Tennis, Golf, water-sports: state to loosen strict sporting rules – what applies now

After a week long by the Corona-crisis, the gradual prohibition of follow relaxations in the Sport. Also here is a patchwork, it is again, the rules and requirements differ in the individual Federal States. All of the information you read in the large Federal States-Overview with FOCUS Online.


Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann, a further loosening of the Corona-the rules of the Sport in prospect: Starting next week (11 to come. May) to "contactless outdoor sports" in Baden-Württemberg again be allowed. This Sport is meant to be outside, in the distance, rules are unproblematic met could be – for example, Golf, athletics and Tennis.

Gyms remain closed. The claim of a gym operator is to have failed at the Federal constitutional court. The Karlsruhe judges see a "serious, and sometimes irreversible, Eingriff" in the freedom to choose an occupation "with a significant adverse economic Folgen". In view of the dangers to body and life, these interests would have to come back but currently, it is stated in the decision of Tuesday (Az. 1 BvR 899/20).


From Monday (11. May) is "– contact individual sports with distance" such as Tennis, athletics, Golf, sailing, horse-riding (in the hall) or flight sport is allowed again. The Bavarian state government. The interior Ministry will also develop, in cooperation with sports federations and in consultation with the Ministry of health a concept for further relaxations in the Sport.

Gyms remain closed.


Sport and exercise in the fresh air, such as Cycling, Running, Jogging or walking in Berlin alone, in the company of persons from the own household or in the company of a single other Person is allowed to be shared, the Berlin government.

Athletes should make sure to take into account the General spacing and hygiene measures. A rigorous cough and Niesetikette belong to, compliance with the Minimum distance of 1.5 meters to other persons, as well as the thorough washing of hands after the Sport. Rest breaks in the Parks – such as on a Park bench, in compliance with the Minimum distance allowed. Who sits on a Lawn or green area, must comply with an increased minimum distance of 5 meters.

The sport mode is on all public and private sports facilities, swimming pools and fitness studios, in principle, prohibited. An exception to this prohibition is for 22. April for the exercise of contactless sports to Outdoor sports facilities. The premises of this sports facilities – showers, changing cabins and the like – but may not be entered. The use of firmly installed sports equipment Outdoor is also forbidden.

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Individual sports and exercise in the fresh air is expressly permitted: Walking, Jogging, Cycling. But here, too, the commandment of the Mind is distance to all of the people who do not live in a household. The temporary stay on public benches, meadows, or open land, while maintaining the distance regulation from 1,5 meters allows.

Gatherings in Clubs , whether sports club or other club – are still prohibited. Not access is prohibited on the club premises if the club can guarantee the compliance with the applicable distance – and hygiene rules. The joint Training at the club in groups is forbidden, individual Sport, either alone or together (for example, Tennis or Golf) is allowed if the club can adhere to the terrain the distance requirement is clear.

Water sports: for Example, motor boats, sailing boats, surf boards, paddle boats, rowing boats or Stand-up-Paddle-boards are allowed, in compliance with the spacing and hygiene rules to be used. The commercial boat rental remains, in consultation with the competent local authorities permitted, as well as the limited operation of Marinas and ports. Who has his boat on the site of such a company, you can use it. Gatherings in Clubs and other Sport and leisure facilities are prohibited. The competent authorities may take place alternative arrangements.

The fitness studios will remain for the time being, closed.


In Bremen &quot is;low contact sports" like for example, Jogging, rowing, Tennis, or Golf on the public sports areas, Parks and club facilities since 25. April allowed again. Distance regulations must be strictly adhered to.

The sport remains for the time being, even gyms are closed. Except for the 25. April Outdoor sports facilities, where Hygiene policies are followed.


From Wednesday (6. May) is also the Individual Sport allowed Outdoors. Be sporty, you can Climb, for example, again in the case of athletics, water sports, Cycling, equestrian sports, skating, Golf, Tennis, Fitness, Gymnastics or Yoga, if this will done Outdoors and at a distance, said the Senator for Sport, Andy Grote (SPD). "We make a first, not very large, but already a noticeable step."

Gyms remain closed.


Prime Minister Volker Bouffier noted the countries ‘ turn on Wednesday to decide about a further Opening-up to non-contact sports on sports sites. He would have been able to introduce a faster decision to be easing, said Bouffier.


In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is individual sport or sports to second on outdoor sports facilities, such as sports or tennis courts are allowed. "So, you can run, for example, alone or together on the sports field a few laps or a game of tennis verabreden", it is said by the government. The Distance requirement is to be complied with. Not football games or other team sports are allowed, however.

The sports halls in the country will remain closed, as well as fitness studios.

Lower Saxony

Non-contact sports, such as athletics or Tennis as well as Outdoor sports facilities are the 6. May be allowed, provided a minimum distance of 1.50 metres is maintained. Free baths and leisure parks-may 25. May to again receive visitors.

Public and private sports facilities, swimming and fun pools, gyms, saunas, and similar establishments remain closed.

North Rhine-Westphalia

With more to loose will be discussed, among other things, in the area of sports on Wednesday in a switching conference of the Prime Minister with Merkel. While other Federal countries are now vorpreschten, stressed the NRW-government chief Armin Laschet (CDU), the country will with decisions to wait until Wednesday. Laschet want to present to the switching conference, the timetable for the NRW.

To date, the following applies: "Prohibited any sport is operating on and in public and private sports facilities (including gyms and dance schools)", it is in the since 4. May valid corona protection Ordinance of North Rhine-Westphalia. Also, meetings and gatherings in Associations, sports clubs, other sports and leisure facilities are prohibited.

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The Rhineland-Palatinate should since 20. April Outdoor sports such as rowing, sailing, Tennis, air sports, athletics, Golf or horse-riding, alone, as a couple, or with members of their own Household activities. The minimum distance to be complied with.

Also, the use of sports equipment is 20. April permitted, to the extent that the necessary Hygiene and safety measures are to be adhered to and the carrier Opening of the sports facility expressly agrees to this.


In the Saarland, may athletes in the fresh air, alone or in small groups of up to five people to be active.

Operation of sports halls, sports grounds, sports facilities, sports facilities and fitness studios, as well as their benefits is, in principle, prohibited.


Since the 4. May Individual as well as club sports under the open sky again possible – so, on lawns and tennis courts, or running tracks. "We will not exclude any types of sports, but on the condition that the minimum distance of 1.5 meters, as well as the applicable hygiene regulations. Also, when you workout in the fresh air, we need to be aware of the fact that we us to a risk of infection aussetzen", so the Minister of the interior Roland woeller (CDU).

So respect, for example, as the Distance is important that the Training takes place in small groups and hands is adhered to hygiene. Sports equipment must be cleaned after the workout.

Indoor sports facilities, gyms and swimming pools remain for the audience to remain closed.


The Sport is Outdoors and in groups of a maximum of 5 people allowed, a contact must be excluded. Competitions remain prohibited – changing rooms, sports restaurants, and similar locked, spectators are prohibited. This follows the recommendations of the Minister of sport conference, as the Interior and sports Ministers Holger Stahlknecht (CDU) said.

A concrete catalogue of permitted sports in the country, not sets. In addition to examples such as horse riding, table tennis, Tennis, athletics and rowing, as well as football Training in small groups is according to the steel servant possible – if distance is kept.

Also training in the Clubs be allowed, but under strict conditions.


In Schleswig-Holstein is Outdoor sports since 4. May is again possible, if he successes in a contact-free, stressed Minister of the interior Dr. Sabine Sütterlin-Waack. The land Ordinance does not differentiate between types of sport. The only condition is compliance with the distance bid and the hygiene rules. In football, nothing to speak of, for example, against a penalty or free kick training, combat training was not, however, be allowed to continue. In addition, should your home be showered.

In the northernmost Federal state is one of Amateur football to the, respecting the distance rule, and sanitary regulations under the sky train is allowed. In almost all other States for training applies to the area of the Amateur football ban.


In Thuringia are individual sporting activities in the fresh air, such as walking, Jogging or Cycling possible, according to the free state. Here, too, should at any time be at a distance of at least 1.50 meters respected. Activities with persons outside of the household are to be avoided.

For individual sports, the use of facilities and equipment under the open sky, to the extent that the carrier of the device or attachment in an Opening expressly agrees to. Swimming, leisure and adventure pools as well as fitness studios are closed.

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