It is not mandatory anymore to wear a mask indoor. However, it is generally recommended for unvaccinated persons and persons with pre-existing conditions to wear a mask covering their nose and mouth in places where lots of people gather and distance cannot be kept. A FFP2 mask is very efficient and offers the best protection when it is worn correctly. Medical masks are also of a high protective quality.
It is mandatory to wear a medical mask in public transport everywhere in Germany. In Hamburg, the FFP2 standard applies. Please see also the answer to the question „Is it mandatory to wear a mask in buses and trains?”
It is still mandatory to wear a mask in medical practices. Visitors (not the patients) in hospitals and medical care centres as well as in residential care facilities and integration assistance facilities must wear a FFP2 mask. All persons working in these facilities must also wear a FFP2 mask and do tests.
When wearing a mask is mandatory, the following rules apply:
- Children under the age of 6 years are exempt from the obligation to wear a mask.
- Children from 6 to 13 years must wear a medical mask instead of a FFP2 mask.
- Persons over the age of 14 years must wear a FFP2 mask.