Since Thursday (April 28), only the basic corona protection measures have been in force in MV. Masks are now only mandatory in the following areas:
- in public transport
- in hospitals and nursing homes when vulnerable groups are affected
The state government largely repealed the 3G rule in MV this Easter. Most recently, tourists who are neither vaccinated nor healthy should present a negative coronal test. With the release on Thursday (April 28), this is no longer the case. 3G is now only valid in hospitals and nursing homes.
There are no longer any restrictions for guests in the catering and hotel industry.
Proof of vaccination, cure or test (3G) is no longer required in public transport. However, according to the Ministry of Health, the obligation to wear a mask also applies after 27 April.
According to government decrees, 3G proof is no longer required in the workplace either. However, each employer can decide for themselves which rules apply – ie whether they keep 3G despite the obligation being omitted, or whether they continue to work from home.
The 3G rule for visitors still applies to hospitals and whole and semi-hospital facilities. In addition, masks are mandatory if persons from particularly vulnerable groups are present. As part of their house rules, hospitals may take additional protective measures to curb the spread of Corona.
3G does not apply in medical practice, but visitors are still required to wear masks whose vulnerable groups are at risk. According to the Ministry of Health, the practices regulate the details of their house rules. These rules must be maintained even after the hotspot rules expire on April 28th.
Following the legal termination of the Corona hotspot rule in MV, there was no longer a mask requirement in state schools – only a recommendation. From Friday (April 29), corona tests will no longer be conducted at schools, which previously took place three times a week for the unvaccinated. According to the Ministry of Education, only students who have symptoms need to be tested in the future. The three-phase model, which is currently used to deal with the corona situation in state schools and gives them independent decision-making powers, is valid until July.
Masks have no longer had to be worn indoors at educational institutions since the end of April.
There are no longer any restrictions in MV’s discos and clubs.
Just Gvaccinated Genese or Getestete (3G) access the interior of authorities and other facilities such as restaurants, cinemas, gyms or hospitals. Exceptions are children under the age of seven and underage students who are regularly tested. In principle, rapid antigen tests must not be older than 24 hours, PCR tests must not be older than 48 hours.
2G includes only Gvaccinated and Genesene – a current coronatest alone is not sufficient for access to e.g. an arrangement. Instead, a current valid vaccination certificate or proof of cure for coronary heart disease must be presented. There are exceptions for those who cannot be vaccinated.
Fully vaccinated persons can identify themselves with their identity card and vaccination card or the digital or analogue vaccination certificate. You can have the digital vaccination certificate issued at a pharmacy or vaccination center. Some pharmacies also offer to issue a so-called immune card. This is an analogous vaccination certificate for the scrotum. Individuals whose Covid-19 disease goes back more than 90 days may be issued a certificate by their attending physician.
According to the State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LAGuS), persons who have received a vaccination are considered partially immunized. Two weeks after the second vaccination, you are considered to have been primary immunized. This now also applies to vaccination with the vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, where a single syringe was previously sufficient. A third vaccination is possible three months after the second vaccination, regardless of which vaccine you received. Everyone who has received this third vaccination (booster) is considered to have been vaccinated with a booster vaccination, ie. If people who have been vaccinated twice become infected with Covid-19, they are not automatically considered boosted in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. This status only occurs after another vaccination, which can be three to six months after recovery.
According to the Robert Koch Institute, people are considered healthy if their positive PCR test or certified rapid test was at least 28 days and no more than 90 days ago. Then a vaccination is necessary. After another three months, those who have recovered can be vaccinated again. After a third injection, they are then considered boosted. According to the Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko), anyone who has received the first vaccination and then becomes ill with Covid-19 is basic immunized and is therefore on an equal footing with people who have already received two vaccinations. If they are vaccinated again after their cure, they are considered boosted. If people who have been vaccinated twice become infected with Covid-19, they are not automatically considered boosted in MV. This status only occurs after another vaccination, which can be three to six months after recovery. The positive PCR test result serves as proof of the restored status. When this is available, doctors and pharmacies can issue a certificate. And it can then be uploaded to regular apps, just like the vaccination certificate. Previously, those who had recovered had retained their status for 180 days. However, the Robert Koch Institute has adjusted this length to 90 days due to the omicron variant. The institute justifies this with the fact that the protection after surviving the infection with the omicron variant is lower than was the case with the delta variant. In addition, according to the researchers, this protection does not last long. They refer to data from e.g. United Kingdom.
On the basis of the recommendations of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has now also adjusted the rules on duty of isolation and quarantine. They come into force on Friday (May 6). Persons who have tested positive must isolate themselves for at least five days (max. Ten). According to the State Department of Health, it is “strongly” recommended to test oneself daily and “only complete isolation if the test result is negative”. According to the Ministry of Health, people who are asymptomatic can still be contagious after five days.
Vulnerable groups are still considered to be particularly vulnerable. People working in the health sector (also in old age and nursing homes as well as outpatient services) must therefore end their isolation with a negative test result (PC or lightning test) and submit proof to the employer.
Close contacts with infected people no longer need to be quarantined on Friday (May 6). However, it is “strongly” recommended to test oneself daily for at least five days and reduce contacts. This was announced by the State Ministry of Health. Only people working in healthcare are required to test themselves daily for five days before starting work.
The third vaccination, also known as the booster or refresher vaccination, is recommended by the Standing Vaccination Committee (Stiko) to all persons aged 12 and over whose second vaccination took place about three months ago, and three to six months for adolescents. For certain groups of people, Stiko also recommends a fourth vaccination, that is, another booster vaccination. These include people aged 70 and over, residents of care facilities as well as medical staff and nursing staff. The first point of contact for the third and fourth vaccinations is the family doctor’s office. You must book an appointment by phone in advance. Alternatively, it is possible to go to a vaccination center.
The Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) recommends that children and young people aged 12 and over be vaccinated against coronavirus. These vaccinations are also offered at schools in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania. Since January 2022, the Stiko booster recommendation has been valid for everyone aged 12 and over. On 25 November, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) also recommended vaccination for children aged 5 years and over. In mid-December, Stiko issued a recommendation to children between the ages of 5 and 11 who themselves suffer from certain previous illnesses or have people who are particularly vulnerable (the very old, immunosuppressive drugs) in their immediate vicinity. In addition, after a consultation, all other children in this age group can also be vaccinated voluntarily according to the parents’ wishes. However, Stikoen has not yet made a recommendation for all children in this age group, as according to the commission there is only a low risk of severe Covid 19 disease.
This year, statutory insured families can apply for 30 days instead of ten days of child sickness benefit per. child and parent. With the new regulation, the court also exists if there is no longer an obligation to attend school or access to the day care institution is limited. For single parents, the right increases by 40 to 60 days per. child and parent. Parents can also apply for child sickness benefits if they work from home. If a child is unable to attend school or day care, a certificate from the institution is sufficient to apply for the benefit. There should be a template for this. A medical certificate is only required if a child is really ill. The affected parents receive 90 percent of their net income with the child sickness benefit.
Employees in facilities with vulnerable people, such as clinics and nursing homes, had until March 15, 2022 to prove that they were vaccinated or healthy. So far, there will be no general vaccination requirement for adults in Germany. Due to lack of prospects for success, the group of supporters in the Bundestag initially abandoned the project in early April. Instead, mandatory vaccination for the elderly was proposed. However, the majority of parliamentarians voted against the relevant draft law.
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