Local news translated – Friday, Dec 3, 2021

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Host Nation Update, Dec 3, 2021

Baden-Württemberg tightens Corona rules again
Stuttgart – Baden-Württemberg is planning further tightening of the previous Corona rules and will go beyond the resolutions of the Bund-Länder summit in some areas because of the particularly precarious situation.

It was announced by the State Ministry in Stuttgart on Thursday evening that on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, a ban on assemblies and gatherings will be implemented, as well as a ban on firecrackers on New Year’s Eve (much like last year).  Among other things, Christmas markets had to close and sports, cultural and recreational events will be significantly more restricted due to the high infection rate in the state of BW.

Tighter contact restrictions for the unvaccinated are already in effect: one household may only meet with one other person. The new ordinance will be decided on Friday and would come into effect shortly after, which include, among other things, an expansion of 2G; only vaccinated and recovered are authorized to enter retail stores throughout the entire state of BW, and the closure of clubs and discos.  In the area of sport events, it will be determined whether to have soccer games or other events without audience (so called “ghost” events) or having them with authorized audience of only 30 percent.   (Stuttgarter Nachrichten, Dec 3) 

B-W decides 2G+ in restaurants
Stuttgart – Even vaccinated and recovered people in Baden-Württemberg will have to show a negative corona test in future when visiting a restaurant . In the future, the 2G plus rule will apply to gastronomy, as the German press agency learned from government circles on Friday.

In addition, major events are prohibited in view of the worsening corona crisis in Baden-Württemberg. Accordingly, a “hard upper limit” of 750 people will apply in future to all events such as football matches or cultural and leisure events. All events of any kind should only be allowed to allow a maximum of 50 percent of the possible visitors in the future. The rules should come into force on Saturday.