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Germany COVID-19 Regulation Updates

Written by Vicky Daley
on April 15, 2020

Important update: From 1st December 2020, Libryo stopped updating this blog and it is no longer live. Check out Libryo’s solution which helps you keep track of the latest updates specific to your operations, from COVID-19 regulation to EHS law. Learn more here.

Libryo was using its regulatory tracking technology to keep this live blog of new law relevant to the COVID-19 pandemic. Any new updates provided highlights of the legislation, key publication information and dates as well as links to the sources.


 

Live updates of COVID-19 regulations for

Germany

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Click here to see COVID-19 updates for other countries.

 

Last Updated: Thursday 29 October 2020

Erste Verordnung zur Änderung der Kurzarbeitergeldverordnung [First regulation to change the short-time work allowance regulation]

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The Federal Minister for work and social affairs has issued a regulation that changes the short-time work allowance regulation to reimburse employers for lost work.

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Published in terms of: Verordnung zur arbeitsmedizinischen Vorsorge (ArbMedVV) [ Ordinance on Occupational Health Prevention (ArbMedVV)]

Gazette Number: Volume I No. 48

Notice Number: 2259

Publication Date: 28 October 2020

Effective Date: 1 January 2021

Source: https://www.bgbl.de/xaver/bgbl/text.xav?SID=&tf=xaver.component.Text_0&tocf=&qmf=&hlf=xaver.component.Hitlist_0&bk=bgbl&start=%2F%2F*%5B%40node_id%3D%27724416%27%5D&skin=pdf&tlevel=-2&nohist=1

Copyright: © 2020 Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection


Last Updated: Tuesday 31 March 2020

Law for easier access to social security and for the use and security of social service providers due to the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (social protection package)

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The Bundestag has published the Law for easier access to social security and for the use and security of social service providers due to the corona virus SARS-CoV-2 (social protection package) (the "Law").

The Law simplifies the procedure for access to social protection due to the corona virus SARS-CoV-2.

This notification has been included for information purposes. The Law may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of: Verordnung zur arbeitsmedizinischen Vorsorge (ArbMedVV) [ Ordinance on Occupational Health Prevention (ArbMedVV)]

Gazette Number: Part I No. 14

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://www.bundesanzeiger-verlag.de/

Copyright: © 2020 Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection


 

Law to offset COVID-19 related financial burdens on hospitals and other health care facilities (COVID-19 Hospital Relief Act) (the "Law")

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The Bundestag has published the Law to offset COVID-19 related financial burdens on hospitals and other health care facilities (COVID-19 Hospital Relief Act) (the "Law").

The Law provides measures to compensate hospitals and nursing facilities for loss of earnings and cut red tape by:

-granting hospitals financial compensation of 560 euros a day for every bed they keep free and a bonus of 50,000 euros for every additional intensive care bed that hospitals put in place
-granting hospitals an additional payment of 50 euros per patient to cover the additional costs, especially of personal protective gear
-raising the provisional nursing fee to 185 euros a day.
-granting doctors working in practices compensatory payments if they suffer loss of earnings as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic
-financing extraordinary measures, such as setting up "outpatient clinics for patients with fever"
-providing for nursing care and reducing the risk of infection to those in need of care and to all those working in nursing
-reimbursing financial costs incurred by the pandemic or any loss of income
-waiving bureaucratic requirements and the obligation to produce an expert report
-granting nursing care insurance schemes more leeway to help them avoid gaps arising in nursing care coverage for people receiving care at home.

This notification has been included for information purposes. The Law may not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of: Verordnung zur arbeitsmedizinischen Vorsorge (ArbMedVV) [ Ordinance on Occupational Health Prevention (ArbMedVV)]

Gazette Number: Part I No. 14

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://www.bundesanzeiger-verlag.de/

Copyright: © 2020 Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection


 

Law to protect the population in an epidemic situation of national importance

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The Bundestag has published the Law to protect the population in an epidemic situation of national importance (the "Law").

The Law amends, among others, the Infection Protection Act by, among other things:

-requiring people entering Germany from a high risk country to submit details of their identity, itinerary and contact details to the competent authority, as well as certificate of vaccination, their state of health and/or a medical certificate if required
-ordering companies in the transport industry to refrain from transporting German nationals to and from high risk countries, take steps to identify person suffering from communicable diseases and submit passenger lists and medical examinations to the competent authority
-setting out measures to ensure the supply of medicinal products, personal protective equipment and products for disinfection
-setting out the professionals who may practice medical activities as defined.

This notification has been included for information purposes. The Law does not impose obligations on your organisation.

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Published in terms of: Verordnung zur arbeitsmedizinischen Vorsorge (ArbMedVV) [ Ordinance on Occupational Health Prevention (ArbMedVV)]

Publication Date: 27 March 2020

Effective Date: 27 March 2020

Source: https://www.bundesanzeiger-verlag.de/

Copyright: © 2020 Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection


 

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