Coronavirus

Current situation

Jena statistics from 01.12.2021 (according to RKI 24 o'clock) Corona early warning system in Thuringia | values for Jena
  • Number of active cases: 2,002
  • thereof in the past 24 h: 164
  • inpatient cases: 30
  • thereof in intensive care: 4
  • hospitalization incidence: 8,1
  • Percentage of ITS occupancy (Thuringia-wide): 32.0
  • Infections in the last seven days:840 (previous day: 776)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena:758.6 (yesterday: 700.8 the day before: 662.0)
  • Total infected since 03/14/2020: 7.723
  • Deceased total: 100 (+2)
  • Recovered total: 5.621 (+28)

Warning level 3 is in effect for Jena according to the Thuringia Early Warning System.

Please note that Corona numbers are updated Monday through Friday. The figures for the weekend will be added on the following Monday.

This also applies to the OpenData portal. Daily updated values can be found on the RKI dashboard. To display the newly reported cases for one day, please filter in the field "Bundesländer" and select "Thüringen". In the left screen all districts and cities of Thuringia appear. Select Jena there.

We strive to communicate the Corona case figures for Jena in a timely and transparent manner. We would like to provide you with the following information on the interpretation of the statistics:

Early Warning System

With the introduction of the new early warning system on 23.08.2021, the local hospitalisation rate and the Thuringia-wide utilisation of intensive care beds will in future be taken into account as additional indicators in the event of rising infection figures, in addition to the seven-day incidence.

Leading indicator: Seven-day incidence rate

The leading indicator for taking measures in the case of an increasing incidence of infection in a district or an independent city remains the seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants, i.e. the number of new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days.

Additional indicators: protection and burden value

The following are used as additional supplementary indicators:

  • Protection value (seven-day hospitalization incidence): the weekly incidence of hospitalized cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the county or in the independent city. The protective value is based - according to the presentation by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) - on the reporting date of the hospitalisation and includes hospitalisations both "because of" and "with" COVID-19. The hospitalisations are reported according to the place of residence of the ill person.
  • Burden value: The percentage of COVID-19 cases treated with intensive care in the total number of operable intensive care beds in all of Thuringia.
Counting method for relaxations / intensifications

a. Exceeding

If the leading indicator and additionally at least one of the two additional indicators exceed the respective threshold value of a higher warning level on three consecutive days, this warning level is decisive. The relevant measures of the Thuringian Corona Containment Decree for this warning level are to be examined and taken by the district or the district-free city.

b. Undercutting

If the leading indicator and at least one of the two additional indicators fall below the respective threshold value of a lower warning level on seven consecutive days, this warning level is decisive. The administrative district or the city may provide for corresponding relaxations.

Warning levels at a glance

Basic level
  • Leading indicator: below 35.0
  • Protection value: below 4.0
  • Exposure value: below 3.0
Warning level 1
  • Leading indicator: from 35.0 to 99.9
  • Protection value: from 4.0 to 6.9
  • Exposure value: from 3.0% to 5.9%.
Warning level 2
  • Leading indicator: from 100.0 to 200.0
  • Protection value: from 7.0 to 12.0
  • Exposure value: from 6.0% to 12.0%.
Warning level 3
  • Leading indicator: above 200.0
  • Protection value: above 12.0
  • Exposure value: over 12.0

The state of Thuringia has produced an infographic on this subject.

Reporting quarantine figures

The figures are collected and communicated once a week.

Reporting of tested persons

Unfortunately, a transparent tracking of all tests in Jena is not possible. Therefore, we have decided not to communicate this figure in order to avoid misunderstandings. We can collect the tests that we perform in the health department. But there is no possibility to get a holistic record of all tests carried out at laboratories, university hospitals or doctors. For this reason, we ask for your understanding that we do not publish test figures.

Current cases

Diagramm mit den aktuelle Fällen

Development of the diseases

Diagramm mit den Entwicklungen der Erkrankung

Many thanks to Michael Böhme for the visualizations. The data can be found in our OpenData portal.

What is new?

The Thuringian Decree, valid from 25.11. to 21.12.2021, has resulted in the following additional measures, among others:

  • Curfew and contact restrictions for non-vaccinated and non-recovered persons.
  • Curfew for food service establishments after 10:00 p.m.
  • 2G for: public events, food service, recreational services/offers, etc., flight schools, etc., tourist lodging establishments, retail, body-related services,
  • 2G-Plus for: Amusement arcades etc., orchestra/choir rehearsals.
  • 3G: in the workplace; for non-tourist accommodation establishments, public transport, driving schools, colleges, first aid training, local authority meetings and consultations etc., indoor gatherings
  • closed/prohibited are: Trade fairs, congresses, Christmas markets, public festivals, amusement parks etc., swimming pools etc., discotheques, clubs, bars.

Further existing regulations can be found via the quick links sorted by topic.

The state of Thuringia provides this overview of current measures.

Corona vaccination

All information about vaccination can be found on: Corona Vaccination. The city of Jena does not assign vaccination appointments. Appointments can only be made via the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians or by telephone on 0049 3643 4950490.

Health and quarantine

We want you and those around you to stay healthy. Here you will find current regulations in dealing with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Due to the rapidly increasing number of cases, the Health Department continues to ask for the active assistance of the population. Currently, no contact persons can be informed by the health department. Even persons who have tested positive can currently only be contacted with a time delay.

Positively tested persons who learn of the test result via their family doctor or a swabbing centre should immediately place themselves in self-isolation, even if the Health Department has not yet personally informed the positive cases.

We have summarised further questions and answers for those who have tested positive and those who have been in contact with them here:

What should I do if I test positive?

  • Immediately place yourself in self-isolation.
  • A home isolation period of 14 days applies to people who have tested positive. Early free testing is not possible.
  • Please inform possible contacts and tell them that they should also go into self-isolation. A quarantine period of 10 days applies to contact persons. Earlier free testing after day 5 by PCR test and day 7 by rapid test is possible.
  • Send a list of your contacts with their contact details to the public health department atgesundheitsamt@jena.de.

When is one considered a contact person?

  • Close contact (less than 1.5 m, near field) for longer than 10 minutes without adequate protection (med. mouth-nose protection / FFP2 mask).
  • Conversation between contact person and case (face-to-face contact, regardless of duration) without adequate protection* or direct contact (with respiratory secretion)
  • Simultaneous stay in the same room with probably high concentration of infectious aerosols regardless of distance for more than 10 minutes even with adequate protection*.

*adequate protection = case and contact person wear continuously and correctly medical mouth-nose-protection or FFP2-mask

Are there any exceptions to this?

If you are vaccinated or recovered, then you are not considered a close contact person and do not need to isolate/quarantine yourself. Please send a proof of vaccination / recovery by mail togesundheitsamt@jena.de with the subject: Contact person to [name].

Procedure

Please go into self-isolation immediately.

Due to the current high number of cases, it is difficult to contact the Health Service by telephone. If you are the contact person for an infected person, please write an e-mail to gesundheitsamt@jena.de or use our contact form.

Please submit the following information:

Subject line: Last name, first name + date of birth + keyword (tested positive, contact person, question about free testing, quarantine notice needed).

Dear Health Department,

I / My child have been informed that I / Child am the contact person of a person who has tested positive and would like to report herewith:

  • Name of positive contact person: surname, first name, date of birth of positive contact person (if available): xx.yy.zzzz
  • Own / Child Name: Surname, First Name
  • Own / Child Date of Birth: xx.yy.zzzz
  • Own / Child Address: Street + No., Postcode, Town
  • Own / Parents Phone Number: 0176 1234xxxx
  • Own / Child Symptoms: Which? / No
  • Vaccination status: vaccinated (date) / recovered / not vaccinated
  • Date of last contact with infected person: Weekday / xx.yy.zzzz
  • If child affected: Name, first name / name of legal guardian

Thank you very much!

What do I have to do if I need a quarantine certificate, e.g. for my employer?

The health department currently only issues quarantine certificates if they are actively requested. If you need a certificate, please send an email togesundheitsamt@jena.de.

What do I do if I want to free test, but I have not received the official quarantine notice by then?

Clearance from quarantine for contacts is possible on day 5 via PCR test or on day 7 via qualified rapid test. The tests will be paid for if evidence for quarantine is available. This can be, for example, in the form of the quarantine certificate from the health department or in the form of a general order. It is also acceptable to indicate in the CoronaWarnApp that you are the contact person. If proof is not available, the tests must be paid for independently.

Home isolation

Home isolation becomes necessary when a person is proven to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus based on a positive rapid antigen test or a positive PCR test. A domestic isolation period of 14 days applies to persons tested positive. Early free testing is not possible. This measure only ends when it has been lifted by the public health department.

Information for patients and relatives on domestic isolation can be found in the flyer from the Robert Koch Institute (PDF).

If persons have been tested positive, these persons should also inform their close contacts directly. In this document (Excel file packed as ZIP file) all persons are to be entered, with whom one had contact from 48 hours before symptom beginning. This applies in particular to conversation situations longer than 10 minutes and closer than 1.5 meters or a common longer stay (> 10 min) of several persons in one room, regardless of whether masks were worn or the distances were kept. Corresponding persons should then go into quarantine for 10 days. This is the only way to avoid infecting other people in the meantime. More information can be found under close contacts.

Quarantine

Quarantine is necessary if a person is possibly infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. This usually involves people returning from risk areas and close contacts. For more information on quarantine after returning from risk areas, see Returning Travelers.

For the quarantine for close contacts, the health department orders the following (verbally and in writing) according to the recommendation of the Robert Koch Institute (PDF) for contact persons:

  • a quarantine with a standard duration of 10 days calculated from the last day of contact with an infectious person
  • reduce contacts within one's own household to the absolute minimum necessary
  • Do not visit people outside your own household
  • Carry out and document regular health checks on one's own responsibility
  • in the event of symptoms of illness**, report immediately to the doctor treating the patient and to the public health department
  • necessary medical treatments always after informing the attending physician about the quarantine by telephone in advance
  • release from quarantine is possible after 5 days with a negative PCR test and after 7 days with a negative rapid antigen test.
  • PCR tests can be carried out in all doctors' and paediatricians' surgeries, as well as in all smear test centres of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Thuringia. High-quality antigen rapid tests can be carried out by general practitioners and paediatricians, rapid test centres such as the DRK or Synlab.
  • Without a corresponding test template, the quarantine ends automatically after 10 days.
⚓ ** Symptoms of illness are:
  • Elevated body temperature (above 37.5°C),
  • difficulty breathing/shortness of breath,
  • dry cough,
  • lung pain,
  • acute loss of sense of smell and taste,
  • significant throat and limb pain.

From a legal point of view, there are two reasons why you are not allowed to leave your own home or accommodation to fight the pandemic:

  • A. because the health department orders it, or
  • B. because it is required by law.

A. Ordered by the health department

Ordered by the Health Department, the following persons may not leave their own home or shelter:

1. persons infected with SARS-CoV-2.

In this case, the Health Department will order home isolation. A domestic isolation is always pronounced when an infection is present. The duration depends on various factors (e.g. severity of the disease, specific course). As a rule, the duration of domestic isolation is 14 days. Premature free testing is not possible for persons who have tested positive. It is therefore always an individual decision of the health authority when the isolation can be lifted.

Attention: Currently, all persons tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 are requested to inform their contacts and to enter them in the contact list (see Downloads). This list must then be sent to gesundheitsamt@jena.de so that the contact persons who have to go into quarantine on their own are entitled to compensation.

2. close contacts

The health department will order quarantine for close contacts of an infected person. A quarantine is also always spoken if a possible infection cannot be excluded. The duration is determined according to the recommendation of the RKI for 10 days pronounced.

Note: Quarantine is also mandatory if you learn of the contact not from the health department but from the person infected with SARS-CoV-2. For more information, see Suspected Infected Persons.

Testing of asymptomatic contacts is recommended by the RKI. Both as soon as possible after identification, then twice weekly, and at the end of quarantine. This can be done by PCR or antigen tests, which can be performed by general practitioners and specialists as well as in the rapid testing centres.

More information can be found under contacts.

3. shortening quarantine periods

Without the presentation of a negative test, quarantine for close contacts ends after 10 days.

A shortening of the quarantine period to 5 days is possible with PCR testing when samples are taken on day 5 at the earliest. Release from quarantine is only possible after receipt of the negative test result. If a PCR test for SARS-CoV-2 is carried out before reaching day 5, its negative result does not shorten the quarantine period.

A reduction of the quarantine time to 7 days is possible by submitting a high quality rapid antigen test at the time of sample collection on day 7 at the earliest. Release from quarantine is only possible after receipt of the negative test result. If testing for SARS-CoV-2 is performed with a rapid test before reaching day 7, its negative result does not shorten the quarantine period. High quality rapid antigen tests should be used. Testing should be done as a third-party test by or under the supervision of trained persons.

When the negative result (PCR or rapid test) is sent to negativtestung@jena.de, the quarantine ends the following day. In case of a positive result, you will remain in isolation and send the result to gesundheitsamt@jena.de. Contact the Health Department for further procedures.

B. Required by law

Due to applicable legal regulations such as the Thuringian Basic Regulation or theFederal Coronavirus Entry Regulation, the following persons are not allowed to leave their own home or accommodation:

1. travelers returning home

Further information can be found under Travelers Returning.

2. other persons suspected of being infected

These are all persons who

  • become aware through other means (i.e. not via the public health department) that they have had contact with a person infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus,
  • have a positive result on a rapid antigen test, and...
  • have had a PCR test if symptoms are evident, but have not yet had a result,
  • Have had a positive result on a PCR test.

For more information, see Suspected Infected Persons.

  1. Asymptomatic vaccinated and convalescent patients. Exception applies to patients in medical facilities for the duration of their stay
  2. Persons who have treated or cared for persons ill with COVID-19 under adequate protective measures in nursing or health care facilities and are not considered suspected of being infected.

1. contact with infected person

Persons have become aware through other means (i.e., not through the health department) that they have had contact with a person infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

These individuals must stay within their home or shelter and avoid contact with others. In addition, these individuals must report to the health department.

You have had contact with a person who has tested positive and have not yet been contacted by the public health department?

If so, please comply with the quarantine regulations on your own and contact us immediately via: gesundheitsamt@jena.de or 0049 3641 49-2222. Please be sure to include your personal details and contact data, in particular a telephone number, in the e-mail. Please indicate "Contact with positively tested persons" in the subject line.

If you have not received a decision from the Health Department (by phone and in writing) 10 days after your notification, the quarantine period will end unless you have developed symptoms in the meantime.

Note: This is not to be confused with the possible shortening of the contact quarantine ordered by the Health Department. This shortening to 10 days can only be approved by the Health Department. Currently, the Health Department is no longer issuing shortening orders.

2. positive rapid antigen test result

Persons who have received a positive result from a rapid antigen test must also stay within their home or accommodation, avoid contact with other persons and report to the Health Department. In addition, existing or developing symptoms, especially acute loss of sense of taste and smell, shortness of breath, or fever associated with new onset cough, must be reported to the health department immediately.

Your rapid test is positive and you are experiencing symptoms?

Then please report immediately via: gesundheitsamt@jena.de or 0049 3641 49-2222. Please be sure to include your personal details and contact information, especially a telephone number, in the email. Please state the positive rapid test in the subject line.

The requirement for home isolation does not apply if:

  • You have submitted a negative PCR test result to the Health Department and the duty has been waived, shortened or otherwise modified by the Health Department; or
  • You have not received a decision from the Health Department (by telephone and in writing) within 14 days of your notification.

3. recognizable symptoms

Individuals have recognizable symptoms of COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection and PCR testing has been performed, arranged, or ordered by a physician or other authorized agency. However, the test result is not yet available or indicates a positive result.

They must also stay within their home or shelter and avoid contact with others.

The quarantine requirement ends when:

  • You have submitted a negative PCR test result to the health department and the duty has been lifted, shortened, or otherwise modified by the health department; or
  • you have not received a decision from the Health Department (by telephone and in writing) within 14 days of your notification.

In all of the following three cases, persons suspected of being infected may only leave the home or shelter after consulting with the appropriate agencies. Namely for:

  • a PCR test for the presence of infection,
  • medical treatment that cannot be postponed..,
  • ...a legally binding court or administrative summons or order...

People are considered to have recovered if they were demonstrably infected and this infection has been over for at least 28 days, but not more than 6 months. This must be proven by means of positive PCR tests. Those who are considered recovered do not need to present a negative test as a condition for access to trade and services.

Institution / Contact person Phone E-mail / Internet
Telephone counselling 0049 800 1110111 or 0049 800 1110222
"Nummer gegen Kummer" for children and young people 0049 116111
Help hotline "Violence against women 0049 800 0116016
"Violence against women" - Jena women's shelter 0049 177 4787052
Help hotline "Violence against men 0049 151 28815618 beratung@maennerberatung-thueringen.de
Family counselling of the city of Jena 0049 3641 492833
Corona parent telephone of the DRK district association 0049 3641 400700 elterntelefon@drk-jena.de
24h-counselling for teenagers and parents bke online counselling
Corona help for caring relatives of dementia patients 0049 3641 400184 demenzhilfe@drk-jena.de
Muslim helpline 0049 30 443509821
chat support for queer youth via WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal 0049 1573 0663257 (WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal)

Tips and overview of Jena support services

Information page "Mastering the crisis - how?"

As infection rates increase, so does the need for increased caution. The A-H-A plus L rule certainly does not provide one hundred percent safety, but adhering to it helps reduce the incidence of infection:

  • A - Always keep enough distance from those around you, at least 1.5, feet. Avoid forming groups.
  • H - Follow current hygiene rules for proper coughing and sneezing and hand washing.
  • A - Anywhere that is crowded and the minimum distance cannot be maintained: Wear an everyday mask
  • L - Ventilate regularly in closed rooms.

In addition, we would also like to point out the possibility of the annual flu vaccination. Dhe vaccination is paid for by the health insurance companies and can also be carried out by the family doctor.

Again, the same elements that have helped so far against the variant of origin: Strict and consistent adherence to the known hygiene, quarantine, AHA+L and contact minimization rules.

These variants are treated according to the recommendations of the RKI:

  • prioritised in contact tracing
  • exempted from a shortening of the quarantine period

Testing

Information on Corona testing, rapid testing centers and self-testing.

What are the recognised tests?

  • PCR tests
  • Rapid antigen tests
  • Self-tests

The Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices offers a list of recognised rapid tests and self-tests.

Who carries out tests?

The public health department of Jena runs a smear test centre itself, which currently mainly carries out PCR tests for persons in domestic isolation.

The city of Jena has opened rapid test centres with various partners, and various medical practices and laboratories also offer rapid tests. For more information, see the section on rapid testing options in Jena.

In the Thuringian ordinance, regulations have been made for self-testing. These can be carried out independently in private. Further information can be found in the section Self-testing.

Further possibilities for quick tests

Infection patients - testing

The following practices specialise in testing suspected cases of SARS-CoV-2. Please check directly with the practices for current opening hours.

Practice Address Contact

Dr. med. Kielstein
Outpatient medical care GmbH

At the Ringwiese 1
07745 Jena

Phone: 0049 3641 2377880

Dr. med. Kielstein
Ambulatory medical care GmbH

Camburger Street 91
07743 Jena

Joint practice Müller/Gärtner

Fritz-Ritter-Strasse 40
07747 Jena

Hotline: 0049 3641 635450

Smear laboratory of the Synlab Jena Corona-Laboratory

Löbstedter Street 93
07749 Jena

Phone: 0049 3641 50740

Among others, the following medical practices also test foreign patients for SARS-CoV-2 after prior appointment by telephone. The practices will inform you about possible costs. Please inform yourself about the current opening hours directly at the practices.

Practice Address Contact

Dr. A. Göckeritz

Schiller Street 1
07743 Jena

Phone: 0049 176 80556050

Dr. Kunstmann

West Station Street 2
07745 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 622158

Dr. Winkler

Dornburger Street 17b
07743 Jena
Tel.: 0049 3641 443190

Dr. Zitzmann/Ludwig

Michael-Häußler-Weg 12
07743 Jena
Tel.: 0049 3641 638795

Dr. Kielstein

Ring meadow 1
07745 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 2377880
Dr. Kielstein Camburger Street 91
07743 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 821122

Dr. Gärtner/Müller (until 30.06.2021)

Fritz-Ritter-Strasse 40
07747 Jena
Tel.: 0049 162 7410366

Children - Testing

Necessary SARS-CoV-2 tests for children are carried out by the following general practitioners (please call in advance). Please inform yourself about the current opening hours directly at the practices.

Practice Address Contact
Dr. A. Göckeritz Schiller Street 1
07743 Jena
Tel.: 0049 176 80556050
Phone: 0049 3641 3849380
Dr. Betge Westbahnhofstraße 2
07745 Jena
Tel:

0049 3641 609346

Dr. Winkler Dornburger Street 17b
07743 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 443190
Dr. Zitzmann/Ludwig Michael-Häußler-Weg 12 Tel.: 0049 3641 638795
Dr. Kielstein Ring meadow 1
07745 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 2377880
Dr. Kielstein Camburger Street 91
07743 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 821122
Dr. Gärtner/Müller Fritz-Ritter-Strasse 40
07747 Jena
Tel.: 0049 162 7410366
Dr. Bellstedt Chestnut Street 11
07747 Jena
Tel.: 0049 3641 331580
Dr. Fuchs In the lower village 5
07751 Jena
Tel.: 0049 3641 2972440

The testing stations are primarily intended for individuals who do not have access to regular testing and individuals who are asymptomatic. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

The rapid tests are not suitable for visitors to senior facilities, symptomatic individuals (contact GP!), businesses or facilities with their own testing regime. Also, a free test to end a quarantine cannot be done at the rapid testing center. Only the health department team can declare a quarantine terminated.

This varies depending on the test centre. Check with the test center you wish to use.

People who would like to be tested, please bring their identity card. Then the registration takes place on site. During a 15-minute waiting period, the result is checked and a certificate is issued.

Waiting times are to be expected on site. The necessary spacing rules must be observed.

The sample is taken by throat and nasal swab. The swab is then placed in a tube with a buffer solution so that the virus particles are washed out. A test strip is then used to determine the result. If one line appears on the strip, the test is negative. If two lines appear, the test is positive.

Please do not brush your teeth, chew gum, smoke or suck sweets for about 30 minutes before the procedure.

If a test result is positive, a PCR test is performed directly on site for validation and the data is forwarded to the public health department. Affected persons must immediately go into domestic isolation.

Please also note the information under point 2 in the section: Who else is suspected of being infected?

Self-testing is a mandatory requirement for entry:

  • for the use of a body-worn service if a qualified face mask cannot be worn or cannot be worn continuously,
  • from 12/04/2021 (where the national infection situation permits) for entry to retail outlets.

The self-test must be performed on-site under the guidance and observation of employees or designated control persons, and only a present negative result will permit entry.

Only antigen rapid tests or comparable PcC tests according to the official website of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices may be used for these self-tests.

By way of derogation, access may also be granted if

  1. a medical certificate of a test not older than 12 hours or
  2. a molecular biological test result not older than 24 hours is available.

Should a self-test, which is carried out under the observation of staff, be positive, then there is an obligation for the person tested to have a PCR test carried out immediately.

Please go immediately into domestic isolation, avoid contact with other persons and please report immediately to the public health department via: corona@jena.de or 0049 3641 49-2222. Please be sure to include your personal details and contact information, especially a telephone number, in the e-mail. Please state the positive rapid test in the subject line.

Further information can be found in the section Who else is suspected of being infected? under point 2.

Classic PCR test

  • Test detects the genetic material of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) (PCR = polymerase chain reaction)
  • Test is considered the most reliable method for detecting an infection
  • PCR tests are always snapshots, but reliably detect low levels of virus genome in the nasopharynx
  • It takes a long time until results are available (currently approx. 24 hours)
  • Swab from mouth, nose or throat area
  • Samples are analysed in laboratories
  • Used in people with symptoms typical of corona, category I contacts, before a planned operation, in outbreaks, when risk is indicated in the corona warning app
PCR rapid tests
  • Test like the classic PCR test, based on the detection of the genetic material of the virus.
  • Swab from oral pharyngeal cavity directly on site (point-of-care).
  • "Cartridge tests": (simplified) have the lab integrated in a small box, therefore no transport time to the lab, thus fast results (few hours).
  • Tests are less reliable
  • Used in situations where it is necessary to find out quickly if person is infectious (emergency rooms, outpatient clinics, nursing homes...), also used in some family and pediatric practices
Antigen rapid tests
  • Rapid test confirms direct pathogen detection
  • Relatively new on the market
  • Similar to pregnancy test: patient sample (e.g. saliva, nasal swab material) is taken and mixed with solution, then applied to test kit
  • In contrast to PCR tests, they do not detect the genetic material of the virus, but protein fragments (proteins) of SARS-CoV-2 viruses, the so-called antigens.
  • Tests are carried out directly at the point of care (doctor's practice, test centres, nursing homes, etc.) by a third party authorised under infection control law.
  • Tests provide fast results (approx. 15 minutes)
  • Disadvantage: if the number of viruses is low, false negative results may result, rarely a test may also be false positive: each positive rapid test must be followed by a PCR test to confirm the result, until the PCR test result is available, the person must remain in quarantine

Antibody tests

  • Do not detect virus itself, but immune system reaction to pathogen (antibodies), indicates infection that person has had
  • Not suitable for detecting acute infection, therefore not an alternative to the PCR test.
  • Antibody tests are available in the form of laboratory or rapid tests
  • For certain occupational groups (nursing, medical staff, certain risk groups...) and under special questions
  • Significance of the antibody test currently unclear, duration of antibody detection subject to research

Mouth-Nose Covering

Children under 6 years of age continue to be exempt from the obligation to wear mouth/nose covering.

For children under 15 years of age, the obligation to wear a mouth-nose covering (e.g. self-sewn or self-made cloth masks, scarves, shawls) applies as before.

For persons 15 years of age and older, the obligation to wear a mouth/nose covering also applies, and in addition, the obligation to use a qualified face mask in certain places.

The wearing of a mouth-nose covering serves as a protection for you and your fellow men against a possible infection with the coronavirus. If it is not possible for you to wear a mouth-nose covering for health reasons, you must present a medical certificate.

The medical certificate must contain the following information:

  • full name,
  • date of birth,
  • if presented to the relevant authorities: a specific reason for exemption from the obligation to wear it.

If the data collected is checked, it must be kept confidential. The collected data may only be used for the purpose of proving certain hygiene rules. A copy of the certificate may not be made.

Outdoor area

A qualified face mask must be worn in outdoor situations where the minimum clearance of 1.5 metres cannot be maintained. This applies in particular

  • in queues
  • at weekly or special markets
  • in the waiting area of bus and tram stops

indoors

A face mask must still be worn in all enclosed areas that are open to the public or where there is public traffic. The requirement to wear a qualified face mask applies to persons aged 16 and over in the following areas:

  • in shops and service establishments open to the public and when receiving services and offers open to the public (applies only to customers)
  • in the case of services close to the body, insofar as the nature of the service permits this
  • at events (except at the seat)
  • at meetings of municipal bodies
  • in doctors' surgeries, psychotherapists' and physiotherapists' surgeries or other outpatient facilities providing medical and therapeutic care (exception: in treatment rooms if the treatment does not permit this)
  • in local public transport and coach events
  • in restaurants within the meaning of the Thuringian Restaurant Act, including bars, pubs and cafés, insofar as the guest is not at his or her table (applies only to guests)
  • as a participant in an assembly or religious and ideological event or meeting (except at the seat)
  • for visitors in care facilities

According to §5 Para. 3 of the Thuringian Special Ordinance, the following qualified face masks are permitted:

  • medical face masks or
  • respiratory protection masks without exhalation valve with a technically higher protection standard, in particular FFP2.

An overview of which certifications these masks must have is provided by the Thuringian Ministry responsible for health.

For the admissibility of masks in the sense of the Thuringian special ordinance, the only decisive factor is whether they have one of the certifications listed in the overview. Other certifications or certificates that indicate equivalent or even better filtering effects are not recognized.

The higher protective effect of medical mouth-nose coverings compared to community masks is only achieved if you wear the mouth-nose covering correctly. This is the only way to significantly reduce the risk of infecting yourself and others with the coronavirus. You should therefore observe the following:

  • If possible, wash your hands thoroughly with soap before using the medical mouth-nose covering.
  • Always hold the mask by the straps only.
  • Pull the straps over both ears.
  • The mask must fit snugly over the mouth, nose and cheeks.
  • The edges of the mask should fit snugly around the face so that air cannot be breathed in or out past the mask.
  • If the mask becomes soaked or wet, for example due to saliva ejection or even rain, it should be removed and replaced.
  • When removing the mask, use only the straps and avoid touching the non-woven fabric if possible.

There are further instructions for wearing FFP-2 or FFP-3 masks. Paying attention to them is really important: the mask will only protect you if it is worn correctly - leaks increase the risk of infection.

  1. Your mask needs to fit snugly and sit over your mouth, nose and cheeks. The edges of the mask should fit snugly and not allow airflow past the mask. This means pressing the wire straps close to the bridge of your nose so that the mask fits your face shape. Often the masks can only be used with the help of special retaining straps and foam seals on the nose without edge openings.
  2. When using your mask for the first time, please test it to ensure that it allows enough air to pass through to minimise obstruction to normal breathing.
  3. Please change your mask as soon as it becomes soaked. Refer to the following section for reuse instructions.
  4. Please always remove your mask using the straps and do not touch the front.
  5. Difference between masks with and without an exhalation valve: Masks without a valve filter both the air you breathe in and the air you breathe out. Masks with a valve only filter the inhaled air and therefore offer little external protection.
Beard wearers

Beard wearers are recommended to shave before wearing FFP2 or FFP3 masks, otherwise the protection is not guaranteed. However, in Thuringia one may switch to the medical surgical mask - and for this the beard does not have to be removed (in Bavaria, for example, the law is somewhat stricter).

FFP2 masks are actually intended for single use. In the field of occupational health and safety, they are disposed of, for example, at the end of a working day. Or they have to be replaced earlier, if they are dirty or soaked, for example.

In the event that FFP2 masks are only worn for a short period of time, such as when shopping or on public transport, the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices provides instructions for reuse.

FFP2 masks (or masks with a comparable protective effect) are almost exclusively intended for single use with disposal at the end of e.g. one day, i.e. reprocessing is usually not possible. In addition, the mask must be changed in the event of moisture penetration or contamination. For possible multiple use and correct application, please refer to the information provided by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.

Specific information on disinfection and private reuse can be obtained from the Münster University of Applied Sciences, which has tested various procedures with the support of the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.

1. disinfection procedure: 7 days drying with room air

SARS-CoV-2 is infectious on mask materials even at room temperature over a long period of time. For example, if you use the FFP2 mask on a Monday for shopping or public transport, allow the mask to dry in room air (preferably hung in an airy place) for the next six days of the week. And when it's Monday again, exactly one week later, you can use the mask again.

2. drying in the oven at 80°C with top and bottom heat

With the procedure "Dry heat 80°C for 60 minutes" SARS-CoV-2 can be completely inactivated. Outside the oven, cover the clean oven rack/grate with baking paper. Place the dry mask and a roasting or oven thermometer on the baking paper, but leave it still outside the oven. Set the oven to 80°C top and bottom heat (it is not known whether pathogens can detach from the mask in convection/hot air).

The most important features to look for when buying FFP2 masks are:

  • Indication of the manufacturer and clear marking of the model,
  • Class (FFP2),
  • indication of the number and year of the underlying standard,
  • With the CE marking, the manufacturer certifies compliance with European safety regulations,
  • NR (not reusable) or R (reusable) marking,
  • A four-digit identification number provides information about which test centre monitors the quality of the FFP2 masks. In the NANDO database, you can use the identification number to display the corresponding test centre,
  • Instructions for use in German.

Curfew and contact restrictions

  • Night curfew for persons who who are notvaccinated or recovered
  • Von 22:00 o'clock until 05:00 o'clock (limited until 15.12.2021)
  • Contact restrictions, for persons who have not been vaccinated orwho have recovered
  • Private gatherings in public or private private spaces are only permitted
  1. members of their own household and persons for whom a custodial or circulatorycustody or rights of access,
  2. with up to two further persons from outside the persons, who belong to a householdhousehold.

Childup to the age of 12, and personal and personal assistants of people with disabilities with disabilities are not taken into account.

School and daycare

You are a parent and want to know about the current regulations at Jena's schools and daycare centers?

Warning level 3

The general decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Education is in effect, warning level 3 for the areas of daycare, school, sports and youth education. For details, please refer to the overview pages of the Ministry of Education:

After the autumn holidays 2021 a new general decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Education (PDF) will come into force.

Schools

Mouth-nose-covering in the indoor area

All students and staff are required to wear mouth-to-nose coverings or qualified face masks indoors, including during class.

Mandatory testing for the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

All students who are not exempt from participating in the mandatory testing regimen must complete offered self-tests for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection under the supervision of school personnel.

Students who do not participate in testing will be supervised in separate groups during attendance classes and in the after-school program unless specific space and staffing conditions at the school preclude such action in individual cases.

Teachers, other educational staff, support staff and all persons working at the school who have direct contact with other persons involved must be tested at the school for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus by means of a rapid test if they are offered a specific test.

Child day care facilities and child day care

Care is provided in consistent, fixed and separate groups:

  • The children are cared for in a constant composition by always the same pedagogical staff.
  • A separate room is permanently allocated to each group. Excursions of the fixed group remain possible.
  • When using common rooms and open spaces at the same time, contact between the groups is to be avoided.
  • This may only be deviated from in justified exceptional cases.
Dealing with cold symptoms

In all levels, persons with certain symptoms are prohibited from entering. Symptoms of the common cold that result in a ban on entering include:

  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (significant abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting);
  • headache and pain in the limbs;
  • disturbance of the sense of smell or taste;
  • severe respiratory symptoms such as acute bronchitis, pneumonia, respiratory distress or fever over 38°C;
  • respiratory symptoms (dry cough, infectious inflammation of the nasal mucosa (rhinitis), fever), if additionally
    • close contact with others in the facility or during the service is expected; or
    • Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 virus is likely, especially if there is a link to a known outbreak.

Individuals who have had cold symptoms may re-enter the facilities:

  • when symptoms have resolved, no earlier than five days after the onset of symptoms and concurrently for at least 48 hours after symptom relief; or
  • upon presentation of proof of a negative PCR test or rapid PoC antigen test performed by a third party authorized under infection control law; or
  • Upon presentation of a physician's certificate of clearance for the facility visit.

Further information can be found on the overview page of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

From now on new regulations for quarantine times

The city of Jena implements the regulations for quarantine management issued by the State of Thuringia on Friday, 11.09.2021 by the Ministry of Health. These adopt new recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute on contact person management.

Contact person management still according to the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute

As in the past, contact persons are identified on the basis of the current recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) on contact person tracing for SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Accordingly, a ten-day quarantine applies to close contacts. The recommended measures can be adapted after a risk assessment by the responsible public health department - taking into account the intended protection goals. In the school sector in particular, the risk of infection is assessed accordingly. If factors are predominantly present that are associated with a higher or high risk of infection, the quarantine of the surrounding seat neighbours is not sufficient; instead, the ordering of more comprehensive quarantine measures or a quarantine of the entire class should be examined - this also applies to contact situations that are difficult to survey or if there is more than one source case.

The Robert Koch Institute has published an overview on this subject, which can be accessed via this link.

Changed segregation regulations can lead to a shortening of quarantine times

The following options are new:

  1. 10 days quarantine without final test
  2. 5 days quarantine with PCR testing with sample collection on day 5 at the earliest. Release from quarantine only after receipt of negative test result. If a test for SARS-CoV-2 is performed before the end of quarantine, its negative result does not shorten the quarantine period.
  3. 7 days quarantine with a high quality rapid antigen test if specimen is collected on day 7 at the earliest. Release from quarantine is only after receipt of the negative test result. If testing for SARS-CoV-2 is performed prior to the end of quarantine, its negative result does not shorten the quarantine period. High quality rapid antigen tests should be used. Testing should be performed as a third-party test by or under the supervision of trained personnel.

It should be noted that the first day of quarantine is the day following the last contact with the source case.

PCR tests can be carried out in all doctors' and paediatricians' surgeries, as well as in all smear test centres of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Thuringia. In Jena, the Synlab laboratory is authorized to do this:

  • Location: Felsbachstraße 8, Swab container
  • Registration: only by telephone arrangement, Tel.: 0049 3641 507421

Dealing with quarantine orders in schools

If chains of infection cannot be traced, individual decisions are necessary, which may also include a temporary closure of facilities.

  • If a COVID-19 case becomes known, the necessary investigations are carried out immediately by the staff of the Health Service in close cooperation with the respective school management.
  • The identified contact persons are categorised according to the RKI guidelines. The close contacts are then contacted and an individual hearing takes place.
  • Contact persons must currently be quarantined for 10 days after the last contact with the original case. If this policy changes, this will becommunicatedby theHealth Specialist Service.
  • The extent of testing depends on the COVID-19 case and its contacts in the infectious period (starting 48 hours before the first symptom). This is always an individual decision, i.e. there is no blanket approach.
  • If contact persons develop COVID-19 symptoms within the quarantine period, they must present themselves to their family doctor and are tested there. This is where the treatment mandate of the general practitioners and the cost coverage by the private and statutory health insurances come into play.
  • The availability of the test result depends, among other things, on the laboratories that carry out the tests.
  • If contact persons are tested at the smear test centre / fever consultation of the Health Service, they will receive the test result after 48 hours at the latest, which will be communicated to them by telephone by the staff of the Health Service.

Information to parents

If positive SARS-CoV-19 cases occur in schools, the Health Department will communicate directly with the school administration and advise on specific actions to be taken.

The first point of contact for parents of adolescents and children during a case of infection is the school management. They provide information on the next steps, on possible (partial) closures and on the quarantine rules that have been quarantine rules that have been decided upon.

We have compiled the most important information for you in a letter to parents (PDF) for parents.

Dealing with quarantine notices

Should quarantine be ordered for an entire class due to one or more positive Corona cases, the Health Department will regulate this with a general order that applies to the entire class. In this case, there are no individual quarantine orders for the respective families. The reason for this is that individual quarantine orders mean an enormous administrative effort for the health department, which the colleagues cannot meet.

Here you can find an example of a general order (PDF).

These general orders can be shown to employers to request loss of pay for caregiver time during a quarantine. Contacts can also show the general order as proof of early release testing from quarantine at the appropriate testing centers.

Current partial closures and closures of educational institutions

Name of the institution Affected Quarantine until foreseeable

Heineschule

one class 05.12

Kita Pusteblume

one group 10.12.
Trießnitzschule three groups 04.12.

Ernst-Abbe-Gymnasium

several class 04.12/06.12.

Südschule

one class 04.12.
Kita Tausendfüßler one group

04.12

Kita Bertolla five groups 02.12.
Leonardoschule two classes 02.12./05.12.

Lobdeburgschule

two classes 03.12.

Galileo-Schule

several groups 02.12./04.12./05.12.
Kita Zauberbaum several groups 05.12.
Kita Weltentdecker several groups 03.12.
UniverSaale several groups 02.12./03.12.
Sportgymnasium several classes 04.12./05.12.
Kita Spatzennest one group 06.12.
Saaletalschule one class 05.12.
Kita Schatzinsel one group 03.12.
Nordschule one class 02.12.
Leonardoschule two classes 02.12./05.12./06.12.
Waldorfschule one class 03.12.
Kita Sprachkiste one group 05.12.
Otto-Schott-Gymnasium several classes 05.12./06.12.
Werkstattschule one class 06.12.
Kita Kinderschirm several groups 04.12.
Kita Janusz Korczak one group 03.12.
Kita Buratino several groups 02.12.
Schillerschule several groups 05.12./06.12.
Gemeinschaftsschule Wenigenjena several classes 05.12.

An overview of the current situation of (partial) closures and quarantine measures of schools and daycare centres can be found here:Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.

According to the Infection Protection Act in the case of loss of earnings due to necessary childcare, compensation is possible on application in accordance with § 56 Para. 1a Infection Protection Act.

Reason: School closure or a ban on entering the school in the course of the Corona crisis

This applies to the care of children who have not yet reached the age of twelve or who are disabled and dependent on assistance. The entitlement is gemployees who are unable to work due to due to the closure of the school or a ban on entering the school in the course of the Corona Crisis and the childcare that has become necessary as a result. The application is always made by the employer on behalf of the employee for the first period of 6 weeks.ehmer, as they have to pay in advance. Self-employed persons are also eligible to apply. Applications are to be submitted directly to the responsible Thuringian State Administration Office. You will find the necessary application forms as well as detailed question and answer cataloguesor your employer aon the website of the state administration office.

Furthermore, the child sickness benefit has been extended. On 18.01.2021, the Bundesrat decided to increase the children's sickness benefit for legally insured persons from 10 to 20 working days per parent or from 20 to 40 days for single parents, so that they can look after their children at home. The entitlement applies when the child is ill and when childcare facilities have to be closed due to a pandemic.

Child and youth work, homes

Children and youth work

An overview of the regulations has been published by the Thuringian Ministry of Education in aPDF documentdocument.

Further information can be found on the overview page of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

Homes

An overview of the regulations has been compiled by the Thuringian Ministry of Education in aPDF documentdocument.

Further information can be found on the overview page of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

Youth Services

According to the general decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, warning level 3 applies to the area of youth welfare. Details can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education.

Universities

  • 3G
  • Mask compulsory (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask
  • Infection protection concept

Further information can be found on the websites of the universities:

First aid training

  • 3G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing

Culture and leisure

  • 2G
  • Closing time from 22:00 (limited until 15.12.)
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • in closed rooms:
    • Mask obligation (from 6 yrs. OP-mask or FFP-mask); exception: at a fixed seat
    • Contact person tracking
  • 2G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Contact person tracking
  • 2G+
  • Closing time from 22:00 (limited until 15.12.)
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Contact person tracking
  • 2G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing
  • 2G-Plus (for choir and wind instruments)
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing
  • closed
  • Exceptions:
    • School sports and organized children- and youthyouth sports
    • Medically necessary rehabilitationoffers

Sports

  • In closed rooms: 2G-Plus
  • Outdoors: 2G
  • Exception: Children- and youth sports
  • Infection control concept
  • Contact tracing

The general decree of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, warning level 3 for the area of sports applies. Details can be found on the website of the Ministry of Education: Sport.

Events

Please send notifications of notifiable public events to veranstaltungen-obg@jena.de. Please use the corresponding Form

Public events in closed rooms - incl. cultural events(readings, theatre, opera, cinema performances)

  • 2G
  • For more than 50 persons: 2G-Plus
  • Capacity limit: 50
  • max. 500
  • Andeclaration obligation: 10 days - except cultural events within the regular operation
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Infection protection concept
  • Contact tracing

Public events under the open sky - incl. cultural events

  • 2G
  • Max. 1,000 persons
  • Notification required 10 days - except cultural events within the regular operation
  • Capacity limit: 75
  • Mask obligation (from 6 yrs. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept

Trade fairs, congresses

  • Prohibited (limited until 15.12., after that corresponding event regulations)

Public festivals, Christmas markets

  • Prohibited

Please send registrations of private events requiring notification to gesundheitsamt@jena.de. Please provide the following information:

  • Responsible person with contact details
  • details of the event location (especially indoor or outdoor)
  • event date and period (start and end)
  • expected number of participants

Non-public/private events - outdoors

  • 2G from 20 Persons
  • Notification requirement10 days
  • Max. 100 Persons
  • AHA + L note
  • Recommendation: No more than 10 persons

Non-public/private events - in closed rooms

  • 2G from 15 Persons
  • Obligation to notify: 10 Tdays
  • Max. 50 Persons
  • Note AHA + L
  • Recommendation: No more than 10 persons
  • Contact tracing for more than 15 persons

Information on how to register a public event can be found in the Service Portal.

An infection protection concept must be prepared by the organiser for every public event. The following form asks for all the necessary contents that should be included in an infection protection concept. The form can be an important aid in the preparation.
.

Further meetings

Meetings and consultations in the municipalities and their associations, of employeerepresentatives, trade unions and professional associations as well asprofessional and company events, meetings and consultations

  • 3G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Indoors: 3G
  • Outdoors: stationary only, max. 35 participants
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Masks compulsory (from 6 yrs. OP-mask or FFP-mask)

Travel and tourism

Are you planning a trip or returning to Jena from abroad? Here is what you need to know.

Travel within Germany and abroad is possible again. Please find out which regulations currently apply at your holiday destination.

Current entry and quarantine regulations can be found on the website of the Federal Foreign Office or on that of the Federal Government.

Please inform yourself before and after a trip about the information on the destination country via the Foreign Office and to the areas designated as risk area, high incidence area or virus variant area declared by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

The Federal Ministry of Health has also information for travellers.

When returning from abroad, the following rules should be observed:

High-risk area

  • Digital entry registration (control at check-in airport and on entry), on entry negative PCR test (max. 72 h) or antigen test (max. 48 h) or vaccination/gene proof
  • Quarantine obligation 10 days (shortening from 1st day with proof of vaccination/gene or from 5th day after entryday with negative test proof):
  • For children who have not yet reached the age of 12, isolation ends after five days after entry (without test)

Virus variant area

  • Digital entry registration (control at check-in airport and on entry), on entry negative PCR test (max. 72 h) or antigen test (max. 24 h), (vaccination/gene proof not sufficient!)
  • Quarantine obligation 14 days without possibility of shortening; transport ban for all persons from virus variant areas (except German citizens and persons with residence and right of abode in the FRG,see §10 Corona entry regulation)

Other areas

  • Negative PCR test (max. 72 h) or antigen test (max. 48 h) or proof of vaccination/genesis on entry
  • no entry registration, no quarantine obligation
  • The test/proof obligation concerns all persons who have completed the 12th year of life.

Further information on entry and quarantine regulations can be found on the Federal Government's website and in this PDF document.

An up-to-date list of high-risk areas and virus variant areas can be found on the website of the Robert Koch Institute.

Accommodation establishments - tourist

  • 2G
  • Compliance with the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Contact person tracing

Accommodation establishments - non-touristic

  • 3G
  • Compliance with the minimum distance
  • Infection control concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Contact person tracking
  • 2G
  • Mask compulsory (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Infection protection concept
  • 3G
  • Mask compulsory (from 6 J. OP-mask or FFP-mask)

Companies and employees

You are an employee and need support and advice in times of Corona? Would you like to find out about current industry regulations? Here you can get help.

The Jena Economic Development Agency is available as a contact for the economic consequences of the Corona pandemic. JenaWirtschaft answers questions from local companies and provides contacts for further assistance at:

On Corona Help fentrepreneurs and employees can find helpful information on Corona bridging assistance, short-time working allowance and more.

Employees can find advice and information on the following websites:

You can contact the Jena Employment Agency by telephone during opening hours on 0049 3641 379999 reach.

The general advice of the employment agency is free of charge under 0049 800 4555500.

From 01.11.2021, when examining applications for compensation for loss of earnings in accordance with § 56 ff. IfSG, the provision of Section 56 (1) sentence 4 IfSG (vaccination clause) will be taken into account and applied as a consequence of theresolution of the Conference of Health Ministers of 22 September 2021.

The provision stipulates that the compensation payment is not granted if the activity ban or the quarantine order could have been avoided by taking advantage of a publicly recommended vaccination.

The Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family already publicly recommended the Covid-19 vaccination on 18.12.2020 (ThürStAnz. 2/2021 p. 12).

This means that for compensation periods after 01.11.2021, compensation for loss of earnings according to § 56 ff. IfSG will not be granted for the sole reason that, at the time of the activity ban or quarantine order, the person concerned - despite a sufficient supply of vaccine - did not make use of a vaccination and there was no medical contraindication or pregnancy.

Within the scope of the application ("application tool") onwww.ifsg-online.de, which is exclusively used in Thuringia for the application of compensation benefits, a corresponding query module is available from 01.11.2021, in which the question about the segregation despite vaccination or the convalescent status as well as about a possible contraindication/pregnancy is to be answered by the applicant. If there is no contraindication or pregnancy, a reasonable vaccination offer is to be assumed as a rule, so that the provision of § 56 Para. 1 Sentence 4 IfSG applies. In the event of a contraindication, the relevant medical evidence must be attached by upload.

According to § 26 para. 3 BDSG, employers are permitted to obtain information from employees on their vaccination status, insofar as this information is used to pursue claims according to §§ 56ff. IfSG are to be pursued. This also includes information on any reasons why vaccination protection against Covid-19 does not exist.

-> further information

You can find further information on the website of the Thuringian State Administration Office.

The obligation to quarantine (also ban on entering) results directly from the Thuringian Ordinance / Jena General Decree. Please present this to your employer.

You must prove to your employer or other third parties that you are a returnee from a risk area, e.g. by presenting travel contracts, tickets, your own affidavits, etc. Please keep these documents in a safe place. Therefore, keep these documents carefully!

You are not covered by the Thuringian ordinances / Jena general ordinances (no travel returnees etc.) and have been quarantined directly by the city of Jena? Only in this case you will receive a separate notice from the Health Department as proof for the employer.

The above-mentioned quarantine orders prohibit an appearance and activity at the company workplace. Provided that the necessary work equipment is available, there is still an obligation to work in the home office in individual cases.

You will only receive a sick note additionally - as usual - from your attending physician if you show signs of illness. In this case, an obligation to work in the home office would, of course, not apply.

  • Access to the workplace only allowed with 3G status
  • Employer must inform in advance
  • proofs must be checked before entering the workplace
  • the federal government infomates to: Homeoffice duty and 3G at the workplace

Retail and services

  • 2G
  • Exceptions:
    • Food & Beverages
    • Animalneeds
    • Pharmacies
    • Drugstores
    • Medical supplies
    • Baby stores
    • Orthopaedic shoe techniciansnicians
    • Opticians
    • Hearing aid acoustician
    • Newspapersales
    • Petrol stations
    • Wholesale foradvertisers
    • Fuel trade
  • Compliance with the minimum distance
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 J. OP-mask or FFP-mask)
  • Access restriction: Per customer ten squaremeters

Bodywarming Services

  • 2G
  • Exception: Medically necessary, caretreatments = 3G
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mask obligation (from 6 y. OP-mask or FFP-mask), if the treatment permits this

Driving schools

  • 3G
  • Adherence to the minimum distance
  • Infection control plan
  • Contact tracing

Medical facilities

Are you a doctor in a medical practice? Here you will find information on how to protect yourself and your patients.

Doctors and medical staff in medical and therapeutic facilities (in particular medical and therapeutic practices, medical care centres and hospitals) must wear medical mouth and nose protection.

The general decree of 11.12.2020 also stipulates that doctors and medical staff must wear an FFP-2 mask without an exhalation valve during treatments close to the face, e.g. dental and ophthalmological procedures.

Care

  • 1G (federal regulation)
  • Visitors 6 years and older: FFP2-Masks mandatory
  • Visitors must be registered
  • Infection protection concept
  • Mandatory masks for employees and visitors

Contacts

All important contacts such as the Corona, the fever hotline and your contact to the city administration or the business development department can be found here.

Hotline

Our Corona hotline is open Monday to Friday 09:00 to 14:00: 0049 3641 49-2222. Due to the large number of enquiries, there may be longer waiting times on the hotlines. Please also use the e-mail address corona@jena.de.

Please do not ask the public health department

The Health Office receives test results from the laboratories and informs those tested about the results. Please refrain from making interim enquiries at the public health department. Our colleagues are working at full speed but cannot take every call. Thank you for your understanding.

Please submit the Corona contact form if you are the contact person of an infected person.

Contact overview city administration

You can find out how to reach all areas of the city administration in the following overview.

We would like to avoid waiting times and make it easier for you and our colleagues to keep their distance. Even if our doors are only open to a limited extent at first - we look forward to seeing you!

More and more employees of the city administration are working to cope with the Corona pandemic. In particular, contact tracing and telephone duties are being handled additionally. Therefore, the following areas have limited availability at this time. Please always make an appointment in advance:

  • Citizen Services: 0049 3641 493714
  • Family Service 0049 3641 493798
  • Driver's license office: 0049 3641 493730
  • Foreigners' Registration Office: 0049 3641 493360
Citizen Service

You can make appointments either via the Online Appointment Arrangement Citizens' Service or by telephone under the number 0049 3641 49-3714 make an appointment.

Take advantage of the possibility to submit a variety of applications online or by mail as well, so that personal appearances and thus the risk of infection for all of us can be reduced. Click here for more information: Citizen Service Application during Corona.

The Jena Economic Development Agency is available as a contact partner for the economic consequences. JenaWirtschaft answers questions from local companies and provides contacts for further assistance under:

Notices and information posters

Do you need supporting information flyers and posters to educate your customers? Here you will find relevant templates.

Information in other languages

You need information in other languages?

Federal Commissioner for Integration

The Federal Commissioner for Integration has secured information in many different languages published / Information in several languages can be found here.

Refugee Council Thuringia

The Refugee Council Thuringia has also information on the coronavirus in different languages / For further information in different languages see this website.