Senate prepares 2G plus as additional protection

Senate prepares 2G plus as additional protection

Following the introduction of the 2G rule, the Berlin Senate is considering further steps to contain the Coronavirus pandemic. The possibility of implementing a 2G plus rule in addition to 2G starting next week is currently being prepared, said Governing Mayor Michael Müller (SPD) on November 16, 2021 after the Senate meeting.

Bürgermeister Michael Müller

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Berlin's mayor Michael Müller attends a press conference.

While 2G would only allow vaccinated and recovered people to partake in certain activities, 2G plus could mean that additional safety measures such as social distancing and requirements for face masks and negative tests would also have to be observed. "We are preparing this now in the Senate so that we have an additional instrument during the winter months to react to the situation," Müller said. Institutions and their visitors should thus receive additional security. The exact design is still open, Müller said, "but we agreed to formulate a plus."
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Since Monday, stricter Coronavirus safety rules apply in many areas of public life in Berlin, which had been decided by the Senate the week before. Only vaccinated and recovered persons (2G) have access to restaurants, cinemas, theaters, museums, galleries or concert halls. Unvaccinated persons wheo merely tested negative for Coronavirus (3G) are no longer allowed inside these facilities. This rule also applies to indoors sports facilities, public swimming pools, leisure facilities, amusement arcades, hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms and dance studios. People under the age of 18 and those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons are exempt from the new restrictions and can enter these facilities after providing a negative test result.

Source: dpa/deepl.com

| Last edited: Wednesday, 17. November 2021 11:28 Uhr

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