Hygiene Strategy

In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are observing the guidelines stated in the Coronavirus Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg and are implementing the prevailing rules on hygiene and social distancing.

Conditions for admission to in-person events

Admission to any event at the 70th IFFMH as well as to the Festival Lounge in the Stadthaus Mannheim is only possible in observance of the current Coronavirus Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Starting from Wednesday, Nov. 17, an alert stage situation is in effect. This means that either:

● you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (your second vaccination was at least 14 days ago)
● or you have fully recovered from it (tested at least 28 days and no more than 6 months ago)

Proof of your status must be provided at the point of admission.
Additionally, the usual safe hygiene practices and social distancing rules apply inside the venues. Masks are mandatory, even when seated, except when consuming food and drink.

Please note that legal requirements may make it necessary to amend these regulations.
Any changes will be announced by the State of Baden-Württemberg.

Visitor flow and admission

Please take into account that these regulations being in effect will result in delays in admission. Please have your immunisation certificate or test result as well as valid identification ready at the entrance.
Admission and visitor flow will be regulated at all venues in compliance with legal requirements.

Due to the compulsory registration in Baden-Württemberg, all guests are obliged to deposit their first and last name, address, date and period of attendance. On-site registration can be done in different ways:

- At all venues this is possible via the Luca App.
- Written registration is also possible.

To save time, you can easily download a template of our registration form here, fill it out at home and hand it in at the entrance. False statements are punishable by law. These documents will be destroyed or deleted after four weeks.

Contact tracing

It is compulsory to register one’s personal details prior to entering a venue in Baden-Württemberg. All guests are required to provide their first and last name, address, and date and time of attendance. There are different ways to register at the venue:

- This can be done at all venues via the Luca app (https://www.luca-app.de)
- It is also possible to register in writing.

To save time, you can easily download our registration form here, fill it out at home and hand it in at the entrance. False statements are punishable by law. These documents will be destroyed or deleted after four weeks.

The three-stage model
The three-stage model is based on the hospitalisation index and the number of intensive-care patients in the state of Baden-Württemberg. Until the warning stage is reached, the general stage is in effect.

General stage (Basisstufe)

As a rule, in all indoor areas of the IFFMH venues in Baden-Württemberg (Mannheim & Heidelberg), only three groups of people will be admitted: those vaccinated, recovered and tested. Proof of your status must always be shown at the entrance. Although admission to events is restricted in this way, wearing a mask is still mandatory.

Warning stage (Warnstufe):
This is declared when the hospitalisation rate reaches or exceeds 8.0 on five consecutive working days or the number of intensive-care patients with COVID-19 in Baden-Württemberg reaches or exceeds 250 on two consecutive working days.
In all indoor areas of our venues in Baden-Württemberg (Mannheim & Heidelberg), only three groups of people will be admitted: those vaccinated, recovered and PCR-tested. Proof of your status must always be shown at the entrance.
Unvaccinated persons will be admitted to the events and venues only if they produce a negative PCR test. The test must be no more than 48 hours old.

Alert stage (Alarmstufe):
This is declared when the hospitalisation rate reaches or exceeds 12.0 on five consecutive working days or the number of intensive-care patients with COVID-19 in Baden-Württemberg reaches or exceeds 390 on two consecutive working days.
In this case, in all indoor areas of our venues in Baden-Württemberg (Mannheim & Heidelberg), only two groups of people will be admitted: those vaccinated and recovered. Proof of your status must always be shown at the entrance.
At this stage, unvaccinated persons will not be admitted to the events and venues.

The above rules reflect only a part of the currently applicable Coronavirus Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg. They are subject to change.