Due to the spread of the coronavirus, public life in NRW has almost come to a standstill at the moment. For example, cultural institutions, restaurants, bars, cafés, clubs or fun parks remain closed, hotels are no longer allowed to accept tourists, all events are banned, and public transport is restricted. Only stores that are relevant for basic service, such as supermarkets or drugstores are allowed to open. People are urgently called to avoid any physical social contact if possible. A gathering of more than two people in public space is prohibited.
Up-to-date information can be found on the website of the North Rhine-Westphalian State Chancellery at www.land.nrw/corona (German only) or on the website of the Robert Koch Institute at www.rki.de.