From July 9 onwards, as for vaccination undergone, only having got your last vaccine dose (i.e., in case of the two-dose vaccination scheme, the second one) at least 14 days prior to the occasion will prove the absence of infection. Having got solely your first dose administered will not count as a sufficient proof anymore.
Rules and recommendations
Declarations on entering into a registered partnership are allowed to happen. There can be a maximum of 30 people present, including the couple and the registrar.
If each person attending a registered partnership entering ceremony (including the couple, the registrar, the officiator, etc.) presents either
- a negative RT-PCR test result, provided the test has been carried out not longer than 7 days prior to the registered partnership entering ceremony,
- a negative POC (so-called antigene) test result, provided the test has been carried out not longer than 72 hours prior to the registered partnership entering ceremony,
- a declaration of having survived a COVID-19 infection not longer than 180 days prior to the registered partnership entering ceremony, or
- a document stating that the last vaccine dose has been administered at least 14 days prior to the event.
this maximum can be increased to 1000 (provided the ceremony takes place entirely outdoors, for indoor ceremonies, a maximum of 500 people applies).
The reception can be held in a restaurant again, provided all guests present a negative COVID-19 test result or a similar declaration. Such receptions count as parties/celebrations, thus, the rule limiting the number of persons at one table (except the couple's own household members) to 4 applies on them as well - dancing and/or the presence of a live music group during a registered partnership entering ceremony is allowed again. You can as well meet with your loved ones after the registered partnership entering ceremony, for instance, at home, however, the limitations stated above, i.e. up to 30 people present without any conditions and up to 500 or 1000 if the conditions stated above have been fulfilled and the people meet indoors or outdoors, respectively, apply for such a gathering as well. Regardless whether the reception should be held in a restaurant or at home, please do follow the general hygienic regulations, even during the consuming of food and the toast. In case of a reception held in a restaurant, you may take your respirator(s) off while sitting at your table, if you intend to consume a meal or a beverage.
When making the declaration, there is an exception from the obligation to wear a face mask. You have to put your mask back on once the ceremony is over. You can only take it off for the necessary amount of time when taking a photo.