Germany | COVID-19 | Legal Watch: May 18, 2020

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  • COVID19: SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Safety Standard – DGUV publishes overview of existing industry references and -rules
  • COVID19: SARS-CoV-2-Arbeitsschutzstandard – DGUV veröffentlicht Übersicht über die vorhandenen Branchenhinweise und -regelungen

The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) refers on its website to an overview it has compiled of industry-specific regulations and more specific details on the SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety standard of the BMAS. This standard will be concretized by the professional associations for the individual sectors bit by bit. The DGUV’s overview list mentioned here is updated accordingly on an ongoing basis.

Sources:“Corona: Hinweise für Branchen”, Meldung von der Startseite der Deutschen Gesetzlichen Unfallversicherung (DGUV), veröffentlicht auf der Internetseite der DGUV, abrufbar unter www.dguv.de > Presse/Mediencenter > Meldungen von der Startseite


  • COVID19: Saarland: New regulation to combat the corona pandemic published
  • COVID19: Saarland: Neue Verordnung zur Bekämpfung der Corona-Pandemie veröffentlicht

On 03 May 2020, the “Regulation on the amendment of infection-related Regulations to combat the corona pandemic” of 02 May 2020 was published in the Official Gazette Part I No. 22 for the Saarland. In addition to amendments to various corona legal requirements, a new regulation to combat the corona pandemic (VO-CP) was also issued. This contains, among other things, regulations on compliance with hygiene standards for certain companies.

Sources:

“Verordnung zur Änderung infektionsrechtlicher Verordnungen zur Bekämpfung der Corona-Pandemie” vom 2. Mai 2020, veröffentlicht im Amtsblatt Teil I Nr. 22 für das Saarland vom 03. Mai 2020, S. 284 – 292.


  • COVID19: Saxony: Publication of a new Corona Protection Regulation – Continued application of special protective measures for certain establishments and facilities
  • COVID19: Sachsen: Veröffentlichung einer neuen Corona-Schutz-Verordnung – Weitergeltung besonderer Schutzmaßnahmen für bestimmte Betriebe und Einrichtungen

On 02 May 2020 the “Saxon Corona Protection Regulation (SächsCoronaSchVO)” of 30 April 2020 was published in the Saxon Law Gazette No. 12. In addition to various corona legal requirements and restrictions, this also contains regulations for certain companies, facilities and service providers with public access. It defines, for example, which companies must still remain closed and which conditions apply to companies that are allowed to (re)open.

Sources:”Sächsische Corona-Schutz-Verordnung (SächsCoronaSchVO)” vom 30. April 2020, veröffentlicht im Sächsischen Gesetz- und Verordnungsblatt Nr. 12 vom 02. Mai 2020, S. 186 – 189.


  • COVID19: Schleswig-Holstein: New version of the SARS-CoV-2 control regulation published – Special protective measures for certain companies and establishments continue to apply
  • COVID19: Schleswig-Holstein: Neufassung der SARS-CoV-2-BekämpfVO veröffentlicht – Besondere Schutzmaßnahmen für bestimmte Betriebe und Einrichtungen gelten fort

On 01 May 2020 the “State Regulation on measures to combat the spread of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Schleswig-Holstein (SARS-CoV-2 control regulation)” of 01 May 2020 was published as a substitution announcement on the webpage of Schleswig-Holstein. In addition to various corona legal requirements and restrictions, this also contains regulations for certain companies, facilities and service providers with public access. It defines, for example, which companies must still remain closed and which conditions apply to companies that are allowed to (re)open.

Sources:

“Landesverordnung über Maßnahmen zur Bekämpfung der Ausbreitung des neuartigen Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 in Schleswig-Holstein (SARS-CoV-2-Bekämpfungsverordnung – SARS-CoV-2-BekämpfVO)” vom 01. Mai 2020, ersatzverkündet am 01. Mai 2020 auf der Internetseite https://www.schleswig-holstein.de/DE/Schwerpunkte/Coronavirus/Erlasse/Landesverordnung_Corona.html


  • COVID19: Federal government wants to prevent gridlock in planning, approval and construction – special regulations for digital public participation planned
  • COVID19: Bund will Stillstand beim Planen, Genehmigen und Bauen verhindern – Sonderregelungen für die digitale Öffentlichkeitsbeteiligung geplant

On 29th April 2020, the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) and the Federal Ministry for the Environment (BMU) issued a joint press release informing that the Federal Cabinet had approved a draft for a planning security law. This is intended to ensure that a large number of important projects do not come to a standstill or even fail due to the corona pandemic. Otherwise, the implementation of important private and public investments would be delayed, for example in the areas of housing construction, climate protection and the transformation of energy and transport.

Sources:

 “Stillstand beim Planen, Genehmigen und Bauen verhindern”, Pressemitteilung des Bundesministeriums des Inneren, für Bau und Heimat (BMI) vom 29. April 2020, veröffentlicht auf der Internetseite des BMI, abrufbar unter www.bmi.bund.de > Presse > Alle Pressemitteilungen

 “Stillstand beim Planen, Genehmigen und Bauen verhindern”, Pressemitteilung Nr. 061/20 des Bundesministeriums für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit (BMU) vom 29. April 2020, veröffentlicht auf der Internetseite des BMU, abrufbar unter www.bmu.de > Presse > Alle Pressemitteilungen


  • COVID19: Information on the effects of corona on daily operations – Information on the implementation of the new SARS-CoV-2 occupational safety standard
  • COVID19: Informationen zu den Auswirkungen auf den betrieblichen Alltag durch Corona – Hinweise zur Umsetzung des neuen SARS-CoV-2-Arbeitsschutzstandards

The German Social Accident Insurance (DGUV) refers to the website of the German Association for Safety, Health and Environmental Protection at Work (VDSI) in its reports from the homepage. This site bundles a wide range of information on the corona virus and how it affects everyday working life. In addition to general explanations, you will also find a compilation of the BMAS occupational health and safety standard as well as a brief and clear legal assessment of the SARS-CoV-2 occupational health and safety standard (for example in relation to its binding nature).

Sources:

“SARS-CoV-2 (Coronavirus) – Auswirkungen auf den betrieblichen Alltag” Informationsseite des Verbandes für Sicherheit, Gesundheit und Umweltschutz bei der Arbeit (VDSI), veröffentlicht auf der Internetseite des VDSI, abrufbar unter www.vdsi.de


  • COVID19: North Rhine-Westphalia: Extension and adaptation of the Regulation on protection against coronavirus
  • COVID19: Nordrhein-Westfalen: Verlängerung sowie Anpassung der Verordnung zum Schutz vor dem Corona-Virus

On 01 May 2020, the “Second Regulation for the Amendment of Statutory Regulation for Protection against the Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2” of 01 May 2020 was published in the Law Gazette No. 16b for North Rhine-Westphalia. In addition to an extension of the Regulation, various provisions will also be adapted or revised, including the regulations on employer responsibility.

Sources:“Zweite Verordnung zur Änderung von Rechtsverordnungen zum Schutz vor dem Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2” vom 01. Mai 2020, veröffentlicht im Gesetz- und Verordnungsblatt Nr. 16b für Nordrhein-Westfalen vom 01. Mai 2020, S. 311b -348b.


 

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