Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, large-scale public and private events are prohibited in Hamburg through the end of August. Exact measures are constantly developing, so be sure to check back for updates regarding smaller and medium-sized events. The prohibition does not apply to events that serve to maintain public security and order, provide services under public law, supply the population or provide health care for the population. Small retail businesses and shops are operating with some restrictions. Face masks are required on public transport and in other public areas, especially when shopping and when others are nearby.