From October 25 onwards, an obligation to wear a respirator in indoor premises will apply.
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).
- service establishments
- medical facilities
- social care facilities
- international airports
- colleges, schools and school facilities
- museums, galleries, exhibition spaces, castles, observatories and planetariums and premises where trade fairs take place,
- during events (public and private) which are attended by more than 10 persons.
Children from 3 to 15 years of age can use a surgical mask as protection, even in schools and school facilities, but we recommend they use a respirator as well.
You can remove the respirator while being provided a service that does not allow it to be worn, such as cosmetics, facial massage, etc.
Other indoor spaces
In all indoor areas where it is not possible to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meter from other persons, 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 drape.
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 that have not started school yet 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 and people who cannot have them for health reasons - but this must be proved by a confirmation from a doctor and this confirmation must also state what respiratory protective equipment this person may wear or that he/she cannot wear any respiratory protection.
Athletes, coaches and referees have an exception to the obligation to wear a mask during training or a match.
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.