As of Monday, 27th April, people in Baden-Württemberg will have to cover their mouth and nose while using public transport or while shopping. This “mask obligation” also applies to bus and train waiting areas. The regulation applies to everyone including and over six years of age. This means that your mouth and nose need to be covered either with a non-medical “everyday mask” or with another covering, such as a scarf or a cloth. The aim is to reduce the spread of droplets expelled when people exhale, speak, cough or sneeze. Mutual protection will increase if all people cover their mouth and nose in public spaces. Anyone wearing a mask in accordance with this regulation is still required to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 meters from other people. There are exceptions to the mask obligation, for example for people who have asthma. These regulations are laid in the sixth ordinance of the provincial government which modifies the Corona Ordinance of 23th April.
Impressionen zum Leben in Zeiten der Corona-Pandemie: Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL; Wolfgang Sannwald, 15.04.2020