F.The people in Hesse now have significantly stricter corona rules with a strong expansion of the mask requirement, the ordering of many more tests and the introduction of 2 G for many areas of public life. The protection ordinance of the Hessian state government, which has been in force since Thursday, is initially valid until December 23. Additional requirements if the corona numbers continue to rise sharply are not excluded.
The Hessian hospitality industry sees itself armed with stricter restrictions for the new corona rules. In the restaurants, hotels or bars, the evidence of vaccination or convalescence certificates and corona tests have already been checked, said the chief executive of the Hessian industry association Dehoga, Julius Wagner, the German press agency.
Energy-sapping corona discussions
Nothing will change if only those who have recovered or have been vaccinated (2G) are allowed to come now. “What is really exhausting are unnecessary discussions with guests. The gastronomy did not make the rules, but has to obey them. “
Stricter mask requirement: There is a uniform mask requirement also at the seats in schools, universities and other educational institutions. This also applies to overnight stays, at events, in cinemas, theaters and in corresponding workplace situations.
Mask requirement in retail
In the catering trade, the mask can still be removed from seats. There is also an arrangement of FFP2 or comparable masks for customers of body-hugging services. When shopping for daily needs, there is no tightening, there is still a mask requirement.
Testing: All employees and visitors to hospitals, old people’s and nursing homes, medical practices, rehabilitation clinics or integration assistance facilities must either be vaccinated or recovered, or provide evidence of a negative rapid test that is not more than 24 hours old. This specifically does not apply to patients and residents of the facilities.
The facilities are obliged to offer a test on site – a monitored self-test is permitted. However, a test can also be taken at a recognized test center. In addition, vaccinated and recovered employees must be tested twice a week.
All asymptomatic, vaccinated and recovered people who tested positive in Hesse will in future be able to test themselves free with a PCR test after five days of isolation.
3 G – recovered, vaccinated or tested: Access to the workplace is only allowed to employees with 3G status. The employer may view and process the vaccinated, recovered or tested status in order to fulfill the control and documentation obligations, but not save it in the long term.
Unvaccinated people who cannot work from home must provide their employer with a daily test (or a maximum of 48 hours old PCR test). A self-test on site under the supervision of the employer is also possible.
Employees must be able to work from home – unless this is not possible for operational reasons. Employees must accept the home office offer.
A 3-G rule applies to long-distance and local public transport and you are still required to wear a medical mask. Compliance is checked with random checks.
There is also a nationwide 3-G rule at Hessian universities, academies and extracurricular educational institutions.
2 G – vaccinated or recovered: This does not include children and young people under the age of 18 and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons.
A tightening of the regulations for events for more than 25 people and the cultural scene will be introduced. In closed rooms, 2 G is only valid with distance and mask. For large indoor events, a reservation of approval applies from 1000 participants. At folk festivals and other events with high fluctuation, there are random checks to ensure compliance with the applicable regulations.
2 G applies in the interior with mask and distance from leisure facilities, sports facilities, cultural sites, restaurants, casinos and amusement arcades; The same applies to services that are close to the body, provided that they are not medically necessary or for basic care such as the hairdresser.
2 G also applies to overnight accommodations. However, there are exceptions for overnight stays due to work. Then 3 G intervenes with daily tests. 2 G is also introduced for the use of communal facilities, for example in dining rooms and swimming pools.
2-G-Plus – vaccinated or recovered and additionally tested with a rapid antigen test: This does not include children under the age of 18 and people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. The student test book is sufficient for young people.
The 2 G plus test is used indoors in discotheques and in prostitution facilities. Entry is only possible for vaccinated or convalescent people plus a daily rapid test. For the outside areas of discos, 2 G is decisive.
2-G-Plus – option model, e.g. for catering in closed rooms without mask and distance: Entry is only possible for vaccinated or recovered people plus a daily quick test. Then there is no need for a spacing or mask. However, this model cannot be used for basic services.
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