The city of Würzburg is one of the places nationwide with the highest corona values. The so-called seven-day incidence rate has been above the Germany-wide limit of 50 for several days. According to the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety, the seven-day incidence value for the city of Würzburg is 64.90.
The city has therefore expanded and tightened the corona restrictions several times. She hopes that this will reduce the number of infections. According to the Würzburg test management, it has been mainly young people who have recently become infected, in addition to those returning from traveling. A clearly identifiable one Superspreading, such as in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, did not exist in Würzburg.
Alcohol ban in the city center from 10 p.m.
The city responded to the latest developments with, among other things, a night alcohol ban in Würzburg. No alcohol may be served or sold in the city center after 10 p.m. The same goes for food. It is also forbidden to drink alcohol in the green areas and on the banks of the Main after 10 p.m.
The ban on bars and restaurants applies in the inner city area surrounded by the Ringpark as well as in the old Mainviertel up to the Talavera. There, the delivery and consumption of food and drinks is only permitted again on the following day. According to the city, the regulation applies to both indoor and outdoor areas. Delivery services are also allowed to leave after 10 p.m.
The alcohol ban outside of the bars applies to all of the green areas and street areas along the Main: from Graf-Luckner-Weiher via Mainwiesen and Mainkai, to the Alte Mainbrücke, Kranenkai and the Alter Hafen car park. After 10 p.m. it is forbidden to drink alcohol in this area or to have it with you if it is intended for consumption there, according to the city.
In addition, alcohol is not allowed on weekends on the Alte Mainbrücke. This ban begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6 a.m. the following day.
Contact restrictions and party bans
In addition, the City of Würzburg tightened the contact restrictions. Up to now, a maximum of ten people were officially allowed to be out and about together in public space, now a maximum group size of five people applies. Excluded from the regulation are people who belong to their own household as well as life partners or family members who belong to another household.
This restriction also applies to visits to restaurants, the city said. Celebrating in public places and facilities was prohibited regardless of the number of people present.
Number of participants at private celebrations
The city had previously restricted private parties, even if they only take place by invitation and in your own walls or in a rented restaurant. Throughout Bavaria, 100 people are currently allowed indoors and 200 outdoors for such private events as weddings or birthdays. The city of Würzburg has reduced this number to 50 indoors and 100 outdoors.
At the same time, however, the city made an appeal to the people of Würzburg: They asked that when such celebrations are held, they should be considered in advance whether they can be postponed.
Returning travelers need a second test result
The regulation for return travelers is also still valid: Anyone coming from a risk area may only leave the domestic quarantine in Würzburg if a second test has taken place within five to seven days, the result of which is negative. The city justifies this with the infections that have repeatedly occurred among vacationers.
Reductions on the test track only by registration
From Wednesday, cuts on the corona test track on the Talavera should only be possible after prior registration. According to the district office, the demand for corona tests is no longer falling. In the end there were sometimes long queues.
On a newly established website of the test center An online appointment booking is now possible. In cooperation with the Bavarian Red Cross there is now a service hotline: 0800-2019444. It is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to make appointments.
Because of infections in Würzburg schools, there has been one since Monday further test track at the Würzburg Dallenbergbad. At this mobile test center, however, swabs are only made if there is an instruction from the health department.
City of Würzburg classified as a risk area
Restrictions may also currently apply to people from Würzburg outside the city limits. For example, Schleswig-Holstein classifies the city of Würzburg as a risk area. Means: Travelers or people who come from Würzburg currently have to go into quarantine after arriving in Schleswig-Holstein.