SARS-CoV‑2 continues to circulate among the population and can spread wherever people gather. After the number of cases is seasonally lower in the summer months than in the cold season, the RKI recommends in autumn and winter to comply with the AHA+A+L rules (keep your distance, observe hygiene rules, wear a mask every day, use the Corona warning app, ventilate). Stay home and get tested if you have respiratory symptoms and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
In addition to the emergence of new virus variants, the further course of the pandemic will largely depend on the vaccination status and behavior of the population. The Robert Koch Institute continuously records the situation, makes recommendations and assesses the risk for the population in Germany.