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Seven-Day Incidence Above 50 Again – Yet More Restrictions

COVID-19
New Covid Rules

The rising coronavirus infection figures are leading to further restrictions in Nuremberg. The Robert Koch Institute reports a seven-day incidence value of 58.3 today, Wednesday, 25th August 2021. 

Some new restrictions are already in place since Monday 23rd August 2021.

The 3G rule will generally apply to indoor areas in Bavaria where the seven-day incidence rises above 35. Only those who are vaccinated (Geimpft), recovered (Genesen) or tested (Getestet) and have no symptoms will be allowed to visit certain facilities, attend events and use services without access restrictions.

Regardless of the 3G rule, it is still necessary to observe general hygiene guidelines such as maintaining distance, wearing a mouth and nose cover, hand hygiene and sneezing etiquette and ventilating rooms regularly.

Who Is Considered Vaccinated, Tested, Recovered?
A person is considered vaccinated if they have a certificate issued in their name that they are vaccinated and if at least 14 days have passed since the last vaccination.

A person is considered to be recovered if they were ill with Sars-CoV-2 at least 28 days previously and hold a recovery certificate.

As for proof of testing, either a negative rapid antigen test not older than 24 hours or a negative PCR test not older than 48 hours are required. Children under six years of age and school children are exempt from the testing requirement from the beginning of the school term.

 

From Friday, 27th August 2021 at 00.00 hrs, the following further restrictions will take effect:

Tightening of the General Contact Restrictions
Spending time together in public and private spaces is only permitted with members of one’s own household and additionally the members of two other households, as long as a total number of ten people is not exceeded. Children up to their 14th birthday who are part of these households, vaccinated and recovered people are not counted.

Public and Private Events and Celebrations
The maximum number of people at occasion-related events indoors is halved to 25; outdoors, a maximum of 50 people is permitted. For public events, vaccinated and recovered people are counted; for private events, vaccinated and recovered people are not counted. Children up to their 14th birthday are not counted at both public and private events.

 

Other Restrictions Presently in Effect

Hospitals, Old People’s Homes and Nursing Homes
Only those who have been vaccinated, recovered or tested are allowed to visit hospitals, old people’s homes, nursing homes and facilities for the disabled.

Indoor Catering, Events, Celebrations, Sports, and Recreational Facilities
The 3G rule also applies to indoor catering, attendance at events and celebrations such as flat owners’ meetings or birthday parties and indoor cultural or sporting events. Vaccination, recovery or a negative test are also required for anyone who wants to participate in indoor sports, such as gyms, swimming pools or sports halls, or to employ body-related services such as hairdressing, cosmetics, and body care. Recreational activities in enclosed spaces such as indoor playgrounds, wellness centres or saunas are also only possible if the 3G rule is observed. Company canteens that are not open to the public are exempt from the 3G rule.

Hotels, Guesthouses, and Commercial Accommodation
Proof of testing is required when residing in hotels, guesthouses and other commercial accommodation. People who have not been vaccinated or recovered must provide proof of a negative test both on arrival and for each additional 72 hours (3 days) during their stay.

Major Cultural and Sporting Events
The conditions for major transnational cultural and sporting events have been simplified. Regardless of the seven-day incidence, a venue occupancy rate is increased to 50% of its capacity, provided that the distance rules can be observed. However, a maximum of 25,000 spectators are permitted.

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