Information about the Corona virus
Which rules for daily life are currently valid? Are there any special rules in Erlangen? Where are there testing facilities? Answers to these and other questions can be found on this information page.
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FAQ - Answers to important questions
Those who believe they have contracted the Corona virus or are experiencing symptoms need to properly act. This means that since November 16, 2022, this includes a basic mask requirement outside of one's own home, as well as a ban on entering and activities in medical and nursing areas with vulnerable groups of people, as well as in certain shared accommodations. Detailed information is available on the website of the Bavarian Ministry of Health - also in easy language and sign language.
How do you avoid infections?
- Wear a mask
- Correct hand hygiene: regular, thorough hand washing under running water with soap for 20 to 30 seconds
- Keep unwashed hands away from face (esp. Keep mouth, nose and eyes) away
- Covering mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing, or in bent elbow
- Maintaining a minimum distance of 1.50 to 2 meters
- Regular ventilation of rooms
- Use vaccination offers
Specialized further information can be found under the following (external) links:
Infected persons must also pay attention to the correct disposal of the resulting waste. Appropriate information is available from the Bavarian State Office for the Environment.
Here: More information
You want to get information about daily life? For this purpose, the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety has compiled an overview of various hotlines on its website. The list is updated as needed.
The Bavarian state government has also summarized all the important information and services on the coronavirus (Sars-CoV-2) on its own website - also in easy language and in German sign language.
The Press Office of the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration updated on their website information and links translated and sorted in 23 languages,
- to current rules in everyday and public life
- on vaccination and the Corona warning app,
- to travel policy.
Multilingual information especially for EU citizens in Germany is available on the website of the EU equality body. It is located at the Integration Officer.
The German Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs has compiled an overview of the most important assistance available. There you will find answers to important and common questions.
The Bavarian State Ministry for Family, Labor and Social Affairs offers with partners under the title "Our Social Bavaria - We Help Together" support and assistance for seniors, families or people with disabilities.
In certain cases, companies and enterprises can temporarily reduce the regular working hours for their employees (short-time work). The resulting loss of earnings can be compensated by the short-time allowance can be replaced. The employment agency is responsible.
The ErlangenPass offers numerous discounts for various offers such as for lectures, cinema, sports & leisure, shopping. Thus, it enables people with low incomes to participate in public life. Eligible for the Erlangen Pass are people who live in Erlangen and receive, for example, unemployment benefit II, basic security, housing allowance. Phone: (0)9131 / 86 19 31
If you do not have enough money to finance your necessary living yourself, then you can apply for unemployment benefit II. Unemployment benefit II serves to provide basic security, i.e. to ensure your livelihood.
If you are in need, older people or those who are permanently fully incapacitated can apply for Grundundsicherung im Alter und bei Erwerbsminderung. It ensures the livelihood of people who can no longer work because of age or permanent full reduction in earning capacity, and whose income is not sufficient for the necessary subsistence.
The Corona pandemic is challenging the urban community. Everyone - whether a child, youth, family or living alone - may need help and support during these times. For these crisis situations, there are several points of contact in the city government:
Children/Youth/Family - Contacts
Youth and Family Counseling | Drug and addiction counseling | pregnancy counseling | Family-support-points
Coordination Office for Early Help (KoKi)
Seniors - Contacts
Senior and Housing Counseling
People with Disabilities - Information and Contacts
Website "People with disabilities"
Guide-post for people with disabilities
☎ 0800/111 0 111
The call is free of charge.
The Corona pandemic does not preclude volunteer engagement. However, there are important principles for engagement in times of Sars-CoV-2:
- Only if you stay healthy, you are a help!
- You can also support people by phone or mail.
- The most important thing is that no infections are spread via your involvement.
Take advantage of the opportunities to get tested for the Corona virus.
Make use of vaccination opportunities.
Would you like to volunteer? If so, please contact our Office of Civic Participation and Volunteerism.
Yes, traveling abroad is possible. Nevertheless, they may be associated with risks. The German Foreign Office provides information about traveling abroad and issues corresponding travel and safety advice. These are updated on an ongoing basis.
Since January 1, 2023, vaccination has been available through standard medical care, i.e., from the general practitioner or pharmacies. Why? The Bavarian vaccination centers ceased operation at the end of 2022. The Erlangen/Erlangen-Höchstadt vaccination center administered the last vaccinations on December 23, 2022, almost exactly two years after vaccination began in Germany.
Karte: Aktuelle Inzidenzwerte
Current incidence values
Here you can get the data of the map as a table (e.g. for screen readers): 7-day incidence of the last 5 days in Erlangen.
According to the Bavarian state government, the figures of the Robert Koch Institute are decisive. Due to subsequent reports, the figures may vary.