Germany’s new covid rules mandate home working and restrict office access
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People wearing mask waiting for ICE train on platform at Berlin Hauptbahnhof station
John van der Luit-Drummond, Editor

In response to a steep rise in the number of covid-19 cases across the country, German workers are being told to work from home wherever possible as amendments to the Infection Protection Act come into force today, 24 November.

Reinstating an earlier provision of the Act that lapsed on 30 June 2021, office workers, or those undertaking comparable activities, where physical contact cannot be avoided must be provided with the opportunity to work from home, unless their employer can demonstrate “compelling operational reasons” for not doing so.