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COVID-19 Face Masks Obligatory in Certain Areas

From Monday, 12 October 2020, wearing a face mask is obligatory for all persons in these public streets, squares and areas at certain times.

Disposable face mask with autumn leaves

See a list of the Hamburg areas in which wearing a face mask is obligatory at certain times

(As of 10 October 2020)

Since the numbers of COVID-19 infections have increased again, it’s becoming more important to be careful and take precautions to ensure that everyday life is possible for everyone. That’s why the senate has decided that in certain usually crowded areas, it is sensible (and therefore mandatory) that people wear face masks to lower the risk of infection. Most areas affected by the new regulations are in the city centre, St. Georg, Sternschanze, St. Pauli, Ottensen and Winterhude, but more could be added anytime. 

The following are the streets, squares and public areas in which all persons present are now required to wear face masks:

  1. in the Steindamm area (St. Georg), from no. 33 down to the Steintorplatz square
    daily from 12 to 10 p.m.
  2. on Stralsunder Straße street (St. Georg)
    daily from 12 to 10 p.m.
  3. on Steintorplatz square (St. Georg, main station), including the neighbouring pathways, streets and squares: in front of the Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, in front of the central bus station, and in front of the main station
    daily from 12 to 10 p.m.
  4. on Ballindamm street (Neustadt/Jungfernstieg), around building no. 40 and at the corner Ballindamm, Bergstraße
    daily from 3 to 6 p.m.
  5. on Große Freiheit street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 47
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  6. on Hamburger Berg street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 39
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  7. on Talstraße street (St. Pauli), from no. 1 to 36
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  8. on Hans-Albers-Platz square (St. Pauli), including the section of Friedrichstraße street skirting Hans-Albers-Platz
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  9. on Reeperbahn street (St. Pauli), including the neighbouring squares Nobistor and Spielbudenplatz, and the Spielbudenplatz street
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 6 p.m. to 4 a.m.
  10. on Schulterblatt street (Sternschanze), on the square (‘Piazza’) between Susannenstraße and Rosenhofstraße
    Friday, Saturday and holiday nights, and nights before holidays, from 8 p.m. to 12 a.m.
  11. on Alma-Wartenberg-Platz square (Ottensen), including the neighbouring streets Bahrenfelder Straße, Kleine Rainstraße, Nöltingstraße, Friedensallee and Bergiusstraße
    Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  12. on Hohenesch street (Ottensen), including the neighbouring houses on Bahrenfelder Straße street
    Friday and Saturday nights from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m.
  13. on Mühlenkamp street (Winterhude), between the corners of Körnerstraße and Preystraße
    daily from 12 p.m. to 1 a.m.
  14. on the Sankt-Pauli-Landungsbrücken quayside (St. Pauli), including the piers
    Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and
    Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

See the publication by the Senatskanzlei (German only) on this topic and the map attached for visualisation and better understanding.

Please note: in certain cases, the police may make wearing face masks obligatory in additional streets, squares and areas temporarily if this is necessary to prevent infection; especially if there are too many people failing or unable to meet the physical distancing requirements.

If in doubt, please remember that it won’t harm to wear a face mask in public even if it is not explicitly ordered by the authorities. Also, you can try and avoid certain areas that can be expected to be crowded at certain times of the day.

Thank you for paying attention and for being respectful of the health of your fellow residents. We can all do our part to get through this situation together.

Face Masks Obligatory in Certain Areas

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