Nightly curfew in Waldeck-Frankenberg

The federal government has amended the Infection Protection Act. Thus, new regulations apply from an incidence of 100. Since the incidence in the district has been consistently above the threshold for some time, there are now also further restrictions in Waldeck-Frankenberg - including a nighttime curfew between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. starting on Saturday.

Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., it is no longer permitted to leave the house at night without a valid reason: from 10 p.m. to midnight, people are only allowed to leave their homes to do outdoor sports or go for a walk - but only alone and not with several people, not even from their own household. After midnight, you are only allowed to leave your home if you have a good reason to do so.

Only those who have good reason to be on the road at night - for example, on their way to work, for firefighting duties, or to visit a doctor or hospital - are allowed to be on the road at night. Exceptions also apply to volunteer rescue workers and helpers, to separated parents returning or picking up children, and to people who care for and look after family members, for example. Those assisting the dying, those attending meetings of local government bodies and those attending religious services are also exempt. The care of animals is also an exception. Compliance with the curfew restriction is monitored by the regulatory authorities and the police. Violations are punishable by fines. Anyone who is nevertheless out and about at night must give appropriate reasons to the law enforcement officers.

Furthermore, there are restrictions for meetings in public and private space: These will again be limited to one household and one other person as of Saturday. Children up to 14 years do not count. In Hesse, meetings with a maximum of five people from two households were previously allowed, children up to 14 years of age were not counted. Only a recommendation applied to the private room. Starting tomorrow, the stricter contact restrictions will apply again.

In addition to the curfew and contact restrictions, the federal law regulates other areas such as requirements for schools and daycare centers, stores, restaurants, services and the operation of recreational facilities, which apply in addition to or instead of Hesse's state law. The new Infection Protection Act expressly permits tightening by state regulations - but not relaxation. In the coming days, the state will issue supplementary regulations, which were announced today - and which the district will then implement accordingly.