WAs many entrepreneurs have already suspected, it is now coming true. Corona restrictions will continue this fall and winter. From September, according to the plans of the Minister of Health Jens Spawn (CDU) Interiors of restaurants, hotels, hairdressing salons, cosmetic studios, fitness studios and more “3G” – only available for testing, vaccination or recovery.
At the same time, everyone who can be vaccinated must pay for the tests from mid-October. Depending on further improvements, spawn may allow vaccinated and cured people to access events and restaurants. Not a tough lock, but a semi-lock for those who have not been vaccinated: this is the new corona strategy. So far, 73 percent of adults in this country have received at least one vaccine.
As expected, new projects from Berlin were not well received by the business community. “The debate and plans are very alarming to me. With less than 20 cases in Europe, Germany lags far behind,” said Ingrid Hartges, general manager of the Doha Hotel and Restaurant Association. Other parameters should be used to assess such a situation. Corona.
He stressed that the association president and hostel owners have housing rights and refuse to vaccinate persons on their own initiative. “But in general it’s a completely different matter to control this by law or order.” In a constitutional state, actions must always be proportional. According to Hartz, leaving vaccinated people in restaurants and hotels is only a “last resort” if the infection worsens.
Fitness Studio Association DSSV is not very exciting. “In principle, restrictions should be lifted for all businesses,” says President Birkit Schwarz. Fitness facilities are not hotspots, health concepts work. “There are millions of valid contracts between our companies and their customers, in which no agreements on access restrictions have been agreed, and our entrepreneurs will certainly not want to violate their contract,” Swarz said. She did not want to dismiss the case against the rules if they were to come.
In the spring, rapid antigen tests at testing centers usually cost 20 to 30 euros. It is true that they are cheaper in the fall considering lower purchase costs and increased competition. But even the amount of 10 or 15 euros can be too much for many citizens to pay for an hour of training, a visit to the cinema or a cafe. Jens Michov, president of the Concert and Event Trade Union, therefore considers the political agenda to be “completely negative.” “You should be happy when those who have not yet been vaccinated are at least tested.”
Mikov recently had to hear a lot of criticism from vaccine opponents because he wants to hold concerts again without remote rules, i.e. economically for the organizers, only for those who have been vaccinated. “The path described should not go unnoticed by our profession because who voluntarily gives fifty per cent of his audience. But what alternative do we have?”
Large differences in international comparison
In the hairdressing business, memories of spring are coming. The managing director of the association says that the duty of testing, which was initially introduced after the completion of the lock-up, has led to the extension of the gap between the appointments of many customers. Jerk Mல்லller. “If you have to pay for tests now, it’s definitely going to be a burden again for hairdressers.” He did not want to assess whether the federal government’s plans were appropriate for the situation or not. The German Chamber of Commerce and Industry also wants to see it all first.
Almost a year and a half after the corona, it is astonishing how countries in Europe are treating the epidemic differently. In Great Britain, as in Germany, experiments are unusual. Access RestaurantsGyms, hairdressers and culture are open to everyone. No longer is any mask required, while in Germany it should be applied at least until the spring of 2022. In the Netherlands, much of public life does not require proof or masks. Denmark is also loose. From October, the Corona Pass, which is still required to travel to restaurants, will no longer be issued.
Complaints against the need for a mask are hopeless
In France, it’s different: if the Constitutional Court has not yet ruled against it, a “pass sanitary” with test, vaccine or cure evidence for restaurants, hotels and long-distance rail transport will be required from August 9th. Currently it is already used for cultural and sporting events and fitness studios. In Austria, too, the 3G rule applies to gastronomy, bodybuilding services, hotels and leisure facilities. But there is no need to wear a mask anymore. Tests are being conducted – more free PCR Kargil tests, citizens can pick up at multiple locations in the supermarket and return there.
Cases against the need for a mask have so far failed in German executive courts because the interference is relatively small and at the same time effective compared to other measures restricting freedom. This applies even to completely vaccinated citizens, so advocates argue, because this is the only way to enforce the mask requirement for everyone.
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