The German "SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Regulation" (SARS-CoV-2-Arbeitsschutzverordnung, "Regulation") came into force on 27 January 2021, initially limited until 15 March 2021, and was in April 2021 prolonged until (presently) 30 June 2021. It obliges employers to implement stricter occupational health and safety measures. The Regulation amends the existing SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Standard (April 2020) and the SARS-CoV-2 Occupational Health and Safety Rule (August 2020) but leaves further-reaching federal states' own infection protection regulations untouched. 

This guide provides an overview of the key contents of the Regulation.

Key Contacts

Martin Lüderitz

Dr. Martin Lüderitz

Partner, Employment
Germany

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Jens Peters, LL.M.

Jens Peters, LL.M.

Counsel, Employment
Germany

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Elisabeth Sechtem

Dr. Elisabeth Sechtem

Associate, Employment
Germany

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