Coronavirus – Current protective measures in Augsburg

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Current information from the mayor

Dear citizens of Augsburg,

We are all eager to leave this pandemic behind – and we’re well on our way to doing so.

In order to reach our goal quickly, you can do the following:

  • Get tested regularly – at the test centers in your neighborhood, or in one of many pharmacies.
  • Register for the vaccination and get vaccinated.
  • Follow the rules for distancing, hygiene, masks and airing out rooms.

For a better overview, we have compiled all the important information for you here.

The more people get tested regularly and vaccinated, and the more disciplined we are with distancing, hygiene, wearing masks, and regularly airing out rooms, the sooner we can return to our normal lives.

Please do your part and inform your family, your friends, and acquaintances as well.

Only together can we overcome the pandemic.

Yours,

Eva Weber
Mayor of the City of Augsburg


The following, amongst others, is currently valid for Augsburg, depending on infection rates:

The 7-day incidence rate in the City of Augsburg is currently between 50 and 100:

Private contacts

  • For a 7-day incidence between 50 and 100, 10 people from a maximum of three households are allowed to meet.
  • For a 7-day incidence below 50, gatherings of 10 persons from any number of households are allowed.

Fully vaccinated and recovered persons are not counted.

Because the 7-day incidence is above 35, the 3G rule applies: Access/participation only for vaccinated and recovered persons or those who tested negative

  • Indoor gastronomy
  • Cinemas, swimming pools, saunas, theatres, ... (indoors)
  • Sport (indoors)
  • Visits to the hairdresser and other services with close contact (indoors)
  • Hotels – negative test upon arrival and every 72 hours (except vaccinated and recovered persons)
  • Hospitals
  • Large sporting events and cultural events are possible independent of the incidence. The maximum permissible number of spectators – including vaccinated and recovered persons – can be expanded to up to 50 percent of the capacity of the respective sports or event facility, but no more than 25,000 spectators. The 3G rule also applies here.

The obligation to provide evidence of a test does not apply to children under 6 years of age or to schoolchildren.

Restrictions eased for vaccinated persons

Those who have already received both vaccinations are considered fully vaccinated as of the 15th day after the second vaccination.

Bavaria wholly equates fully vaccinated and recovered individuals with negative tested persons. As of May 6, these individuals no longer require a negative test result (except, for example, visits to hospitals, senior facilities, etc.). In addition, contact restrictions and curfew measures no longer apply to fully vaccinated and recovered persons.


Out-of-school education and lessons

Adult education offers (e.g. language courses) may take place in presence. The minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be observed. If it is not possible, masks are compulsory (e.g. in the square and in traffic and meeting areas).

In the workplace

  • A mouth and nose cover (mask) must be worn in workplaces and business premises; this does not apply if workers are able to maintain a distance of 1.5 metres to others at the respective site or workplace.
  • Companies must utilise every opportunity to enable their employees to work from home.

Compulsory wearing of FFP2 masks

Beginning Wednesday June 2nd the mask requirement outdoors in the city of Augsburg – with the exception of the town market (Stadtmarkt) – has been lifted. The mask requirement remains for the entire town market area.

FFP2 masks must be worn at the following locations:

  • On local public transport and at stops and stations.
  • When shopping (in shops and in the adjacent car parks)
  • When collecting goods by Click & Collect (including from libraries and archives)
  • At weekly markets
  • In medical and dental surgeries and in other practices
  • During visits to residential homes and care facilities
  • In transactions with, or during the opening hours of the establishments and facilities of the city of Augsburg, e.g. in citizens’ offices
  • At religious services

The wearing of FFP2 masks is not mandatory for children under 15 years of age.

The following groups are entitled to free FFP2 masks:

  • Recipients of social benefits (e.g. unemployment benefits or welfare assistance). The masks will be sent out by post.
  • Relatives of persons who require care and support >> More info

Consumption of alcohol


Information about coronavirus vaccination

Get vaccinated against Covid-19 – without an appointment and for free.

Anyone wishing to be vaccinated has multiple options at the vaccination centre Impfzentrum (Bürgermeister-Ulrich-Straße 100):

With appointment:
Simply select an appointment online at >> impfzentren.bayern or call the hotline 0821 78986894. If you call the hotline, you can even book an appointment for the same day.

Without appointment:
The vaccination centre offers vaccinations without an appointment:

  • Every Sunday to Friday: From 2pm to 6pm
  • Every Saturday: From 9am to 7pm

In addition, you can also be vaccinated without an appointment during special vaccination campaigns.

How do I get to the vaccination centre? Which documents do I need? Visit the FAQs on vaccinations and the vaccination centre.


If you wish to be vaccinated, please register online at: www.impfzentren.bayern or phone the hotline 0821 78986894 (Monday to Saturday 8.00 am to 4.00 pm).

Persons who have registered will be contacted by the vaccination centre by phone or email and can then book a vaccination appointment. The time you are contacted depends on vaccine availability, any pre-existing health conditions you may have and your age.

Vaccination against COVID-19 is recommended by the Standing Commission on Vaccination (German: STIKO), as this is how you can protect yourself against infection. You will also be making an important contribution to ending the pandemic.

For more information about vaccination, please visit the website of the Federal Ministry of Health.


Frequently Asked Questions about Corona vaccination


How do I make an appointment at the Augsburg vaccination centre?

  • By telephone on 0821 789 868 94 (city of Augsburg vaccination centre hotline, available from Monday to Friday, 8.00 am to 4.00 pm)
  • Online: www.impfzentren.bayern

Is vaccination compulsory?

No. Vaccination is voluntary, but the Standing Committee on Vaccination (STIKO) recommends a coronavirus vaccination, as it will protect you against the illness and will also make an important contribution to containing and ending the pandemic.


Who can I contact if I am not sure if I should be vaccinated?

The quality, effectiveness and safety of vaccines are subject to strict standards in Germany and Europe, and this also applies to the coronavirus vaccination. You can discuss the vaccination with your family doctor, or call 0821 789 868 94 for more information. Moreover, an informative discussion with the vaccinator will also take place during the appointment prior to the vaccination itself. You will only be vaccinated after you have given your written consent.


Where is the Augsburg vaccination centre?

  • By public transport: Tramline 3, stop Fujitsu/Bischofsackerweg. The centre is only 300 metres from the stop, is clearly signposted and accessible for disabled persons.
  • By car: Access from the B17 and Haunstetter Straße is signposted. The centre has 100 parking spaces.
  • You can also use local taxi services to travel to and from the centre. Your health insurance company may cover all or part of the cost.

What documents must I take with me to the vaccination appointment?

  • Appointment confirmation (you will receive this by post and/or email after you have made an appointment)
  • Valid personal ID
  • Vaccination card (if available)
  • Important medical documents; e.g. heart disease record card, diabetic passport or list of medication (if available).

Based on the current knowledge, prior evidence of a negative test result is not required. However, people who have tested positive are asked to expressly state this when making an appointment.


What is the procedure for vaccination?

Your vaccination authorisation will first be checked at the vaccination centre, and the medical staff will check your data. You will also be asked to complete an information sheet. A doctor will discuss your medical history with you and provide detailed information about the vaccination. You will be vaccinated after you have signed the consent form. You will then spend roughly half an hour in an observation room to enable the medical staff to monitor your medical condition. You will then be able to return home.

The vaccination will be entered on your vaccination card (if available). If you do not have a vaccination card, you will receive a vaccination certificate.

Please note that you will need to have a second vaccination within three weeks, and will not be fully vaccinated until two to three weeks after your second vaccination. You can find out how to make the second appointment when making the first vaccination appointment (online or by phone).

To protect other persons, please follow the “AHA” (or DHM) rules: “Abstand, Hygiene, Alltagsmaske” / “Distance, Hygiene, Mask”.


Vaccinations available in your neighborhood- without an appointment and for free

All Augsburg citizens may now get vaccinated against Covid-19 in their neighborhood, without an appointment and for free.

Where?

  • Lechhausen: Neuburger Straße / Humboldtstraße, 86167 Augsburg
    20.09.-24.09.2021: From 9am-3pm
    27.09.-30.09.2021: From 9am-3pm
     
  • City Galerie: Willy-Brandt-Platz 1, 86153 Augsburg
    20.09.-24.09.2021: From 9am-3pm
    27.09.-30.09.2021: From 9am-3pm
     
  • KKLUB: Gögginger Straße 10, 86159 Augsburg
    22.09.2021: From 8pm-11pm

Please bring:

  • A form of identification (personal ID, passport)
  • Vaccination record and allergy information (if available)

If you would like, you may >>Click here to download the patient information sheet for the vaccination. You may also fill out the form at site.


Misconceptions and misinformation about the Corona vaccination

There are many questions regarding the Corona vaccine (also called the Covid 19 vaccination). Some people aren't sure if they should get vaccinated. Misinformation is being disseminated on the Internet and even within some circles of friends. The most common questions dealing with these misconceptions are dealt with on this page.


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. 

If symptoms arise including fever, sore throat or cough:

  • Stay at home and contact your family doctor
  • Call 116117 outside normal consulting hours
  • Call 112 in an emergency (e.g. breathing difficulties)

Test centres in Augsburg

You have several options available for taking a COVID-19 test in Augsburg.
You can be tested free of charge at the test centres and certain pharmacies in the Augsburg urban area: augsburg.de/testzentrum.

General Advice:
City of Augsburg Citizen’s Hotline 0821 324-4444
The citizen’s hotline is available from Monday to Friday from 8am to 7pm, and on Saturdays from 10 am to 5pm and Sundays/Holidays from 10am to 3pm. If all lines are occupied: Please try calling again.

Coronavirus hotline in Bavaria: 09131 6808-5101
 


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
• Enter quarantine for a period of 10 days after close contact
• Contact a doctor if symptoms occur. In an emergency, call 112

The following applies once you have tested positive for coronavirus:
• Remain at home for a minimum of 14 days. 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
• Contact your family doctor if you have symptoms that require treatment. In an emergency, call 112.

Home quarantine shall end no earlier than 14 days if:

  • the positive test or the appearance of the first symptoms occurred a minimum of 14 days previously
  • and the person has been free of symptoms for a minimum of 48 hours
  • and a negative test result (PCR or rapid antigen test) has been obtained no earlier than on day 14 of the quarantine period.

Tests may be taken at the >>Augsburg test centres free of charge.

Quarantine may be terminated once the negative test result for day 14 is available. The health authorities may request you at random to submit the test result.

If the test result is positive, the period of quarantine must be extended until a negative COVID-19 test is available. In the event of a positive PCR test, the respective laboratory will automatically notify the heath authorities. In the case of a positive rapid antigen test, >>you should immediately notify the health authorities of the test result yourself. Self-testing is not permitted. You can take another test the next day.

! The period of quarantine is a minimum of 14 days. It is not possible to reduce this quarantine period, even with a negative test result.


Basic information on the school year 2020/2021

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


Information for returning travellers

  • Persons who have visited a high-risk area within a period of 10 days before entering Germany must remain in quarantine for 10 days.
  • Persons from other households are prohibited from visiting during this quarantine period.
  • Travellers will be subject to mandatory >> electronic registration upon entry.
  • In the event of a negative COVID-19 test, the quarantine period may be reduced to no earlier than five days after entry into Germany. You are simply required to present the negative test result to the City of Augsburg upon request.
  • If a person has stayed in an area where a virus variant is present within 10 days prior to entry into Germany, the obligation for home quarantine is 14 days. The quarantine period may not be reduced in this case.
  • A list of the virus-variant areas is available here and is updated daily.

What rules apply to religious services?

Religious services in churches, synagogues and mosques that are open to the public and meetings of other religious communities are permitted under the following conditions:

  • In buildings, the maximum number of participants will be determined by the number of available seats or places where a minimum distance of 1.5 metres from other seats or places can be maintained.
  • A minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained between persons who are not in the same household.
  • Visitors must wear an FFP2 mask.
  • Congregational/communal singing is prohibited.
  • An infection protection concept for religious services or meetings must be implemented.
  • If no infection protection concept has been submitted, religious services with an anticipated attendance of more than 10 participants must be registered with the responsible district administrative authority at least 48 hours in advance.
  • Religious services and meetings of religious communities that are similar to large events are prohibited.
  • Participation in religious services and meetings of religious communities where the number of participants is expected to fill the space to capacity, is only permitted on prior arrangement.

What rules apply to funerals and burials?

The regulations for religious services also apply to funeral ceremonies, funeral prayers, blessings, farewells and burials at the grave. Private memorial services after burials are limited to the applicable personal contact restrictions.



Current information about the coronavirus can be also found in the Integreat app in several languages.