In the Federal Republic of Germany, the corona pandemic is expanding again significantly. The hygiene distance in the vehicle is all the more important. But which rules do you have to observe here and what is actually still allowed? Throughout Germany, we are in the middle of the second corona wave. There is currently again a daily report of greatly increased case numbers (with significantly more tests). In addition, discussions about clear restrictions and rules are in full swing to prevent a new lockdown. Even vehicle owners are required to act with self-discipline against the corona situation. Because more and more people are now driving their cars, whereupon the streets are filling up and not only traffic jams but also the times in the vehicle are getting longer. But what do you have to look out for in the vehicle given the current state of affairs? How many people can sit in a car? What corona rules have to be observed?
Distance, hygiene, everyday mask, ventilation, app
Especially in the colder seasons, compliance with protective measures to contain the coronavirus is crucial, according to the federal government on an information page. There is now the well-known AHA formula, which for distance, Hygiene and Everyday mask stands. Now she got an L for Ventilate and an A for App, i.e. the Corona warning app, expanded. Especially in closed rooms, the number of personal contacts must be reduced where there are high numbers of infections. However, the fight against the corona virus is also a matter for the countries. And there is no mention of special rules for drivers everywhere.
There is no mask requirement when driving
According to the hotspot strategy of the federal and state governments, contact restrictions in public spaces are set to a maximum of 10 people as soon as the infection rate increases to at least 50 new infections per 100.000 inhabitants in seven days. This means that a maximum of 10 people may be on the move in such areas and also in the vehicle. In a private car there is no obligation to wear a mouth guard as in public transport, and of course not for the driver when driving alone. This does not include practical driving lessons and an exam in the driving school. In addition, it is advisable to ventilate a car. And that can also be implemented effortlessly.
No mouth protection on the inside mirror
However, there are restrictions when wearing the corona protective mask while driving. In order to identify traffic violations, the face of the driver must not be heavily covered by the mouth guard so that it can no longer be seen. Accordingly, there is a risk of infringement Fine of 60 euros. However, in many federal states, the police are instructed by the relevant authorities to carry out the checks Sense of proportion proceed. In addition, the ADAC warns against not placing the corona protective mask on the inside mirror when driving, because it can cause distraction and restrict your view.
Restrictions due to a ban on accommodation
There are currently special regulations for travelers, particularly due to the controversial ban on accommodation in numerous federal states. This prohibits tourists from German risk areas from staying in hotels or other accommodations if they cannot prove a negative test about Corona that is no longer than 48 hours old. Even if it's uncomfortable: Given the current situation, everyone should not necessary Refrain from traveling, even if it would take place in the vehicle.
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