New Corona rules in force: testing obligations for the unvaccinated

New Corona rules in force: testing obligations for the unvaccinated

In Berlin, extended testing obligations for people without a complete Corona vaccination have been in effect since Friday. The Senate decided this on Tuesday and thus implemented a corresponding federal-state agreement in state law.


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Accordingly, even more activities, primarily in enclosed spaces, will in future only be permitted for vaccinated, recovered and tested persons. The "three Gs" (German: (geimpft, genesen, getestet; English: vaccinated, convalescent, tested) have been in effect for some time, for example in indoor restaurants or fitness centres. According to the health administration, they now also apply to participation in indoor events or outdoor events with more than 100 people present at the same time.
In addition, there are gatherings in closed rooms with more than 50 people present at the same time, visits to the hairdresser and other services close to the body. The same applies to visits to hospitals, rehabilitation centres or facilities for the disabled. When staying overnight in hotels and holiday flats, unvaccinated persons must also present a negative test - on arrival and on every third day of their stay.
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In all the activities described, up to 24-hour-old rapid tests, which are no longer to be free of charge nationwide from 11 October, or PCR tests are recognised. Their period of validity has been extended from 24 to 48 hours. The testing obligations do not apply to schoolchildren and participants in religious events such as church services.

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| Last edited: Friday, 20. August 2021 08:15 Uhr

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