourselves, our loved ones, the elderly and the sick (photo and sources: Epidemiological Bulletin 12 | 2020, RKI).
 


What we should all do now

  • Ventilate rooms regularly.
  • Cancel or postpone any unnecessary journeys.
  • Avoid gatherings of people and reduce private contacts to the bare minimum, use methods that do not involve direct personal contact (telephone, Internet etc.).
  • Spend more time at home.

You won’t have to miss out on your walks, jogging, hiking or cycling of course, but it is important to remain a distance of 1-2 metres from other people.

  • You can certainly still go out shopping or visit the doctor.
  • Cancel social gatherings/activities (clubs, sports groups, larger private parties).
  • Avoid greeting rituals that involve close contact (kissing, shaking hands).
  • Provide help to at-risk groups with assistance through family and your neighbourhood, please also extend active offers of help.
  • Maintain a sufficient distance when talking to people.
  • Observe the hygiene rules.
    - Basically, the following applies: where possible, maintain a minimum distance of 1-2 metres away from coughing and/or sneezing persons.
    - Observe the correct hand hygiene (thorough hand-washing with soap and water).
    - Maintain coughing etiquette (e.g. cough and sneeze into a disposable tissue or your elbow).

These recommendations also apply at work:

  • Remain at a distance when talking to people.
  • Ventilate rooms regularly
  • Use your own pens and avoid shaking hands.
  • It is advisable to cancel or postpone any unnecessary (business) trips or to conduct the meetings via videoconference.
  • Stay at home if you are infected.

Many employers have already started offering their employees home office solutions.

 

Preventing infections