15 Sep. 2021 18:40
On Tuesday the Berlin Senate decided to introduce the so-called 2G option model. Operators of restaurants or theaters can only allow vaccinated or convalescents access to their homes. Children were also allowed to be excluded. After criticism came the withdrawal.
Unvaccinated children were no exception. According to the newly resolved 2G option model of the Berlin Senate, if the rule were applied in a restaurant or an event location in the capital – next to the unvaccinated adults – the little ones would have to stay outside.
Sharp criticism came from the German Children’s Fund, among others. Federal Managing Director Holger Hofmann called the decision in Berlin “hostile to children and hostile to families”. The Standing Vaccination Commission (STIKO) has not generally recommended vaccination against the coronavirus for children under the age of twelve. Across from the newspaper world announced Hofmann:
“We will check to what extent there is a constitutional contradiction here.”
Here, “on the back of the children, the leisure interests of the adults are promoted,” said Hofmann. The restaurateurs, for example, would rather fill their restaurant with vaccinated people than continue to operate at half capacity and receive families for it.
Coalition partners also spoke up and asked the health administration, headed by SPD politician Dilek Kalayci, to correct the decision. Now he reports Daily mirrorthat the Berlin Senate is apparently backing down in this regard.
According to the report, children up to the age of six should also have free access to places where 2G applies. Those from seven to twelve years of age do not need a corona test if they are tested regularly in school.
The Berlin Senator for Economic Affairs Ramona Pop (Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen), who, among other things, had expressly promoted the 2G model yesterday, wrote today on the short message service Twitter:
“Yesterday I made a mistake too. I failed to push for exemptions for children under the age of 12 from the 2G rule. It is not yet in force. We will correct this decision so as not to exclude children from participation.”
Even SPD country chief Franziska Giffey called for an exception to the access restriction for children up to 12 years. “Yesterday’s decision by the Berlin Senate on the 2G option model must be corrected,” wrote the top candidate for the House of Representatives election on Twitter on Wednesday.
According to a decision of Tuesday’s Senate, supported by the SPD, the Greens and the Left, operators can decide for themselves in a number of areas whether they want access to indoor spaces like those who have been vaccinated, recovered and tested (3G) or if, for example, the mask requirement and with more participants are no longer required Allow vaccinated and tested people (2G).
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