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Corona Update

In Bonn, the number of coronavirus infections is rising again slightly to more than 30. Visitors are still only allowed to enter the town hall if they wear mouth and nose protection. The day care facilities for children in Bonn will open again in regular operation from Monday, August 17, 2020.

In order to avoid a too large crowd of citizens, public access will continue to be restricted to those who have made an appointment in advance.

The city of Bonn has significantly expanded the range of appointments in the service centre. In addition to extended opening hours, appointments for all services can again be booked online. In the city districts, the offer will also be extended from 1 December at the latest.

Presence lessons from 12 August with mask

Most important information for the pupils: They have to wear masks, from the fifth grade on also during the whole lesson. 

To protect the health of teachers, pupils and all those involved in school life, the country has decided to make it compulsory to wear a mouth-and-nose mask. At primary schools, pupils in grades 1 to 4 and all other persons are obliged to wear a mouth-nose cover in the school building and on the school grounds. This obligation does not apply if the pupils are at their fixed seats and lessons are taking place.

At all secondary and vocational schools, all pupils and all other persons are also obliged to wear a mouth-nose cover in the school building and on the school grounds, including during lessons. Teachers can refrain from wearing a mouth-nose cover in class if the recommended distance of 1.5 metres is observed instead. This nationwide regulation will initially apply until 31 August 2020.

For further details, please see  the press release

Corona virus: current figures

The corona figures are updated from Monday to Friday around 10 am.

Since 28 February 2020, a total of 903 people have tested positive for coronavirus (as of Wednesday, 12 August). 9 people have died in connection with Covid-19, 839 people have recovered and 55 have fallen acutely ill.

In the past 7 days 55 new infections have been registered in Bonn, which corresponds to 16.67 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants. With the emergency mechanism introduced by the federal and state governments against rising infection rates of 50 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants within seven days, the limit for the federal city of Bonn with more than 330,000 inhabitants is 165 cases.

There are currently 10 people suffering from Covid-19 in Bonn's hospitals (as of Wednesday, August 12). Six patients are cared for on normal wards, 4 people, all of whom require respiration, are in intensive care units.

Travel returnees should contact their family doctor's office or a test centre

In order to contain the spread of the coronavirus, persons who have been in a risk area at any time during the 14 days prior to their entry into Germany must be immediately quarantined for 14 days. Persons who have a negative test result in German or English are exempt from this quarantine if the test was carried out no more than 48 hours before entry or within the return quarantine period after entry into Germany. The test result must be kept for at least 14 days after entry and must be presented to the health authorities on request. The test can also be carried out by your family doctor after entry into Germany. If you are waiting for a test result, please remain in seclusion at home until you receive the result. The test result must be written in German or English. Antibody tests cannot be accepted. 

The risk areas are continuously updated by the Robert Koch Institute. Please check immediately before entering Germany whether you have been in a risk area within the last 14 days. You can find an overview of the current risk areas  here.

As soon as you return from a risk area, please report to the Bonn Health Office. Please use the  contact form. The city once again points out that people returning from a trip must contact their family doctor's practice or a test centre supported by the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (KV).

For certain groups of persons, the Corona Entry Regulation provides for exceptions from quarantine. Whether you fall under one of these exceptions, please refer to the current version of the  Corona entry regulation.

If typical symptoms of an infection with SARS-CoV-2 occur within 14 days of your arrival in Germany (such as cough, rhinitis, sore throat, fever, diarrhoea, taste and smell disorders), you are obliged to inform the public health department immediately. Even if you have not returned from a risk area, but are developing typical symptoms of an infection with SARS-CoV-2, the public health department is available Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. via the public telephone on 0228 7175 or you can contact us at the weekend using the contact form.


Requirement to wear protective masks

Since 27 April 2020, the wearing of a mouth and nose cover has been mandatory:

  • at points of sale and in retail stores, at weekly markets,
  • in the collection of food and drinks within catering establishments,
  • on all common areas of shopping centres (shopping malls, factory outlets and similar facilities,
  • in all sales and showrooms of craftsmen and service providers,
  • in the provision and use of crafts and services which are provided without maintaining a safe distance of 1.5 metres from the customer (except when driving a vehicle in road traffic)
  • in medical practices and similar health care facilities, and
  • in the use of public transport and its facilities.

The covering must be large enough to cover mouth, nose and cheek. A textile barrier, which almost everyone has at home, is therefore sufficient. As mouth-nose cover cloths, scarves, self-sewn masks (community masks), purchased disposable masks as well as purchased fabric masks (washable) are used.

Violations of this obligation are punishable by a fine of 150 euros.

Multilingual Information

Information on questions concerning the corona virus in multiple languages.

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