Instead of a lockdown end, tightened measures will apply from Monday. This will be particularly noticeable in everyday life when shopping and on public transport. The FFP2 mask is then mandatory in many areas.
The tightened lockdown will definitely be noticed in the stores that are open. An FFP2 mask is mandatory there from Monday. Just like in pharmacies and at the post office, for example. But even in public transport you are only allowed to wear FFP2 masks. The re is only an exception for children up to 14 years of age and pregnant women. You can use normal mouth and nose protection.
Goodwill in the first week
The controls of the new regulations were handled in an accommodating manner in the first week, according to Klaus Wimmer from the Upper Austrian Transport Association, “because of course you have to assume that not all people know or have been able to obtain an FFP2 mask”.
The n a disregard will be punished.
It is based on personal responsibility
The FFP2 mask requirement also applies at stops and in train stations. Just like the minimum distance, which has been increased to two meters in public. Whereby, for example, when getting on a bus, may be undercut. One relies on the personal responsibility of the passengers, says Wimmer: “Nobody will go through here with a yardstick and see if it is exactly two meters”. Additional personnel, also from external companies, should be deployed to monitor the security measures.
Penalties for mask and distance offenders
The new ordinance of the Ministry of Health provides for an organ penalty of 25 euros for violations of the mask.
A distance violation will be punished with 50 euros, it said. Simultaneously with the tightening of the mask, the minimum distance in public places will also be extended from one to two meters from Monday. More in the Ministry of Health / Measures from 25.1.