Schools will open step by step starting the 4th of May (final years and transfer classes like the fourth grade first).
Business up until 800m2 will already open Monday, the 20th of April, under certain conditions.
Restaurants and bars remain closed, major events are forbidden until the 31st of August.
Protective masks are urgently recommened during shopping and using the public transport system.
On 22 March 2020, the State Government issued by legislative decree a far-reaching contact ban for North Rhine-Westphalia.
This applies with immediate effect for the period through to 19 April [updated on 23 March].