14 Sep. 2021 19:26 Uhr
Brandenburg wants to introduce the so-called 2G system as an option model with a new corona protection ordinance. According to this, only those who have been vaccinated and recovered should have access to restaurants, facilities and certain events.
After Hamburg, Berlin and Saxony, certain facilities in Brandenburg can now determine themselves from Thursday whether or not to let people who have been tested for Corona. That was decided by the cabinet in Potsdam, like that RBB reported. In addition, the number of clinic patients with a positive corona test will be more significant in the future.
In the future, event organizers or restaurateurs in Brandenburg will be able to decide for themselves whether they will only allow people who have been vaccinated against Corona or those who have recovered (2G model) or whether they will also allow access to those who have been tested (3G model).
According to the third SARS-CoV-2 handling ordinance, the “option model” applies to events, indoor catering, accommodation for guests, bus trips, city tours, boat trips or similar offers, indoor sports facilities or indoor playgrounds, cultural institutions, discos, clubs and festivals. For the admitted guests, the 2G regulation eliminates the requirement to keep a distance and to wear a mask.
Brandenburg’s Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke (SPD) said:
“With the inclusion of the 2G model, organizers and companies can make better use of their capacities and we are giving visitors the chance to enjoy culture and socializing with less distance and without a mask.”
The new Corona regulation comes into force on Thursday and is initially valid until October 13th.
Woidke defended the 2G option against criticism from the opposition. He thinks it is more than justified to give those who could not have any income for a year and a half again an opportunity to earn. He summed up:
“That we should then deny these rights because some are not vaccinated or do not want to be vaccinated, I cannot understand.”
At a party in a club in Münster, at least 26 people were infected with Corona. The 2G rule applied to the party – everyone either had to be vaccinated or recovered. More about this in our live ticker: https://t.co/qoGsYhixxq
– WDR aktuell (@WDRaktuell) September 9, 2021
AfD parliamentary group vice Birgit Bessin replied that entrepreneurs needed more staff for the controls, which they would have to finance themselves. Left faction leader Sebastian Walter warned of a “division in society” and accused the red-black-green state government of shifting the responsibility for fighting pandemics from politics to the economy and the private sector.
The chairman of the BVB / Free Voters parliamentary group, Péter Vida, called the 2G rule “completely unacceptable” because it would discriminate against those who were not vaccinated. The German Hotel and Restaurant Association (DEHOGA) Brandenburg had already warned against a two-class society.
More on the subject – Berlin Senate adopts Corona 2G model