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Corona warning light: Situation and current measures in Mainz

Last update: March 1, 2021, 10:30

Generally the current Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (CoBeLVO) applies. Depending on the level of infection, additional measures will be decided on the basis of the Rhineland-Palatinate warning and action plan for Mainz (Allgemeinverfügung).

The current situation in Mainz: Phase Yellow

In the last days, the critical level - i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants per week - in the state capital of Mainz was over 20, but under 35*. Thus the yellow phase of the Covid 19-warning light applies in Mainz.

*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 and on the website of the responsible health office in Mainz-Bingen:

General ruling (Allgemeinverfügung)

The following measures were decided for the city of Mainz, which supplement the current Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (Rechtsverordnung) (CoBeLVO). You will find a link to the corresponding general ruling (German) further down on this page. The general ruling is in effect initially until March 14, 2021.

  • In the pedestrian zones of Mainz's old town and on the forecourt of the main station, masks are mandatory on all days except Sundays and public holidays between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Pick-up services and yard sales of open or opened alcoholic beverages are prohibited.

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.

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

The Sixteenth Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (16th CoBeLVO) has been in effect since March 1, 2021. It is limited until March 14, 2021 (link to the entire 16th CoBeLVO below).

Important changes (excerpt):

  • Retail
    Shops are allowed to make individual appointments for customers and their households by prior appointment. The obligation to record contacts, the stricter mask requirement and the distance requirement apply. If several individual appointments are made in succession for one day, a period of at least fifteen minutes must be kept free between the end and the beginning of each appointment in order to carry out the necessary hygiene and ventilation measures and to prevent customers from coming into contact with each other.
  • Flower shops
    Flower shops may open. The distance requirement, the stricter mask requirement and the limitation of persons apply.
  • Garden centres, horticultural businesses and horticultural markets
    The outdoor areas of garden centres, gardening businesses, horticultural markets and similar establishments may open. Access via the indoor area is not possible. Sales shall be restricted to the range of products typical of horticulture or plant sales. In addition to plants, this includes, for example, planting soil, fertilisers and gardening tools and equipment. The distance requirement, the stricter mask requirement and the limitation of persons apply.
  • Hairdressers
    Hairdressers may open. Access must be controlled by prior appointment. The stricter mask requirement and the distance requirement between customers apply. Only those hairdressing services are permitted where compliance with the mask requirement is possible. Accordingly, beard care is not possible. Cosmetic services, such as dyeing eyelashes or plucking and dyeing eyebrows, are not permitted.
  • Chiropody
    Services which serve medical or hygienic reasons are permitted. Foot care is therefore permitted, with the exception of cosmetic and decorative measures such as painting the nails.
  • Zoological gardens, zoos, botanical gardens
    The outdoor areas of zoological gardens, animal parks, botanical gardens and similar facilities are open to the public. Visitors are required to book an appointment in advance. The number of people allowed to be on the premises at any one time must be approved in advance by the locally responsible regulatory authority. The distance requirement and the mask requirement apply.
  • Driving schools
    Driving schools are open. Further Information can be found in the current legal ordinance.
  • Extracurricular music lessons
    With the exception of singing lessons or lessons for wind instruments, extracurricular music lessons are permitted in face-to-face form. A teacher and a music pupil may be present at the same time. The distance requirement and the obligation to wear a mask apply.
  • Libraries and archives 
    Libraries and archives are permitted to make individual appointments for customers and their households by prior appointment. The obligation to record contacts, the stricter mask requirement and the distance requirement apply. If several individual appointments are made in succession for one day, a period of at least fifteen minutes must be kept free between the end and the beginning of each appointment in order to carry out the necessary hygiene and ventilation measures and to avoid customers coming into contact with each other.

The following remains unchanged (excerpt):

  • Contact restrictions
    Only one household plus one other person are allowed to come together in public spaces. Children up to and including 6 years of age are exempt from this regulation. A minimum distance of 1.5 metres must be maintained when meeting other persons in public space.
    Private gatherings taking place in one's own home or other own enclosed premises shall be restricted to members of one's own household and one person from another household.
  • Compulsory wearing of masks
    Mouth-to-nose masking is to be worn in enclosed spaces that are accessible to the public or as part of visiting or customer traffic. This also applies to all places open to the public, including open-air public places where people meet either in a confined space or not only temporarily.
  • Alcohol
    The consumption of alcoholic beverages in public areas is prohibited.
  • Hotels, accommodation establishments
    Overnight accommodation for tourist purposes is prohibited.

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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