Coronavirus

Current situation

Jena statistics from 10.05.2021 (according to RKI 24 o'clock) Incidence overview ("Federal emergency brake") Jena, Thuringia, Germany
  • Number of active cases: 459
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 1
  • inpatient cases: 17
  • thereof severe courses: 8
  • infections in the last seven days: 107 (previous day: 118)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 96.1 (yesterday: 106; day before: 115)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,177
  • Total deceased: 69
  • Recovered in total: 3.649
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 16
  • Persons in quarantine: 1,408 (as of 05.05.2021)

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 For this reason we ask for your understanding that we do not publish test figures.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.

Information about the last Corona Falls

Date Detailed information
10.05.2021

The department of health has reported a SARS-CoV-2 infection to the Robert Koch Institute on Monday, 10.05.2021 (until 24 o'clock). 16 persons have recovered.

Background to the infection

An additional group has been quarantined at a daycare center after another positive case.

7-day incidence falls below 100 - Possible easing no earlier than 5/19/2021

Today marks the first time the 7-day incidence for Jena has fallen below 100. If this downward trend were to remain, then further relaxations would be possible from Wednesday 19/05/2021 at the earliest.

Counting
Date day, event counts: yes/no
11.05.2021 Working day 1 yes
12.05.2021 working day 2 yes
13.05.2021 Public holiday no
14.05.2021 Working day 3 yes
15.05.2021 working day 4 yes
16.05.2021 Sunday no
17.05.2021 working day 5 yes
18.05.2021 Bridge day - on this day the incidence can also be higher than 100, the relaxations would still take effect yes
19.05.2021 Relaxations come into force -

If the incidence value rises above 100 again in the next 5 working days, then the current counting would be interrupted and the bills would start all over again.

Jena statistics as of 10.05.2021 (24 o'clock)
  • Number of active cases: 459
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 1
  • stationary cases: 17
  • thereof severe courses: 8
  • infections in the last seven days: 107 (previous day: 118)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 96.1 (yesterday: 106; day before: 115)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,177
  • Total deceased: 69
  • Recovered in total: 3.649
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 16
  • Persons in quarantine: 1,408 (as of 05.05.2021)
09.05.2021

The health service has reported 4 SARS-CoV-2 infections to the Robert-Koch-Institute on Sunday, 09.05.2021 (until 24 o'clock).14 persons have recovered.

Background of the infections

The infections are distributed between the professional and family environment. In a day-care centre, one group is in quarantine after a child tested positive. In a senior citizens' facility, a positive case has been reported. Further smear tests are now being organised.

Counting of incidence figures for relaxations / tightenings

A tightening of measures occurs when an incidence value threshold has been exceeded for three days in succession. On the day after the next (day 5), the tightened measures take effect. This includes workdays as well as Sundays and public holidays.

Measures are relaxed if an incidence value threshold is not reached for five consecutive working days from the day after the more stringent measures take effect. The relaxed measures take effect on the day after the next (day 7). Saturdays count as working days, Sundays and holidays do not count and interrupt the continuous counting.

Click&Meet in Jena would therefore be possible again on Friday, 14.05.2021 at the earliest if the incidence remains below 150.

Information for vaccinated and recovered persons - certificates will be sent out by the health department

Over the weekend, a new federal regulation went into effect, according to which further relaxations take effect for vaccinated and recovering persons.

A person is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after the second single dose (Biontech, Moderna, AstraZeneca) or 14 days after the last single dose (Johnson&Johnson). In a recovered person, one administered dose of vaccine is also sufficient.

  • One must be in possession of a vaccination card issued to the person (and should also carry an identification document).
  • In Thuringia, the possibility of a digital vaccination certificate is to be introduced soon.

Persons are considered to have recovered if their Corona disease occurred at least 28 days and a maximum of 6 months ago. The recovered person must carry a proof with him. This can be a positive PCR test (also at least 28, max. 6 months old) or a medical or official certificate based on an infection confirmed by PCR. Proof of an antibody test for convalescents is not sufficient.

At the beginning of the week, the Health Department will send a certificate to all recovered persons reported in the Jena statistics from the last 12 months, which can be used as proof.

Jena statistics from 09.05.2021 (24 o'clock)
  • Number of active cases: 474
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 4
  • inpatient cases: 17
  • thereof severe courses: 8
  • infections in the last seven days: 118 (previous day: 128)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 106 (yesterday: 115; day before: 129.3)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,176
  • Total deceased: 69
  • Total recovered: 3,633
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 14
  • Persons in quarantine: 1,408 (as of 05.05.2021)
08.05.2021

The specialist health service has reported 22 SARS-CoV-2 infections to the Robert Koch Institute on Saturday, 08.05.2021 (up to 24 hrs). 7 persons have recovered.

Jena statistics from Saturday, 08.05.2021 (24 o'clock)
  • Number of active cases: 484
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 22
  • inpatient cases: 17
  • thereof severe courses: 8
  • infections in the last seven days: 128 (previous day: 144)
  • Seven-day incidence for Jena: 115.0 (yesterday: 129.3; day before: 134.7)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,172
  • Deceased in total: 69
  • Recovered in total: 3.619
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 7
  • Persons in quarantine: 1,408 (as of 05.05.2021)
07.05.2021

The specialist health service has reported 14 SARS-CoV-2 infections to the Robert Koch Institute on Friday, 07.05.2021 (up to 24 hrs). 17 persons have recovered.

Jena statistics from 07.05.2021 (24 o'clock)
  • Number of active cases: 468
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 14
  • inpatient cases: 17
  • thereof severe courses: 8
  • Infections in the last seven days: 144 (previous day: 150)
  • Seven-day incidence for Jena: 129.3 (yesterday: 134.7; day before: 142.8)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,149
  • Deceased in total: 69
  • Recovered in total: 3.612
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 17
  • Persons in quarantine: 1,408 (as of 05.05.2021)
06.05.2021

The specialist health service has reported 12 SARS-CoV-2 infections to the Robert Koch Institute on Thursday, 06.05.2021 (until 24 o'clock).

Unfortunately, another death related to Covid-19 infection must also be reported today.18 people have recovered.

Regarding the infection incident:
One infection occurred in a social institution, another in a school.

Jena statistics as of 06.05.2021:

  • Number of active cases: 471
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 12
  • inpatient cases: 17
  • thereof severe courses: 8
  • infections in the last seven days: 150 (previous day: 159)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 134.7 (yesterday: 142.8; day before: 156.3)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,135
  • Deceased in total: 69
  • Recovered in total: 3.595
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 18
  • Persons in quarantine: 1,408 (as of 05.05.2021)
05.05.2021

The specialist health service has reported 17 SARS-CoV-2 infections to the Robert Koch Institute on Wednesday, 05.05.2021 (up to 24 hrs).

Unfortunately, another death related to Covid-19 infection has to be reported. 88 people have recovered.

Infection incidence

4 infections in schools and day-care centres have resulted in quarantine measures. The other cases are distributed between the professional and family environment.

Incidence values and resulting measures

As of today, click-and-meet purchases are no longer permitted in Jena.

Notes on the published figures

Due to subsequent allocations of cases to the date of infection or from other local authorities, changes in the infection figures have occurred. This results in 39 cases which are retroactively classified until April. This also explains the total number of infected persons of 4,123.

Jena statistics from 05.05.2021
  • Number of active cases: 478
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 17
  • inpatient cases: 15
  • thereof severe courses: 8
  • Infections in the last seven days: 159 (previous day: 174)
  • Current seven-day incidence for Jena: 142.8 (yesterday: 156.3; day before: 167.1)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,123
  • Deceased in total: 68
  • Recovered in total: 3.577
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 88
  • Persons in quarantine: 1,408 (as of 05.05.2021)
04.05.2021

The specialist health service has reported 33 SARS-CoV-2 infections to the Robert Koch Institute on Tuesday, 04.05.2021 (up to 24 hrs). 2 persons have recovered.

Infection history

An infection in a school has resulted in extensive quarantine measures. Furthermore, most of the new cases can be attributed to the occupational environment.

Incidence values and subsequent measures

As of tomorrow, click-and-meet shopping is no longer allowed in Jena.

General decree of the city of Jena extended

As of today, a new Jena general ordinance is in effect. It does not bring any new changes. Only editorial additions were made. The general ruling is valid until 17.05.2021.

Notes on the published figures

Since the changeover of the reporting to the incidence values of the Robert Koch Institute, we receive many queries. Therefore the following information is given:

  • Only case numbers according to the Robert Koch Institute's list are reported.
  • For the values of newly transmitted cases per day, the reporting date is used - the date on which the Health Department became aware of the case and recorded it electronically. However, cases with a reporting date of the previous days can still be transmitted on the following days. The figures in the RKI dashboard are therefore dynamic. The case figures published by us always represent only a snapshot, which can still change on subsequent days due to re-dating or allocation to other regional authorities.
  • Decisive for rules according to § 28b of the Infection Protection Act ("Federal Emergency Brake") are the 7-day incidences, which are calculated on the basis of the values at midnight of the previous day and then remain "frozen" for the entire day, even if the described case number changes occur.
  • A total overview of the cases and deaths transmitted to the RKI per day as well as 7-day case numbers and incidences according to federal states and districts can be found in this table for those interested.
Jena statistics from 04.05.2021
  • Number of active cases: 528
  • thereof in the last 24 hours: 33
  • inpatient cases: 19
  • thereof severe courses: 8
  • infections in the last seven days: 174 (previous day: 186)
  • Seven-day incidence for Jena: 156.3 (yesterday: 167.1; day before: 163.5)
  • Total infected since 2020-03-14: 4,084
  • Deceased in total: 67
  • Total recovered: 3,489
  • of which in the last 24 hours: 2
  • Persons in quarantine: 1,408 (as of 05.05.2021)

Current cases

Diagramm mit den aktuelle Fällen

Development of the diseases

Diagramm mit den Entwicklungen der Erkrankung

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

Since March 2020, the Corona pandemic has been affecting life not only in Jena. In order to report about the infection events on site, we started very early to prepare the statistically available figures, for example in the Open Data Portal. With the annual report, we have now prepared even more details and backgrounds that we cannot address to this extent in the daily Corona figures.

Many thanks to the Controlling and Statistics team for the work they have invested.

You can download the report here (PDF).

What is new?

The Thuringian SARS-CoV-2-Infection Protection Measures Ordinance of 06.05.2021 has editorially integrated the measures of the so-called Federal Emergency Brake and established further regulations (-> overview of all changes). The current regulations of the so-called federal emergency brake can be found here.

  • Where a negative test is required, those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered are treated the same as those who have tested negative.
  • A person is considered to be fully vaccinated if he or she has achieved full vaccination protection 14 days after the second vaccination; proof is a vaccination certificate such as the vaccination card
  • People are considered to have recovered if they can prove that they were infected and that this infection has been over for at least 28 days, but not more than 6 months. Proof of an antibody test for convalescents is not sufficient..
  • At the beginning of the week (calendar week 19), the Health Department will send a certificate to all convalescents registered in the Jena statistics, which can be used as proof.
  • Furthermore: AHA + L rules are to be observed and all unnecessary contacts are to be reduced.
  • For private gatherings, a maximum of two additional persons and their associated children up to the age of 14 are permitted in addition to their own household; gatherings in permanent care communities are possible
  • For funerals and civil marriages, a maximum of 35 persons are permitted.
  • Exit restrictions no longer apply
  • Previously restricted retail ("click&meet) allowed to open in full (with testing and contact tracking).
  • All near-body services are allowed again.
  • Outdoor restaurants may open (with appointment and contact tracking).
  • Campgrounds, cottages, and vacation rentals may resume receiving guests (with contact tracking).
  • Music and youth art schools may open for private lessons (with contact tracking).
  • Outdoor areas of museums, memorials, castles or other places of interest, and zoological and botanical gardens may open.

Facilitation of visits:

  • From an incidence of 100, two visitors per resident are permitted daily (previously one).
  • Testing can be waived for vaccinated and recovering visitors if the person to be visited can also present a vaccination that has been completed for at least 14 days.
  • Vaccinated and recovering employees in care facilities are obliged to be tested at least once a week, all other employees in care facilities three times a week

If a self-test, which is carried out under the observation of staff, is positive, then the person tested is obliged to have a PCR test carried out immediately.

Federal emergency brake

With the new Infection Protection Act ("Federal Emergency Brake"), uniform regulations based on certain incidence values apply throughout Germany.

  • Measures are intensified if an incidence value threshold is exceeded for three consecutive days. On the day after the next (day 5), the more stringent measures take effect. This includes workdays as well as Sundays and public holidays.
  • Measures are relaxed if an incidence value threshold is not reached for five consecutive working days. The relaxed measures take effect on the day after the next (day 7). Saturdays count as working days, Sundays and public holidays do not count and interrupt the continuous count.

With a 7-day incidence above 100 applies:

  • Curfews: no leaving the house between 22:00 and 05:00. Exception: work, emergencies, walks and sports alone until 24:00.
  • Contact restrictions: 1 household and one other person may meet, children under 14 do not count
  • Schools: Rotating classes for all grades; mandatory testing for students; this also applies to emergency care
  • Retail: stores may open for appointment shopping and customers must present a negative rapid test to enter; self-test must be conducted under observation of store employees or designees (if positive, PCR test must be conducted immediately); contact tracing must be possible; max. 1 customer per 40 sq. ft. Shops for daily needs are exempt.
  • Body-related services: are prohibited; exception: medical-therapeutic, nursing and pastoral care areas; hairdressing and chiropody with FFP2 masks or masks with equivalent protection and with negative rapid tests.
  • Public transport: wearing FFP2 masks or masks with equivalent protection (e.g. N95, KN95) for passengers aged 7 and over
  • Sports: non-contact individual sports alone, in pairs or with persons of the own household are allowed; non-contact sports for children up to the age of 14 in groups of up to five children in the open air on all public and non-public sports facilities as well as in the open air are allowed, provided that the test result of the person in charge, i.e. the coach or trainer, is negative
  • Leisure and cultural facilities: may not open; zoos and botanical gardens may remain open for visitors with a negative rapid test result
  • Nursing: no changes to previous regulations
  • Restaurants: are closed; exceptions: delivery and pick-up of take-away food and beverages, non-public company canteens whose operation is absolutely necessary to maintain work processes or due to the nature of the workplaces, as well as refectories operated by the Studierendenwerk Thüringen for non-public operation
  • Joint stays, events and gatherings to attend a funeral: are permitted with 30 persons

As soon as the incidence of 150 is exceeded for 3 days in a row, applies from the day after next:

  • Trade: only the collection of ordered goods is still permitted (Click & Collect); this excludes shops for daily needs.

As soon as the incidence of 165 is exceeded for 3 consecutive days, it applies from the day after next:

  • School and day-care centres: Distance teaching or closure of the facilities; Emergency care is set up for pupils in grades 1-6 and day-care centres. In this case, the previously applicable criteria for emergency care apply once again. Exceptions to distance learning apply to special schools, special needs students or graduating classes.

Corona Vaccination

All information about vaccination can be found on: Corona vaccination.

The city of Jena does not assign vaccination appointments. Appointments can only be made via the website of the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians or by telephone on 0049 3643 4950490.

Health and quarantine

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

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.

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.

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

2. close contacts

The Health Department will order a quarantine for close contacts 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.

Attention: A quarantine is also obligatory if you do not learn about the contact through the health department, but through the person infected with SARS-CoV-2. See Suspected Infected Persons for more information.

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

See contacts for more information.

B. Required by legislation

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

1. travelers returning home

More 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,
  • Have had a positive result on a PCR test.

For more information, see Suspected Infected Persons.

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

The RKI has issued new recommendations since 01.04.21. The distinction between 1st and 2nd degree contact persons has been dropped. It is now only spoken of "close contacts". The most important information can be found in the following text.

Persons who have had contact with a person who has tested positive for coronavirus (case) 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 close contacts.

What form of contact does this count?
At least one of the following situations must be present:

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

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

On the page of the RKI you will find helpful information and examples for the mentioned situations.

As a rule, the persons concerned are considered to be close contacts 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. Therefore, a self-responsible, regular health monitoring is necessary. The RKI also recommends testing (antigen or PCR test) as soon as possible after identification, then twice a week and at the end of quarantine. However, a negative test cannot shorten the quarantine period. However, the cost of self-testing will not be reimbursed. According to the Coronavirus Testing Ordinance, contact persons are entitled to two corona tests, which must be carried out by a doctor or a trained person (e.g. in a testing centre). However, leaving quarantine is only allowed for one doctor's visit.

ATTENTION: In order to be able to leave the quarantine after the appropriate quarantine period, close contacts in Jena should undergo a test for SARS-CoV-2 on the 14th day of quarantine. In principle, you can be tested in any doctor's practice, especially in general practitioners' and paediatricians' practices and focal points. You are entitled to this test under the federal testing regulations. A self-test is not sufficient. For further guidance and additional testing options, see the <a class="download-item download-item--type--pdf" href="https://gesundheit.jena.de/sites/default/files/2021-04/FAQ_Quarant%C3%A…" title="To the PDF with the FAQ's">FAQs (PDF)</a>.</p>

<p>Discovered close contacts should also inform their own close contacts outside the household and ask them to watch for symptoms of illness and minimize contact.</p>.

<p>For information on quarantine for close contacts, see"What Does Domestic Isolation and Quarantine Mean?".

1. contact with infected person

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

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

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

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

If you have not received a decision from the Health Department (by phone and in writing) 14 days after your notification, the quarantine period will end unless you have developed symptoms in the meantime.

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

2. positive rapid antigen test result

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

Your rapid test is positive and you are experiencing symptoms?

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

The requirement for home isolation does not apply if:

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

3. recognizable symptoms

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

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

The quarantine requirement ends when:

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

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

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

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

Home isolation

Domestic isolation becomes necessary when a person is proven to be infected with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus based on a positive rapid anitgen 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 close 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 10 minutes and closer than 1.5 meters or a common longer stay (> 10 min) of several persons in one room, regardless of whether masks were worn or the distances were observed. Corresponding persons should then go into quarantine for 14 days. This is the only way to avoid infecting other people in the meantime. More information can be found under close contacts.

Quarantine

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

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

  • a quarantine with a standard duration of 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 quarantine only possible with negative test (PCR or antigen test) on day 14

More information about the tests at the end of quarantine can be found in this overview (PDF).

** Symptoms of disease 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.

The health department receives a wide variety of questions about quarantine on a regular basis. You can find the answers in this overview (PDF).

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

Tips and overview of Jena support services

Information page "Mastering the crisis - how?"

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.

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).

Die Abbildung zeigt den Vergleich zwischen einer Frau, die beim Sprechen einen Mund-Nasen-Schutz trägt und einer Frau, die beim Sprechen keinen Mund-Nasen-Schutz trägt. Ohne Mund-Nasen-Schutz treten deutlich mehr feine Tröpchen und Partikel in die Luft und treffen auf den Gesprächspartner. Wenn eine Mund-Nasen-Bedeckung getragen wird, werden diese Tröpfchen und Partikel deutlich verringert. Während des Atmens werden von infizierten Personen infektiöse große und kleine Tröpfchen und noch kleinere Aerosole freigesetzt. Quelle: Science; Grafik: chm, mia/Science

Can you remember what you did the week before last? Who you met? This diary (PDF) is intended as an aid to your memory. And in case of emergency, it can help you to trace contacts better.

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:

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

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

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

Testing

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

What are the recognised tests?

  • PCR tests
  • Rapid antigen tests
  • Self-tests

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

Who carries out tests?

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

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

In the Thuringian ordinance, regulations have been made for self-testing. These can be carried out independently in private. For more information, see the section on self-testing.

Further possibilities to carry out tests:

Infection patients - testing

The following practices specialize in testing suspected cases of SARS-CoV-2:

Practice Address Contact Other

Dr. med. Kielstein
Outpatient medical care GmbH

At the Ringwiese 1
07745 Jena

Phone: 0049 3641 2377880

Dr. med. Kielstein
Outpatient medical care GmbH

Camburger street 91
07743 Jena

Joint practice Müller/Gärtner

Fritz-Ritter-Strasse 40
07747 Jena

Phone: 0049 3641 635450

Cooperation medical practices Alt-Lobeda, Lobeda-Ost, Lobeda-West
Smear laboratory of the Synlab Jena Corona-Laboratory

Löbstedter Street 93
07749 Jena

Tel.: 0049 3641 50740

  • appointment by telephone in advance
  • PCR tests and antigen rapid tests
  • Opening hours:
    • Monday to Friday 08:00 - 16:00 o'clock
    • Saturday, Sunday 10:00 - 16:00 o'clock

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.

Practice Address Contact

Dr. A. Göckeritz

Schiller Street 1
07743 Jena

Phone: 0049 176 80556050

Dr. Kunstmann

West Station Street 2
07745 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 622158

Dr. Winkler

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

Dr. Zitzmann/Ludwig

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

Dr. Kielstein

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

Dr. Gärtner/Müller

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

Children - Testing

Necessary SARS-CoV-2 tests for children are carried out by the following general practitioners (please call in advance).

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

0049 3641 609346

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Self-testing is a mandatory requirement for entry:

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

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

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

By way of derogation, access may also be granted if

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

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

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

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

Classic PCR test

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

Antibody tests

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

Mouth-Nose Covering

Children under 6 years of age

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

Persons over 15 years of age are also obliged to wear a mask to cover their mouth and nose. In addition, they are obliged to use a qualified face mask in certain places.

Special regulation due to new infection protection law

For persons from 7 years of age the wearing of a respiratory protection mask (FFP2 or comparable) when using public transport as well as when using permitted services.

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.

If the 7-day incidence exceeds 100, a respiratory protection mask (FFP2 or comparable) must be worn by all passengers aged 7 and over on public transport (local and long-distance) in accordance with the new Infection Protection Act. The same applies to the paid or commercial transportation of persons by motor vehicle, including taxis and school transportation. Control and service personnel are required to wear a medical face mask.

A respirator (FFP2 or equivalent) must also be worn by all persons aged 7 years and over when using permitted services and offers.

If the 7-day incidence is less than 100, medical face masks must be worn by passengers and service personnel on public transit.

Qualified face masks must be worn in the following locations:

  • As customers in stores open to the public or in service establishments open to the public.
  • at meetings of municipal bodies
  • during theoretical and practical driving and flying school training and examinations
  • at events and meetings for religious and ideological purposes
  • as doctors or therapists or their staff as well as patients in doctors' practices, practices of psycho- and physiotherapists or other outpatient facilities serving medical and therapeutic care, with the exception of treatment rooms if the nature of the service does not permit this
  • in nursing homes and hospitals,
  • at meetings,
  • on public transportation when the 7-day incidence is less than 100.

For all children from 6 to 15 years of age, a mouth-nose covering (everyday mask) is sufficient in this case.

Information on the provision and use of medical oral-nasal 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:

Karte des Innenstadtbereiches von Jena, in dem die Bereiche rot markiert sind, wo die Mund-Nasen-Bedeckung getragen werden muss. 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:

  • Löbderstraße
  • Ludwig-Weimar-Gasse
  • Market
  • Marktgäßchen
  • Oberlauengasse
  • At the powder tower
  • Rathausgasse
  • At the market mill
  • Saalstraße
  • Schlossgasse
  • Probstei
  • Greifgasse
  • Behind the church
  • Unterlauengasse
  • Unterm Market
  • Church Square
  • Jenergasse
  • Johannisstraße
  • Nonnenplan
  • Kollegiengasse

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.
  • Holzmarkt
  • Teichgraben
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.

Playgrounds

Persons over 14 years of age must wear a mouth-nose covering on all publicly accessible playgrounds.

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

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

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

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

Public transport includes all means of local public transport such as regional trains, trams, buses and also taxis as well as long-distance public transport. The respiratory protection mask (FFP2 or comparable) must also be worn in train stations and at stops.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1. disinfection procedure: 7 days drying with room air

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

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

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

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!

Are FFP2 masks free of charge for holders of JenaBonus cards?

Yes, all holders of the JenaBonus receive free FFP2 masks in addition to the reduced JenaBonus tickets at the service center of the Jena public transport. With the new regulations of the "Bundesnotbremse", the masks are a prerequisite for using the offers of the local traffic. For this reason, the city now also issues the protective masks provided by the state here. For both offers, the JenaBonus authorization must be shown.

For the visit of the service center, the same hygiene regulations apply as for the grocery store. Thus, no pre-registration or quick test is necessary, but it is asked to visit the service center only for urgent matters, e.g. for the purchase of Jenabonus tickets or for the exchange of old tickets.

Service center Jena local traffic
Holzmarkt-Passage
Holzmarkt 1
07743 Jena
Phone: 0049 3641 414-354

  • Monday - Friday: 08:00 - 19:00 o'clock
  • Saturday: 09:00 - 14:00 o'clock

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.

Contact restrictions

Private outdoor and indoor gatherings may include persons of the same household together with one additional person and associated children up to the age of 14.

If the incidence is less than 100: private outdoor and indoor gatherings are allowed for persons of the same household together with two additional persons and associated children up to the age of 14.

Due to the new Infection Protection Act, the exception that several children up to the age of 14 can meet in firmly organised private groups from a maximum of two households no longer applies.

The exception that children up to the age of 14 are not subject to the contact restrictions remains.

There is also an exception for up to five children in sporting activities. Please refer to the further information under Sport .

For meetings

  • which take place exclusively between members of the same household,
  • exclusively between spouses or civil partners, or
  • exclusively in the exercise of a right of custody or access, or
  • in the context of events for up to 30 persons in the case of deaths.

Please note the additional local circumstances in Jena for events in the case of deaths. You can find more information under Funerals.

Curfew

From a seven-day incidence of more than 100, a night curfew applies from 22:00 until 05:00 the following day.

From a seven-day incidence below 100, the curfew is lifted.

Between 10:00 p.m. and midnight, outdoor, solitary physical activity remains permitted, such as unaccompanied jogging or walking. Not, however, in sports facilities.

Permitted exceptions for the entire period:

  • the prevention of danger to life, limb or property, in particular a medical or veterinary emergency or other medically urgent treatment,

  • the exercise of a profession within the meaning of Article 12 (1) of the Basic Law, insofar as this is not separately restricted, the exercise of a service or mandate, reporting by representatives of the press, radio, film and other media

  • the exercise of custody or rights of access,

  • the urgent care of persons in need of support or minors or the accompaniment of the dying,

  • the care of animals or

  • for similarly weighty and indispensable purposes.

⚓ School and daycare

Are you a parent and would like information about the current regulations at Jena's schools and daycare centers?

For up-to-date information on how the requirements are implemented in your children's facilities, please always ask at the respective facility and visit the website of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

The general legal requirements are:

Alternate instruction:

If the threshold of 100 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the city of Jena is exceeded on three consecutive days, alternate teaching, including at the primary level (elementary school), will take place from the day after next at all general and vocational schools.

Closure:

If the threshold of 165 is exceeded for three consecutive days accordingly, kindergartens and schools must close from the day after next. Graduating classes and special schools are exempt from this; these can continue to be taught in alternating classes.

For information on exceptions, please visit the website of the Thuringian Ministry of Education.

Emergency care is provided in accordance with the requirements of §§ 20 (Kita) and 43 (Schule) ThürSARS-CoV-2-KiJuSSp-VO. To check whether there is an entitlement to emergency care, please refer to the information in the respective paragraphs.

Obligation to test:

Regardless of a threshold, attendance at school is only permitted for individuals who utilize the self-tests offered 2 times per week. This applies to all pupils and staff. Alternatively, the presentation of a doctor's certificate or proof of rapid testing for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which is no more than 48 hours old, will be accepted as testing on the facility testing day. This rule applies to both classroom and emergency care.

These regulations are currently no longer up to date due to the requirements of the new Infection Protection Act. As soon as there is new information on this, we will update the information here. Until then, please follow the information of the regulations by the new Infection Protection Act.

All day care facilities, all general schools and vocational schools including boarding schools remain in restricted regular operation (phase yellow).

If the 7-day incidence exceeds 150 in a district or in an independent city, the district or the independent city checks whether the above-mentioned facilities are to be closed. Before closing the facilities, it must first be examined whether other measures can be taken in coordination with the Thuringian Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family (TMASGFF), which is responsible for infection control measures, such as:

  • Ordering an obligation to wear a mouth-nose covering in lessons from a certain class level.
  • Prohibiting singing (individual singing, duet, choir) and instrumental lessons with aerosol emissions.
  • Prohibition of physical education classes.
  • Ordering staggered class times with secured extended student transportation.
  • Order of continuous minimum spacing in grades 1 through 4 with provision of adequately sized rooms by the school board. There must be no division or mixing of existing learning groups.

At all general and vocational schools, including independent schools, pupils and school staff have the opportunity to take part in two weekly self-tests to rule out Covid 19 infection, free of charge and on a voluntary basis.

Exemption from the school attendance requirement is possible upon parental request and approval by the school administration due to medical or understandable other reasons.

Students 6 years of age and older are required to wear mouth to nose coverings in the building. Students in grade 7 and above and teachers must wear a qualified face mask both in the building and during class. In physical education classes, the requirement is waived and regular breaks from wearing the face mask or mouth-nose covering must be allowed.

For all further regulations, please see the website of the Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports or inquire at the respective institution your child(ren) attend.

In accordance with the new Infection Protection Act, all students and teachers are required to take a recognised test for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus twice a week. Otherwise, participation in face-to-face classes is not permitted and is only possible again once a test has been carried out. Fully vaccinated or recovered individuals are exempt.

Permissible tests are PCR tests, a PoC antigen test or a test performed at school for self-testing (self-test) that is approved by the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices.

Pupils who do not wish to undergo a test must nevertheless be allowed to obtain necessary certificates of achievement and to take part in the final examinations at school. For this purpose, the schools separately provide premises and supervisory staff.

For the testing of the children and the pedagogical staff there is still a test offer. All information about this can be found in the letter for parents from the head of the department for family, education and social affairs, Eberhard Hertzsch.

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.

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.

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 within the quarantine period, they must present themselves to their family doctor and are tested there. This is where the treatment mandate of the general practitioners and the cost coverage by the private and statutory health insurances come into play.
  • The availability of the test result depends, among other things, on the laboratories that carry out the tests.
  • If contact persons are tested in the smear test centre / fever consultation hour of the specialist health service, they receive the test result after 48 hours at the latest, which is communicated to them by telephone by the staff of the specialist service.

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.

Current partial closures and closures of educational institutions

Name of the institution Group / Area expected until
Montessorischule one confirmed infection; contact tracing currently ongoing; one person in quarantine until further notice
Saaletalschule one confirmed infection; several persons in quarantine 18.05.
Staatliches Berufsbildendes Schulzentrum Jena-Göschwitz several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine 17.05.
Angergymnasium several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine 14.05.
Staatliches Sportgymnasium "Joh. Chr. Fr. GutsMuths" several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine 11.05.
Lobdeburgschule several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine 10.05.
Südschule 1 confirmed infection; several persons in quarantine 10.05.
Johanniter Kita "Jona und Joni" several confirmed infections; several persons in quarantine for the time being
Kita Jenzigblick 1 confirmed infection, one group in quarantine 20.05.
Kita "Löwenzahn" one confirmed infection; several persons in quarantine 19.05.
Kita Anne Frank 3 groups 17.05.

Kita Schatzinsel

1 group 11.05.

Source: Thuringian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and City of Jena

Explanations

Partial closure

There are currently infectious events at the educational institutions and individual classes are in quarantine - the institutions remain open.

Complete closure

Due to an infection incident, contacts could not be clearly traced. Quarantines have been ordered for students, children and educators.

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

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

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

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

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.

Universities

At the FSU Jena and the EAH Jena there are no attendance events.

Only persons who either prove a negative result of a test for the presence of an infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 according to § 2 para. 2 nos. 5 to 7 or who are vaccinated persons or recovered persons may take part in university examinations, state and church examinations as well as aptitude or entrance examinations, aptitude determination procedures, selection procedures for courses of study with restricted admission or aptitude tests.

Travel

Are you planning a trip or returning to Jena from abroad? This is what you need to bear in mind.

Incidence over 100

If the incidence exceeds 100, non-essential private trips and visits as well as day-trip excursions should be avoided. Employers are also urged to limit the ordering 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 check their regulations before planning any travel.

Incidence below 100

If the incidence is below 100, paid overnight offers for medical and professional purposes are possible; campsites and holiday homes can open if an infection control concept and contact tracing are kept available.

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

The Federal Ministry of Health has also information for travellers.

Quarantine and notification obligation for travellers returning from risk areas, high incidence areas or virus variant areas

The entry or return journey can take place by plane, bus or train, car or ship. Irrespective of this, various quarantine and notification obligations apply. Especially for those entering or returning by plane, there is an obligation from 30.03.21 to show a negative coronary test before departure.

Currently, the following applies to Thuringia: If you are entering from a risk area or a high incidence area, you must

  1. must register via the digital entry registration and
  2. additionally have to fill out the Jena form for the notification of a travel return / entry from a risk area as well as
  3. must observe a 10-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.
If you are entering from a virus variant area

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.

Who has to go into quarantine after travelling?

Persons who enter Thuringia and have stayed in a risk area, high incidence area or virus variant area outside the Federal Republic of Germany in the last ten days must be placed in domestic quarantine immediately after entry. This also applies to persons who first entered another federal state.

Persons entering Germany from high-incidence or virus-variant areas 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. For persons arriving from risk areas, the test is possible up to 48 hours after entry. Exceptions are those arriving by plane, who have to prove a negative coronavirus test before departure, no matter from which country they are arriving.

The test result must be available on paper or in an electronic document in German, English or French and must be presented 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 from a risk or high incidence area is generally 10 days. If you are entering from a virus variant area, the duration is generally 14 days.

Can the quarantine period be shortened?

It is not possible to shorten the quarantine period when entering the country from a virus variant area.
When entering from a risk or high incidence area, a medical certificate can be obtained or a test carried out on the 5th day of quarantine at the earliest. The test must meet the requirements of the RKI.

Provided that there is no evidence of infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the quarantine can be terminated.
The proof of the absence of infection must be available on paper or in an electronic document in German, English or French and must be presented immediately upon request of the authority. The proof must be kept for at least 10 days.

What must be observed in quarantine?

  • immediately after entering the country on the direct way to the main or secondary residence or to an accommodation allowing quarantine
  • no visits of 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.

The regulations on quarantine and compulsory registration for entrants do not apply to certain types of occupation or family or transit.

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.

Public indoor and outdoor events are prohibited.

Can sporting events and organized sports continue to take place?

So far, the regulations of the Thuringian Ordinance still apply, as they are stricter than the regulations of the new Infection Protection Act. The regulations are:

Recreational sports and organized sports on and in all public and non-public sports facilities as well as in the open air outside sports facilities are prohibited. Similarly, sporting events with spectators are prohibited.

Excluded are:

  • individual sports without physical contact in the open air, in particular horse riding, tennis, golf, athletics, shooting sports and cycling, subject to the contact restriction of § 11,
  • the training of students in the special high schools for sports sponsored by the state,
  • the training and competition activities of professional sports clubs, cadre athletes of the Olympic, Paralympic, Deaflympic and non-Olympic sports as well as cadre athletes of the Federation and the Land of Special Olympics Germany as well as
  • the teaching of sport in accordance with the teaching, training and study plans.

In accordance with the new Infection Protection Act, the practice of sports is only permissible in the form of non-contact practice of individual sports practiced alone, in pairs or with members of one's own household, as well as in the practice of individual and team sports in the context of competition and training for professional athletes and competitive athletes of the federal and state squads, if:

  • the presence of spectators is excluded
  • only persons who are required for the competition or training operation or for media reporting are granted access to the sports facility, and
  • appropriate protection and hygiene concepts are adhered to.

For children up to the age of 14, the practice of sports is also permitted in the form of non-contact outdoor exercise in groups of no more than five children (team ball sports are not non-contact and therefore not permitted). On the public sports facilities of the city of Jena, a group of 5 is allowed to play sports on a small playing field/half field. A large field can therefore be divided into 2 half-fields in order to give two groups of 5 the opportunity to play sports independently of each other.

Instructors must provide a negative result of a test for SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection conducted by a recognized test within 24 hours prior to the sporting activity, if requested by the authority responsible under state law. A self-test must be performed under the observation of a second person.

Which facilities are closed?

The following recreational facilities and entertainment venues will be closed:

  • Amusement parks, indoor playgrounds, commercial recreational activities.
  • facilities such as bathing establishments, fun pools, hotel swimming pools, thermal baths and wellness centres
  • saunas, solariums and fitness studios
  • Facilities such as discotheques, clubs, amusement arcades, casinos, betting offices, prostitution establishments and brothels
  • city, guest and nature tours of all kinds, cable cars, river and lake cruises in excursion traffic
  • tourist rail and bus services and river cruises
  • theatres, operas, concert halls, stages, music clubs, museums, exhibitions, memorials and corresponding events, cinemas with the exception of drive-in cinemas.

Which facilities are open?

The outdoor areas of zoological and botanical gardens may be opened if appropriate protection and hygiene concepts are observed and if the visitor, with the exception of children who have not yet reached the age of 6, presents a negative result of a test for infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus carried out by means of a recognised test within 24 hours before the start of the visit.

  • Outdoor areas of museums, memorials, castles or other places of interest are permitted to open
  • Drive-in theaters
  • Gyms / saunas: may open for medical purposes
  • Swimming pools: may open for medical purposes, school swimming lessons and permitted sports activities
  • Music and art schools: may resume offering private lessons with contact tracking if incidence is less than 100

The institutions working with children and young people can provide the following services in the YELLOW phase:

  • Individual support/counselling
  • online offers or
  • fixed small groups in the facility.

Holiday camps or comparable offers cannot be carried out.

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.

Meetings

The freedom of assembly is a high good of the freedom of opinion, so that assemblies according to Article 8 of the Basic Law and Article 10 of the Constitution of the Free State of Thuringia may still take place.

A public or non-public assembly as far as it takes place in closed rooms with more than 30 persons, must be announced at least two working days in advance.

Rules for assemblies

The following rules must be observed:

  • a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between participants or third parties must be maintained at all times and any physical contact must be avoided
  • Each participant must wear a qualified face mask, except for the chairperson during his or her announcements and the speaker during his or her speech.
  • Open-air assemblies shall be held in a fixed location and shall be limited to 500 participants.
  • Indoor meetings are limited to 50 participants.

The responsible person must submit an infection control plan with the registration to the competent authority and is responsible for compliance during the assembly. There is no contact tracing.

The infection control rules have been further tightened. At a 7-day incidence of 200 new infections per 100,000 population, 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

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).

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.

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

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

Employees can find advice and information on the following websites:

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

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

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

-> further information

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

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

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

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

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

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

Non-public staff restaurants and non-public canteens, if their operation is absolutely necessary for the maintenance of work processes or for the operation of the respective facility, in particular if individual meals cannot be taken in separate rooms.

Retail and services

Regardless of incidence, stores serving extended daily needs are allowed to remain open based on protection plans.

These include:

  • Grocery stores, including direct marketing
  • Beverage markets and the wholesale trade
  • Health food stores
  • Specialty baby markets
  • Pharmacies
  • Medical supply stores
  • Drugstores
  • Opticians, hearing aid acousticians
  • Petrol stations
  • Newspaper sales outlets
  • Bookstores
  • Florists
  • Pet supply stores
  • Feed and garden markets

The sale of goods that exceed the usual assortment of the respective shop is prohibited.

With the new Infection Protection Act, new regulations for the retail sector also come into force.

Incidence of less than 150

If the incidence is less than 150, appointment shopping (so-called "Click & Meet") can be offered under the following conditions:

  • prior appointment booking
  • negative rapid antigen test(see locations in Jena) or self-test (these are to be carried out by the person testing him/herself on site under the observation of staff or of authorised persons).
  • 1 customer per 40 m² sales area
  • Wearing of qualifiedface mask
  • Contact tracking using last name, first name and phone, email or address (e.g. Luca app).

Incidence on 3 consecutive days over 150

If the incidence exceeds 150 for three consecutive days in Jena, the retail store must close the day after next. In this case, only retail of the extended daily needs may remain open. These assortments include grocery stores including direct marketing, beverage stores and wholesale, health food stores, baby stores, pharmacies, medical supply stores, drugstores, opticians, hearing aid acousticians, gas stations, newspaper sales outlets, bookstores, florists, pet supply stores, feed and garden markets. The option to "Click & Collect" (order online or by phone and pick up on-site) remains available.

Incidence less than 100

If the incidence is less than 100, stores in the retail sector that are not part of the extended daily requirements can reopen:

  • negative rapid antigen test (see locations in Jena) or self-test (these are to be carried out by the self-testing person on site under the observation of staff or of authorised persons).
  • 1 customer per 10 m² sales area, from 801 m² total sales area 1 customer per 20 m² applies
  • Wearing of qualified face mask
  • Contact tracking based on surname, first name as well as telephone, e-mail or address (e.g. Luca app)

Please note the adapted industry rules for retail with further details!

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 from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m., in particular also in petrol stations and mixed establishments of the licensed trade with retail trade.

Home improvement stores may make individual appointments for a specified period of time by prior telephone or electronic arrangement. Only persons belonging to the same household have access to these appointments. The agreed time period may not be exceeded.

In addition, the following requirements must be met:

  • contact details must be recorded,
  • clients must wear a qualified face mask,
  • in the case of simultaneous individual appointments for several customers, no more than one customer may be present in an area of 40m² in the market.

The general infection protection rules according to §§ 3-5 of the 2nd ThürSARS-CoV-2-IfS-GrundVO must be observed.

Yes, driving schools and flight 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 according to §3 Para. 1 during practical training, with the exception of the practical examination.
  • Contact tracing must be guaranteed.

In addition, the opening also extends to lessons and measures such as training in first aid, which are prescribed for obtaining the permit.

Joint stays, events and gatherings to attend a funeral or a marriage are permitted with a maximum of 25 persons.

Due to the spatial conditions in the registry office Jena, marriages are only possible with 7 persons including the future married couple.

For funerals the following attendance is possible:

  • large ceremony hall north cemetery - 18 persons
  • small ceremony hall north cemetery - 9 persons
  • farewell / laying out - 4 persons

The other ceremonial halls at the local cemeteries as well as at the East Cemetery are currently closed.

Incidence under 100

From a 7-day incidence below 100, joint stays, events and gatherings to attend a funeral or a marriage ceremony are possible with a maximum of 35 persons.

Medical facilities

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

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

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

If you are a physician and would like to order FFP-2 masks for yourself and your staff to perform facial services, you may do so using this form at the purchase prices listed.

Care facilities

A negative (rapid) test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is mandatory for a visit to a care facility in Jena. In case of repeated visits, the performance of a POC antigen rapid test can be waived if a test with a negative result that was last performed in the facility was not more than 48 hours ago. Alternatively, a PCR test no older than 48h may be submitted.

In addition, stricter protective measures apply to visits to the nursing home. You must wear an FFP-2 mask.

From an incidence of 100, two visitors per resident are allowed daily. From an incidence value of 200, only one visitor to be permanently registered has access, who may only change weekly.

Vaccinated or recovering visitors do not have to be tested if the person to be visited has also been vaccinated at least 14 days ago. The test result and the vaccination documentation must be presented to the management of the facility upon request. In justified cases, the local health authority may allow exceptions.

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. For employees who have been vaccinated or have recovered, this obligation exists once a week.

Contacts

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

Our Corona hotline is available for you Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 14:00 hrs0049 3641 49-2222.

The health office receives test results from the laboratories and informs those tested about 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 corona@jena.de.

Contact overview city administration

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

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

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

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

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

Take advantage of the possibility to submit a 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.

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

Notices and information posters

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

Information in other languages

You need information in other languages?

Federal Commissioner for Integration

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

Refugee Council Thuringia

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