County relaxes Corona rules at administrative offices starting June 1

In recent months, strict Corona rules have been in effect at the county's administrative offices - to protect visitors and employees. As of June 1, the county will relax the rules.

Masks no longer compulsory - but a recommendation
From then on, wearing a mask in the administrative offices of the district will no longer be compulsory, but only a recommendation. Nevertheless, the head of the district's health department recommends that visitors and employees continue to wear mouth/nose protection: "The best protection against infection with the coronavirus is to wear an FFP2 mask. Not only on the premises of the district administration, but especially in conversational situations where the minimum distance cannot always be maintained." The medical expert therefore continues to recommend this voluntary protective measure.

Personal visits by appointment
In addition, personal appointments in the district administration will still only be possible from June by prior appointment, but again in the offices of the respective clerks. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this has only been possible in designated rooms until June. As of June 1, personal consultations by appointment will be held in the offices again for the first time.

"We decided to keep the appointment system because past years have shown that it has proven its worth," reports Andreas Mann, the district's office manager. If fixed appointments are made, visitors have no waiting time and the guarantee that they will also be advised on their concerns in the agreed time. Although open office hours seem to be more flexible, in the past they have always led to a lack of planning security and, above all, to applicants having to wait a long time in the administrative offices. In addition, by making an appointment, the case workers can also prepare better for the interview, review the relevant documents in advance - and thus advise people even better and more individually.

Reserve your preferred appointment with just a few clicks
Appointments can be made by telephone at the district office, and for some specialist services online. At the moment, online appointments can be made for the traffic services - i.e. the driver's license office and registration office - and the immigration service. In the coming months, however, other departments will be added step by step.

On the district's website at , you can make an appointment online by selecting the area in which you would like to make an appointment. You will then be taken to an input mask where you can select your specific request. After entering the personal data and confirming the data protection declaration, the user can select a suitable appointment from those suggested, which is then reserved directly online. In the case of specialized services that are represented at several locations in Waldeck-Frankenberg, you can select the desired location where the consultation is to take place beforehand. Finally, a confirmation e-mail is sent with a link that must be clicked on within two hours to confirm the appointment. The appointment is then firmly reserved. If in doubt, the appointment can also be canceled via this e-mail.