“We have to advertise that there is vaccination.”
With new rules, the federal and state governments want to increase the vaccination rate. Although the Chancellor sees it as “protection for all of us”, Markus Söder warns of a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”.
The federal and state government heads have agreed on several new measures to avert a fourth wave of infections after the holidays and increase Germany’s vaccination rate. After she consulted with the Prime Ministers, Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized the importance of vaccination: “We have to promote vaccinations,” she said, “because it is simply a protection for all of us.”
The central resolutions of the round are aimed at the group of the unvaccinated. Two new regulations will soon apply to them. On the one hand, they have to bear the costs for corona citizen tests themselves from October 11th; free tests are then only available for people who cannot be vaccinated or for whom there is no general vaccination recommendation – “especially pregnant women, children and adolescents under 18 Years “, as it says in the decision of the federal and state governments.
On the other hand, the federal and state governments decided on a new test obligation for unvaccinated people: Those who are not immunized against the coronavirus must submit a negative corona test from August 23rd to August 23rd and an incidence of 35 for indoor events. Children up to the age of six and schoolchildren are excluded from the regulation.
These tests are mandatory for access to hospitals, old people’s and nursing homes, indoor catering, sport and leisure events, church services, body-hugging services such as hairdressers and accommodation in pensions and hotels. Unvaccinated persons must present a negative rapid antigen test that is not older than 24 hours or a negative PCR test that is not older than 48 hours. In hotel stays, a test must be taken twice a week during the stay after arrival.