Currently valid decrees / ordinances
- Jena general decree - valid from 13.01.2021
- Thuringian decree for the further intensification of extraordinary special measures for thecontainment of a sudden spreading of the of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and supplementing the general infection protection regulations - from 09.01.2021 - valid from 10.01.2021
- Thuringian Containment Decree of 01.12.2020
Jena statistics as of 14.01.2021 (24 h)
- Number of active cases: 491
- thereof in the last 24 hours: 45
- inpatient cases: 22
- thereof severe courses: 4
- Infections in the last seven days: 218
- Seven-day incidence for Jena: 201.3
- Total infected since 14.03.2020: 2,251
- Total number of deaths: 30
- Total recovered: 1,730
- thereof in the last 24 hours: 30
- Quarantine cases (as of 15.01.2021): 1,081
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 For this reason we ask for your understanding that we do not publish test figures.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 cases
There were 33 SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Health Department on Thursday, 01/14/2021 (by midnight). Laboratory follow-up notifications added an additional 12 infections.30 persons are considered recovered.
This brings the 7-day incidence back up slightly above 200.
Fifteen cases have occurred in one social service facility. The residents were put under quarantine.
Jena statistics as of 14.01.2021 (24 h)
There were 43 SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Department of Health on Wednesday, 01/13/2021 (as of midnight). 16 individuals are considered recovered. The infections continue to be distributed throughout the population.
Jena statistics as of 13.01.2021 (24 h)
There were 34 SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Department of Health on Tuesday, 12/01/2021 (as of midnight). Unfortunately, there has been one additional death related to Covid-19. 26 people are considered recovered.
Further quarantine orders need to be imposed at the Kinderbude daycare center.
Development of the last 14 days
In this graph (PDF) we have compiled an interesting development of the last 14 days. This illustrates two aspects: In the youngest and oldest age groups, the closures and increased support measures are having an increasing effect. But here, too, caution must continue to prevail and acceptance and support are still needed.
Alarming are the developments in the age groups in between - especially among young adults. Therefore, we continue to urge compliance with the regulations, especially in conjunction with the AHA rules: Distance and contact minimization - Hygiene - Everyday mask.
Jena statistics from 12.01.2021 (24 o'clock)
There were 23 SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Department of Health on Monday, 11/01/2021 (as of midnight). 33 people are considered recovered.
Testing for Covid19 virus in individual nursing homes has fortunately not revealed any subsequent cases.
Quarantine had to be ordered for one class at the North School. One group at the Kinderbude daycare center was also affected. Thus quarantine measures were taken for four educational institutions.
Jena statistics from 11.01.2021 (24 o'clock)
9 SARS-CoV-2 infections were reported to the health department on Sunday, 10.01.2021 (until 24 hrs). Sadly, one additional person has died as a result of the Covid infection. 65 people are considered recovered as of the weekend.
There continue to be infections in nursing homes and social service agencies. Fortunately, these are isolated cases. As a precaution, residents and staff are being swabbed in the affected facilities to rule out further secondary cases.
In the Corona situation reported yesterday, we reported an incorrect 7-day incidence value. After reviewing the data in the City's Open Data Portal, the 7-day incidence yesterday was 215.9 with 234 new infections in the past few days. Broken down by day, these were 11,25,59,36,39,39,25.
The 7-day incidence for today is 214.
Jena statistics from 10.01.2021 (24 o'clock)
On Saturday, 09.01.2021 (until 24 o'clock) 25 SARS-CoV-2 infections were reported to the health service. 7 persons are considered recovered.
Jena statistics from 09.01.2021 (24 o'clock)
|08.01.2021||There were 39 SARS-CoV-2 infections reported to the Department of Health on Friday, 08/01/2021 (by midnight).
This brings the 7-day incidence back slightly above the 200 mark.
Jena statistics from 07.01.2021 (24 o'clock)
What is new?
With the new Thuringian regulation from 10.01.2021 and the updated general decree of the city of Jena, valid from 13.01.2021, there have been further changes. You can find further currently also valid regulations via the quick link sorted by topic.
- Mouth-nose-covering: The most essential change are the supplemented streets and places for the mouth-nose-covering in the city centre. In addition to the previous ones, this now applies to: Pond Ditch, Wood Market, Southern Loebder Ditch.
- Contact restriction: Private meetings are allowed with members of one's own household and additionally one person from outside the household.
- Mobility restriction: All persons are required to carry out errands for daily needs (shopping, etc.) as well as outdoor activities (recreation, sports) close to home, i.e. within a distance of up to 15 km.
- Retail: Retail stores including home improvement stores are allowed to sell pre-ordered goods for pick-up.
- Assemblies: Infection control rules have been further tightened. At a 7-day incidence of 200 new infections per 100,000 population, 200 people are allowed to gather outdoors and 50 people are allowed to gather indoors. If the 7-day incidence rises above 300, a maximum of 50 people are still allowed to gather outdoors and 25 people are allowed to gather indoors.
- Vaccinations | Health and Quarantine
- Mouth to nose coverage
- Contact Restrictions | No Trespassing / Curfew | 15-km Limit (Mobility Limit)
- School and daycare | Universities
- Events, sports, leisure and entertainment
- Meetings | Churches
- Businesses and Employees | Retail and Services
- Medical facilities | Nursing homes
- Contacts | Notices and information posters | Information in other languages
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.
Where can I go with questions?
To health questions the vaccination concern, the family doctor is the first address. Doctors who staff the vaccination centres also provide advice.
Please address questions concerning the content and organization of vaccination to the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of 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 possibility to ask your questions about vaccination under the telephone number 0049 800 84 111 (BARMER health insurance).
The road to vaccination
According to the information on the website of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians, the focus of vaccinations will initially be on old people's homes and nursing homes. Provided that vaccine is made available in sufficient quantities, the first appointments in the vaccination centres should be possible in January. The following procedure has been planned to date for this purpose:
30.12.2020 - Activation of the appointment booking tool.
Allocation of appointments for persons of the "highest priority" level or for persons who want to make an appointment for them
04.01.2021 - Activation of the telephone number 0049 3643 4950490
- Appointments for people with the "highest priority" level or for people who want to make an appointment for them
- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 08:00 hrs - 17:00 hrs
- Wednesday and Friday: 08:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
13.01.2021 - Start of the opening of vaccination centres in Thuringia for persons of the "highest priority" level
depending on vaccine availability
Until the on-site vaccination sites are operational, vaccinations will be organized exclusively through the mobile vaccination teams of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians.
The following presentation (PDF) gives an overview of the necessary steps for vaccinations in Thuringia.
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.
How can vaccinations in nursing homes be better prepared?
On the website vaccinate-thueringen.de information on the preparation of vaccinations in nursing homes is compiled.
Where are the vaccination centers located in Jena?
The locations of the vaccination centres in Jena can be found at the Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family.
⚓ 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-19 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 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, countas contact persons. They are then considered to be in contact until at least 10 days after the case tests positive. During this so-called infectious interval, contact persons can often still develop symptoms themselves and become positive.
Important information from the Health Service
Due to the large number of new SARS-CoV-2 cases in recent days, the Health Service is working intensively on contact tracing. There may currently be a delay until contact persons receive official information and, if necessary, a quarantine order from the colleagues of the Health Department. In this context, the health department asks for your support:
Persons tested positive
If persons have been tested positive for Covid-19, these persons should also inform their contacts directly. In this form (PDF), all persons with whom one had contact from 48 hours before the onset of symptoms are to be entered. This applies in particular to conversation situations longer than 15 minutes and closer than 1.5 metres. Corresponding persons should then go into quarantine for 14 days.This is the only way to avoid infecting other people in the meantime.
If you have had contact with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, report this immediately to the public health department at email@example.com or 0049 3641 49-2222. Place yourself in domestic isolation until a decision has been made by the public health department.
Please be sure to include your personal details and contact information, especially a telephone number, in the email. Please include contact details of people who have tested positive in the subject line.
If you have had contact with a person who has tested positive for Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and have symptoms such as:
- 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 sore throat or pain in the extremities.
Who needs to be quarantined?
1. returning travellers until a negative test result is available.
For more information, see Returning Travelers.
2. contact persons
For more information, see Contact Persons.
If you have had contact with a person who has tested positive, a quarantine period of 14 days will be imposed in accordance with the guidelines of the Robert Koch Institute. This includes that a negative test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus does not shorten the quarantine period. The quarantine period is also set at 14 days to wait out the incubation period. Outbreaks of infection can still occur at the end of a quarantine period.
3. family members or persons living in the household are not automatically quarantined
Family members or persons living in the household who have had contact with persons in contact do not automatically fall under quarantine. Please try to limit the contact to these persons yourself or to separate yourself from them. Voluntary quarantine is also recommended for these people.
4. contact persons of contact persons
If you are a contact person of a previously identified contact person for those who tested positive, you do not need to be quarantined.
Exceptions apply to some groups of people under certain circumstances. These are listed in the currently valid Thuringian Quarantine Ordinance to be taken from.
What does domestic quarantine mean?
Domestic quarantine means that you are not allowed to leave your apartment / living unit, even for shopping or the like. However, you are allowed to stay on areas of the residential property used exclusively by yourself.
As far as possible, keep your distance from fellow residents / family members. If a spatial separation is not possible, try to visit jointly used rooms at different times. Ventilate regularly to replace breathing air that may contain pathogens with fresh air.
No visitors allowed
It is not permitted to receive visitors from anyone outside your household during quarantine.
Further behavioural instructions for quarantine and hygiene rules
Further behavioural instructions for quarantine as well as hygiene rules can be found at infektionsschutz.de - Coronavirus.
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
It is compulsory to wear a face mask when entering all buildings accessible to the public (e.g. supermarkets, food outlets, offices of tradesmen and service providers, public transport, banks, etc.) and whenever it is not possible to keep a distance of at least 1.5 metres from other people.
Exempt from this obligation are:
- Children up to the age of 6.
- Persons for whom carrying is not possible or unreasonable due to a handicap or for health or other reasons - this must be made credible in a suitable manner.
This obligation results from the regulations of the state of Thuringia and the general decree of Jena.
Mouth and nose coverings intercept droplets that are expelled when speaking, coughing or sneezing. The risk of infecting another person by coughing or sneezing is reduced. Wearing a mouth-nose covering is therefore above all protection for others.
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 is being 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 of further steps such as quarantine and will start a contact tracing.
Infectious disease patients - testing and treatment
The following practices specialize 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|
Among others, the following medical practices also test foreign patients for SARS-CoV-2 after prior appointment by telephone. The practices inform 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.
Where must mouth-to-nose coverings be worn outdoors?
Jena's city centre
For the city center, the city of Jena has made the following specifications, so that the mask obligation applies to the following paths, streets and squares:
Maskenpflicht im Innenstadtbereich, © Stadt Jena
"Altstadtgrabenring" - bounded by Fürstengraben to the north, Löbdergraben to the east and south, Holzmarkt and Teichgraben to the south, and Leutragraben and Johannisplatz to 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 on the footpaths of the following streets applies:
- Südlicher Löbdergraben
Also on Weekly markets and at bus stops
The obligation to cover the mouth and nose continues to apply 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 is present there who is not a member of the household.
This specification also became legally necessary, as a lawsuit was successfully filed against our previous general decree with regard to the information on covering the mouth and nose.
When do I have to wear a mask outdoors?
- The general masking obligation in the inner city area of the old town moat ring applies between 10:00 o'clock and 18:00 o'clock.
- At markets there is always an obligation to wear the mouth-nose-covering.
- In the public transport stops, the mask must be worn the Mouth-nose covering must always be worn if there is another person there who is not a member of your own household.who does not belong to the own household.
When must a mouth-nose covering be worn indoors?
- in publicly accessible areas of accommodation and catering establishments (corridors, foyer, lifts, guest room) for customers and staff
- in premises for the delivery and collection of take-away food and beverages,
- in shops for staff in all areas open to the public as well as during customer contact
- when walking on covered traffic areas of shopping centres.
- Masks are compulsory in medical and therapeutic facilities, especially doctors' and therapists' surgeries, medical care centres and hospitals.
For doctors and staff applies:
- Obligation to wear medical mouth-nose protection, additionally for treatments close to the face FFP-2 maskwithout exhalation valve (e.g. dental and ophthalmological measures).
How many people am I allowed to see in private?
Privately, outdoors and indoors, persons of a household may meet together with one additional person.
Are there exceptions for children?
No. The new rules remove the exemptions for children under 14. Only one person, whether child or adult, may be added to a household.
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 15 in all
Bans on entering / Curfew
Can I leave my house?
With good reason, this is still allowed. This means going to work, visits to authorities and medical appointments, but also for walks in the fresh air or individual sports. Furthermore, shopping can be done or services can be used. Visits from friends, acquaintances or family are possible if a maximum of one person is added to a household.
Valid reasons are in particular (as far as this is necessary, this includes the use of public transport)
- the exercise of professional or official activities, visits to the authorities,
- the use of medical, nursing, therapeutic or veterinary care services,
- attendance at open childcare and educational facilities,
- errands, shopping, and visits to licensed service establishments,
- permissible visitation to another household,
- visits to domestic partners living outside the household,
- permissible visits to hospitals, nursing homes and institutions for the elderly,
- the exercise of custody and access rights..,
- accompanying persons in need of support and minors to the extent permitted,
- the accompaniment of dying persons as well as participation in funerals and civil marriage ceremonies,
- the care of animals,
- participation in meetings and religious events and gatherings within the permitted scope,
- participation in the permitted training of sports high schools as well as the sports activities of professional sports clubs and squad athletes,
- individual sports alone, in pairs or with members of one's own household,
- exercise in the open air, provided that the number of persons does not exceed the permitted limit.
In the period from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. the more stringent regulations of the countryapply.
How many people am I allowed to meet with in public?
Privately, persons of a household are allowed to meet outdoors together with one additional person.
Are playgrounds allowed to be entered?
Unfortunately, no. Since Wednesday (16.12.2020) the public playgrounds of the city are closed!
This measure is mainly aimed at avoiding group gatherings in public spaces. We are aware that this decision is saddening, especially for children. However, it is currently important to avoid any gatherings and contacts as much as possible. Even in the colder months of the year, there are still too many people congregating in playgrounds.
It is also only logical to prevent children (and their parents) from gathering on the playground after the school and kindergarten closures.
How is this controlled?
The regulatory authority will control gatherings of groups in public and, if necessary, check personal details. Violations of the regulations of the general order can also be subject to a fine.
What are the rules of the country's curfew?
For the period from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., the stricter regulations of the Thuringian legal ordinance apply. Leaving the house is then only permitted for the following valid reasons:
- the averting of danger to life or limb, medical emergencies, especially in the case of acute physical or mental-psychological illness, injury or childbirth,
- the necessary care and support of sick or needy people as well as the necessary care of minors,
- the accompaniment of dying people and of people in acute life-threatening conditions,
- the exercise of rights of access or custody,
- visiting spouses and partners as well as partners in a non-marital partnership
- official, official or other sovereign activities, in particular of the fire brigades, rescue services or disaster control, as well as the provision of services under public law
- the exercise of professional activities and communal political functions, including the route to emergency care required for this in accordance with § 10a Para. 2,
- the averting of danger to property and possessions,
- the necessary care of animals as well as veterinary emergencies,
- the hunting for the prevention and control of African swine fever,
- the passage through Thuringia in interregional public transport or in motor vehicles,
- participation in special religious gatherings on the occasion of high holidays,
- protection from violence and
- other important and indispensable reasons.
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?
When are the winter holidays?
The winter holidays will be moved forward by two weeks. They will now last from 25 to 30.01.2021. Home learning and school lessons will not take place during this time.
The half-year reports will be issued on 19.02.2021. Deviating regulations for the gymnasiale upper stage remain valid.
Families whose previous holiday plans are unchangeable can make arrangements with the school for exemption from lessons for the original holiday period from 08 to 13 February.
Will there be emergency care from 10.01. until the start of the holidays (school) and until the end of January (KiTa)?
Emergency care in kindergartens and schools is offered for children up to and including grade 6.
Who is eligible for emergency care?
The decision to provide care for children rests with the facility directors.Care can be provided for children up to and including grade 6.
To do so, both requirements must be met:
- The job performed by a parent is mandatory in pandemic defense or management or in areas of significant public interest (in particular health care and nursing, education and training, ensuring public safety and order or public administration, ensuring public infrastructure and security of supply, information technology and telecommunications, media, transport and traffic, banking and finance, food and goods of daily use) .
- The completion of the service or activity is not possible in a home office.
A certificate from the employer is sufficient as proof.
In addition, it must be credibly demonstrated to the facility that other legal guardians are unable to provide care.
Emergency care is also available if it is necessary to avoid a risk to the welfare of the child or if the legal guardians can credibly demonstrate that they would be threatened with dismissal or unreasonable loss of earnings if their employment was restricted due to the need for care.
How can I apply for emergency care?
Use the following form (PDF) to apply. The completed form must be sent to the facility management.
Are there lessons at home?
This can also be organised directly by the schools schools and tasks or activities can be provided as required.
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 and full closures of educational institutions
|Institution||Class / Group||expected until|
|Kita Kunterbunt||2 groups||19.01.|
|Forest kindergarten Wogau||1 group||19.01.|
|Day nursery Kinderbude||1 group||21.01.|
|North school||1 class|
|Treasure Island||several persons||18.01. / 20.01.|
There are currently infectious events at the educational facilities and individual classes are in quarantine - the facilities remain 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 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.
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 supplementing the general infection protection regulations - from 14.12.2020 - valid from 16.12.2020
- Thuringian Ordinance on the Infection Protection Rules for Containing the Spread of the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Child Day Care Facilities, Schools and for Sports Operations
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
Currently, the following applies to Thuringia: If you are entering Thuringia from a risk area, you must
- you have to register via the digital entry notification 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 10-day quarantine. This results from § 1 of the Fifth Thuringian Quarantine Ordinance.
For Thuringia, the following applies: persons entering Thuringia from areas within Germany with an infection count of more than 50 do not have to be tested and do not have to remain in quarantine.
Please note that a return from countries for which a travel warning has been issued will not be carried out by the Federal Foreign Office.
Return or entry from so-called inner-German risk areas
When returning from or entering so-called inner-German risk areas, neither the quarantine nor the notification obligation must be observed. A daily updated overview of which areas in Germany have exceeded the critical incidence values of 35 or 50 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the past 7 days can be found here.
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 generally be placed in domestic quarantine for ten days immediately after entering the country. It is possible to shorten the period of quarantine by a negative test result.
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 entry into 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 ten days.
Your quarantine ends at the earliest on the fifth day of entry. You need a negative test result for this. The test must be carried out at the earliest five days after entry.
Quarantine exemption for test
You are temporarily exempt from quarantine regulations for the test. Please go directly to your family doctor or to the chosen test centre at the agreed time and then return to your own home.
How do I report an entry from a risk area?
In principle, you are obliged to contact the responsible health authority immediately after entering the country at the latest and to inform them of your stay in a risk area.
You can meet this obligation by registering your entry online via the Digital Entry Registration. In addition, please use the form for reporting a return from a risk area, as the technical link to the federal portal is not yet available. Carry the saved and/or printed confirmation with you to be able to present it to the carrier or the border authority.
Derogations from the quarantine regime for persons entering the country
The regulations on quarantine for entrants do not apply to:
- Persons who only enter Thuringia for transit purposes
- Persons who have been in a risk area for less than 24 hours in the context of border traffic with neighbouring countries hours in a risk area or who only enter the federal territory for up to 24 hours. hours into the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany
- persons whose stay in a risk area lasted less than 72 hours and who enter the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany on the basis of a visit to first-degree relatives or to a spouse, registered partner or cohabiting partner who does not belong to the same household, or on the basis of shared custody or rights of access,
- in compliance with appropriate protection and hygiene measures
- persons whose activities are urgently necessary and indispensable for the maintenance of health services
- persons who, for occupational transport persons across borders for professional reasons, or transport goods or merchandise by road, rail or goods by road, rail, sea or air, or
- high-ranking members of the diplomatic and consular services, of parliaments and of governments.governments
- persons who have a residence in Thuringia, are absolutely necessary for the purpose of their professional of their professional practice, studies or training to their place of professional practice, study or training in a risk area, study or training in a risk area and regularly, at least once a week, attend return regularly, at least once a week, to this place of residence (cross-border commuters)
- Persons who are accredited by the respective organizing committee for the preparation, implementation and follow-up of international sporting events or who are invited by a federal sports federation to participate in training and instruction measures. training and course measures.
⚓ 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 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 1,000 participants.
- Indoor assemblies are limited to 100 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 control rules have been further tightened. From a 7-day incidence of 200 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants, 200 people are allowed to gather outdoors and 50 people indoors. If the 7-day incidence rises above 300, a maximum of 50 people are still allowed to gather outdoors and 25 people are allowed to gather indoors.
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). In closed rooms, a minimum area of 5 square metres must also be provided for each person present. Mouth and nose protection must be worn at all times during the event.
⚓ 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.
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 are considered as exemption from work. You will only receive a sick note additionally - as usual - from your attending physician if you show signs of illness.
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?
The retail store will be closed from Dec. 16, 2020 to Jan. 31, 2021.
The exceptions are:
- Grocery stores including bakeries and butchers, beverage stores, weekly and supermarkets, and farm stores,
- health food shops,
- 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,
- fuel retailing
- distance selling and wholesale trade.
The sale of non-food products in food retailing that are not classified as daily necessities may also be restricted and may not be expanded under any circumstances.
Is there a ban on the sale of alcohol for the city of Jena?
The city of Jena has a general ban on the sale of open alcoholic beverages.. This applies to restaurants as well as mixed pubs with retail trade or other establishments.
In addition, the city of Jena has a general ban on the sale of open alcoholic beverages in the time from 22:00 clock to 05:00 clock a general sale of alcohol (open drinks and bottles). This applies to restaurants as well as mixed businesses of the pub trade with retail trade or other establishments.
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 driving schools stay open?
Driving schools need to be closed.
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 test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is mandatory for visiting a nursing facility in Jena. Some facilities offer this service on site, some currently have to refer to external testing. Please ask the respective nursing home management directly for details.
In addition, more stringent protective measures apply to nursing home visits. You must wear an FFP-2 mask and a maximum of 1 person is allowed to visit for 1 hour.
What do employees need to be aware of?
All facility employees are required to be tested on a regular basis.
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.