Corona Reopening coming soon?
Which corona easing will come in May?
Status in June in Germany
06/14/21 Since 2 weeks it get's easier and easier to go outside again and enjoy life. Shops are open, almost not test is necessary. Since one week restaurants are open outside as well as inside without testing.
I have some brides ordering jackets and sweater, one plans her wedding with 160 guests in autumn. I hope and keep the fingers crossed that this will be possible.
I'll give an update to the corona situation in Germany regularly.
04/07/21 Today an "emergency break" was decided. It means:
- It is not allowed to go outside between 22 pm and 5 am.
- Employer are forced to test their employes to their own costs.
- If shops are closed depends on the incidence.
- As well as the incidence decides if school close completely, at the moment my kids go half a week to school + we test every morning.
However I was surprised I could visit a shop today in my home town.
04/07/21 Not much has changed today. More the opposite: easenings are taken back. Shops are closing again, schools won't be opened past the easter holidays which ends at 04/09/21. Only families from tow different households are allowed to meet. Some states have exit locks. Regardingly getting married is still difficult. Only the bride & groom and one other person can attend the wedding celebration. Restaurants are still closed.
03/23/21 One day after the politics meeting. The discussion lasted until 3 a.m. And what for? Almost the same restrictions apply as before, business is closed again. Except for hairdressers, of course, a haircut is of course the crux of the matter. Hairdressers are only closed in Blitz Lockdown. No tourist trips are allowed anywhere in Germany, not even in North Rhine Westphalia or Lower Saxony, the federal states that had fought for it. Hotels and restaurants continue to look into the tube. In addition, you want to make April 3rd - a Saturday - a day of rest, so all shops are closed. Chancellor - Like I said, there will be a even stricter lockdown over Easter from 04/01/21 to 04/05/21. The two-household meeting also remains. I'm fed up with the We-Block-All-One tactic; Focusing on those particularly affected and taking precautionary measures would be the better option.
03/21/21 Today is sunday and Hamburg has already returned to the old lockdown rules and shops are already closed again. Next Monday, March 22nd, 21, there will be another discussion about how things will continue throughout Germany. I expect renewed closings nationwide - unfortunately.
03/19/21 Corona test A week ago I heard that there is a pharmacy here in my small town (40,000 inhabitants) where the free test can be carried out. According to the official news, this is possible once a week. Today a friend wanted to take a test after receiving a call from her hairdresser that the test was positive. It was not possible to take a test at the general practitioner or in one of the pharmacies. Ultimately, she takes the test in another small town and drives half an hour to have the test done there, as a private payer.
17.03.21 Schools open again My daughter is going to school again tomorrow, she is in the 5th grade. Tests are offered. What do I expect from it? Negative - those who have been tested are sent home, but the appointments are spread over the day. So maybe that's wrong timing. I also expect the numbers to go up as a result, also thanks to the false positive tests. In my opinion, it will be a short interlude from school. The school will probably be closed again after the Easter break.
Off to school or homeschooling
From this I conclude that easing in terms of celebrations, restaurants and weddings is not within reach. I have already heard from brides who still want to get married that registry offices tend to adhere to private rules, i.e. only two households are allowed to attend. I think if you want to get married this year 2021, then you have to be prepared for a smaller group and possibly at home as well. If you have a beautiful garden, I can still imagine that. But even for this you need some relaxation so that there are no four people at the wedding.
Getting married in the garden
03/08/21 Would you like to go to a cosmetic studio? The so-called body-close professions have very strict requirements. They are even stricter for cosmetics shops than for hairdressers. The customer must do a self-test that is valid for 12 hours. Alternatively, a corona test can be done in front of the cosmetic studio and the result is then available within 15 minutes. Only what if he's positive 🤦♀️. Then the appointment was in vain for both sides.
March 4th, 2021: The easing turned out to be rather disappointing. In addition, the changes are heavily dependent on the incidence figures. This means that clear planning is not possible. Retail stores can open from March 8th, 21st. Already from March 22nd, 21 outdoor catering is possible, which gives hope for wedding celebrations. If things go well and the incidence number is below 50, then after Easter, outdoor events with up to 50 people are possible. After all, in my estimation, 2 households with a total of 5 people should now be able to take part in a wedding. But even with these loosenings, a quick test can sometimes be required. Unfortunately, it is not as relaxed as in other countries.
03/03/2021; 9:20 p.m .: At the moment we are still discussing, more news will follow tomorrow.
Until today, 03.03.21, we could get married, but only in the smallest of circles and without a subsequent celebration. Only the couple may be present in the registry office, without a photographer or relatives. Outside, a person from another household is allowed to take part in the ceremony. That means here too you have to make a decision; Mom or photographer?
I assume that the bride and groom can celebrate, maybe with someone from another household? However, that would really be a completely different type of wedding celebration than we have known before. On the other hand, this is probably the cheapest wedding out there