Corona pandemic in the fitness and health industry: The big update of fM Corona week

Corona, vaccinations, sports, health, training and prevention in focus: What is the current development in the pandemic, and what rules do politicians put in response? In our Corona Week Update, we provide an overview of current decisions for the fitness industry. And the question of all questions: Where does 3G already apply, and where does 2G plus still apply? What exceptions apply to Booster?

A message: This sixth part of Corona updates deals with the Corona news March 2022. Older information (week 5-9 or February 2022) can be found right here in part 5 of our Corona Week Update.

The article will be updated regularly.


The Bundestag approves a new law on infection protection

The Bundestag has approved the new Infection Control Act, as most Corona restrictions in public life are abolished must. In their place should be some basic protection measures to step. Stricter protection measures is only in the future in infection hotspots possible.

The government wants to extend free tests

Between the Federal Department of Health and the Federal Department of Finance in conversationthat financing that citizen test through the federal government for at least four more weeks to secure. that present Corona test regulation expires March 31, 2022.

Trial dismissed: no compensation due to lockdown

According to a ruling by the Federal Court of Justice (BGH), those affected by the Corona closures are are not entitled to state compensation for their loss of income. On Thursday, March 17, 2022, the Karlsruhe judges issued one pilot procedure the trial (Az. III ZR 79/21) of a restaurateur and hotel owner against the state of Brandenburg, which largely had to close in the spring of 2020.


New rules in the workplace

From Sunday March 20, 2022must Employers decide for themselvesWhich one basic protection measures prescribe them in their company. That is it Corona protection measures no longer immediately pr Occupational health and safety regulations required.

Businesses can do that decide yourselfwhether they give employees one Offer coronatest per weekWhether you Provide protective masks and about employees in home office should work. In their consideration, employers should Consider regional infections.

The Association of Pharmacists continues to demand free citizen tests

The North Rhine-Pharmacists’ Association is in favor of this free citizen test after March 31st to hold on. “With the advancement of the BA.2 omicron variant, the number of positive tests is constantly increasing. It would be irresponsible to make the same mistake as in October and charge for the citizen tests, “says the association’s leader, Thomas Preis, to the newspaper” Rheinische Post “.

Further relaxation in views

Despite the increasing number of infections and one Negative record for incidents across Europe must this week further solution enters into force.

How far-reaching these will be and how the so-called ‘Base Protection’ starts on March 20 to be implemented in the individual federal states will be decided during the week.

Several federal states only want to relax gently

Some federal states such as Brandenburg, Bavaria, Lower Saxony, Hamburg or Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania have already announced that they wishes to continue to comply with many of the previous restrictions in a transitional phase until probably 2 April and sometimes even will think of possible regional austerity.

Berlin, Baden-Württemberg, Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate, Thuringia and North Rhine-Westphalia have also announced that they will will make use of this transitional phase at least in some areas.

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Relaxation with hotspot regulation

Many Corona rules will only be as already announced to Sunday, March 20, 2022, are valid. In the time thereafter – without the Bundestag declaring an epidemic emergency of national importance – two pillars planned:

1. basic measures with minor restrictions on citizens’ everyday lives: test obligation where there are many vulnerable people – also in schools, prisons and group housing – and one Requirements for mask in nursing homes, hospitals and public transport (probably without long-distance transport).

2. hotspot regulation: In areas with outbreaks, in case of an impending Congestion of the health system or dangerous new virus variantsaccording to a resolution of the respective state parliament, the following measures should apply:

  • Requirements for mask in public
  • distance requirements and hygiene concepts (especially applies to interior)
  • access restrictions according to the well-known G-rules (2G, 3G & Co.), in plants with public transport

Vote on general vaccination

In early April, the Bundestag will vote on the general vaccination obligation. The political challenges of the Ukraine war will not change that.

Probably not a full lockdown compensation

Of Federal Court of Justice (BGH) in Karlsruhe slows down hope: Sectors hard hit by the two shutdowns, such as the fitness and health sector, have accordingly little prospect of full state compensation for their losses.

Because those contained in the Infection Control Act Compensation schemes Be well not intended for nationwide closures, it sounded after initial consultations. ONE Dom should be enough in two weeks fall.

Almost reached pre-corona level

Despite the omicron wave, which has meanwhile slowed down, it is Number of employees in Germany almost back to pre-crisis levels. In January, it was around 45 mio. It announced the Federal Statistical Office.

List of Federal States Corona Rules

Our list of federal states will be updated as needed, as will this Corona update updated regularly. Here you can go directly to the list of federal states plus Corona rules. Or you just click picture above.

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