Welcome to 2G! Due to increasing corona numbers, significantly stricter rules should apply in Saxony from Monday. The state government wants to introduce 2G corona rule
Lockdown for unvaccinated? In Saxony, unvaccinated people have to be prepared for significantly tougher corona restrictions from Monday the 8th. The 2G rule – admission only for convalescent and vaccinated persons – is to become mandatory for a large part of public life in the Free State. This is provided for by the new Corona Protection Ordinance, the key points of which Saxony’s cabinet informed about on Tuesday at a press conference in Dresden. This would make Saxony a pioneer in combating the fourth corona wave.
Quasi lockdown for unvaccinated people: Saxony adopts uncompromising 2G rule
▶ Saxony is tightening its protective measures.
▶ In view of the sharply rising corona numbers, only those who have been vaccinated and recovered should be allowed to visit the interior of cultural and leisure facilities as well as in the catering trade in the future.
▶ A negative quick test will no longer be enough for stadium visitors in the future.
Stricker rules for the unvaccinated across Germany from Monday
The stricter corona rules should apply nationwide from Monday. According to this, only those vaccinated and recovered would have access to indoor catering, clubs, bars and leisure and cultural facilities. The 2G rule should also apply to major events with more than 1,000 participants – regardless of whether they take place indoors or outdoors. Depending on the number of visitors, this can affect football games, concerts or Christmas markets, for example.
Saxony starts the trend
So far, organizers in Saxony could decide for themselves whether they want to apply the 2G rule. Then there was no mask and distance requirement. In the future, these regulations should apply despite 2G. Children and adolescents as well as people who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are to be exempted from the more stringent 2G measures – as is already the case now.
In addition to the 2G regulation, the new Corona Protection Ordinance also provides for the wearing of an FFP2 mask in local public transport. So far, surgical masks have also been allowed in Saxony. In addition, Dagmar Neukirch, State Secretary in the Ministry of Health, called on employers to enable employees to work from home and to apply the 3G rule at work. There is currently no legal basis for this.
Saxony has the lowest vaccination rate in Germany
The black-red-green government wants to pass the new regulation on Friday in a special session of the cabinet. It is about “prevention in the pandemic,” said Neukirch. Otherwise one would have to declare an emergency if the hospitals were overloaded.
Saxony is the state with the currently second highest incidence. According to the Robert Koch Institute, the 7-day incidence on Tuesday was 284.4. This value has increased by 92 percent compared to the previous week. Only in Thuringia is the incidence even higher at 306.5. Nationwide, the value is 153.7.