Bringing flowers over for Mother's Day is not as easy as usual due to Corona. But with the help of this overview, the visit to Mom should work.
Munich - Sunday, May 9th, is Mother's Day.
While children are still doing handicrafts or painting themselves in kindergarten or elementary school, adults hardly ever pick up scissors, paper and pencil.
At this age, flowers and chocolates are mostly used to delight the mother, usually in connection with coffee and cake.
However, because of the corona pandemic, the sons and daughters are facing special challenges.
Which shops are open at all, where do I need a negative test and what should be considered before visiting mom?
In most of the districts of Bavaria, the seven-day incidence * is currently over 100, so the federal emergency brake comes into force.
Buying the right gift in the right shop is therefore a challenge.
Mother's Day: flower shops can be visited without a negative test
Florists, flower shops and garden centers are currently allowed to open.
That means you can shop there at any time even without a negative Corona test * or an appointment.
However, one should consider: You are most likely not the only one who wants to stock up on flowers for the coming Sunday.
In addition, the rule still applies in all branches that only one customer per 20 square meters may be there.
Long queues and waiting times are almost inevitable.
It is therefore advisable to reserve or pre-order a bouquet by phone as early as possible.
Then it's: in, pick up, pay, out, done.
Mother's Day: DIY stores or furniture stores need a negative test
The situation is different with purchases in hardware stores without their own garden centers, furniture stores or shopping malls.
A current, negative test must be presented at the entrance.
If the respective district has an incidence of over 150, it is only possible to order from home and then pick it up on site by appointment, so-called "click and collect".
If you want to shop without a test, you can use the supermarkets.
These are open regularly until Saturday evening and are usually well prepared for the rush on Mother's Day.
It should be noted, however, that many other customers will also use this option.
Why do we celebrate Mother's Day and where does it come from?
Mother's Day: petrol stations as the last alternative to supermarkets and co.
However, if you overslept all days before: Don't worry.
You can also stock up on flowers on Sunday.
One or the other flower shop is also open on Sundays.
But if you don't want to drive several kilometers to the nearest open shop, there are also petrol stations.
The price for flowers is usually a bit lower there, but you can also go shopping there on Sundays without a test.
Mother's Day: Flowers can also be ordered on the Internet
If you don't have time to visit a florist, there is another option: ordering online.
On various websites, anyone can find the right bouquet for Mommy days in advance - and have it delivered directly to her.
For the direct Sunday delivery service, however, you should keep in mind that shipping will probably be a bit more expensive than during the week.
Alternatively, you can have the bouquet delivered to your home beforehand and then simply take it with you to mom.
When the time has come and the visit to mother is pending, the pandemic-related measures due to the coronavirus * should not be forgotten here either.
This includes, among other things, the contact restriction, so only two households are allowed to meet.
Coffee gossip is not a problem with mom alone, but siblings from other households are.
Visiting neighbors and friends of the mother is also not possible.
It is best to agree the visiting times in advance so that there is no overlap.
Mother's Day: Special rules apply to nursing homes
If the mother is housed in a nursing home, the hygiene concept there must be observed.
In order to visit mom, you usually have to show a current, negative test.
In addition, there is a continuous FFP2 * mask requirement and the requirement of a minimum distance of one and a half meters.
In general, in order not to endanger yourself or your own mom, it is advisable to let the meeting take place outside with a certain distance.
And the weather should also be optimal for Sunday in Bavaria.
With the right planning, nothing should stand in the way of a visit on Mother's Day.
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