On 14.5.2021, the Berlin Senate decided to gradually reopen large parts of public life. What exactly this means for the cultural sector and for cultural events, and where you can find out about the measures and currently applicable hygiene rules, we show you here:
With an official announcement, the federal emergency brake (Bundesnotbremse) expired in Berlin on May 19, 2021, which means that, among other things, outdoor cultural events are once again possible, music and youth art schools can once again offer their programs in attendance, and museums and galleries are also allowed to reopen their doors to the public. Federal clearance and sanitation regulations apply to all reopenings. In addition, the regulations of the individual federal states must be followed.
Here is an overview of the applicable regulations and hygiene measures in Berlin:
- Assuming incidence numbers continue to decline and the federal emergency brake hits out of force, the now seventh amendment to the Second SARS-CoV-2 Infection Control Measures Ordinance is scheduled to take effect in Berlin on May 19, 2021.
- The city of Berlin provides information on the locally applicable measures to contain the coronavirus on its website. Here you will find the currently applicable hygiene rules as a guide also listed by industry.
- In addition, the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe presents in its hygiene framework concept what Berlin cultural institutions must consider when reopening indoor spaces to the public.
- In addition, the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe informs in its press release of 14.5.2021 about the decided relaxation measures for the arts and culture sector, which become possible if the incidence continues to fall below a seven-day incidence of 100.
- The website of the Berlin Senate Chancellery provides an overview of the currently valid hygiene framework concepts for cultural institutions, cinemas and event organizers.
- Information on the implementation of safe events can also be found at Visit Berlin. In the compiled FAQs (as of May 17, 2021), you will find questions on planning, implementation and the current regulations for events.
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