Munich (dpa / lby) – Bavaria eases access rules for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered: In many areas, the extra test obligation will no longer apply from this Wednesday (December 15), for example in sports activities and public outdoor events, in zoos and amusement parks. Individuals with a corona booster vaccination should no longer present an additional test elsewhere, except in clinics and nursing and nursing homes. In addition, the Corona rules will initially remain relaxed for school children even after the turn of the year. All this was decided by the government on Tuesday – the Corona regulation is initially extended until 12 January. The details at a glance:
Relief for the vaccinated and healthy: For persons with a valid vaccination certificate or health certificate, the previously prescribed supplementary test requirement is no longer valid in many areas – then 2G applies instead of 2G plus. The relief applies to visiting outdoor sports facilities for your own sports activities (2G plus continues to apply to spectators at sporting events), to public and private events with the exception of sports and cultural events, to zoos and botanical gardens (including indoor areas), memorial sites (including indoor areas), amusement parks (including indoor areas), excursion boats and guided tours in the open air.
However, the 2G-plus rule remains in place for areas that focus on indoor areas or attract a large audience: such as sporting events (such as spectators), indoor sports activities, cultural events, trade fairs, conferences, congresses, exhibitions and palaces (indoor). areas). 2G plus also resides in pools, thermal baths, saunas, solariums, gyms and other leisure areas.
Relief after booster vaccination: In Bavaria, vaccinated persons who have already received a booster dose are exempted from the requirement for further testing in all areas where access rules under the 2G plus model continue to apply (vaccinated against Corona or recovered plus tested), this also applies to all necessary PCR tests. In concrete terms, this means simplifications for, for example, cultural and sporting events. Exceptions are areas that are regulated differently under federal law, such as the need for tests in hospitals and nursing homes. It should probably take effect 15 days after the booster vaccination, said Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU).
2G exemptions for school children: For 12 to 17-year-old school children who are regularly tested in school, certain exceptions to the 2G rule will initially continue to apply in the new year – namely in gastronomy, for overnight stays in hotels and holiday apartments such as f .ex. as well as for your own pursuit of sports, music or acting activities. Initially, it should now apply until January 12, Söder said. The government had initially announced that the transitional rule would expire at the end of the year. All children under the age of twelve and three months are exempt from the 2G access restrictions in Bavaria, and this continues to apply.
Contact Restrictions for the Unvaccinated: For meetings where only one unvaccinated person is present, strict restrictions now apply – as decided by the federal and state governments and as already announced: they must be limited to your own household and a maximum of two members of another household. Only children up to 12 years and 3 months are not considered. Spouses, life partners and cohabitants are considered to be one household, even if they do not share a common residence. For private parties and gatherings exclusively for vaccinated and healthy people, there is a limit of 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors – excluding gastronomy.
New Year’s Eve / New Year: Between 15.00 on 31 December and 9.00 on 1 January, there is a nationwide ban on gatherings of more than ten people “in public places and their wider surroundings” – how precisely the municipalities must decide. “Any population of more than ten people must be dispersed immediately,” the cabinet report said. However, there is no curfew in gastronomy on New Year’s Eve.
Buses: Tourist trains and bus transport will in the future be treated as local public transport – so the 3G rule applies (access even with a negative test) and no capacity limitation.
No bracelet solutions available from 2G: Bracelets to facilitate 2G control in retail remain banned in Bavaria. “We made a very clear decision on the tape: It’s not an alternative,” Söder said. “No one can see who is issuing the bracelet, who has approved it? It leads to nirvana.” The retail trade also organized it really well and people also went really well with it. A softening is “not helpful”.
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