Currently valid general orders / ordinances
- Jena general decree - valid from 23.02.2021
- Thuringian decree on basic infection control rules to contain the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2
- Thuringian Ordinance on the partial further tightening of extraordinary special measures to contain thecontainment of an erratic spread of the of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and supplementing the general infection protection regulations - valid from 19.02.2021
Jena statistics as of 06.03.2021 (24h):
- Number of active cases: 259
- thereof in the last 24 hours: 5
- inpatient cases: 10
- thereof severe courses: 3
- Infections in the last seven days: 66
- Seven-day incidence for Jena: 61.1
- Total infected since 03/14/2020: 2.969
- Total died: 61
- Recovered in total: 2,649
- thereof in the last 24 hours: 1
- Quarantine number (as of 01.03.2021): 537
Notes on statistics
We strive to communicate the Corona case figures for Jena in a timely and transparent manner. We would like to give you the following hints for the interpretation of the statistics:
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, which is why 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 For this reason we ask for your understanding that we do not publish test figures.
Differences between the figures of the city of Jena and the state of Thuringia / Robert Koch Institute
The different statistics for the reporting of active Corona cases partly deviate from each other.
There may be the following reasons for this: Time delay in the transmission of the figures from city to state and from state to the Robert Koch Institute.
Different city population figures are applied for the 7-day incidence. The city of Jena uses the figures from the population register. The state of Thuringia uses figures from the State Office for Statistics.
The most current figures, which best reflect the local reality, are those of the city of Jena, as these are reported directly by the Health Department.
Corona Falls last 7 days
Information about the last Corona Falls
Therewere 5 new SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the health department on Saturday, 06/03/2021 (by midnight).
1 person could be classified as recovered.
The Jena statistics from 06.03.2021 (24 o'clock)
There were 18 new SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Department of Health on Friday 05/03/2021 (by midnight).
This brings the 7-day incidence back well above 50.
14 persons could be classified as recovered.
Infections are reported especially from day-care centres and quarantine measures have been pronounced:
Kita Bummi, Pusteblume, Weltentdecker, Ziegenhainer Tal, Sportforum,
The Jena statistics from 05.03.2021 (24 o'clock)
8 new SARS-CoV-2 infections were reported to the health department on Thursday, 04.03.2021 (until 24h).
Unfortunately, there is a total failure of the SORMAS system. Therefore, we are not able to send updated figures on the recovery status. We provide the number 0, but this can be corrected tomorrow. This also applies to active cases.
Thank you for your patience.
The Jena statistics from 04.03.2021 (24 o'clock)
There were 14 new SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Health Department on Wednesday, 03/03/2021 (as of 24:00).
Thus the 50 value is again slightly exceeded
7 persons were classified as recovered.
The infections are spread across a variety of social settings.
An up-to-date overview of the infections can be found on the website of the state of Thuringia.
Today and in the coming days, the affected classes and groups will be tested to narrow down contact infections.
The Jena statistics from 03.03.2021 (24 o'clock)
There were 16 new SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Department of Health on Tuesday, 02/03/2021 (by midnight).
This means that the 7-day incidence has reached the 50 level.
Unfortunately, one additional death associated with Covd-19 illness was reported.
Twenty-six persons were classified as recovered.
Multiple contact tracings are currently underway in schools and daycare centers. Therefore, no clear picture of the distribution of infections can be given at present.
The Jena statistics from 02.03.2021 (24 o'clock)
There were 5 new SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Health Department on Monday, 01/03/2021 (by midnight).
Sadly, a further death associated with Covid19 infection has to be reported.
10 persons were classified as recovered, and the 7-day incidence remains at 54.6.
There have been 2 additional infections at the nursing home with the reported outbreak. This brings the total to 14 staff and 12 residents. The reported death has also occurred in this facility.
Following a positive case of a child in a nursery school, another child tested positive. Typing showed evidence of a mutation. Further tests in the KiTa group remained negative.
2 cases occurred in the family environment.
The Jena statistics from 01.03.2021 (24 o'clock)
No new SARS-CoV-2 infections were reported to the health department on Sunday, 28/02/2021 (by midnight).
2 persons were classified as recovered, bringing the 7-day incidence to 54.6.
There have been 8 additional mutations of the virus typed in the last week. Successful sequencing of 2 has identified the UK variant.
A researched case shows the importance of hygiene rules: Due to an infected workman, who carried out repair work in an apartment, the family there became infected. All the people were not wearing masks.
Tests in the home affected by an outbreak fortunately did not yield any further positive results.
Jena statistics as of Feb. 28, 2021 (24 a.m.)
What is new?
The following changes come into effect with the regulation of the state of Thuringia dated 18.02.2021:
- Contact restrictions: Meetings are allowed between a household and an additional person from outside the household as well as associated children up to and including the age of 3. Private care in fixed groups for children under 12 years of age from a maximum of two households is possible.
- Exceptions to the contact restriction: funerals and civil marriages are possible with a maximum of 25 persons.
- Mouth-nose covering: Extended mask obligation for persons over 15 years.
- Curfew: not applicable
- Services: Driving schools and hairdressing establishments may open with an infection control plan in place
- Retail: nurseries, garden centres, garden centres and florist shops may open on 01.03.2021
- Schools and nurseries: nurseries and (primary) schools open in stages from 22/02 and 01/03/2021 respectively.
- Care facilities: New regulations on tests for visitors and employees.
- Vaccinations | Health and Quarantine | Testing
- Mouth-to-nose coverage
- Contact restrictions | 15-km limit (mobility limit)
- School and day care | Universities
- Events, sports, leisure and entertainment
- Gatherings | Meetings - religious and secular
- Businesses and Employees | Retail and Services
- Medical facilities | Nursing homes
- Contacts | Notices and information posters | Information in other languages
The city of Jena does not assign vaccination appointments. Appointments can only be made via the website of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians or by telephone on 0049 3643 4950490.
The organization of vaccinations - from the scheduling of appointments to the actual vaccination - is regulated exclusively by the state of Thuringia and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Thuringia. The municipalities only have the task of supporting the provision of vaccination centres on site. As central information platforms on the topic of "Vaccination in Thuringia", both the State of Thuringia and the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians have provided websites.
Who gets vaccinated first?
The order of vaccinations is regulated by a legal ordinance of the Federal Ministry of Health, which is based on the vaccination recommendation of the Permanent Vaccination Commission at the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). An overview of the prioritization can be found on the website of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung website.
Information on the vaccination strategy Thuringia is offered by the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians Thuringia.
How do you have to prove that you belong to a priority group to be vaccinated?
When making an appointment, you will be asked for your age and occupation, among other things - you will need your identity card or a confirmation from your employer to prove this.
When is the hotline for the allocation of vaccination appointments available?
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 07:00 - 17:00 hrs
- Wednesday and Friday: 08:00 - 12:00 o'clock
The telephone number is: 0049 3643 4950490. If there are supply shortages of the vaccine, appointments may sometimes be suspended.
Can you get on a waiting list so you don't have to keep calling?
No. There are no waiting lists.
Where are the vaccination centers located in Jena?
Locations of the vaccination centers in Jena
|1. since 13.01.2021:
Ziegesarstraße 19, 07747 Jena (former surgery).
|2. from 03.02.2021:
public swimming pool, Knebelstraße 10, 07745 Jena
You can choose yourself which vaccination center you want to go to.
Can the senior citizens' meeting places not collectively make appointments for several citizens?
No, each citizen must make an appointment on their own.
What happens after I get an appointment?
If you have been given a vaccination appointment, you will receive an SMS or an e-mail (if this has been specified) 1-2 days before the appointment to confirm the appointment. If you are unable to keep your vaccination appointment or have to postpone it, you will be informed by e-mail: email@example.com. If you would like to make a new appointment, this will again be done via the hotline.
What do I need to bring to the vaccination appointment?
If you have booked online, you can print out your documents at home and bring them with you. However, this is not mandatory, but simplifies the process at the vaccination centre. You are also welcome to bring your medication schedule with you. If you need a companion, they can come with you to the appointment. Please do not forget your vaccination card.
Do I have to wear an FFP2 mask at the appointment?
Either an FFP2 mask or a medical mouth-nose protection.
How do I get to the vaccination centre - is there a transport service?
Only if you have a care level can you get a transport voucher from your GP.
Do I have to pay for the vaccination or transport to the vaccination?
Vaccination at the vaccination centres or by mobile vaccination teams is free of charge for citizens - regardless of their insurance status.
The costs for the vaccine are borne by the federal government. The Länder, together with the statutory health insurance and private health insurance, bear the costs of operating the vaccination centres.
For people with statutory health insurance, the general practitioner can prescribe transport borne by the health insurance. This applies to the following groups of persons:
- Insured persons with the characteristic signs "aG", "Bl" or "H" in the severely disabled person's identity card,
- persons in need of care with care degree 4 or 5.
- In the case of care degree 3, there must also be a permanent mobility restriction.
For more detailed information, please speak to your doctor.
How are vaccinations given in nursing homes or assisted living facilities?
The mobile vaccination teams vaccinate in the nursing homes. Appointments are made via the nursing homes, which register with the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians. Citizens in assisted living who are mobile must register via the appointment hotline.
I have a severely disabled relative, when can I make an appointment?
This depends on the priority.
Are there opportunities for mobile vaccination teams for care recipients at home?
I'm afraid not. These vaccinations should later take over the family doctors.
At what point are vaccinated people really protected?
For basic immunization, people must be vaccinated twice. After the second vaccination, it takes about 14 days until the protection is complete. Whether, as with influenza, the vaccination must take place every year, is still open. More information can be found on the website of the Federal Ministry of Health under the point: How effective are the mRNA-COVID-19 vaccines?
Are there any findings on possible side effects?
As with any vaccination, vaccine reactions and side effects can occur after COVID-19 vaccination.
The most common side effects so far are pain at the injection site, fatigue and headaches. An overview of all side effects that occurred during the test phase can be found at the Robert Koch Institute under: Efficacy and Safety.
The Paul Ehrlich Institute provides weekly information about vaccine side effects that occur during the current vaccination phase. You can also report any side effects you experience there.
Who is liable for vaccine damage?
The Federal Ministry of Health writes the following about this:
Side effects with vaccines are rare, but can never be completely ruled out. The Paul Ehrlich Institute, which is responsible for this, closely monitors any side effects that occur. Suspected cases of vaccine complications can be reported directly to the PEI via the website. Anyone can report there if he or she suspects a connection with the vaccination. Physicians, pharmacists and companies are obliged to make the reports. In addition, a report can also be made via the PEI's specially developed app, Safe Vac App 2.0. This app is available in the app stores.
If an injury is caused by the use of the vaccine, the pharmaceutical company, among others, may be liable under various legal bases, depending on the circumstances of the case. Liability regulations can arise from the pharmaceutical law, the product liability law and the general liability regulations of the German Civil Code. The Infection Protection Act (§ 60 Para. 1 S. 1 IfSG) also precisely regulates when someone can file an application for care according to the Federal Care Act. This is the case, for example, if someone has suffered health damage as a result of a vaccination that was publicly recommended by a competent Land authority.
Where can I go with questions?
For health questions concerning vaccination, the family doctor is the first address. Doctors who staff the vaccination centres also provide advice.
Please address questions regarding the content and organisation of vaccination to the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians in Thuringia or to the medical on-call service 116 117:
Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Thuringia
- Corporation under public law -
Zum Hospitalgraben 8
You also have the option of calling 0049 800 84 84 111 (BARMER health insurance) to ask your questions about vaccination.
Important information pages on the subject of vaccination
⚓ Health and quarantine
We want you and those around you to stay healthy. Here you will find current regulations for dealing with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Get through autumn and winter well with the AHA and L rule
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.
Who has to stay at home?
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 if an infection is present. The duration depends on various factors (e.g. severity of the disease, concrete course). It is therefore always an individual decision of the health authority when the isolation can be lifted.
2. contact persons
The public health department orders a quarantine for contact persons of an infected person. A quarantine is also always pronounced if a possible infection cannot be ruled out. The duration is pronounced according to the recommendation of the RKI for 14 days.
The testing of asymptomatic contact persons is a case-by-case decision and is carried out according to the health authorities.
For more information, see Contact Persons.
B. Required by law
Due to applicable legal regulations such as the Thuringian Basic Ordinance, the Thuringian Special Ord inance or the Thuringian Quarantine Ordinance, 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 suspected contagious persons
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.
For more information, see Suspected Infected Persons.
Who is considered the contact person?
Persons who have had contact with a person tested positive for coronavirus up to 2 days before the first symptoms of the positive case or, in the case of asymptomatic positive cases, up to 2 days before the smear test, count as contact persons.
These persons are categorized as Category I - higher risk of infection and Category II - lower risk of infection. The categorization is done by the health department after the interview. The following is about contact persons of category I. All information about both categories can be found in the overview (PDF) from the Robert Koch Institute.
As a rule, the persons concerned are considered to be contact persons until 14 days after the last contact with the person tested positive. During this so-called infectious interval, contact persons themselves can still develop symptoms and become positive.
Contact persons are not considered to be
- Family members or persons living in the household who have had contact with contact persons. However, the contact person who is in quarantine should separate himself from his family members as far as possible and observe certain hygiene rules. Voluntary quarantine is also recommended for household members of a contact person, if applicable.
- Contact persons of contact persons. That is, if you have had contact with a previously identified contact person for those who have tested positive.
Who else is considered a suspected contagion?
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.
Have you had contact with a person who has tested positive and have not yet been contacted by the Health Department?
Then please contact them immediately via: firstname.lastname@example.org or 0049 3641 49-2222.
Please be sure to include your personal details and contact information, especially a telephone number, in the email. Please indicate "Contact to 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.
CAUTION: 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. At this time, 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 a new onset of cough, must be reported to the health department immediately.
Your rapid test is positive and you are experiencing symptoms?
Then please report immediately via: email@example.com 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.
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, people suspected of being infected may only leave the home or shelter after consulting with the appropriate agencies. Namely, if:
- a PCR test for the presence of an infection is to be carried out,
- medical treatment that cannot be postponed is necessary..,
- a legally binding court or official summons or order has been issued.
What does domestic isolation and quarantine mean?
Home isolation becomes necessary when a person is proven to be infected with SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus based on a positive rapid anitgene test or a positive PCR test.
This measure does not end automatically, but only when it has been lifted by the health authority.
Information for patients and relatives on home 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 contact persons directly. In this form (PDF) all persons are to be entered with whom one had contact from 48 hours before the onset of symptoms. This applies in particular to conversation situations longer than 15 minutes and closer than 1.5 meters or a common longer stay (> 30 min) of several persons in one room, regardless of whether masks were worn or the distances were observed. Corresponding persons should then go into quarantine for 14 days. This is the only way to prevent further persons from being infected in the meantime.
Quarantine is necessary if a person is possibly infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. These are mostly people returning from risk areas and contact persons.
For more information on quarantine after returning from risk areas, see Travelers Returning. [Link]
For the quarantine for contact persons, 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 14 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 the quarantine period only possible by order of the public health department (by telephone and in writing)
A shortening of the quarantine period can only be ordered by the public health department. For this purpose, a negative SARS-CoV-2 test (PCR or antigen test) from the 10th day at the earliest must be submitted to the public health department. This possibility of shortening the quarantine period is currently no longer available from the public health department.
In the case of infection with one of the virus variants of concern (VOC), there is generally no shortening of the quarantine period.
⚓** 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,
- severe throat and limb pain.
Do I need a sick note for a quarantine?
If the quarantine was ordered by the health department and you are symptom-free, then no sick leave is needed.
Support in psychologically stressful situations - Counselling 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 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Family counselling of the city of Jena||0049 3641 492833|
|Corona parent telephone of the DRK district association||0049 3641 email@example.com|
|24h-counselling for teenagers and parents||bke online counselling|
|Corona help for caring relatives of dementia patients||0049 3641 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Muslim helpline||0049 30 443509821|
|chat support for queer youth via WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal||0049 1573 0663257 (WhatsApp, Telegram and Signal)|
Incorrect parking during the quarantine period
If you are in domestic quarantine, then you are not allowed to leave your home. We have now received an increasing number of queries about parking vehicles during this time. This is because sometimes a car is still parked correctly at the start of a quarantine, but on a particular day of the week it is parked in a no-parking zone because, for example, the refuse collection is coming. Since we do not want you to get a ticket for parking incorrectly, we ask the following:
If you are in quarantine and you know that your car is temporarily parked in the no-parking zone and you do not have the means to have your vehicle moved, please call 0049 3641 49-5364 and report your quarantine and your vehicle registration number. The colleagues of the traffic control will discuss everything else with you and consider your situation accordingly.
Wearing a mouth-nose covering
For the latest information, see Mouth-to-Nose Covering.
Mouth-to-nose coverage intercepts droplets that you expel when you talk, cough, or sneeze. The risk of infecting another person through coughing or sneezing is reduced. Wearing a mouth-nose covering is therefore above all protection for others.
The COSMO monitor carried out in Erfurt has published an illustration about the effect of mouth-nose-covering (PDF).
Während des Atmens werden von infizierten Personen infektiöse große und kleine Tröpfchen und noch kleinere Aerosole freigesetzt. Quelle: Science; Grafik: chm, mia/Science
Corona testing and treatment
Who gets tested?
Corona tests arranged by the health department are for symptomatic people or contacts of people who have tested positive for Corona virus.
How will I know the results of my Corona test?
The health department will notify them of your test result. Or your family doctor who took your swab will inform you of the test result. You must remain in quarantine until the test result is available.
What happens if the result is positive?
The health department will inform you about further steps such as quarantine and will start a contact tracing.
DRK Corona Test Station Jena
In order to contain the spread of the virus as quickly as possible, theDRK Kreisverband Jena Eisenberg Stadtroda e.V. has opened a Corona test station. The association also offers various services for companies:
- Corona quick test at the DRK test centre
- Corona rapid testing for companies/facilities on site
- Training in the performance of rapid antigen tests for laypersons
- Sale of medical mouth-nose protection and FFP2 masks
For more information on all offerings, please visit the established website.
Infection patients - testing and treatment
The following practices specialise in testing suspected cases of SARS-CoV-2:
Dr. med. Kielstein
At the Ringwiese 1
Phone: 0049 3641 2377880
|Dr. med. Kielstein
Outpatient medical care GmbH
Camburger street 91
Joint practice Müller/Gärtner
Phone: 0049 3641 635450
|Cooperation medical practices Alt-Lobeda, Lobeda-Ost, Lobeda-West|
Tel.: 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.
Dr. A. Göckeritz
Schiller Street 1
Phone: 0049 176 80556050
|West Station Street 2
|Phone: 0049 3641 622158|
|Dornburger Street 17b
|Tel.: 0049 3641 443190|
|Tel.: 0049 3641 638795|
|Ring meadow 1
|Phone: 0049 3641 2377880|
|Dr. Kielstein||Camburger Street 91
|Phone: 0049 3641 821122|
|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).
|Dr. A. Göckeritz||Schiller street 1
|Tel.: 0049 176 80556050
Phone: 0049 3641 3849380
|Dr. Betge||Westbahnhofstraße 2
|Dr. Winkler||Dornburger Street 17b
|Phone: 0049 3641 443190|
|Dr. Zitzmann/Ludwig||Michael-Häußler-Weg 12
|Tel.: 0049 3641 638795|
|Dr. Kielstein||Ring meadow 1
|Phone: 0049 3641 2377880|
|Dr. Kielstein||Camburger Street 91
|Phone: 0049 3641 821122|
|Dr. Gärtner/Müller||Fritz-Ritter-Strasse 40
|Tel.: 0049 162 7410366|
|Dr. Bellstedt||Chestnut Street 11
|Tel.: 0049 3641 331580|
|Dr. Fuchs||In the lower village 5
|Phone: 0049 3641 2972440|
In the evenings, at night and on weekends, the medical on-call service (the emergency service of general practitioners) in Jena takes place in the rooms of the emergency room, Am Klinikum 1.
Those seeking help can reach the doctors there
- weekdays: 19:00 o'clock - 22:00 o'clock
- Wednesdays: 13:00 o'clock - 22:00 o'clock
- Fridays: 13:00 h - 22:00 h
- weekends and holidays: 08:00 hrs - 18:00 hrs.
No Corona tests can be offered at this time!
For the urgent home visit service, the nationwide hotline is: Tel.: 116 117.
Rapid test centres Jena
With the two walk-in rapid test centers in the F-Haus Jena (entrance Krautgasse) and in Jena Lobeda Ost (Ernst-Schneller Straße 10), the city offers its residents and people with Jena as a secondary residence a free opportunity to have rapid antigen tests performed. Project partners who carry out and evaluate the tests on site are the German Red Cross - District Association Jena-Eisenberg-Stadtroda and the initiative "Stay Safe Get Tested".
Where are the rapid test centres located and when are they open?
F-Haus Jena, entrance Krautgasse
- Tuesday: 17:00 - 19:00 o'clock
- Thursday: 17:00 - 19:00 o'clock
- Saturday: 10:00 - 12:00 o'clock
Jena Lobeda East, Ernst-Schneller Street 10
- Tuesday 14:00 - 17:00
- Wednesday 14:00 - 17:00
- thereafter every other day 14:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Who can get tested at the rapid testing centers?
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.
Who can't get tested at the rapid testing centers?
The rapid tests are not suitable for visitors to senior citizens' facilities, symptomatic persons (contact your family doctor!), companies or facilities with their own testing regime. Also a free test to end a quarantine cannot be carried out in the rapid test centre. Only the health department team can declare a quarantine terminated.
What do I need to bring with me to the rapid test and what is the procedure on site?
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.
How does the rapid test work?
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.
What needs to be considered before rapid testing?
Please do not brush your teeth, chew gum, smoke or suck sweets for about 30 minutes before the procedure.
What happens if the test result in the rapid test centre is positive?
If a test result is positive, a PCR test is performed directly on site for validation and the data is forwarded to the health department. Affected persons must immediately go into domestic isolation
Why are these tests offered in rapid testing centers?
The tests enable faster and earlier detection of infections and increased testing. They complement existing corona measures. However, the tests are not a substitute for spacing rules or wearing masks.
Which mutations of SARS-CoV-2 (Variants of Concern, VOC) are known?
Numerous mutation viruses are known. On the part of the Robert Koch Institute, the following are classified as "worrying":
Virus variant B.1.1.7 - commonly known as the "British variant".
The RKI writes:
In December 2020, UK authorities reported a new SARS-CoV-2 virus variant (B.1.1.7) spreading in the UK since September 2020. According to research, it is even more transmissible from person to person than previously circulating variants. While this variant was not initially thought to be associated with more severe disease, there is now some early evidence - with limited data - that it may be associated with increased case fatality. So far, there are no indications of reduced vaccine efficacy.
Virus variant B.1.351 - commonly known as the "South African variant"
The RKI writes:
This virus variant from South Africa was also first reported in December 2020. According to initial studies, it too is associated with higher transmissibility. Meanwhile, initial studies have been published suggesting that protection by neutralising antibodies against this variant may be reduced in people who had contracted the original variant or received a vaccine based on it.
Virus variant B.1.1.28 P.1 - commonly known as the "Brazilian variant".
The RKI writes:
This SARS-CoV-2 variant first circulated in the Brazilian state of Amazonas and is similar in its changes to the South African variant. An increased transmissibility is also considered conceivable. A possible reduction of the efficacy of neutralizing antibodies in recovered or vaccinated individuals is also discussed.
Further information on VOCs in Germany can be found on the website of the RKI:
How can you protect yourself against VOCs in everyday life?
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.
How does the Jena Health Department deal with VOCs?
These variants are treated according to the recommendations of the RKI:
- prioritised in contact tracing
- exempted from a shortening of the quarantine period
Who must wear mouth-to-nose coverings?
Children under 6 years of age
Children under 6 years of age continue to be exempt from the requirement to wear mouth-to-nose coverings.
Children under 15 years of age
Children under the age of 15 continue to be required to wear mouth-to-nose coverings (e.g., self-sewn or homemade cloth masks, scarves, shawls).
Persons aged 15 and over
For persons 15 years 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.
What if I can't wear a mouth-nose covering for health reasons?
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.
Where must which mouth-nose covering be worn?
According to the Thuringian regulations, a qualified face mask must be worn in the following places:
- by passengers and control personnel in closed public transport vehicles,
- as customers in shops open to the public, in service businesses open to the public or when using permitted services and offers open to the public
- at meetings of municipal bodies
- during theoretical and practical driving school training
- at events and meetings for religious and ideological purposes,
- in medical, physiotherapeutic or psychotherapeutic practices or similar establishments (this applies to both staff and patients insofar as this is not impossible due to the required examination, e.g. dental examinations).
For all children from 6 to 15 years of age, a mouth-nose covering (everyday mask) is sufficient.
Information on the provision and use of medical mouth-nose-coverings or FFP2 masks at work can be found in the Corona Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance in §3 (PDF).
In addition, the county encourages each person to wear a qualified face mask in other situations where close or prolonged contact with others is unavoidable.
A face mask covering the mouth and nose (everyday mask) must also be worn by all persons 6 years of age and older in the following places:
- in all enclosed spaces that are open to the public or where there is visitor or customer traffic (public access),
- in front of retail stores and in parking lots,
- at meetings and
- at events of political parties.
Jena General Decree
According to the Jena General Decree, the following also applies:
In closed rooms when providing licensed or medically necessary services, an FFP2 mask or FFP3 mask, each without an exhalation valve, must be worn by the employee during treatments close to the face (a surgical mask is not sufficient).
For doctors, therapists, including their staff, it is obligatory to wear an FFP2 mask or FFP3 mask without an exhalation valve (an OP mask is not sufficient) for treatments close to the face (such as dental or ophthalmological measures in particular).
For the city centre, the city of Jena has made the following specifications, so that the Mouth-to-nose covering pobligation applies to the following paths, streets and squares:
Mund-Nasen-Bedeckungspflicht im Innenstadtbereich, © Stadt Jena
"Altstadtgrabenring" - bounded by the Fürstengraben in the north, by the Löbdergraben in the east and south, by the Holzmarkt and the Teichgraben in the south, and by the Leutragraben and the Johannisplatz in the west. The following streets are included:
- At the powder tower
- At the market mill
- Behind the church
- Unterm Market
- Church Square
Furthermore, the obligation to wear a mouth-nose-covering applies on the footpaths of the following streets:
- Südlicher Löbdergraben i.e. between Holzmarkt and Fischergasse.
Also on Weekly markets and at bus stops
Furthermore, the obligation to cover the mouth and nose applies at weekly markets as well as in all public transport stops (bus, tram), provided that at least (buses, trams), provided that at least one other person who is not a member of the household is present.
Persons over 14 years of age must wear a mouth-nose covering on all publicly accessible playgrounds.
Which medical mouth and nose coverings are approved?
According to §5 Para. 3 of the Thuringian Special Ordinance, the following medical face masks are permitted:
- medical face masks or
- protective 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.
What counts as local public transport (ÖPNV)?
Public transport includes all means of local public transport such as regional trains, trams, buses and also taxis. The medical mouth-nose covering must also be worn in train stations and at stops.
How do I use the medical mouth-nose covering correctly?
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Please change your mask as soon as it becomes soaked. Refer to the following section for reuse instructions.
- Please always remove your mask using the straps and do not touch the front.
- 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 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.
Can I use the masks again?
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).
Where do I get masks?
Retail, mail order, specialist trade
Purchasing is possible in stationary retail trade, mail order business as well as specialized trade. Always pay attention to the correct certification!
Distribution points for holders of JenaBonus cards
The city of Jena, together with the DRK (German Red Cross), has set up distribution points for holders of JenaBonus cards, who can obtain FFP2 masks and medical mouth/nose coverings free of charge:
From 22.02. to 31.03.2021, free medical masks will be handed out to JENABONUS holders at four facilities. Three FFP2 masks and 10 medical mouth-nose coverings will be issued once per person (15-59 years). The JENABONUS card must be presented in order for the masks to be issued.
- District office Winzerla Anna-Siemsen-Straße 49, 07745 Winzerla, Monday - Wednesday 10:00-12:00 h and 14:00-17:00 h
- District office Lobeda Karl-Marx-Allee 28, 07747 Jena, Tuesday and Wednesday 14:00-17:00 hrs
- Kreisdiakoniestelle Saalbahnhofstraße 9, 07743 Jena, Tuesdays 08:00-13:00 h and Thursdays 14:00-17:00 h
- Begegnungszentrum Jena e. V., Closewitzer Straße 2, 07743 Jena, Tuesday - Thursday 09:00-13:00 or by telephone arrangement(0049 3641 443662)
Eligible are persons who meet one of the following requirements:
- Old-age and disability pensioners with entitlement to housing benefit
- Recipients of a child allowance according to § 6a of the Federal Child Allowance Act (Bundeskindergeldgesetz)
- Recipients of benefits according to the Asylum Seekers' Benefits Act (Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz)
- Recipients of benefits according to SGB II
- inactive members of households in need who do not receive benefits in accordance with SGB II
- recipients of social assistance who are accommodated in a home
- recipients of social assistance and basic security benefits
- Pupils who receive BAföG (Federal Training Assistance Act)
- Trainees who receive vocational training allowance
What should I look for when purchasing FFP2 masks?
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.
How many people am I allowed to see in private?
Private outdoor and indoor gatherings may include persons from one household together with one additional person and associated children up to and including the age of three. However, the care of children under 12 years of age in firmly organised private groups of no more than two households is permitted.
Are there exceptions for children?
The new scheme allows several children under the age of 12 to meet in firmly organised private groups from a maximum of two households.
What are the exceptions to the contact restriction?
Exceptions are made for:
- the maintenance of public safety and order or the provision of public services,
- gatherings, events, meetings and consultations.
- professional and official activities
- stays in public places for the purpose of reporting by representatives of the press, radio, film or other media
- the use of public transport and motor vehicles,
- funerals and civil marriages, provided that the total number of persons attending does not exceed 25
15-km limit (mobility limit)
Am I allowed to stay further than 15 kilometres from my home?
All persons are required to carry out daily errands (shopping, etc.) and outdoor activities (recreation, sports) close to home, i.e. within a distance of up to 15 km.
This measure, like the contact and outgoing restriction, serves to reduce contact. If everyone restricts their mobility, the virus can spread more difficult.
Are there any exceptions to this rule?
An exception applies for valid reasons such as commuting to work, fetching and bringing children to childcare.
Can I still take day trips to winter resorts?
This is strongly discouraged. Just in the past few days it has become apparent that there have been large crowds in the winter sports areas. By limiting activities within a radius of 15 kilometres, these day trips should also be minimised.
⚓ School and daycare
Are you a parent and would like information about the current regulations at Jena's schools and daycare centers?
Restricted regular operation for daycare centers and schools
As of 22.02.2021, kindergartens and elementary schools (grades 1 to 4) will switch to restricted regular operation. This means that emergency care will no longer be provided. Care and schooling will take place in fixed groups.
As of 01.03.2021, grades 5 and 6 change to restricted regular operation. The higher grades from grade 7 onwards will switch to restricted regular operation if the 7-day incidence in the respective district or independent city is below the value of 100 for one week. Restricted regular operation means, from the 5th grade onwards, either instruction in fixed groups or with a spacing requirement (i.e. in smaller groups in rotation).
Exemption from the school attendance requirement is possible upon application by parents and approval by the school administration, even without presenting medical reasons.
Are the fees refunded when the Kita and after-school care centre are closed?
The City of Jena has suspended the direct debit procedure for the collection of fees for after-school care and daycare centers for February. This applies to both municipal and independent daycare centers. It does not matter whether it is emergency care or not. As soon as the state's decision has been made, the Citizens' Service will implement the decision within three months, as it did last year.
- If a fee reimbursement is made by the state: All those entitled to reimbursement will be charged or refunded the amount(s).
- If no fee reimbursement is made by the country: All will be backcharged for the month of February.
Can exams and tests continue to be held at school?
Planned examinations or written examinations can be carried out underexaminations or examinations can be carried out under hygienic conditions in classroom teaching at the schools.Concrete information on this will be provided by the class teachers.
What happens when a case of infection occurs at a school or daycare center?
If chains of infection can be traced, action is taken according to the step-by-step plan and only affected persons and direct contacts have to go into quarantine. Pupils and teachers who are not affected can continue to attend school.
If chains of infection cannot be traced, individual decisions are necessary, which may sometimes include closing facilities for a period of time.
- 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 1st degree contact persons are then contacted and an individual hearing takes place.
- 1st degree contacts are currently required to be quarantined for 14 days after the last contact with the original case. If this policy changes, it will becommunicatedby theHealthDepartment.
- Testing of persons without COVID-19 symptoms occurs between the 6th and 7th day after the last contact with the COVID-19 case. However, a negative test result does not lead to a shortening of the quarantine period!
- 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 general approach.
- If contact persons develop COVID-19 symptoms during 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 in the smear test centre / fever consultation hour of the specialist 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 specialist service.
How are schools / daycare centres and parents informed in the event of an infection?
In the event of positive SARS-CoV-19 cases at schools, the public health department communicates directly with the school management and advises on concrete measures.
The first point of contact for parents of adolescents and children during an 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.
Overview of infection incidence at Jena schools and day care centers
Current partial closures and closures of educational institutions
|Name of the institution||Group / Area||expected until|
|one confirmed infection; several persons in quarantine||09.03.|
|one confirmed infection; one person in quarantine||05.03.|
|one confirmed infection; several persons in quarantine||15.03.|
|one confirmed infection; several persons in quarantine||05.03.|
|several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine||10.03.|
|several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine||14.03.|
|several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine||15.03.|
|one confirmed infection; several persons in quarantine||15.03.|
|several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine||05.03.|
|several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine||09.03.|
|several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine||12.03.|
There are currently infections at the educational institutions and individual classes are in quarantine - the institutions are still open.
Due to an infection incident, contacts could not be clearly traced. Quarantines have been ordered for students, children and educators.
Will I be paid my salary if I have to stay home to care for my children?
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 according to 56 Para. 1a Infection Protection Act.
Reason: School closure or a ban on entering the school in the wake 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.
What does the Thuringian step-by-step plan envisage?
Since the beginning of the new school year, a stage concept (PDF) published by the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports has been in effect for schools and also daycare facilities.
Stage 1 - Regular operation with preventive infection control (GREEN)
In day care facilities and schools, all children and adolescents receive the full range of care and instruction. All staff are present. Additional preventive infection control measures apply that do not interfere with regular operations.
Level 2 - Restricted (presence) operation with increased infection protection (YELLOW)
In the case of limited infection incidence (individual infections in day care facilities or schools or in the case of regionally or locally increased infection incidence), the stage concept provides several containment measures which the facilities implement and combine with each other - depending on the cause and definition.
Stage 3 - Closure (RED)
A sharp rise in the number of infections can lead to day-care facilities and schools having to close temporarily as a last resort.
- Thuringian Ordinance on the updating and tightening of exceptional special measures to contain thecontainment of an erratic spread of the of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and to the supplement of the general infection protection rules-from 18.02.2021 - valid from 19.02.2021
- Thuringian regulation about the infection protection rules for the containment of the spread of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in day care facilities for children, schools and for sports - from 13.02.2021 (PDF)
Are universities still open for lectures and seminars?
At the FSU Jena and the EAH Jena there are no attendance events. Exceptions apply for academic libraries, practical educational sections that cannot be postponed or research work.Examinations also remain permitted.
Are you planning a trip or returning to Jena from abroad? This is what you need to bear in mind.
May I travel?
Non-essential private trips and visits as well as day-trip excursions should be avoided. Employers are also urged to limit the arrangement of business trips to absolutely necessary cases.
Paid overnight accommodation may only be provided for necessary purposes, in particular for medical, professional and business purposes. Overnight accommodations for tourist purposes are not permitted.
It is important to note that the regulations for travel may be structured differently in the various federal states. Please inform yourself about their regulations before you plan to travel.
If you are planning a trip
When you return from a trip
Quarantine and notification obligation for persons returning from risk areas or virus variant areas
Currently it is valid for Thuringia, that you have to register as a person arriving from a risk area
- must be registered via the digital entry registration and
- additionally fill out the Jena form for the notification of a travel return / entry from a risk area as well as
- must observe a 14-day quarantine. This results from § 1 para. 1 of the Sixth Thuringian Quarantine Ordinance, § 1 of the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance as well as II. No. 1 of the Jena General Decree.
Please note that the Federal Foreign Office does not recall persons from countries for which a travel warning has been issued.
Quarantine for returnees from risk areas
Who has to go into quarantine after a trip?
Persons who enter Thuringia and have stayed in a risk area outside the Federal Republic of Germany in the last ten days must be placed in domestic quarantine immediately after entering the country. This also applies to persons who first entered another federal state.
Persons entering Germany are obliged to undergo testing for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus no more than 48 hours before or immediately after entering the Federal Republic of Germany and must be able to present the test result, which is available on paper or in an electronic document in German, English or French, to the competent authority immediately upon request after entry.
How long do I have to be in quarantine after a trip?
The quarantine period after your entry is generally 14 days.
At present, no shortening of the quarantine period is possible due to the virus mutations that have occurred.
What do I have to do in quarantine?
- immediately after entering the country, go directly to your main or secondary residence or to an accommodation that allows quarantine
- no visits from persons outside the own household (exceptions: treating physicians, medical personnel, pastors or certifying persons)
- to carry out regular health checks on one's own responsibility and
- in the event of symptoms of illness**, report immediately to the attending physician and the health office
- Necessary medical treatment (even if a test is carried out) always only after informing the attending physician about the quarantine by telephone beforehand.
** Symptoms of the disease are
- elevated body temperature (above 37.5°C),
- breathing problems/shortness of breath,
- dry cough,
- lung pain,
- acute loss of sense of smell and taste,
- severe throat and limb pain.
Exemptions from the quarantine regime and the obligation to declare arrivals
The regulations on quarantine and compulsory registration for entrants do not apply to certain types of occupation or family or transit.
- The detailed exemption regulations for quarantine can be found in the Thuringian Quarantine Ordinance under § 2 Exemptions, paragraphs 1 to 7.
- The exemption regulations from the obligation to notify can be found in the Coronavirus Entry Ordinance (PDF) under § 2.
For cases not regulated in the Thuringian Quarantine Ordinance, an exemption may be granted by the Health Department upon application in justified individual cases.
⚓ Events, sports, leisure and entertainment
Please note: The current regulations can change very quickly.
Regulations for events in accordance with the Thuringian Special Ordinance, as of 02.11.2020
Public indoor and outdoor events are prohibited.
Exempt from these regulations are:
- Meetings, events and meetings in accordance with § 8 of the Second Thuringian Ordinance on Basic Infection Protection Rules for Containing the Spread of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2,
- professional and official activities as well as the necessary cultivation of agricultural and forestry areas including necessary hunting,
- stays in public areas for the purpose of reporting by representatives of the press, radio, film or other media,
- for the use of public transport and motor vehicles,
- funerals and civil marriages,
- groups of an institution or an offer according to § 1 para. 1 sentence no. 1, 2 and 4 of theThürSARS-CoV-2-KiJuSSp-VO as well as
- trade fairs within the meaning of § 64 of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (Gewerbeordnung) in the version of 22.02.1999 (BGBl. I p. 202) without recreational purposes.
Can sporting events and organised sports still take place?
Organised sports and training are prohibited for children and young people under the age of 18. Sports halls and fields will remain closed.
Am I allowed to do sports?
Sports activities such as jogging or cycling are permitted individually, in pairs or with members of your own household. Organized sports activities and individual sports in closed rooms are prohibited. However, the training of sports high schools, in the context of professional clubs and squad athletes is possible.
Which facilities will have to close?
All recreational facilities as well as entertainment will be closed.
- Theatres, operas, concert halls and similar establishments, cinemas,
- museums, archives, palaces, castles and other places of interest, memorials,
- libraries, with the exception of media lending and university libraries
- exhibitions and fairs of any kind
- amusement parks,educational theme parks and offers of recreational activities and the fairground industry,
- zoological and botanical gardens, animal parks,
- amusement arcades, casinos, betting offices and similar establishments,
- Prostitution establishments within the meaning of the Prostitution Protection Act, brothels and similar establishments,
- Swimming pools, leisure pools and adventure pools as well as thermal baths with the exception of medically necessary offers of rehabilitation as well as training and competition operations.
- Family holiday resorts and family recreation facilities,
- saunas and solariums
- Fitness, Pilates and yoga studios and similar establishments, with the exception of medically necessary rehabilitation services.
- Dance schools, ballet schools, music and youth art schools, music and singing lessons and similar offers
- driving schools, flying schools and similar establishments,
- sports facilities,
- tourist services such as guided tours of towns and cities, horse-drawn carriage and sightseeing tours, tourist information offices,
- chairlifts and ski lifts, and
- other offers, facilities and events for leisure and entertainment.
Will youth centers stay open?
Facilities for cultural and leisure activities must close, including youth education facilities and youth centres.
Are playgrounds allowed to be entered?
The playgrounds in Jena will be opened again. A continuously decreasing 7-day incidence allows this decision.
However, in view of the virus mutations that have already occurred in Jena, great caution and responsible use are still necessary. Therefore, further regulations have been issued for playground use:
- Wearing a mouth-nose covering for persons over 14 years of age.
- Keeping a distance of at least 1.5 m between waiting persons
- Prohibition of alcohol consumption
- Sports that go beyond individual sports are to be avoided.
Should the infection situation change, i.e. should the incidence figures increase again or should there be new findings on an increased risk of infection with regard to the virus mutations that have occurred, the city reserves the right to issue further orders for the use of the playgrounds (e.g. limitation of the number of persons, use of restricted playground equipment, more extensive hygiene precautions).
The protection of the population and further containment of the infection must remain the top priority.
Are assemblies possible?
Freedom of assembly is a high good of freedom of expression, so assemblies may continue to take place.
The following rules must be observed:
- a minimum distance of 1.5 m between participants or third parties must be maintained at all times
- each participant must wear a mouth-nose covering (exception: announcements by the leader of the assembly and speeches)
- Open-air assemblies must be held in a fixed location and are limited to 500 participants.
- Indoor assemblies are limited to 50 participants.
The person in charge must submit an infection control plan together with the registration to the competent authority and is responsible for compliance during the assembly.
The infection protection rules have been further tightened. From a 7-day incidence of 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, 100 people are allowed to gather outdoors and 25 people are allowed to gather indoors. If the 7-day incidence rises above 300, a maximum of 10 people are still allowed to gather, whether outdoors or indoors.
In these cases, too, an infection control concept must be submitted and implemented during the assembly under the responsibility of the person(s) registering.
Meetings - religious and secular
Are churches still open?
Churches remain open and religious events are still allowed. However, further hygiene protection measures must be taken. For example, a minimum distance of 1.5 m between participants must be observed (except for persons of the same household) and a medical mouth-nose covering must be worn (also at the seat or stand).
Register meetings with more than 10 people
All gatherings and events with more than 10 people must be registered with the Health Department at least two business days prior to their start date, unless a general permit has been previously issued.
⚓ Companies and employees
Are you an employee or worker and need support and advice in times of Corona? Would you like to find out about current industry regulations? You can get help here.
Business development Jena
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.
Further consulting options
Employees can find advice and information on the following websites:
- Corona: labour law, home office, short-time working allowance - what employees need to know - DGB
- Corona crisis - Current information on receiving our benefits - Employment Agency
- Leaflets for employees and employers - Protection against infections
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.
Rules for employees in the event of quarantine
If you have to go into quarantine, your employer will usually continue to pay your wages for a maximum of six weeks.
The basis for this is the Infection Protection Act (Infektionsschutzgesetz, IfSG) § 56, paragraph 5. It obliges the employer to pay out the money on behalf of the authorities, but he can have it refunded by the authorities afterwards.
Rules on quarantine and continued payment of wages
- If an employee has to go into domestic quarantine as a category I contact person, the employer can have the full salary reimbursed by the state of Thuringia. However, the employer must initially continue to pay the employee's salary for a maximum period of six weeks.
- If a child under the age of 12 is placed in domestic quarantine as a Category I contact and an employee must provide care as a legal guardian, the employer may have 67 percent of the salary reimbursed by the state of Thuringia. This also applies if the child is subject to a ban on entering the facility or if the facility is closed due to infection.
For a maximum period of six weeks, the employer must pay the 67 percent share to the employee. The employer may voluntarily supplement the difference to the full salary. After a period of six weeks, the parent providing care must submit an application to the state of Thuringia.
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Information and application forms for employers and self-employed persons
You can find further information on the website of the Thuringian State Administration Office.
Certificates vis-à-vis the employer
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.
Company canteens / cafeterias
Non-public company canteens are to be closed as a rule. However, the delivery and collection of take-away food and beverages shall remain possible. An exception to the closure is possible if the operation of the canteen is absolutely necessary to maintain work processes or due to the nature of the workplaces.
Non-public canteens operated by the Studierendenwerk Thüringen are also exempt from closure.
Retail and services
Will retailers be allowed to reopen?
No, retail stores, including factory stores and manufacturer direct sales outlets, shall be closed and kept closed to the public. Excludes telephone and online outlets intended for shipping or delivery only.
Collection of ordered goods
Collection of ordered goods by customers is now permitted, provided the handover is contactless and cashless off-premises.
Which shops will remain open?
Retail will remain closed.
The exceptions are:
- Grocery stores including bakeries and butchers, beverage, weekly and supermarkets, and farm stores,
- health food stores,
- medical supply stores,
- opticians and hearing aid acousticians,
- banks and savings banks,
- branches of Deutsche Post AG and parcel offices of logistics companies,
- laundries and dry cleaners,
- petrol stations, motor vehicle dealerships including motor vehicle parts and bicycle shops,
- tobacco, e-cigarette and newspaper outlets,
- pet supplies,
- baby stores,
- from 01.03.2021 nurseries, garden centres, garden centres and florist shops,
- from 01.03.2021 hairdressers,
- fuel trade
- the distance selling trade and the wholesale trade.
The sale of non-food products in the food retail trade, which are not to be allocated to daily needs, can also be restricted and may not be expanded under any circumstances.
Serving and consumption of alcohol
The serving of alcohol in public spaces is prohibited. This applies to restaurants as well as to mixed establishments of the licensed trade with retail trade or other establishments.
There is a general ban on the sale of alcoholic beverages between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., in particular also in petrol stations and mixed establishments of the licensed trade with retail trade.
The consumption of alcohol is no longer prohibited in the entire public space, but only in designated places as well as in front of retail stores and in parking lots.
Will hardware stores stay open?
DIY stores are still closed. Only special pet food markets, such as Fressnapf in Isserstedt, remain open. Wholesale trade also remains permitted. However, hardware stores may sell pre-ordered goods for pickup.
Payment and handover must take place contactless and cashless outside the business premises. Delivery and dispatch of pre-ordered goods will continue to be possible.
Will hairdressers be allowed to reopen?
From 01.03.2021, hairdressing establishments may open under the following conditions:
- Preparation and maintenance of an adapted infection protection concept in accordance with §5 2nd ThürSARS-CoV-2-IfS-GrundVO.
Can driving schools reopen?
Yes, driving schools can be opened for theoretical instruction and practical training for the driving licence under the following conditions:
- Preparation and maintenance of an adapted infection protection concept in accordance with §5 2nd ThürSARS-CoV-2-IfS-GrundVO,
- Compliance with the contact restriction in accordance with §3 Para. 1 during practical training, with the exception of the practical examination.
Are you a doctor in a medical practice? Here you will find information on how to protect yourself and your patients.
Medical mouth-nose protection
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.
FFP-2 mask without exhalation valve for treatments close to the face
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.
What do I have to consider if I want to visit relatives in the nursing home?
A negative (rapid) test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is mandatory for a visit to a care facility in Jena. For repeat visits, a POC antigen rapid test may be waived if a test last performed at the facility with a negative result was no longer than 48 hours ago. Some facilities offer this service on-site, while some currently must refer to external testing - such as at the DRC. The dates for tests at the DRK are allocated by the facilities on request. Please contact the respective home management directly for details.
In addition, stricter protective measures apply to visits to the nursing home. You must wear an FFP-2 mask and a maximum of 1 person may visit for 1 hour.
What do employees need to be aware of?
All employees of the facilities are obliged to be tested regularly.
Employees in care facilities are obliged to be tested on at least three non-consecutive days per week in which the employee is on duty, employees in special forms of housing as well as in other offers of integration assistance on two non-consecutive days per week in which the employee is on duty.
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.
Corona and fever hotline
If you have COVID-19-typical symptoms, please call the fever hotline at the telephone number 0049 3641 49-3333.
The Health Department receives test results from the laboratories and informs those tested of the results. Please refrain from making interim enquiries with the Health Department. Our colleagues are working flat out, but cannot take every call. Thank you for your understanding.
Due to the large number of inquiries, there may be longer waiting times on the hotlines. Please also use the e-mail address email@example.com.
Your contact to the city administration
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
Take advantage of the possibility to submit a large number 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.
⚓ Notices and information posters
Do you need supporting information flyers and posters to educate your customers? Here you will find relevant templates.