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Situation and current measures in Mainz

Last update: 11 June, 2021 11:20

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 since Friday, June 11, 2021, in accordance with the 22nd Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (22nd 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 June, the regulations of the 22st Corona Control Legal Regulation of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate (22st CoBeLVO) apply in Mainz. It will expire by the end of 20 June 2021. 

Therefore the following regulations, among others, apply to the Mainz city area (excerpt):

  • Curfew: The nightly curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. will no longer apply.

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

  • 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).

    • The limitation of persons per square metre of sales or visitor areas of one person per 10 square metres for the first 800 square metres and one person per 20 square metres beyond that, the distance requirement, and the obligation to wear FFP2 or medical masks apply.

  • 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 The basic obligation to test is no longer applicable.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.

    • In outdoor areas, the testing obligation does not apply.

    • In the indoor area, the testing obligation continues to apply. In addition, the obligation to book in advance applies.

    • 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.

  • Sport: In Mainz, the rules currently apply with an incidence below 50.
    • Amateur and recreational sports, guided training: Outdoor sports are permitted with up to 20 people (with coach). Indoor sports are allowed with up to ten persons or 25 children (with coach). Vaccinated persons and convalescent persons are not taken into account when determining the number of persons.

    • For outdoor sports without coaches, groups of up to five people from different households are allowed.

    • During training and competitions of professional and elite sports, up to 250 spectators are permitted. The distance requirement, the mask requirement and a testing requirement in the indoor area apply. Spectators must be allocated fixed and personalised seats. Spectators are not required to wear masks on the pitch.

    • Fitness studios, dance schools and similar establishments may open. The distance requirement applies (a minimum distance of three metres must be maintained) as well as the testing requirement. For every 20 square meters of training area, one person may be admitted.

    • Outdoor pools and bathing lakes may open with a capacity restriction of 50 per cent and further protective measures.

  • School: alternating classes

  • Day-care centre: "Regular operation under Corona conditions".

  • Culture: In Mainz, the rules currently apply with an incidence below 50.

    • Public and commercial cultural institutions may open with the proviso that a maximum of 250 spectators are admitted outdoors. A maximum of 100 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.

  • Popular and amateur culture:

    • The rehearsal of popular and amateur culture in small groups of up to 20 persons and a leader is permitted outdoors, indoors in groups of up to ten persons and a leader, and in groups of up to 25 children up to and including 14 years of age.

    • Music and art lessons in small groups of up to 20 people and one teacher are permitted outdoors, and in groups of up to 25 children up to and including 14 years of age are permitted indoors.

  • Mask obligation in Mainz: In the pedestrian zones of the Old Town as well as on the square in front of the railway station, masks are still compulsory in Mainz from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all days except Sundays and public holidays. Details can be found under "Additional Measures by the City of Mainz (General ruling)" 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.

  • Obligation to wear a mask:
    In the pedestrian zones of the old town and on the square in front of the railway station, masks are still compulsory from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on all days except Sundays and public holidays. 

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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