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Recommendations and Rules

Places with a high concentration of people

In places with a high concentration of people, it is necessary to have a respirator or other protective equipment without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / KN 95).

These include:

  • stores
  • service establishments
  • medical facilities
  • social care facilities
  • international airports

Children from 3 to 15 years of age can use a surgical mask as protection, but we recommend they use a respirator as well. 

Other indoor spaces

In all indoor areas, it is mandatory to have the mouth and nose covered with a respirator or other protective device without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / KN 95) or a surgical mask.

Within the obligation of wearing a face covering in indoor areas, there are some exemptions. The face covering does not need to be worn while being at home or other accommodation areas (e.g. especially hotel rooms). The face covering does not need to be worn by children under the age of 3 or while being with people who live in the same household. This exemption also includes people who cannot wear a face covering because of a serious mental illness or intellectual impairment.

It is mandatory to wear a face mask when training indoors, only professional athletes are exempt from this rule.  

Respirators provide more effective protection than masks. Therefore, we recommend that you wear it whenever you are away from home. By doing this, you will protect yourself and others.

 


Frequent questions about this topic

Do I need to wear a face mask while being in a hotel room?
Do I need to wear a face mask while being at work?
Do I need to wear a face mask while visiting any authorities or a post office?
Do I need to wear a face mask while someone's visiting me at home?
Do I need to wear a face mask while being at school?