Federal Council approves new quarantine rules

Status: 01/14/2022 11:20 a.m

The new corona quarantine rules can now come into force. After the Bundestag, the Bundesrat also approved a corresponding ordinance. Among other things, boosted contact persons of infected people no longer have to be in quarantine.

The new quarantine rules for corona infected people and contact persons can come into force. After the Bundestag, the Bundesrat also approved an ordinance that creates a legal framework for this.

According to the new rules, infected people and their contacts only have to be in isolation or quarantine for ten days. Previously 14 days was usual. Those affected should be able to test themselves freely after seven days.

No quarantine for boosted contacts

Contact persons who have already received a booster vaccination or who have been fully vaccinated or recovered within the past three months no longer have to be in quarantine. Exceptional rules apply to children, young people and employees in the healthcare sector.

The shorter quarantine times are intended to ensure that important supply areas do not collapse even if the number of infections increases sharply.

Lauterbach sees a possible end to the pandemic coming

Before the vote in the Bundesrat, Federal Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said he saw the pandemic coming to an end. According to Lauterbach, there is a possibility of ending the pandemic in Germany this year. Now this possibility must also be used. Not every country is able to do this. “We are privileged,” says the SPD politician.


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