Nightly curfew for non-vaccinated people

In the district of Tübingen, non-vaccinated people must stay at home at night starting Sunday, January 16th. The reason: More and more people are getting infected with the Corona virus. The limit of 500 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants within one week has been exceeded (seven-day incidence). This is reported by the district office of Tübingen. Therefore, there are restrictions for non-vaccinated and non-immunized people. They are not allowed to leave their homes between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. unless they have an important reason – for example, work, a doctor’s appointment or sports alone outdoors. The nighttime curfew does… Read More

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Booster vaccination for 12- to 17-year-olds

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) now recommends booster vaccinations for 12- to 17-year-olds. The reason for this is the rapid spread of the Omikron variant of the Corona virus. The children and adolescents receive the Biontech vaccine for the booster vaccination, i.e. the third vaccination. This is what the Robert Koch Institute writes on its website. The booster vaccination should be given at the earliest three months after the previous vaccination. Even in 12- to 17-year-olds, the vaccination protection with the current vaccines decreases after a few months. The third vaccination improves the protection again and reduces the probability… Read More

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Shorter quarantine and FFP2 mask obligation

Baden-Württemberg is changing its Corona rules again. They will apply from Wednesday, 12 January, the state said in a press release. The reason is the very contagious Omikron variant of the virus. What is new is that adults aged 18 and over must wear an FFP2 mask in enclosed spaces such as shops and restaurants. This does not apply in private areas, on public transport, at the workplace and to people who cannot wear a mask for medical reasons. The last group, however, needs a doctor’s certificate. In gastronomy, a curfew now applies from 10.30 pm to 6 am. The… Read More

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Starting January 10th, more tests in schools

During the Christmas vacations, more students may have contracted the highly contagious Omicron virus – on vacation or at family gatherings. That’s why there will be more Corona tests in Baden-Württemberg after schools reopen on January 10th. Students are to take a quick test every day during the first week of school, starting Monday. This is stated in a letter from the Ministry of Education. Exceptions will be made for all students and teachers who have already received a booster vaccination. They do not have to get tested. Also, people who have recovered and have been vaccinated at least once… Read More

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Student card during the vacations is not a proof of testing

During the Christmas vacations, the student ID will no longer suffice as proof of testing on buses and trains as of Thursday, December 23rd. The reason is the contagious Omikron variant of the Corona virus. This means that unvaccinated or unrecovered students between the ages of 6 and 17 will need a current negative rapid test on public transportation. They will also need a rapid test from Monday, December 27th, for visits to cinemas or restaurants. This was announced by the Ministry of Culture. The rule for minors will be in effect until Monday, Jan. 10th. After the vacations, 6-… Read More

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Booster vaccination after three months

The Standing Commission on Vaccination (Stiko) has changed its recommendation on booster vaccination. The booster vaccination for people aged 18 and over can be given from the completed third month after the complete basic immunisation. Older people or those with pre-existing conditions should be given priority for booster vaccinations. They have a greater risk of becoming severely ill with Corona. Those who have been proven to have been infected with Corona should wait at least three months after infection to receive a single vaccination dose. This was announced by the Stiko. The reason for this recommendation is, among other things,… Read More

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New Corona rules in effect after Christmas

New Corona rules will be in place in Baden-Württemberg starting Monday, December 27th. They are intended to prevent “the omicron variant from spreading rapidly and the infection numbers skyrocketing again,” according to the state ministry. The rules in detail: Ten vaccinated and recovered people are allowed to meet indoors, and 50 vaccinated and recovered people are allowed to meet outdoors. And if one unvaccinated person comes, a household may only meet with two people from another household. This also applies to birthday or wedding parties in restaurants. Children and adolescents up to and including 13 years of age are generally… Read More

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Baden-Württemberg limits contacts in private meetings

The state government in Baden-Württemberg is tightening the Corona rules once again before Christmas. They will apply from Monday, December 20th. In the current alert level II, contacts will be further restricted: If a person who has not been vaccinated or has not recovered attends a private meeting, a household may now only meet with one person from another household. Children and youth under 18 are not counted. Contact restrictions also apply to vaccinated and recovered persons. A maximum of 50 people are allowed to meet indoors, and a maximum of 200 people are allowed to meet outdoors. Again, children… Read More

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Celebrating privately at Christmas: it is best to be vaccinated

Anyone who wants to celebrate privately with others at Christmas should ideally be vaccinated. Without vaccination, only one additional person may be added to one’s own household during alert levels I or II, according to the Corona Ordinance of the State of Baden-Württemberg of 3 December 2021. Visitors with full vaccination protection or those who recovered are not included. Their visits are therefore allowed. Persons under the age of 18 are also excluded, as are those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons. tun21120502 Ein festlich geschmückter Weihnachtsbaum. Foto: tünews INTERNATIONAL / Martin Klaus. Latest information on Corona: Click here… Read More

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New quarantine rules because of Omicron variant

Baden-Württemberg is tightening quarantine rules because of the new variant of the Corona virus. These rules apply from 15 December. The most important changes: All those tested positive must be quarantined for ten days. This counts from the day the infection was detected by a test. People who have had close contact with people who have tested positive must isolate themselves for 14 days. Those infected with the Omicron variant cannot shorten the quarantine period by testing. For infections with other virus variants, the following applies: those tested positive can only end quarantine prematurely from the seventh day onwards by… Read More

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