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REQUIREMENTS AND GUIDELINES FOR RESTAURANTS AND CAFES

Dining (indoor and outdoor) in Nuremberg is permitted, as the seven-day-average is stable under 50.

Requirements:

  • Stable seven-day-average under 50.
  • Documentation for contact tracing.
  • No test necessary.
  • Restaurants open until midnight.
  • Contact restriction: meetings of up to ten people from any number of households possible.
  • FFP2 masks are required both in- and outdoors. They may be removed when seated at a table.

A variety of Bavarian gastronomic institutions have created an official reopening concept which assures that restaurants will open safely, step by step.

Five basic rules for safety which are always and everywhere helpful:

Keep a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from people from other households.

Avoid shaking hands.

Wear a mask which covers your mouth and nose

Wash your hands frequently.

Sneeze or cough only in your elbow or in a tissue.

FAQ as of June 17, 2021

In Nuremberg, seven-day-average is stable under 50, therefore dining is allowed.

As long as the seven-day-average remains stable under 100 or under 50, dining is allowed from 5 am to 12 pm.

Requirements:

  • Stable seven-day-average under 50.
  • Documentation for contact tracing.
  • No test necessary.
  • Restaurants open until midnight.
  • Contact restriction: meetings of up to ten people from any number of households possible.
  • FFP2 masks are required both in- and outdoors. They may be removed when seated at a table.

Yes. Private meetings are regulated by the seven-day-average:

If the average is over 100, meetings with members of one household with one person from another household are allowed.

If the average is between 50 and 100, up to ten people from three different households may meet.

If the average is under 50, up to 10 people may meet.

The following are not counted as part of the total:

  • Children aged 14 years and under
  • Anyone who has been fully immunized against Covid-19, at least 14 days after the last jab (Authenticated by a Certificate of Vaccination)
  • Anyone who has recovered from an infection from the coronavirus. This recovery must be at least 28 days, but maximum six months previous (Authenticated by a positive PCR test).
  • Married partners, civil partners and cohabitating non-married partners constitute a household, even if they do not share a common place of residence.

The following guidelines have been created by a variety of Bavarian gastronomic institutions as part of an official reopening concept which assures that restaurants will open safely, step by step:

  • Give your data for contact tracing in case there is an infection detected later.
  • When making reservations or appearing at a restaurant, one person per household should share their data for guest registration.
  • Wear a FFP2 mask throughout the establishment, except when you are sitting at the table.
  • Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between yourself, other guests and service personnel.

Private meetings are regulated by the seven-day-average:

If the average is over 100, meetings with members of one household with one person from another household are allowed.

If the average is between 50and 100, up to ten people from three different households may meet.

If the average is under 50, up to 10 people may meet.

The following are not counted as part of the total:

  • Children 14-years and under.
  • Anyone who has been fully immunized against Covid-19, at least 14 days after the last jab (Authenticated by a Certificate of Vaccination).
  • Anyone who has recovered from an infection from the coronavirus. This recovery must be at least 28 days, but maximum six months previous (Authenticated by a positive PCR test).Married partners, civil partners and cohabitating non-married partners constitute a household, even if they do not share a common place of residence.
  • Persons who are currently infected with SARS-CoV-2.
  • Persons who have had contact within the last 14 days to someone infected with COVID-19 (does not apply to medical and nursing personnel who have had protected contact to COVID-19 patients).
  • Those returning from a risk region where quarantine is required.
  • Persons with COVID-19 symptoms (acute, unspecific general symptoms, loss of smell or taste, any level of respiratory symptoms).
  • Persons who develop symptoms while visiting a restaurant must leave it immediately.

In order to contact guests in the case of a later COVID-19 infection of a guest or the personnel, the restaurant owner/operator must collect the following information:

  • Last and first name
  • Aclear means of contact (telephone number, email address or home address)
  • For each household and
  • With information about the exact time spent in the restaurant.

The host may collect the data electronically. The city of Nuremberg uses the  Luca-App for this purpose.

Currently, a rapid antigen test, PCR test or a self-test which has been taken with 24 hours are valid. You can take a test:

  • at local test centers
  • at a doctor's office
  • in apothecaries
  • by purchasing a self-test and taking it in front of the necessary witness.

If the test should produce a positive result, please contact your doctor immediately, avoid contact with others, return home using the shortest route possible, isolate yourself and request a PCR test.

Fully vaccinated and recovered do not have to provide proof of a negative test result.

  • Fully vaccinated and recovered are not counted for private meetings.
  • They no longer must obey curfew (A curfew from 10 pm to 5 am is required when the average is over 100).
  • Fully vaccinated and recovered no longer need proof of testing when required (for example for retail, visits to hairdressers or the cinema). They have the same status as persons who test negative.
  • They must not quarantine when returning from other countries (Exception: Areas with virus variants).

Fully vaccinated and recovered still must follow social distancing and hygiene rules and wear a mask!

Music whether live or recorded is only allowed as background music unless the location has a special permit. Dancing is otherwise not allowed.

Yes, food and drink may be served indoors.

When permitted by the seven-day-average, outdoor dining may take place between 5 am and 12 pm.

Outdoor dining facilities have permission to install heaters. Permitted are terrace heaters, radiant heaters or mushroom heaters. Gas-powered heating is not allowed due to fire safety concerns.

Please note

This information presented here is intended for guests in Nuremberg. It is not legally binding and does not claim to be comprehensive. The relevant and most current regulations are contained in the Bavarian Infection Safety Regulations of the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Health Care

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