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Event Planning during Corona

The course of the pandemic is improving, thanks to advancing immunization and a continuing decline in infections. This has made various event formats possible in Bavaria since the beginning of June 2021. As well, trade fairs are again possible since August 2021.

Detailed requirements and concrete safety framework concepts should ensure that meetings, conferences and similar events are safe for all attendees and can be carried out with the maximum protection for their health. Both event venues and organizers must observe certain guidelines. These guidelines for events are determined by the seven-day-average of infections. To show you what these requirements look like and how you can work them into your planning, we have put together this information.

General Regulations:

Maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters

Adequate ventilation in closed rooms

A mouth-and-nose covering is required in public transportation, businesses and public buildings

Safety and hygiene plan based on an obligatory framework

Collection of contact data from participants, guests, visitors, etc..

Regulations for Various Types of Events

Meetings, conferences and similar events are now permitted.

Maximum Number of Participants:

  • Indoors: in total only 1,000 persons (only assigned seating): maximum number of participants determined by number of available seats, when minimum distance 1.5 meters is maintained.
  • Outdoors: Up to 1,500 participants, with a maximum of 200 standing at the minimum required distance; the rest with assigned seating.
  • The maximum number of participants includes fully immunized and recovered persons.

Please Note:

  • Event organizers are required to prepare a safety and hygiene plan.
  • In general, FFP2 masks are required. Exceptions for speakers during a speech & outdoors when seated and the minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained.
  • With a seven-day-average over 50: Proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test or a negative self-test performed in front of an approved agent is required.

Helpful Information:

Trade fairs and similar events are now permitted.

Maximum Number of Participants:

There is no limitation on participants, when the following is respected:

  • Minimum distance of 1.5 meters maintained at all time.
  • Only 1 participant per 10 square meters exhibition space is permitted at the same time.
  • This includes fully immunized and recovered persons.

Please Note:

  • Event organizers require a safety and hygiene plan.
  • FFP2 masks must be worn indoors and outdoors only when the minimum distance of 1.5 meters between participants cannot be maintained at all times.
  • Negative Corona test result is required at all times.

Helpful Information:

Public and private events (such as weddings, funerals, birthday parties and club and political meetings) are permitted, when they take place because of a special occasion and have a clearly limited group of participants who are invited to attend.

Maximum Number of Participants:

  • Seven-day-average of 50 or more: Indoors up to 25 people and outdoors up to 50 people.
  • Seven-day-average under 50: Indoors up to 50 people and outdoors up to 100 people.
  • Private celebrations: The maximum number of participants does not include fully immunized and recovered persons.
  • Public events: The maximum number of participants includes fully immunized and recovered persons.

Please Note:

  • For spaces outside of private rooms, event organizers are required to prepare a safety and hygiene plan. In locations with gastronomy, the Framework (in German) Gastronomy should be applied.
  • Incidence level of 50 or more: Testing required for public events
  • In general, FFP2 masks are required: An exception are private celebrations where there will be no contact to persons outside the group.

Helpful Information:

Cultural events in theaters, opera houses, concert halls, stage venues, cinemas and other similar sites are permitted. With a seven-day-average under 35: National or international mass events are also possible with additional regulations.

Maximum Number of Participants:

  • Indoors: Maximum of 1,000 persons (only assigned seating): maximum number determined by number of seats available when a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained.
  • Outdoors: Maximum of 1,500 persons (assigned seating) of which only 200 standing in the room with a minimum distance of 1.5 meters
  • Mass Events: Maximum of 20,000 persons and respectively 35 % of the total seating capacity; maximum number determined by number of seats available when a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained.
  • The maximum number of participants includes fully immunized and recovered persons.

Please Note:

  • Event organizers are required to prepare a safety and hygiene plan.
  • In general, FFP2 masks are required: An exception is outdoors when guests are seated.
  • With a seven-day-average over 50: Proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test or a negative self-test performed in front of an approved agent is required.
  • For mass events apply also: only assigned seatings with personalized tickets, negative Corona test always necessary and no sale, licensing or consumption of alcoholic drinks.

Helpful Information:

Professional vocational training, continuing education and examinations are permitted when a minimum distance of 1.5 meters between the participants can be maintained.

Maximum Number of Participants:

In general, there is no limit to the number of participants as long as the minimum distance can be maintained between participants. Depending on the nature of the event, the regulations for meetings and conferences (See Section 1) or public and private events (See Section 3) must be followed.

Please Note:

  • Event organizers are required to prepare a safety and hygiene plan.
  • In general, FFP2 masks are required, as long as the minimum distance between participants cannot be maintained.

Helpful Information:

Sporting events and competitions are now permitted. With a seven-day-average under 35: National or international mass events are also possible with additional regulations.

Maximum Number of Participants:

  • Indoors: Maximum of 1,000 persons (only assigned seating): maximum number determined by number of seats available when a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained.
  • Outdoors: Maximum of 1,500 persons (assigned seating) of which only 200 standing in the room with a minimum distance of 1.5 meters
  • Mass Events: Maximum of 20,000 persons and respectively 35 % of the total seating capacity; maximum number determined by number of seats available when a minimum distance of 1.5 meters is maintained.
  • The maximum number of participants includes fully immunized and recovered persons

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Please Note:

  • Event organizers are required to prepare a safety and hygiene plan.
  • In general, FFP2 masks are required, expected outdoors when seated.
  • With a seven-day-average over 50: Proof of a negative PCR or rapid antigen test or a negative self-test performed in front of an approved agent is required and only those persons who are required for the competition, training or media reporting may enter the sport facility.
  • For mass events apply also: only assigned seatings with personalized tickets, negative Corona test always necessary and no sale, licensing or consumption of alcoholic drinks.

Helpful Information:

More information about current legal regulations and help in planning may be downloaded at  Legal Requirements and a  Checklist for Event Planning.

Please note: This information is our own compilation of legal regulations and should serve as orientation for your event planning. We would like to point out that we make no claim that this information is complete and up to date. Individual regulations change quickly in the current situation. For legally binding and universally valid information or answers to specific questions, please contact the responsible local authorities: The City of Nuremberg Public Order Office (for public events) or the Department of Safety and Regulatory Affairs (for private events). In individual cases, the authorities may issue a special exemption, if infection control regulations permit it. Ausnahmegenehmigungen erteilen, wenn dies aus infektionsschutzrechtlicher Sicht vertretbar ist.

State: 21.07.2021

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