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This thread is meant to inform people about decrees in cities in the state intended to curb the spread of Covid-19/Corona.

 

Preface:

  • These decrees are issued as decrees effecting the disease control law (Infektionsschutzgesetz). Violations against these are punishable by up to 2 years prison or fine, if fahrlässig up to 1 year prison or fine.
  • They are effective only within the proper territory of the city issueing them.
  • If, for a cap on gatherings, the word "public" is not used below (and that's usually the case) then the ban also affects private gatherings.

 

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Mannheim

 

Effective: March 15th to April 19th 2020

  • All gatherings, events, and rallies of more than 50 people are banned, whether indoors or outdoors. Events of less than 50 people have to be announced to the city 48 hours ahead in writing or by email, including a risk analysis.
  • All gastronomy not serving to provide a main daily meal is to be closed. To-go food vending places and hotels only serving inhouse guests are excepted.
  • The operation of saunas, movie theaters, clubs and discotheques, gambling halls, venues of prostitution and indoor playgrounds is outlawed.

Force may be used to enact the above bans. For violations of the event announcement requirement a penalty payment of 10,000 Euro applies.

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Heidelberg

 

Effective: March 15th to April 30th 2020

  • All gatherings, events and rallies of more than 100 people are banned, whether indoors or outdoors. Public and private events up to a size of 1000 people can be permitted individually by the city, after application with a risk analysis.
  • All dancing events and concerts are outlawed.
  • People who have returned from risk zones (as classified by the Robert Koch Institute) may, for a period of 14 days after return, not enter any hospitals or similar medical instutitutions as well as care homes for elderly or disabled. Exceptions under certain conditions may be granted for visiting people on their deathbed or escorting sick children.
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Karlsruhe

 

Effective: March 15th to April 19th

  • All public events and gatherings indoors are banned, regardless of size. Religious services are excepted. Public events and gatherings outdoors are restricted to 50 people maximum.
  • The operation of discotheques, clubs, dance venues and any gastronomy offering music and dancing is outlawed.
  • The operation of cultural and educational venues, movie theaters, pools, saunas, adult education, youth centers, public libraries, amusement venues, venues for assembling people and prostitution venues is outlawed. The zoo is excepted.

Force may be used to enact the above bans.

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Freiburg

 

Effective: March 14th to April 20th 2020

  • All gatherings, events, and rallies of more than 50 people are banned, whether indoors or outdoors.
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Stuttgart

 

(two separate decrees)

 

Effective: March 14th, indefinitely

  • Any hospitals or similar medical instutitutions as well as care homes for elderly or disabled may no longer be entered. Exceptions under certain conditions may be granted for visiting people on their deathbed or escorting sick children. Staff of such institutions is excepted, conditional to protective measures. Medical emergencies are not subject to the ban.

Force may be used to enact the above ban.

 

Effective: March 14th, indefinitely

  • The operation of cultural venues, movie theaters, pools, saunas, adult education, youth centers, public libraries, amusement venues, venues for assembling people and prostitution venues is outlawed. Gambling halls and betting shops are excepted.
  • All gastronomy is to be closed, excepting between 8 am and 11 pm those where food is vended for immediate consumption or to-go.
  • Organizing any public events or assemblies is prohibited.

Force may be used to enact the above bans. Individual exceptions from the above may be permitted by the city.

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Heidelberg updated its regulations today, getting a bit more detailed and a lot more restrictive.

 

The previous decree (above) is lifted.

 

Effective: March 16th to April 30th.

  • All gatherings, events and rallies of more than 50 people are banned, whether indoors or outdoors. Events of less than 50 people have to be announced to the city 48 hours ahead in writing or by email, including a risk analysis. Outdoor gatherings and private events up to a size of 100 people such as weddings or funeral can be permitted individually by the city, after application with a risk analysis.
  • Events held by public authorities, as well as those serving maintaining public order, supply of the population or public health information are excepted.
  • The operation of any gastronomy is outlawed. Restaurants and canteens, including internal in a business, may only be operated as take-away/to-go services. Guests may not be served on-site.
  • Operations of concert houses, dance schools, public youth work, music schools, literature houses, private education enterprises, indoor and outdoor playgrounds and zoos is outlawed.
  • Any sort of sports activity in any public or private sports facilities is outlawed, both outdoors and indoors (such as shooting ranges, soccer or tennis halls).
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2 minutes ago, lisa13 said:

jesus...is going for a walk considered "sports activity"?  

 

Probably,  if you go walking  in a group...

 

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3 minutes ago, lisa13 said:

jesus...is going for a walk considered "sports activity"?  

 

It's about formal sports facilities, i.e. training at a sports field.

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5 minutes ago, lisa13 said:

jesus...is going for a walk considered "sports activity"?  

 

I'd say no because it says: "in any public or private sports facilities" so walking on the sidewalk or in the park is not a sports facility.  However, speedwalking on a track in a sports club would be out.

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Now for the big one...

 

State-wide decree throughout Baden-Württemberg

 

Effective: March 16th to April 19th

  • General:
    • All gatherings, events and rallies of more than 100 people are banned. Exceptions may be granted if the gathering serves to maintain critical infrastructure or is legally mandated with no option to move it to a later date (such as elections).
    • Operations of cultural venues, educational venues, movie theaters, pools, fitness studios, youth centers, public libraries, amusement venues and venues of prostitution are outlawed.
    • Operation of gastronomy is outlawed, unless the venue can provide for a minimum distance of 1.5m between guests and maintains a guest list so as to trace all contact persons for one month after an event
    • Care homes for elderly and disabled may no longer be entered for the purpose of visitation. This includes related assisted-living facilities. Facilities for treating psychiatric cases are excepted. Other third parties entering such facilities for other purposes may only do so with the permission of the person in charge of the facility conditional to protective measures. (*)
  • Schools & Childcare:
    • Teaching activity at schools is suspended, and use of these buildings for other purposes outlawed. Boarding schools and vocational school in medical fields are excepted. Facilities for disabled may be excepted individually.
    • Operation of kindergartens and part-time childcare facilities is outlawed.
    • The state shall provide emergency childcare for children for whom both parents or a solo-raising single parent is working in professions of critical infrastructure. Regular children-staff ratios are lifted.
    • Children with suspicion of Covid-19 infection (returnees or contact persons or showing symptoms) are not covered by emergency childcare.
    • Children for whom teaching activity is suspended (above) may not enter these facilities.
  • Universities & Colleges:
    • Teaching activity at universities and colleges is suspended.
    • The universities shall ensure that students will be able to finish exams for the summer semester 2020.
    • Canteens at such facilities have to close.

 

(*) Additional exceptions exist, a bit too complicated to list here.

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4 minutes ago, john g. said:

Who is supposed to " police" these measures?

 

Both state police and the Ortspolizeibehörden, i.e. the municipalities.

 

In the larger cities the latter have their own services with officers vested with powers equal to police, the Kommunale Ordnungsdienste. These are rather small - 50 men and women in Mannheim for example, 25 in Heidelberg - but are trained and armed for such purposes.

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Armed?

:rolleyes:

Jeez.

And children are not covered by emergency childcare if suspected of being infected?

This is heavy duty shit.

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You might need to phone your dentist tomorrow, oscar!

I was in Hamburg last week and visited my dentist to say hello after an absence of 6 years. He was ok but dunno about yours...

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5 minutes ago, john g. said:

Armed?

:rolleyes:

Jeez.

And children are not covered by emergency childcare if suspected of being infected?

This is heavy duty shit.

 

you would rather that kids showing signs of having corona were allowed in to kitas and schools?! 

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No, oscar. Just not sure what is meant by " not covered by emergency childcare."

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44 minutes ago, john g. said:

Armed?

:rolleyes:

Jeez.

Batons and pepperspray usually. They've been trying to get tasers, but the interior ministry denied them those. In Heidelberg they got the batons only last year.

 

The KOD of Stuttgart ("Städtischer Vollzugsdienst") carries pistols and has police dogs. It was basically directly transferred over from the previous "Stadtpolizei" in 1973.

 

44 minutes ago, john g. said:

And children are not covered by emergency childcare if suspected of being infected?

 

The emergency childcare is only for the children of parents who work in professions considered "system-critical". These are medical professions, police and firefighters, food and medical supply as well as infrastructure (water, energy, telecommunications, garbage...).

Keeping out infected children ensures that the kids these would be cared for with as a group don't spread it to their "system-critical" parents.

 

44 minutes ago, john g. said:

This is heavy duty shit.

It's a semi-wartime footing. We're not quite yet at the level Bavaria is at.

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