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Coronavirus: recommendations

This page contains information issued by the Ministry of Health and the government. For the latest information, click here.

25.5.2020: The government announces a new phase of deconfinement:

  • The limit of 20 people outside can be exceeded from 29 May if the social distancing measures are respected.
  • Restaurants and cafés will be allowed to reopen on Friday 29 May under certain conditions (Wednesday 27 May if they have a terrace). Customers will have to remain seated. The limit is set at four people per table.
  • Sports halls may reopen on Friday 29 May.

4.5.2020: The government announces a new phase of deconfinement from 11 May 2020:

  • Visits possible, but limited (household + 6 people maximum);
  • Outdoor gatherings allowed up to a maximum of 20 people;
  • Resumption of medical activities from 4 May;
  • Businesses will reopen with exceptions;
  • Cultural institutions may reopen under certain conditions;
  • A reopening of the restaurants on 1 June is possible depending on the results;
  • Additional masks will be distributed to the population.
  • Precautionary hygiene measures must be maintained.

15.4.2020: The government announces a new phase:

  • Construction sites will reopen on 20 April.
  • Resumption of senior classes as well as internships and practical work at BTS and university level on 4 May.
  • Gradual resumption of secondary education on 11 May.
  • Elementary schools, maison relais and crèches will resume on 25 May.
  • All festivals, major festivities and sporting events are cancelled until 31 July.
  • In shops, markets, public transport and all places where a distance of two meters cannot be respected, the wearing of a mask or scarf is compulsory. A distribution of masks is planned for next week.

2.4.2020: Schools, daycare and maison relais will remain closed until May 3, 2020.

18.3.2020: Schools, daycare and maison relais will remain closed until April 19, 2020.

15.3.2020: New government measures:

  • The government recommends that all vulnerable people stay at home (seniors 65+, people with weakened immune systems, people with cancer or cardiovascular disorders).
  • Everyone should limit their outings to emergency outings (food, doctor…).
  • Outings in the open air are still allowed, as long as a distance of two metres is respected.
  • From midnight, shops, restaurants and cafés will remain closed except for essential shops such as food, pharmacies, funeral services, banks, telecommunications, gas stations, etc.. Restaurants will be able to maintain a delivery service.
  • The government insists that there is no problem of food distribution in Luxembourg and that food shops will be supplied normally.
  • The government recommends that companies limit themselves to essential activities and rely as much as possible on teleworking.

12.3.2020: New government measures:

  • Primary and secondary schools will close from 16 March for two weeks.
  • Nurseries (crèches) and day care centres will also be closed.
  • A special leave is planned for family reasons.
  • Elderly or vulnerable people should avoid going out.
  • Visits to nursing homes, old people’s homes and hospitals are prohibited.
  • Ban on events with more than 100 people indoors and 500 outdoors.
  • Public transport will be reinforced during peak hours.
  • The government recommends calling 112 only for emergencies and the hotline 8002-8080 only if your question is not answered in the FAQs.

12.3.2020: The USA suspends all flights from Europe for 30 days from Friday at midnight.

11.3.2020: Events bringing together more than a thousand people are prohibited in Luxembourg until 31 March 2020.

9.3.2020: The Ministry of Health recommends cancelling or postponing events with more than 1,000 people in confined spaces at the same time.

The same recommendations should be followed as for other respiratory infections:

  • Most importantly: Wash your hands regularly and properly. You can find the best way to wash your hands online at www.sante.lu;
  • Do you cough or sneeze? Do it in a tissue or in the crease of your elbow. Dispose of the tissue in a garbage can with a lid;
  • Avoid shaking hands or kissing;
  • Avoid close contact with sick people (keep a distance of at least 2 metres);
  • Stay at home if you are ill. Do not go to work;
  • Avoid touching your face with your hands as much as possible.

However, if you have recently visited a risk zone, follow the recommendations below if you develop fever, a cough or breathing difficulties:

  • Stay at home and avoid contact with other people.
  • A special hotline is also available – please call 8002-8080 or 112  if necessary.
  • If you call your doctor, tell him or her that you were in one of the risk areas before you go anywhere.
  • Avoid going to the emergency room or your doctor’s waiting room. If necessary, 112 will refer you to the appropriate hospital department. In any case, tell reception that you have stayed in these areas.
  • New recommandations for vulnerable and other people
  • Symptoms COVID-19

At work

  • An employee cannot refuse to go to work for fear of coronavirus.
  • An employee may not refuse a business trip abroad if the trip is in accordance with the recommendations issued by the national authorities.
  • An employer may refuse an employee access to the company if he or she has well-founded fears of a risk of contamination.
  • If the employer decides to make his employees stay at home, he cannot force them to take leave. He must excuse them from their work and continue to pay their wages.
  • The employer can impose telework. In this case, the employer must conclude an amendment to the employment contract. The employer is not obliged to accept an employee’s request to allow him or her to telework.
  • An employee quarantined by the Health Inspectorate is protected against dismissal. For the duration of the quarantine covered by the medical certificate, employees receive sick pay.
 

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