Germany, Epidemic, Level 4: COVID-19 pandemic – Germany [Update 312]

Update 2021-03-04 (3): On Thursday (04 March), a court in the federal state of Saxony overturned the night-time curfew in force there between 10:00 p.m. and 06:00 a.m. (local time) as well as the restriction to a 15km radius for outdoor sports and exercise. However, it was planned anyway that these restrictions would have been lifted with the introduction of a new ordinance on Monday (08 March).

Update 2021-03-04 (2): According to media reports from Thursday (04 March), retailers in Schleswig-Holstein will be allowed to reopen with restrictions as of Monday (08 March). 

Update 2021-03-04 (1): According to media reports from Wednesday (03 March), the federal and state governments have decided to extend the lockdown in Germany until 28 March. However, there will be some relaxations as of Monday (08 March). For example, up to five people (children up to 14 years do not count) from two households are allowed to meet again, and in regions with a seven-day incidence of less than 35, up to ten people (children up to 14 years do not count) from three households are to be allowed to meet. Garden centres, flower shops and bookshops are allowed to reopen nationwide. Already at a seven-day incidence of 100, there may be further regional relaxations. As soon as the seven-day incidence remains below 50 for 14 days, there will be further opening measures in outdoor restaurants, cultural institutions and sports facilities. Also from Monday (08 March), every citizen can take a rapid test for COVID-19 once a week free of charge.