What remains open:
- Schools and Kitas (Kindergartens)
- Supermarkets and shops. But with stricter distancing rules
- All industries and offices. But companies are strongly urged to do as much home-office as possible
The government strongly urges everybody not to do any unnecessary traveling or meet other people if it is not absolutely necessary.
A new program to help business and individual companies will come in the next days, to compensate the losses. It is said to cover up to 75% of the losses compared to November 2019.
These rules apply for all Germany, but Berlin might also adopt additional rules. This will be announced this Friday and go into effect on Monday.
The government openly says that, should this not be enough, new, even stricter rules might come very fast. Everything to avoid a total lockdown, as other European countries already have. Until now, Germany is still pretty good compared to other EU countries.
We wish you all good health and please keep your distance to avoid even stronger restrictions and to give us a chance to have a halfway “normal” Christmas this year.
We will keep you updated!