As an exception antigen – after bottlenecks: PCR test obligation is relaxed



The PCR test regulation (2.5G rule) that applies to some unvaccinated employees was relaxed on Monday evening by Health Minister Wolfgang Mückstein (Greens). Those affected by the stricter test obligation (in hospitals, nursing homes and old people’s homes as well as in night catering) can also submit an antigen test (3G rule) if a PCR test cannot be brought in.

The 3G rule (vaccinated, recovered, tested – an antigen test is sufficient here) generally applies to work. 2G generally applies in the areas mentioned. Unvaccinated and also not recovered employees can alternatively bring a PCR test and then have to wear an FFP2 mask. Amendment due to bottlenecks in PCR tests In the amendment published by Mückstein to the fifth Covid-19 protective measures ordinance, which only came into force on Monday, is now discussed the current bottlenecks in the nationwide supply of PCR tests. It says: “Can it be made credible that the evidence required by this ordinance from an authorized body of a negative result of a molecular biological test for SARS-CoV-2 for reasons of lack of availability or an evaluation that is not timely can not be shown, the operator may exceptionally let employees in even if they present a 3G certificate. This also applies accordingly to the operator. ”


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