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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 as a medical face mask according to EN 14683:2019 (Type I) complies with the ordinance of the Federal Government and States on the containment of the Corona pandemic in Germany. Therefore, the Livinguard PRO MASK can be worn when shopping and on public transport. Livinguard provides documents about the certification for download. In this context, the divergent decisions of the federal states of Bavaria and Saxony-Anhalt should be taken into account.

For an overview of the different mask types and certifications, see our FAQ and this infographic.

About the situation in Bavaria, Saxony-Anhalt and Berlin:

The tightened regulations of the Bavarian government aim to ensure the highest possible level of protection against the further spread of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2). In contrast to the decision of the Federal Government and States, which specifies “medical masks (i.e. so-called surgical masks or also masks of the KN95/N95 or FFP2 standards)”, the Bavarian infection protection measures ordinance, formulates the obligation to wear an “FFP2 mask or a mask with at least an equivalently normed standard” in public transport and retail. The Bavarian government does not specify which standard is meant here. Since the introduction of the measures, we have been in dialogue with the respective authorities to obtain a clear statement to the effect that the wording of the decision of the Federal Government and States is also specified in the Bavarian ordinance, and that certified medical masks such as the Livinguard PRO MASK are hereby taken into account.
Similarly, the ordinance of the states of Saxony-Anhalt and Berlin formulates the definition of medical masks differently from the federal state decision. According to this, a “medical mouth-nose protection in the sense of a multi-layer disposable mask (particularly a medical face mask according to the European standard EN 14683:2019-10 or a comparable product; commercially referred to as a surgical mask, disposable mask or disposable protective mask)” or a “particle-filtering half mask (particularly FFP1, FFP2 or FFP3 mask)” must be worn in public transport and retail.