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Corona: Private events with a minimum of 50 persons subject to notification

From October 1, 2020, private events must be reported to the local regulatory authorities in accordance with the Corona Protection Ordinance of North Rhine-Westphalia if they take place with more than 50 persons in closed rooms or in areas accessible to the public. The city of Bonn points this out.

The notification of the event should be received by the public order office of the city of Bonn at least three working days before the event begins. This regulation applies to private celebrations with more than 50 participants on outstanding occasions in public space, rented rooms, guest rooms or places of assembly. Anniversaries, wedding, baptism, round birthday or graduation celebrations are considered admissible events. Furthermore, a maximum limit of 150 participants applies.

The guest list to be submitted in advance with the relevant data of the guests should enable the responsible regulatory authorities and the public health department to better trace the participants.

The form for the notification of private events with more than 50 persons is available  on the website of the city of Bonn for dispatch to the public order authority. Alternatively, the form can be downloaded and filled out and sent to the e-mail address  33-11bonnde

With the Corona Protection Ordinance, which comes into force on October 1, 2020, the holding of private celebrations or closed events within a certain framework is still permitted. Nevertheless, general hygiene rules such as washing hands and regular cleaning of sanitary facilities should be observed. The minimum distance of 1.5 meters must be observed. The organizer is responsible for ensuring that these rules are observed and for facilitating contact tracing.

Lists of contact details: Fines for giving false information

According to the Corona Protection Ordinance, which comes into force on 1 October 2020, guests will be fined 250 euros if they provide incorrect personal details in the contact data lists to be maintained. This applies not only to the information in the contact data lists of the catering trade, but also to all occasions for which the Corona Protection Ordinance NRW requires that corresponding lists be kept for traceability.

The city ordinance service will check this on a random basis. If incorrect information is found, the fine office will set a fine of 250 Euros against the responsible person. The employees of the City Regulations Department are authorized to determine personal data and to present identification documents for comparison of the data.

At the same time, the city appeals to all restaurateurs and event organizers to check the plausibility of the information entered in the contact data lists and to address guests and visitors in the event of obvious fantasy names or recognizable misrepresentations and to point out that they are obliged to provide correct and complete contact data.

Current figures

Since February 28, 2020, a total of 1252 people have tested positive for coronavirus (as of Wednesday, September 30). Nine people have died in connection with Covid-19, 1170 people have recovered, 73 are currently demonstrably infected.

In the past seven days, 72 new infections have been registered in Bonn; this corresponds to 21.82 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. With the emergency mechanism introduced by the federal and state governments against rising infection rates of 35 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, the limit for the federal city of Bonn with more than 330,000 inhabitants is 116 cases.

Since the weekend of September 26/27, one Corona case each has occurred in the Domhof Elementary School, Brüser Berg Elementary School, Robert Koch School, Johannes Rau School, Gertrud Bäumer Secondary School, Heinrich-Herz-Berufskolleg (person not from Bonn), An der Rheindorfer Burg Day Care Center, Godesheim Evangelical Youth Aid (person not from Bonn) and Heimstatt e.V. St. Cassius Youth Center (person not from Bonn).

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