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Situation and current measures in Mainz

Last update: 2 July, 2021, 10:05

The current situation in Mainz: Case Numbers & Incidence rate

Since Thursday, June 3, 2021, the 7-day incidence in the state capital of Mainz has been below the limit of 50, meaning that further relaxations  apply in accordance with the 24th Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (24th CoBeLVO).

Current case numbers can be found on the website of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Labor, Health and Demography of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate, on the website of the responsible health office in Mainz-Bingen and on the pages of the Robert Koch Institute:

Current rules: Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rechtsverordnung)

From 2 July, the regulations of the 24th Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (24th CoBeLVO) apply in Mainz. It will expire by the end of 30 July 2021. 

For the Mainz city area, the measures currently take effect if the incidence is below 50. Thus, among others, the following regulations apply (excerpt):

  • Curfew: The nightly curfew will no longer apply.

  • Mask obligation in Mainz: The administrative staff has decided to lift the mask obligation in the city centre of Mainz and on the banks of the Rhine due to decreasing incidence and further relaxation steps by the state.
    Note on the weekly market: On the entire areas of the spatially equalised main market and the city district markets, the mask obligation continues to apply with the proviso that a medical face mask (OP mask) or a mask of the KN95/N95 or FFP2 standards is worn. Anyone crossing or staying in the market area without a specific intention to buy is thus obliged to wear such a mask. 

  • Contact restrictions: Twentyfive people from five households can meet. Children up to and including 14 years and vaccinated/recovered persons do not count.

  • Private parties: are possible with a maximum of 100 guests indoors and with testing. Outdoor celebrations can be held with up to 100 people.

  • Retail trade: All retail trade is allowed to reopen.

    • The same conditions apply as currently in grocery shops (test obligation and appointment shopping are no longer apply).

    • With regard to the limitation of persons, one person per 10 sqm² is permitted, irrespective of the total area.

    • In the retail sector, the more stringent mask requirement applies both indoors and outdoors, especially in waiting situations. In the immediate vicinity of the establishment or in car parks in front of the shops, the simple mask requirement applies. 

  • Body-related services: Body-related services such as hairdressers, chiropodists, opticians, audiologists, speech therapists, etc. are permitted if they are for medical or hygienic reasons. In addition, body care services such as nail salons, beauty parlours, massage parlours, tattoo studios, piercing studios and similar establishments are again permitted.
    • The obligation to wear FFP2 or medical masks and the obligation to record contacts apply. The basic obligation to test is no longer applicable.
    • If a mask cannot be worn due to the nature of the service (such as in the case of a beard shave or certain cosmetic applications), the customer must bring a negative result of a corona test, which is no more than 24 hours old, with him or her or carry it out on site.

  • Gastronomy: Catering establishments are allowed to open.
    • The distance requirement applies, as well as the obligation to wear FFP2 or medical masks and the obligation to record contacts.

    • Guests are not required to wear masks at the table.

    •  Hospitality may only be provided at a table with a fixed seat and in compliance with the contact restrictions.

    • Service may only be provided at a table with a fixed seat and in compliance with contact restrictions.

    • Buffet offers are possible again and Canteens can reopen.
    • In outdoor areas, the testing obligation does not apply.

    • In the indoor area, the testing obligation and the obligation to book in advance don't apply.

    • Pick-up, delivery and drop-off services as well as street vending and farm-gate sales continue to be permitted. Here, the general protective measures apply, in particular the distance rules and the mask requirement.

  • Tourist accommodation: Accommodation establishments - e.g. hotels, guesthouses, holiday flats, youth hostels, campsites - may open if the individual accommodation units each have their own sanitary facilities and all communal facilities are closed.
    • There is an obligation to register contacts as well as an obligation to wear masks in all publicly accessible areas of the facility.

    • In hotels, guesthouses, inns and similar establishments, mandatory testing applies - every 48 hours for stays of several days.

    • Catering for guests inside and outside is possible; breakfast, also as a buffet, is permitted; sauna opening, wellness offers - also cosmetic treatments - and indoor swimming pool use are possible for hotel guests under the conditions of the contact restriction.

    • Community facilities of hotels, youth hostels, campsites, etc. can open again.

  • Sport: A maximum of 50 people can take part in sports outdoors and a maximum of 50 people with a test (or 25 people in the case of a children-only group) indoors. Vaccinated and recovered persons do not count. Children up to 14 years of age do not have to be tested indoors.
    • Spectators are again permitted in amateur and professional sports: 500 guests may attend a sporting event outdoors, 350 indoors.

    • Fitness studios, dance schools and similar facilities are allowed to open. A distance requirement applies (a minimum distance of three metres must be maintained) as well as a testing requirement. One person may be admitted per 20 square metres or part thereof of training area.

    • The opening of indoor and outdoor swimming pools and fun pools, thermal baths, saunas and bathing lakes is permitted, whereby the maximum number of persons who may be on the premises of the respective facility at the same time is limited to half of the maximum number of visitors otherwise permitted there. The obligation to record contacts applies.

  • Education and childcare:
    • School: alternating lessons
    • Day care centre: "Regular operation under Corona conditions".
    • Extracurricular educational activities are again possible in attendance form, subject to various protective measures (esp. compulsory testing).
    • Extracurricular music and art lessons can be offered in group sizes analogous to the rules for sports. The same applies to amateur cultural rehearsals. For these, performances are again made possible. Outdoors, 500 guests may be present, indoors 250.
  • Culture: 

    • Public and commercial cultural institutions may open with the proviso that a maximum of 500 spectators are admitted outdoors. A maximum of 350 spectators may be admitted indoors (with test).

    • The distance requirement, the mask requirement, the contact recording requirement as well as a testing requirement in the indoor area apply.

    • Spectators must be allocated fixed and personalised seats.

    • The obligation for spectators to wear masks does not apply when seated.

  • Culture: Model Project State Theatre Mainz
    The general decree of the State Capital Mainz dated 2.6.2021 authorises the model project "Theatre in Mainz with Academic Support".
    • In deviation from § 15 Para. 1 Sentence 1 of the 22nd CoBeLVO, a maximum of 350 visitors are permitted for performances in the Large House of the Staatstheater Mainz and a maximum of 170 visitors in the Small House. All other regulations can be found in the general decree further down on this page.

Further and more detailed regulations and measures can be found in the current Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate. You can find detailed explanations on the Corona information page of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate:

Additional measures of the state capital Mainz: General ruling (Allgemeinverfügung)

In principle, the current Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rechtsverordnung) (CoBeLVO) applies. However further measures have been decided for the city of Mainz. The corresponding general rulings of the state capital Mainz can be downloaded below.

Model project "Theatre in Mainz under scientific supervision":

  • In deviation from § 15 para. 1 sentence 1 of the 22nd CoBeLVO, a maximum of 350 visitors are permitted for performances in the Large House of the Staatstheater Mainz and a maximum of 170 visitors in the Small House. All further regulations in this context can be found in the general decree.

Information on the "Bundesnotbremse"

If a district or an independent city exceeds an incidence rate of 100, nationwide measures apply there. Further information on the "Bundesnotbremse":

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 (Allgemeinverfügung). The management unit will meet at close intervals for this purpose.


General notes

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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