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Protection against coronavirus infections

Last update: 17 July 2020

In the last few weeks, it has been possible to reduce infections to a low level. At present, there are no signs of a newly emerging spread of infection. This is mainly due to the fact that the citizens have complied with the ban on contact as well as the hygiene and distance rules with a high degree of personal responsibility.

Due to the positive development of the last few weeks, further gradual easing of the restrictions can now be undertaken with caution. Every additional degree of opening makes it all the more important that distance and hygiene rules continue to be strictly adhered to, because the rising number of contacts leads to an increased risk of new infection chains.

Therefore, please follow the current regulations and measures. Thank you!

Important note: Staying in public areas is only permitted if a minimum distance of 1.5 metres to other persons is maintained.
When meeting other persons in public space, a mouth and nose cover/face mask must be worn.

From 10 June, meetings of up to ten people are permitted, regardless whether they belong to a household. Wherever possible, a minimum distance of 1.5 metres should be maintained between persons not living in a joint household.

Please read the regulations in detail in the currently valid version of the Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate.

  • Information on the measures in force

    Generally the current Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (CoBeLVO) applies. You will find a corresponding link directly below this text box.

    Please note: Additional measures were decided by the management unit of the state capital Mainz. These are listed below.

Measures currently in effect in Rhineland-Palatinate:

All regulations and measures valid from Wednesday, 24 June 2020 can be found in the consolidated version of the Legal Regulation of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate dated 19 June 2020: "Tenth Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate" (10. Corona-Bekämpfungsverordnung des Landes Rheinland Pfalz, CoBeLVO). This Legal Regulation ist valid until the end of 31 August 2020.

IMPORTANT: Further measures adopted by the management unit of the state capital Mainz:

The management unit of the state capital Mainz, under the direction of Lord Mayor Michael Ebling, together with the head of the responsible public health department of Mainz-Bingen, has made the following decisions:

  • From 7 May 2020, the offices of the Mainz City Administration have been gradually reopening to the public. To find out which areas of the city administration will open and when, click here.
  • All barbecue areas, football and basketball courts and water playgrounds will remain closed until further notice.
  • The use of municipal sports facilities (sports halls and sports fields) is possible under certain rules. For more information, please refer to the FAQ section under "Questions about services and facilities provided by the city administration" ("Fragen zu Dienstleistungen und Einrichtungen der Stadtverwaltung", information in German)
  • The youth centres opened again on 2 June, in some cases subject to restrictions. Up-to-date information on this can be found at jugend-in-mainz.de.
  • The number of people present at marriages will be increased to ten, including the persons marrying. Exceptions: In the "Kurfürstliches Schloss" 19 persons and in the "Ortsverwaltung Gonsenheim" 13 persons are possible (each including the persons marrying).
  • The following major events are cancelled: Mainzer Johannisnacht, Weinfest im Kirchenstück, Ebersheimer Weinwanderung, Mainzer Bierbörse, Mainzer Sommerlichter, Mainzer Weinmarkt, Summer in the City, Sommerschwüle, Seniorensommerfest, Marktfrühstück. The Gutenberg Marathon and the festival OPEN OHR have already been cancelled.
  • All town festivals in the city districts will be cancelled up to and including July 2020. Whether and which district festivals can take place from August 2020 onwards will be decided at a later date.
  • The Krempelmarkt (flea markets) are cancelled until the end of August 2020. Whether the dates from September can take place again will be examined and announced in accordance with the Corona Control Ordinance valid at that time.
  • The citizens' hotline set up at the public order office on the subject of coronavirus is maintained. Citizens and businesses can contact the administration from Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. at 06131 12-4499 with questions concerning the currently valid legal decree of the state. Specifically, this concerns, for example, the topics of contact ban, events, regulations for trade and catering and etc.
  • The municipal committees started meeting regularly again on 4 June. The local advisory council meetings can take place again as well. To ensure that the rules of hygiene and distance are observed, the municipal committees will meet in larger meeting rooms, for example in the new town houses and in the Electoral Palace.
  • For the school openings planned by the state and which have been carried out in stages since mid-May, the state capital Mainz, as the school authority, made the necessary preparations and prepared appropriate hygiene and protection measures. These include, for example, concepts for cleaning and surface disinfection, provision of soap and paper towels. In doing so, the city follows the guidelines of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate.
  • Since the beginning of June there has been limited daily operation in municipal daycare centres (Kitas).
  • Information on fees for daycare centres, pre-kindergardens and after-school care can be found in the FAQ section under "Questions about childcare" ("Fragen zur Kinderbetreuung", information in German)

The management unit of the state capital Mainz will continuously monitor further developments in the spread of coronavirus infections and adapt the measures decided accordingly. The management unit will meet at close intervals for this purpose and inform the public afterwards.


Please notice:

  • Employees of the Mainz city administration may also be affected by the effects of the current situation. Therefore longer processing times are possible. We kindly ask for your understanding.

  • The city administration asks to limit visits to the administrative buildings to what is absolutely necessary and to follow hygiene requirements during the visits. Meetings are only possible by prior arrangement. The colleagues in the individual offices can still be reached by telephone.

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