Exit restrictions again, but this time it only affects the unvaccinated. In hotspots they are only allowed on the street at night for very valid reasons.
Due to an exceptionally strong increase in corona infections, unvaccinated people in three districts are only allowed to leave their apartments at night for good reason from Monday. Leaving your own four walls in the Corona hotspots Schwarzwald-Baar district, Ostalbkreis and Biberach These people are only allowed between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. for medical emergencies and for work reasons, said the head of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Uwe Lahl, on Saturday. It can be assumed that it will not stay with these three circles. Lahl instructs the authorities to implement this in a letter to the health authorities available to the SWR.
From Monday on, access to restaurants, hotels (with the exception of business travelers) and retail is only permitted to vaccinated and recovered visitors and customers. Excluded from this access restriction are shops and markets that provide basic services such as grocery stores, pharmacies, petrol and post offices, parcel services and banks, as well as companies that provide body-friendly services.
Hotspots with incidences over 600
On Thursday, the State Health Office reported an exceptionally strong increase in the number of infections in the Schwarzwald-Baar district over the past seven days.
“The seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants according to the stated reporting status is 659.6 and thus well above the national average,” it said. On Friday, the seven-day incidence per 100,000 inhabitants in the Ostalb district was 700.9 and in Biberach 677.9.
In Baden-Württemberg, significantly stricter corona restrictions are to apply from next week, especially for younger unvaccinated people. The green-black government is now planning to introduce the 2G rule (recovered or vaccinated) for 12 to 17-year-olds, which should also have far-reaching consequences for many families. In addition, exit restrictions for unvaccinated people in corona hotspots are planned. The new Corona regulation is currently being drawn up.
The BW government wants to tighten the corona rules: The new ordinance provides for exit restrictions for unvaccinated people, upper limits for events and 2G for young people.
The corona alert level has been in effect since Wednesday, at which unvaccinated people are largely excluded from participating in public life. Only vaccinated and convalescent people now have access to cinemas, museums, swimming pools and most other public events.
Even those who can only show one negative test in restaurants or cafes have to stay outside. Schoolchildren have had to wear masks again since Wednesday. In addition, contact restrictions apply to unvaccinated people. You may only meet with one other person, alone or as a household.
Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) and Interior Minister Thomas Strobl (CDU) had warned the municipalities to significantly tighten their Corona controls. The country observed with great concern that in many places basic protective measures were being implemented completely inadequately, the two wrote in a letter to cities and municipalities on Friday.
Heads of government admonish municipalities
Priority controls in the catering industry have recently shown that the control of vaccination or test records, for example, is often negligent. The mask requirement is also often not observed. “We therefore urgently appeal to you to significantly step up the controls by the local police authorities, especially in places with an increased risk of infection, and to exhaust the sanction options under the Corona Ordinance,” says the letter.
After the alert level in the state and in view of the worsening corona situation in Baden-Württemberg, the chairman of the SPD parliamentary group, Andreas Stoch, calls not only to impose the necessary stricter corona rules, but also to enforce them: “Our municipalities are called upon to do this dependent on the support of the country. “
The state must support the municipalities and their authorities financially and personally. “All the more so if a complete lockdown, rather more differentiated 3G or 2G models, should help against the fourth wave,” said Stoch on Saturday. So far, compliance with the necessary measures has been checked very differently and often at best superficially.