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Information about Corona regulations in Germany

Since the implementation of the increased Corona measures by the Federal Government and states, we have been receiving numerous enquiries about the admissibility of the Livinguard PRO MASK in Germany. In addition, we have been frequently made aware that customers are being denied access to retail outlets or public transport with a Livinguard PRO MASK. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. As in the past months, we will continue to do everything in our power to educate authorities, state governments, retailers, national and regional transport companies and other bodies to the effect that the Livinguard PRO MASK is certified as a medical face mask according to EN 14683:2019 (Type I), and complies with the standards for Corona Pandemic Respirators (CPA). CPA masks are considered “comparable” to FFP2 masks. This follows both from § 28b of the Infection Protection Act, which was reaffirmed by the Bundestag on 21.04.2021, and from the annex to the SARS-CoV2- Occupational Health and Safety Ordinance. The Livinguard PRO MASK therefore complies with the current Corona requirements and can continue to be worn in retail and local transport.

When asked whether, according to the new regulation of the Federal Infection Protection Act, the Corona SARS-CoV-2 pandemic respiratory protection masks (“CPA”) may also be worn in Bavaria in areas of life in which an FFP2 mask is mandatory, the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care also asked Email of May 3, 2021 communicated:

“for masks approved in Bavaria [there] is neither a tighten nor a relaxation compared to the federal regulation”

According to the legal justification for the new regulation of the Federal Infection Protection Act (§ 28b IfSG – see BT-Drs 19 / 28444, p. 13, 4th paragraph), the approved respiratory protection masks (FFP2 or comparable) result from the annex to the SARS-CoV2 occupational health and safety regulation. In this appendix, CPA masks are expressly classified as comparable to FFP2.  The Livinguard PRO MASK complies with the standards for CPA masks. Since the same rules should apply in Bavaria as in the federal government, we are therefore of the opinion that the Livinguard PRO MASK can also be worn in the corresponding areas of life in Bavaria.

Livinguard provides documents about the certification for download. For an overview of the different mask types and certifications, see our FAQ and this infographic.