Corona and 2G-Plus: The rules of amateur and popular sports – Sports

Status: 01/12/2022 20:47

Stricter corona restrictions are now in force in large parts of the north. But the rules are not the same everywhere: provides an overview of the rules in Lower Saxony, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Hamburg.

The rules in Lower Saxony

A Christmas and New Year rest was decided for the period up to 15 January. The 2G Plus rule applies to all sporting events in Lower Saxony – whether they take place indoors or outdoors.

This means that only vaccinated or healthy individuals who can also show a current negative coronate test are allowed. The obligation does not apply if each person has an area of ​​ten square meters available. Reinforced individuals and those who have recovered from a breakthrough infection are generally exempt from testing. It is mandatory to wear an FFP2 mask indoors and outdoors, except during exercise.

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Events are still allowed in Lower Saxony, but in front of a maximum of 500 spectators. If the stadium or hall is only used up to 70 percent, there is no test obligation. However, the distance rules and the obligation to wear the FFP2 mask always apply.

The rules in Schleswig-Holstein

Further tightening will only apply in Schleswig-Holstein from Wednesday – then the organized sports (gyms and sports halls) and fitness studios will also be affected by 2G-Plus. Seated events can still take place, but are limited to 500 participants.

Because clubs and also operators of gyms fear that members and customers may shy away from the extra effort, there are considerations to offer on-site testing opportunities.

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The rules of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania

In Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, all cultural and leisure facilities are closed again. This also applies to sports, such as swimming pools and fun pools, which are no longer allowed to open to ordinary public traffic. However, swimming lessons and swimming lessons are still allowed. Club sports can also continue in the case of closed exercise groups. Gyms remain open, but need to switch to the 2G Plus rule.

There is good news and bad news for competitive sports. The good: it can continue to be played. The bad: Whether it’s inside or out – spectators are no longer allowed anywhere.

The rules in Hamburg

is in the Hanseatic city The 2G rules have been replaced almost everywhere by 2G-Plus – also in sports. The exceptions due to booster vaccinations or the restored status after a vaccination breakthrough apply as in the other federal states. For outdoor sports, the 2G model can be maintained if there is 2.5 meters of space around all participants. This distance rule does not apply to 2G-Plus.

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Events in front of an audience are after The current Corona regulation of the Hanseatic city is still allowed: outside in front up to 1,000 fans, inside in front of 200. This rule was originally only intended to apply to amateur sports. The professionals with their “national major events” should do without spectators altogether.

Wednesday night, however, the city gave in. Up to 1,000 spectators are now allowed in the halls of the basketball players from Hamburg Towers and the handball players from HSV Hamburg. The football players from HSV and FC St. Pauli can lock 2,000 fans in their stadiums.

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