Hessen requires PCR test for unvaccinated people

Hessen tightened the corona rules for people without vaccination protection and for employees who have contact with external customers at work. Significantly more tests are also to be carried out in the Hessian schools. Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) announced this on Monday in Wiesbaden as a consequence of the rising corona numbers.

Anyone who has not been vaccinated or recovered must therefore present a current PCR test in Hesse in order to participate in 3G events or when entering many 3G facilities. A rapid antigen test is no longer sufficient. Specifically, this applies to the interior areas at events, trade fairs and in the cultural sector, in leisure facilities, sports facilities, cultural facilities, restaurants, casinos and amusement arcades as well as prostitution facilities.

3-G rule everywhere in customer contact

Hesse had already tightened the test requirement in old people’s and nursing homes and in hospitals last week. That will now be expanded to other areas, said Bouffier. In the future, too, the 3G rule will always apply at the workplace when employees have contact with external customers. This affects staff in supermarkets, local public transport and hairdressers.

Hesse is thus relying on a federal regulation that prescribes corresponding test options twice a week at the workplace. In Hesse, these tests must be used by employees in view of the current infection situation, emphasized the head of government.


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