Corona Virus – Information in English
Rules in Erlangen
Bavaria's Corona traffic light level in Erlangen is yellow. This means: since Sunday 18th October, spectators at sporting events as well as at conferences, congresses, trade fairs and in cultural venues are required to wear a mask.
Since Monday 19th October, wearing a mask has been compulsory on the heavily frequented streets and squares: Bahnhofplatz, Nürnberger and Hauptstrasse as well as Calvin and Richard-Wagner-Strasse, Güterhallenstrasse between Güterbahnhof- and Nürnberger Strasse, Untere Karlstrasse, Beşiktaş -Platz, Bohlen-, Huguenot- and Markt- / Schloßplatz, Freizeitanlage Bürgermeistersteg. Alcohol is also prohibited here from 23:00.
Stricter measures also apply in workplaces. It is compulsory to wear a mask in communal areas, especially in elevators, hallways, canteens and entrances; the same applies to the workplace if the minimum distance of 1.5 meters cannot be reliably maintained.
Since Sunday 18th October, a 23:00 curfew has been in effect in the catering industry. Alcohol may not be sold at petrol stations after 23:00. Private celebrations and meetings are generally limited to two households or a maximum of ten people. This also applies if the encounters take place in rented or privately used rooms or on privately used land. These requirements do not apply to cultural events, theaters, cinemas, church services or professional events that can continue to take place in accordance with the regulations applicable throughout Bavaria.
Since Monday 19th October, pupils from secondary schools have been obliged to wear a face mask including when seated in the classroom during lessons. Students must also wear a mask in their lectures. All children can still attend the daycare centers. Since Monday, in order to facilitate better traceability in the event of an outbreak, bubbles should be formed. Employees must wear face masks.
City Administration: Possible Public Business
The General Citizen Services and Elections Department in the Erlangen Town Hall can be visited without an appointment. Specifically, the registration, passport and ID, vehicle registration and driving license offices are open to the public as follows (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 8:00 to 18:00 ; Wednesday and Friday 8:00 to 12:00). Important: please report to the Town Hall reception area to collect your ID card and passport! Due to the safety measures in place, access can only be granted to a certain number of visitors at a time. Citizens are therefore still asked to only visit the Citizen Services Department in urgent cases. Without bringing all of the required documentation along, requests cannot usually be processed.
In addition to the counter areas on the ground floor of the Town Hall, the public areas on the upper floors are available by appointment. Corresponding hygiene concepts have been developed. However, if possible, concerns will continue to be processed primarily via telephone or e-mail. Appointments are only available after prior telephone or electronic registration at the respective office.
Similar to the mask requirement of the Free State of Bavaria, a mouth and nose cover must be worn in administrative buildings. Information on the number of cases in Erlangen is available on the homepage of the State Health Office - Staatliches Gesundheitsamt responsible for the city of Erlangen in the district office in Erlangen Höchstadt.
Joint test center of the City of Erlangen and the District Erlangen-Höchstadt
The Corona Test Center of the City of Erlangen and the District of Erlangen-Höchstadt is located on Parkplatzstraße on the large car park opposite the parking garage. Opening times are Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 16:30. Appointments can be made on the free hotline: 0800 - 1440000. The hotline is open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 18:00.
Stages of the test: registration: comparison of data, signing of the data protection declaration, delivery of QR code
The swab : swab the mouth, throat and nasal with the help of a sterile cotton swab.
After the test, adhere to the guidelines until you receive your results. For example, those returning from travel must remain in quarantine.
Getting the result: scan the QR code in an app with a smartphone within the next 48-72 hours. If the test result is "positive", you will also contact the health department.
If you are already showing symptoms of a respiratory infection, you must contact your general practitioner for a test and not come to the test center.
If you cannot keep your appointment, please call the free hotline on 0800 - 1440 000 to cancel. It operates from Monday to Saturday from 8:00 to 18:00.
Bus travel and Bathing
When using the bus or train, wearing mouth-nose protection is obligatory. The obligation to wear a face covering also applies at bus stops and on platforms. Tickets can be bought from the driver. Nevertheless, the municipal utilities ask you to continue to use the other available purchase, advice and information options offered including: the Customer Office in Goethestrasse, sales outlets and at the ticket machines. In addition, when paying in cash on the bus, the exact change where possible should be given.
The City Bus Customer Office situated on Goethestrasse 21a, is open to address any questions and concerns Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:00. The team can also be reached during this time on 09131 823-4470 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you want to swim: the Röthelheimbad and the outdoor pool in Westbad are open. However, certain rules apply to visitors.
Detailed information is available on the Erlanger Stadtwerke website.