Information pages of political bodies
This page shows links to the websites of other providers to enable access to information about dealing with the coronavirus. If you follow the references and links, you leave the VDA’s website. The VDA accepts no responsibility or liability for the correctness of information provided on the websites of third parties, and neither does it necessarily share any opinions publicized there.
German Federal Government: crisis unit, aid measures and information from the federal ministries
The German Federal Government has set up a crisis unit consisting of the Federal Ministry of Health (BMG) and the Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI), along with the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs (BMWi) and the Federal Ministry of Labour (BMAS), to coordinate the measures instituted by the Federal Government. The BMG publishes the latest resolutions of the crisis unit on its website. The VDA is the crisis unit’s point of contact for the automotive industry.
The BMWi website offers a telephone service that companies can contact with questions about general economic issues regarding the coronavirus, support measures, export restrictions, information about financial aid, supporting loans and export credit guarantees.
The BMAS website provides information about the new regulations concerning the short-time work allowance, continued payment of wages when looking after children as a result of child care facilities and schools closing, and other aspects of labor law in connection with lost working days or work restrictions caused by the coronavirus. Further information for companies about the short-time work allowance is available online from the Federal Employment Agency.
The Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) also has on its website a collection of additional detailed information about the German Government’s package of measures and the contacts at federal authorities and federal offices.
The Federal Foreign Office (AA) has issued a worldwide travel warning. The AA answers important questions about travel on its website, and provides information about border controls.