Rheinland-Pfalz aims to restart trade, gastronomy, tourism, culture & sport with brand new COVID-19 perspectives after Germany applies new regulation for states and cities with a stable incidence below 100.

As of next Wednesday, Rheinland-Pfalz is set to loosen Covid-19 rules in states and urban districts with a stable incidence below 100.

On Tuesday 11 May, the Council of Ministers will discuss the three-stage perspective plan with RLP Prime Minister Malu Dreyer.

"The number of corona infections is falling steadily, the number of people vaccinated is increasing and more and more outdoors activities are now possible again. This creates new opportunities for us to open. It is therefore important for us to present a 'Rheinland-Pfalz Perspective Plan' that shows how we can cautiously but firmly get out of lockdown,” said Prime Minister Malu Dreyer after the Corona cabinet met on Friday.

The Council of Ministers dealt with suggestions for the coming weeks, focusing on the special situation in trade, gastronomy, tourism, culture and outdoor sports.

In states and urban districts in which the federal emergency handbrake does not apply, a graduated concept of opening strategies will take effect from Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - just in time for Ascension Day.

Details will be worked out by the responsible ministries and the state government will consult and coordinate closely with the central municipal associations, the chambers of industry and commerce, the Dehoga hotel and restaurant association and the retail association in the coming days.

A decision is to be taken next Tuesday in the Council of Ministers. Prime Minister Malu Dreyer said that this would offer the tourism and catering industry, which is badly affected, an important viewpoint on the near and longer future strategy, especially with regard to the upcoming Whitsun holidays.


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Step 1

States would have the option of allowing reopening at places where the incidence values ​​remain below 100 and implemented in a three-stage "Rheinland-Pfalz Perspective Plan".

Lowering the infection rate remains key and such sensible and cautious opening strategy needs to be adhered to.

From next Wednesday onwards, the same conditions should apply as level 1 in all retail as in the food retail trade, and it should also be possible to rent holiday apartments and stay in mobile homes where there are sufficient sanitary facilities.

Further adjustments in the area of ​​sports will follow in the next few days.

Level 2 and 3

Wider opening steps will then take place in good time for the weekend of Pentecost, from Friday, May 21 (level 2) and from Wednesday, June 2, at Corpus Christi (level 3).

“The light at the end of the tunnel gets brighter every day. We are walking cautiously towards a good summer. Many people in the country are already vaccinated. We remain cautious, however, because the danger posed by the virus has not yet been averted. And even if the situation in the intensive care units has eased, the medical staff have reached the end of their resilience,” emphasized Prime Minister Malu Dreyer. (source: Lokalo.de)