Stricter measures in BW from Monday – SWR Aktuell


From Monday onwards, some innovations relating to the coronavirus pandemic will apply in Baden-Württemberg. An overview:

What Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) had already announced in the state parliament in the middle of the week is now being implemented: Accordingly, a mask requirement applies in cars from Monday (medical mask or FFP2 / KN95 / N95 mask) for all occupants, if People outside the household ride in the vehicle. Couples who do not live together are also considered to be one household here.

In the case of the “emergency brake”, the general regulation of contact restrictions remains in place: a maximum of five people from no more than two households are allowed to come together. Children up to and including 14 years of age do not count. Couples who do not live together are considered one household.

Wherever a negative rapid test for Covid-19 is required, it must be carried out and evaluated by trained third parties. It is also possible for untrained people to do this if this is done under the supervision of a trained third party and evaluated in their presence.

According to a ruling by the Administrative Court in Mannheim, the state of Baden-Württemberg has to adapt its rules for the book trade. On Wednesday, the VGH declared a passage in the state’s Corona regulation invalid, which lays down rules for “normal” retail apart from basic suppliers such as supermarkets, pharmacies or petrol stations. Accordingly, according to the state’s Corona ordinance, bookshops will no longer be part of everyday retail trade from Monday. The corresponding regulations of “Click & Collect” and “Click & Meet” now also apply to them.

The Corona regulation has been adapted accordingly, according to which contact tracking is made possible via apps. Specifically, the collection and storage “can also take place in an end-to-end encrypted form that cannot be read by the party obliged to process the data according to the state of the art, as long as it is ensured that the responsible health authority receives the data in the event of a release by the data processing company Obliged receives in a form legible for the health department. ” The background to the change is the announcement by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs that the Luca app will be used nationwide.

In urban and rural districts with a stable seven-day incidence below 50, libraries and archives, analogous to museums, are allowed to open without restrictions.

In addition to the changes, the state government is instructing district administrators and local health authorities to implement the “emergency brake” regulations if the seven-day incidence is over 100 for several consecutive days. This includes the evening curfews already provided for in previous versions of the Corona Regulation. In the case of seven-day incidences of more than 100, the state government will instruct the local authorities to impose curfews if all other measures have failed. Baden-Württemberg’s Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens) emphasized in an exclusive interview with the SWR on Friday that he wanted to consistently implement the regional emergency brake and the curfew.

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The project for the model city of Tübingen will initially continue until April 18th. Wherever possible, Baden-Württemberg is also planning to implement further model tests, for example in the cultural sector.

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