According to Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU), the Free State of Bavaria, which is particularly affected by the rise in the corona infection, wants to reposition itself in the fight against the pandemic start November 2021.
At a special session of the cabinet on Wednesday, the state government will formally announce new Bavaria stricter corona rules including making new decisions on the mask requirement, on the regionalization of the hospital traffic lights that have only existed nationwide and on increasing individual security levels – for example from 3G Plus to 2G – said Söder on Friday after a meeting of the CSU party executive. On Friday the 29th of October, the first severely affected districts in southeast Bavaria jointly announced stricter corona rules.
Which corona rules will be effect in November 2021?
▶ FFP2 mask instead of medical mask: In all areas where it was previously mandatory to wear a medical mask, wearing an FFP2 mask is mandatory. These include, for example, supermarkets, retail outlets, leisure facilities and local public transport. Schools and the workplace remain exempt from the FFP2 mask requirement – the Bavaria-wide regulations continue to apply here.
▶ 2G instead of 3Gplus in discos and clubs: For access to discos, clubs and similar bars , the 2G rule applies instead of the previous 3Gplus. That means: A visit is only possible for vaccinated and recovered people – staff excluded.
“The hospitals are full” prompts new Bavaria stricter corona rules
The situation had become difficult again, said Söder. “The truth is: the hospitals are full,” he said. Bavaria wanted to start a campaign for third-party vaccination beyond the previous recommendation at national level, said Söder. A refresher offers a high level of security for many. In addition, the number of first and second vaccinations must be increased, also at the federal level. The vaccination quota is not sufficient.
Söder also demanded a Covid surcharge for the nursing staff that has become scarce. It must be prevented that there is an overload of the health system. Bavaria is trying to prevent another lockdown.
Heavily impacted districts of Bavaria
The districts of Altötting, Mühldorf, Traunstein, Berchtesgadener Land, Miesbach and the city and district of Rosenheim are currently particularly badly affected by new corona infections. The treatment capacities of hospitals are increasingly reaching their limits. Against this background, the affected districts and the city of Rosenheim agreed in a first step on stricter measures. As the district offices inform, the new corona rules will apply from Monday, November 1st 2021.
New Corona quarantine rules starting November in Bavaria
From next Tuesday (November 2nd, 2021), tougher corona regulations will apply in Bavaria, which affect the quarantine. In the future, contact persons of infected people will only be able to test themselves free after seven days and no longer after five days, as was previously the case.
The prerequisite for being able to test yourself at all is that the contact person does not have any typical corona symptoms. This emerges from the official announcement of the Bavarian State Ministry for Health and Care.
FFP2 mask instead of medical masks for the heavily affected districts
In all areas where it was previously mandatory to wear a medical mask, wearing an FFP2 mask or a mask with at least an equivalent standardized standard is mandatory. These include, for example, supermarkets, retail outlets, leisure facilities and local public transport. Schools and the workplace remain exempt from the FFP2 mask requirement – the Bavaria-wide regulations continue to apply there.
School children in Bavaria to wear masks again in class from November 8th
Söder promises to be required to wear a mask in class after the holidays. This is to be finally decided in a special session of the cabinet in the coming week. This was announced by Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) in Munich on Thursday. The duration of the mask requirement should also be discussed next week.
The mask is the fastest and easiest form of protection, said Söder. Already after the summer holidays, schoolchildren had to wear masks on the square – but this comprehensive obligation ended as planned after a few weeks.