Recommendations and rules
Nose and mouth protection is not required outdoors.
An exception are cultural events such as concerts, theatre and film performances, etc. There remains an obligation to wear a respirator or other protective device without an exhalation valve with a filtration efficiency of at least 94% (class FFP2 / KN 95). At social events (parties, celebrations, etc.) it is necessary to have the mouth and nose covered by a respirator, if the event is attended by more than 30 people and the distance of at least 1.5 meter from other people is not possible. ( Does not apply to members of one household)
A surgical mask will suffice for children under 15 even at these events.
Exceptions also apply to children who have not yet started school, people with intellectual disabilities and severe mental disorders, if they cannot wear a mask because of their condition 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.
We still strongly recommend wearing a respirator or at least a surgical mask wherever it is not possible to keep a distance of at least 1.5 meter from other people, such as public transport stops, markets, etc. This will protect not only you, but also people around you.