Event planning in times of coronavirus

You want to organize your event in Cologne, but are uncertain how things are working in times of coronavirus? We are aware of the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic holds a great deal of uncertainty for you in the course of your event planning and would like to provide you with the best possible support in this situation. Large-scale events are forbidden throughout Germany until December 2020. Decisions on all of the rules and regulations including events that do not fall into the category of large-scale events are the responsibility of the ...

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You want to organize your event in Cologne, but are uncertain how things are working in times of coronavirus? We are aware of the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic holds a great deal of uncertainty for you in the course of your event planning and would like to provide you with the best possible support in this situation.

Large-scale events are forbidden throughout Germany until December 2020. Decisions on all of the rules and regulations including events that do not fall into the category of large-scale events are the responsibility of the federal states. As a result, events in Cologne are subject to the Stipulations of the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) (in German).

Holding trade fairs and congresses as well as events and festive events has been permitted again in NRW since 30 May 2020. However, suitable precautions must be taken for every event, in order to reduce the risk of infection as far as possible. A special hygiene and infection prevention concept is possibly required. We would like to support you by providing an overview of the minimum information that must be included in such a concept with our Coronavirus checklist that is available for download. In addition, on this page you will find a form template for the hygiene and infection prevention concept according to § 2 b of the CoronaSchVO (Order regarding protection against new cases of infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2). Have a look at our video for a best practice example of how you can safely plan and carry out your event in Cologne in times of Corona.

Please note that:
The following information serves as a basis to support you in your event planning. We make no guarantee as to the completeness and currency of the information provided. As rules and regulations may change rapidly according to the current situation, we categorically recommend that you as an event planner establish contact with the responsible health authority with regard to the planned event at the earliest possible date. For the City of Cologne, you should contact:

Gesundheitsamt Stadt Köln (City of Cologne health authority)
Neumarkt 15-21
50667 Köln
Tel.: +49 (0)221/221-33500
e-mail: gesundheitsamt@stadt-koeln.de

 

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