Hygiene and Infection Protection in Munich

Guidelines for event planners during the corona pandemic

Following the several months' ban on trade fairs, congresses and events, the Bavarian State Government has eased the restrictions permitting trade fairs, congresses and exhibitions to held again. To enforce the Infection Protection Act (IfSG), the Bavarian state government has reacted to the spread of the COVID-19 virus with a comprehensive catalogue of measures. Organisers are responsible for supporting these measures appropriately at all events.

MICE events in Munich – this is what is currently permitted:

Guidelines for conferences, congresses and comparable events (professional or business) in Munich as of 14 July 2020:

 

In indoor areas

In outdoor areas

Max. 100 participants

Max. 200 participants

For events with designated and marked seating: max. 200 participants

For events with designated and marked seating: max. 400 participants

Observance of a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between all participants.

Observance of a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between all participants.

Mandatory masks for participants as long as they are not at their seat or do not have the floor.

 

Preparation of a safety and hygiene concept by the organisers (to be presented to the competent local authority on request).

Preparation of a safety and hygiene concept by the organisers (to be presented to the competent local authority on request).

 

In the Bavarian state capital, trade fairs and congresses may be held again under certain conditions as of 1 September 2020. Detailed information is provided in the state safety and hygiene concept: messe-muenchen.de

 

 

Summary of the most important basic data of the state safety and hygiene concept for trade fairs, congresses and exhibitions as of 1 September 2020:

 

  • Observance of a minimum distance of 1.5 metres between all participants.
  • In indoor areas: A mask covering the mouth and nose must always be worn regardless of whether the minimum distance can be maintained.
  • In outdoor areas: A mask covering the mouth and nose must be worn if the minimum distance of 1.5 m cannot be maintained.
  • Mandatory registration of all exhibitors, visitors and service providers on the site.
  • No more than one visitor per 10m2 of event space is allowed at any one time.
  • Preparation of a signed visitor route and distance markings to avoid the accumulation of large crowds.
  • Preparation and submission to the competent authority of an event-specific safety and hygiene concept, cleaning and disinfection plan, ventilation concept, parking concept.
  • Smaller congresses, which are not subject to the licensing requirement, must present the corresponding event-specific safety and hygiene concept to the competent authority on request. 
  • Protection equipment must be provided at all contact points such as the check-in, sanitary facilities, service offices, sales points, etc.
  • Implementation of the current sector-specific hygiene concept must be ensured for restaurants and catering outlets.

 

Further sector-specific hygiene concepts (food service, accommodation, tourist service providers, thermal baths and spas, markets, travelling showmen and market traders, events, private functions) can be downloaded from the website of the Bavarian State Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy: www.stmwi.bayern.de

 

 

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