COVID-19: What do I need to know and do?
The Federal Chancellor and the Heads of Government of the Länder have agreed to extend the measures currently in place to contain the COVID-19 pandemic until 24th April 2021.
For more information visit the website of the Federal Government.
The decision of the State of Hesse includes, among others:
- There will be no further opening steps.
- The previous contact rule applies, which means that 2 households up to a maximum of 5 persons over the age of 14 are allowed to meet.
- The "emergency brake", which is to kick in when numbers of new infections rise, will be implemented nationwide uniformly by ordinance.
- Click&Meet will return to Click&Collect.
- Zoos, botanical gardens and open-air museums remain open. Closed spaces cannot open to the public.
For more information, please see the full press release of the State of Hesse (German only).
Most important measures: Keep distance, reduce contacts and wear a mask.
Public life is largely restricted in Frankfurt at the moment. Citizens are urged to reduce contacts with other people outside the members of their own household to an absolutely necessary minimum. Since 8 March, a maximum of five people from two households can meet (children up to the age of 14 are not counted).
Where do I have to wear a mask in Frankfurt?
From 8 am until 10 pm, you must wear a mask in central Frankfurt and on all shopping streets. For a city map showing the areas and streets where wearing a mask is obligatory, click here.
- in local and long-distance public transport, e.g. when using trams, metros, urban trains, taxis and bus services,
- in shops (wholesale and retail), petrol stations, laundries, bank and post office branches, and indeed everywhere where customers have access,
- in the public areas of all publicly accessible buildings (especially public authorities and office buildings).
In general, the use of medical masks is also advised in situations where there is closer or prolonged contact with other people.
Further information provided by the City of Frankfurt:
Overview of the number of corona cases:
Important telephone numbers
- The non-emergency medical on-call service for Germany is: 116 117
- The state of Hesse has set up a hotline for questions about the coronavirus at 0800-555 4666. Questions on health and quarantine are answered on Mondays from 8 am to 8 pm and Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 am to 3 pm. For further questions, concerns and information about the coronavirus the hotline is available Monday to Thursday from 8 am to 8 pm and Friday from 8 am to 3 pm.
- If you have any questions regarding the Corona-Warn-App or if you receive "Rot-Meldungen" (alerts), please contact either your general practitioner or the local health authority (Gesundheitsamt Frankfurt) by calling 069-212 77400.