Recommendations and Regulations
It is essential to protect yourself and others while using public transport.
In public transport and premises of the metro, the obligation to wear a respirator of class FFP2 (CN 95) without an exhalation valve, or another protective means of the nose and mouth with a filtering effect of at least 94% applies. Cloth drapes, scarves or shawls are no longer sees as sufficient protection. Children younger than 15 years have an exception and can wear only one medical veil, but we also recommend the use of two surgical veils or even better a respirator.
You do not have to cover your mouth at stops and platforms, but we still strongly recommend it. In indoor waiting areas, you must cover your mouth with a respirator or medical drape if you cannot keep a distance of at least 2 meters from other people.
Exceptions to wearing the veil have children who have not yet started compulsory school and persons with intellectual disabilities and severe mental disorders if they cannot wear the veil due to this condition. You do not need a veil or respirator for the time necessary to consume food and drink. However, if possible, consume food and drink only after getting out of the vehicle. This will protect yourself and others.
Please keep social distancing. You should social distance before you get on public transport, and also while traveling via public transport if possible. If not necessary, please do not touch any surfaces inside public transport (especially handles or rails) as many people will have touched these areas before. For extra protection, you can use gloves – disposable gloves (rubber or plastic gloves), and also textile gloves (we recommend washing these after arriving home).
While traveling via public transport, there is a large turnover of people. Therefore please use enhanced hygiene measures. If possible, avoid traveling via public transport, e.g. walk to your workplace or to the shop. You will get some fresh air, and you will also reduce the risk of infection.