What’s Changing This Week in Lockdown Rules: April 27, 2020

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With Bavaria’s gradual easing of lockdown measures in full swing, we thought it would be helpful to remind you of some of the major changes happening this week in regards to public life in Munich.

So, here are the changes that have come into effect today, April 27:

  • Coverage of one’s nose and mouth (e.g. with a mask or scarf) is now mandatory in all shops and on public transport. More info on that here
  • Schools are re-opening to students in senior grades who will be writing exams this year (according to Muenchen.de, this accounts for about 14% of Bavarian schoolchildren). Masks are mandatory when arriving at school and when using the toilet
  • Shops are allowed to re-open, so long as they only have up to 800mΒ² of retail space. UPDATED NOTE: While previously, it was said that only shops up to 800mΒ² may open, it was ruled today that larger shops may also open if they confine their retail space to only 800mΒ² through barriers

As far as we know, hotels and restaurants will remain closed until further notice, although Bavarian Minister-President has stated that a re-opening of restaurants may be possible near the end of May. More on this as it develops.

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