This is what Bavaria’s entrepreneurs say about the new mandatory test for the unvaccinated

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Tom Schweiger from Monaco Cut in Ismaning: We asked those concerned what they thought of the new Corona rule. © Marcus sleep

From 23 August, stricter rules apply for unvaccinated persons. You need to have a test at hotels, restaurants, cinemas and other indoor venues. That’s what entrepreneurs think about the change.

Munich – The future will be more stressful for the unvaccinated. Hairdressers, hotels, restaurants and indoor concerts, gyms, swimming pools and also clinics: Anyone who wants to come in here without being vaccinated must have a test from 23 August – a current one that is not older than 24 (antigen) or 48 years. (PCR) hours can be. Test, test, test is the motto and from 11 October you will have to pay for the tests yourself. According to the federal decision, exceptions can only be made if the 7-day incidence is less than 35. This seems unlikely because the incidence is increasing and was already 25.1 nationwide on Wednesday.

But not only the unvaccinated but also the affected sectors will face a lot of extra work. We asked around.

Corona virus: This is what entrepreneurs think about the new test requirement – The Hotel

Daniel Schimmer is already uncomfortable when he thinks of the duty to test unvaccinated people. “We are perfect hosts, but not doctors,” complains the manager of the “Garmischer Hof” hotel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen *. He believes that it should not be the job of hotel staff to check the test certificates of the unvaccinated.

Two years ago, Schimmer continues, when the General Data Protection Regulation came into force, it was said that the most important thing was that all guest data was secure and no longer needed to be stored. Especially the medical data. “And now we have to ask everyone if they have been healed or vaccinated?” Schimmer believes the schedules from the test stations will also cause problems for his team. “Each station has a different shape. How do I check this for authenticity? It’s easy to fake it.”

Another hotel in the city only accepts vaccinated people. “It would never be an option for us,” Schimmer says. “We do not exclude anyone.” But the hotel manager is prepared. “We have a few thousand quick tests ready and trained staff,” he says. “So we could also start at short notice.”

Corona virus: This is how entrepreneurs think about the new test obligation – the fitness center

Anna Klinke reacts relatively calmly to the new rules. “We already know the whole game from the spring with deposits over 50,” says the CEO of “Hardy’s Fitness Studios” with branches in Fürstenfeldbruck *, Landsberg and Greifenberg. Nevertheless: The specifications meant a significantly greater effort.

An app specifically developed for Hardy’s Studios should help. In it, customers can upload their test or vaccination certificate or the status of a fast person. Depending on this, the athletes are then activated for 24 to 48 hours (test), half a year (recovered) or for a year (vaccinated) and can use the gym normally.

If the app is too complicated for you, you can simply show and deposit the proof, promises Klinke. You do not need to bring your vaccination card with you every time you visit. This desire was especially expressed by older people in the spring, says Klinke.

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How will the new rules affect visitor numbers? Hard to say according to the handle. Hardy’s employees still did not have to answer many customer questions on Wednesday. “But some have already asked how it works if one wants to pause the contract.”

Corona virus: That’s what entrepreneurs think about the new test obligation – Das Wirtshaus

Bavarian hosts already have a few pandemic waves under their belt – many have become Corona * experts as part-time jobs. And experts in implementing politicians’ ideas. “Many initiatives are not well thought out to the end in practice,” says Gregor Lemke. He is a spokesman for innkeepers in the center of Munich and innkeeper for the “Augustiner Klosterwirt” right next to the Frauenkirche.

From August 23, he expects more work to come to him and his staff. again. Then they must ask the innkeeper of the monastery about the vaccination status of their guests. “The whole control process is difficult,” says Lemke. “We have an outdoor area that is 70 meters long. The flow of visitors must be channeled. ” The guests are already seated, but vaccination and test documents still need to be inspected in the future. Only then can the Riesenschäufele, a specialty of the house, be ordered. “For example, I have to train my people what to look out for with the vaccination card,” says Lemke. “Where does it say that the vaccinations have been given?

Of course they will do all this on “Klosterwirt” – “we check for plausibility,” says Lemke, “but we are not Sherlock Holmes by Health Minister Jens Spahn.”

He is nevertheless worried that sales will soon collapse again. “We have a vaccination rate of 56 percent, so you can calculate that 44 percent of the people will soon be gone as customers,” says the innkeeper. “Of course you can say that the unvaccinated are to blame for not being allowed in – but if they have to pay for their test, they no longer go to pubs.” He expects a difficult fall. “My wish to the politicians is that they do not destroy this delicate pub plant, which has just started to bloom again, with new initiatives.”

Corona virus: This is how entrepreneurs think about the new test obligation – the cinema

Bavarian cinemas were only allowed to reopen in mid-May, and due to lack of new films, many waited until July. “The demand is huge, people are starving,” says Ulrike Silberbach, head of Mathäser Filmpalast in Munich. But the situation is difficult. The utilization of the 4000 seats is 25 to 30 percent, then they are sold out due to the distance rules. Whether anyone has been vaccinated, recovered or tested is currently not checked. Only mask and distance are mandatory.

That will change soon. Silberbach does not want to question the political decision, but it is a new hurdle for the guests and the cinema. “At least we have the eye of the needle, where we also have to register the contact information.” So now also vaccination status – with 1600 visitors in a time window of one and a half hours between performances. “It’s time consuming and labor intensive. And it can lead to the customer saying, ‘The effort is too high for me.’ Another problem: Many people still buy tickets at the counter and, according to Silberbach, often do not know what proof to bring.

Anyone coming to Mathäser from August 23 with a ticket but not vaccinated and without a test should expect to be sent home. So far, there are no plans to offer spontaneous tests directly in Mathäser. The deliberations are not yet complete, “but anything that leads to additional congestion and additional staff costs makes it difficult”.

Does Mathäseren make use of the house rules and generally unlock the unvaccinated? “We are not planning that,” Silberbach emphasizes.

Corona virus: This is how entrepreneurs think about the new test obligation – the hairdresser

The 3G rule also applies to body-hugging services, which includes haircuts. “It’s bad for us, catastrophic,” says Thomas Schweiger, head of the Ismaning hairdresser “Monaco Cut”. He remembers the spring when hairdressers had to test. “We had a burglary.”

Schweiger suspects that there is still a lot of work ahead of his team before October 11, where the tests will be subject to a fee. “Then, probably not anymore.” He does not think the new decisions are good. “It has gone well so far. Every six months we are imposed a new burden. I do not think the measures are fair. “

The hairdresser is prepared anyway – he has quick tests in the shop. He is waiting for news from his guild on how customer control should be performed. Denying unvaccinated people a haircut is out of the question for him. “I do not want to do that. I also think we are too small to afford it. ” He envisages introducing an “unvaccinated day” to allay concerns among vaccinated people about meeting unvaccinated people. “I think it’s a very good idea.” What Schweiger is also interested in: “Two of my employees do not want to be vaccinated. So far, I do not know if there are any special rules for them. ” * / bayern is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

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