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Grüne Hügellandschaft im Mühlviertel

Rules for trade and service enterprises

As of 16 April 2022, the requirement to wear an FFP2 mask has been lifted for most trade and service establishments.
However, it is still compulsory to wear an FFP2 mask in indoor customer areas of the vital trade, such as:

  •  Food retailers (including food producer outlets) and direct farm marketers;
  •  public pharmacies and drugstores and drugstores;
  •  Sale of medical products and sanitary articles, remedies and aids;
  •  Sale of animal feed and use of veterinary services;
  •  Agricultural trade including animal auctions as well as the horticultural business and the land product trade with seeds, fodder and fertilisers;
  •  petrol and electricity filling stations and car washes;
  •  banks;
  •  Postal service providers including their postal partners and telecommunications providers;
  •  Tobacco shops and newsagents;
  •  Hygiene and cleaning services;
  •  Waste disposal companies;
  •  car and bicycle repair shops;
  •  in shopping centres and market halls in which (also) establishments of vital trade are located.


In the areas listed above, the obligation to wear an FFP2 mask also applies to owners, operators and employees in direct contact with customers, unless the risk of infection can be minimised by other suitable protective measures, such as partitions or Plexiglas walls. 

In addition, it is recommended that FFP2 masks also be worn in all other means of transport, business premises and other indoor locations.