Hessen tightened the corona rules for unvaccinated people



Hessen is tightening the corona rules for people without vaccination protection and for employees who have contact with external customers at work.

Wiesbaden – Hessen tightened the corona rules for people without vaccination protection and for employees who have contact with external customers at work. Anyone who has not been vaccinated or recovered must therefore present a current PCR test in the future in order to participate in 3G events or when entering many 3G facilities. A rapid antigen test is no longer sufficient. Prime Minister Volker Bouffier (CDU) announced this on Monday in Wiesbaden as a consequence of the rising corona numbers. The compulsory PCR test specifically applies to the indoor areas at events, trade fairs and in the cultural sector, in leisure facilities, sports and restaurants as well as amusement arcades.

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. (dpa)


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