Good bye infection rates – Hello hospital admissions

New rules came into force in Hessen on Thursday (16th September) that no longer depend on the local Corona infection rate. Instead, the number of hospital admissions per 100,000 population will be the main figure used, with the number of people with COVID-19 in intensive care as a secondary factor.

Restaurants no longer need to collect patrons’ data, and to eat outside the only requirement is social distancing. Eating inside will require both customers and staff to wear face masks until seated, and customers must be either vaccinated, recovered or tested.

However restaurants, hair dressers, and providers of some other services now have the choice to opt for “2G” rules, Geimpft (vaccinated) and Genesen (recovered). By doing this, they remove the need for face masks and social distancing. Children under 12 are exempt from this rule, but will need to be tested if they are aged 6 or over and have started school. School children have been issued with test booklets, that show they have been tested at or for school twice a week, and this document is sufficient if presented with proof of identity.

Medical face masks remain a requirement on public transport and in shops, although shops can now open without restrictions on the numbers of customers that are allowed inside.

There are two new warning levels that could come into force later. Level 1 applies if the number of hopsital admissions goes over 8 per 100,000 or if more than 200 patients with COVID-19 are in intensive care. Level 2 applies for 15 admissions per 100,000 or over 400 intensive care patients.

New Corona Rules in Hochtaunuskreis

New rules came into force at midnight in Hochtaunuskreis

Unless you are double-jabbed or have recovered from COVID-19, you will need a negative test to:

  • eat inside a restaurant
  • take part in an event with more than 25 people
  • visit facilities for the disabled
  • visit a fitness studio, indoor swimming pool, indoor sports hall, indoor culture locations and leisure facilities
  • visit a casino
  • stay the night in a hotel
  • use close contact services (eg. a hair dresser)

Additionally, there is now a general requirement to wear a medical mask in situations, where you are unable to keep 1.5m distance from someone.

Outdoor events are now limited to 500 people, indoor events to 250 people, excluding those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19.

Those who are fully vaccinated or have recovered from COVID-19 are reminded that although they exempt from the testing rules, they must still adhere to the face mask and social distancing rules.

New Corona Rules in Hochtaunuskreis

New rules came into force at midnight in Hochtaunuskreis meaning that unless you are double-jabbed or have recovered from COVID-19, you will need a negative test to:

  • eat inside a restaurant
  • take part in an event with more than 25 people
  • visit facilities for the disabled
  • visit a fitness studio, indoor swimming pool, indoor sports hall, indoor culture locations and leisure facilities
  • visit a casino
  • stay the night in a hotel
  • use close contact services (eg. a hair dresser)

Corona Test Centres in Oberursel

Anyone who is resident in Germany has the right to a free Corona Test each week. These tests are the instant sort of tests, that give you a result within 15 minutes. If this result is positive, a full test is usually offered.

Tests are available in Oberursel at the following locations:

The Inauguration of the Akazienbrunnen

The Akazienbrunnen – the fountain adopted by Pia I. to be her fountain – was officially inaugurated on Saturday, 15th June, 2019.

The fountain is located in a private garden in the Akazienstraße in Stierstadt, and is actually 25 years old. As a child Pia played in the garden around the fountain.

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The fountain festival is officially open

The fountain festival (Brunnenfest) was officially opened this evening (Friday, 14th June, 2019) by the Fountain Queen: Pia I.

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Pia I. is the new Fountain Queen

The new Fountain Queen was crowned in the Stadthalle in Oberursel on Saturday, 23rd March, 2019.

The evening started with a look back at the year 2009, in which Isabelle I. was the Fountain Queen, and together with her Brunnenmeister Uwe she talked about her experiences 10 year ago. [Read more…]

Oberursel Twinning Association in Verdun

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, representatives of the twin towns of Epinay-sur-Seine: Oberursel and South Tynside, recently visited the French town of Verdun together.  Among those from Oberursel taking part were Mayor Hans-Georg Brum and Council Chairman Gerd Krämer.

Verdun was selected for its particular place in Franco-German history.  In the First World War, the Battle of Verdun saw over 300,000 killed and around 400,000 wounded in one of the costly battles of the war on the western front.  [Read more…]

How Oberursel’s Synagogue survived the Reichspogromnacht

Today Germany is commemorating the 80th anniversary of the Reichspogromnacht, also known as Kristallnacht or in English as the “Night of Broken Glass” when, on 9th November, 1938, Jewish homes, shops, businesses and synagogues where attacked.

Oberursel was no exception on that night, and it is reported that headstones were damaged in the Jewish cemetery in Altkönigstraße, families attacked and at least two men being arrested and deported to the Buchenwald concentration camp.

But whilst in other towns Synagogues were set on fire and destroyed, Oberursel’s survived. [Read more…]

FC Porto win Allianz U15 Cup

The “Allianz U15 Cup against racism” took place in Oberursel at the weekend with 18 teams competing against each other in a series of matches.

Saturday morning started off with the news that flight scheduled to bring Tottenham Hotspur’s team to Frankfurt had been cancelled and so local team FV Stierstadt stepped in at the last minute to allow the matches to take place.  Although they finished on 18th place, this led to them being awarded the Fair Play award on Sunday afternoon. [Read more…]

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