Rules and Recommendations
Indoors, in the case of:
- medical facilities
- social care facilities
- means of public transport and taxi vehicles
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).
Children from up to 15 years of age (including) can use a surgical mask as protection, but we recommend they use a respirator as well.
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.