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Rule 2G: Restrictions on Unvaccinated

This says the 2G rule

The 3G rule currently applies nationally (G.vaccinated G.ate, G.tested). But Hamburg was the first federal state to tighten the rule in late August and started using it Model 2G (vaccinated and cured). Based on this, the organizers or restaurateurs can decide for themselves based on the house rules if they just want to hospitalize people vaccinated and genesis. They must therefore provide adequate evidence. The “free test” – as in the case of 3G – is therefore not possible for unvaccinated people. With the introduction of the 2G rule, politicians are increasing the pressure on the unvaccinated to be vaccinated against Corona. In the opinion of the Senate, there is a low risk of infection with a 2G model, so loosening may be possible – there is no longer a requirement to distance and mask.

More and more federal states are introducing the 2G model

Other states like Berlin, Lower Saxony, Hesse, Saxony and Baden-Württemberg now they are recovering and are also relying on 2G. Baden-Württemberg is currently planning a “Crown traffic light”. With a high use of intensive care beds, the 2G standard could therefore also come into effect in the southern German state.

According to Lower Saxony Prime Minister Stephan-Peter Weil (SPD), the expansion of the 2G rule is a “contribution to the normalization of public life”. Fully vaccinated citizens would have the right to lead “their old life” “without restrictions” again. Adults who decide not to get vaccinated, on the other hand, should “be responsible for the consequences of their decision”.

November 8 update: nationwide 2G model soon?

Austria is reacting to the increase in crown numbers and tightening measures. As a result, the 2G model applies nationwide from today (November 8). A visit to the restaurant, hairdresser or cinema is therefore reserved only for those who have been vaccinated and recovered. Hamburg Mayor Peter Tschentscher (SPD) is also in favor of a 2G model in this country. In the ZDFtoday’s diary Tschentscher said: “We already introduced the 2G rule in Hamburg in August (…) Now it needs to be implemented throughout Germany.” When asked if a nationwide 2G rule would not be the same as a lockdown for unvaccinated people, he replied SPD Politico: “We can’t always judge this pandemic from the point of view of the unvaccinated.” Moreover, even the large number of people who have already been vaccinated have rights.

Saxony is the first federal state to introduce the 2G rule in parts of public life across the board. The 2G model affects areas such as hospitality, indoor events, clubs, discos and large events.

Rule 2G: Disadvantages for the unvaccinated

The 2G model means significant restrictions for unvaccinated people comparable to a slight lockdown. Participation in public life, such as visiting public facilities such as restaurants, gyms or cinemas, is not possible for unvaccinated people. Conversely, for vaccinated and cured people, this means that such a visit is possible without capacity limitations or distance requirements.

From November: no more quarantine compensation for unvaccinated people

Federal and state governments have now agreed that unvaccinated people will no longer be compensated for lost income from November onwards. The decision is based on the Federal Infection Protection Act. Specifically, the law states that there is no right to compensation if the arranged quarantine could have been avoided with the publicly recommended vaccination. Bavarian department head Klaus Holetschek, who is also chairman of the conference of health ministers, recently said: If there are no health reasons against vaccination, he ultimately sees no reason why taxpayers should take compensation for the failure. I earn. According to Health Minister Jens Spahn, it is a question of fairness – it is not about pressure: “And then it is also important when people say that it is their free and personal decision – it will remain so – whether they get vaccinated or not, which with this decision derives the responsibility of bearing the financial consequences ”.

When the 2G rule makes sense

Especially with the increase in the incidence and rate of hospitalization, 2G cannot be ruled out – however, there are no correct claims about the federal government, only isolated statements from politicians such as Health Minister Jens Spahn (CDU) or the health expert Karl Lauterbach (SPD), who are positive for the pronunciation of the model. Compared to everyday topics Spahn said: “People vaccinated and cured should have a lot easier.”

Lauterbach believes that further restrictions are needed for the unvaccinated in the event of a severe infection. In conversation with the Berlin morning post he said: “If the number of cases continues to grow so rapidly, especially in North Rhine-Westphalia, it will be necessary to tighten the rules for unvaccinated people. This also includes a 2G rule that is as consistent as possible, at least in very high risk areas. “

Hardly any exceptions in the 2G model

There are no exceptions to the 2G rule. Due to the risk of infection, all unvaccinated people, including people such as pregnant women who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons, are excluded from 2G events. The only exceptions are children and young people up to 17 years of age.

Conclusion: the 2G rule divides

The 2G rule already offers potential conflicts. This regulation allows for greater use and therefore greater profit for restaurateurs and organizers, as well as further freedom for vaccinated people. However, the 2G regulation also means an indirect obligation to vaccinate and the social exclusion of unvaccinated people.

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