Baden-Württemberg is sticking to the mask requirement and the 3G rule. In a transitional period until April 2nd, most of the Corona rules remain valid. What comes after that is open.
From March 20th, almost all corona rules in Germany will fall. The Bundestag and Bundesrat passed a corresponding law on Friday. But not all federal states are going along with it, some are instead using a transitional period to temporarily stick to some corona measures.
Kretschmann: Corona pandemic is by no means over
“The new federal infection protection law does not fit the current corona situation,” said Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann (Greens). “Yes, the virus has changed its face. But the pandemic is by no means over.” In the middle of this renewed wave, there is now a new infection protection law that no longer provides for any basic protective measures and gives the federal states a completely inadequate set of tools, according to the Baden-Württemberg head of government in a statement on Friday.
Baden-Württemberg Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann. (Photo: dpa Bildfunk, picture alliance/dpa | Marijan Murat)
The country leaders have accused the traffic light coalition of going it alone in the matter of corona management. BW Prime Minister Winfried Kretschmann also found clear words.
Baden-Württemberg has therefore announced a new Corona regulation in order to adhere to certain rules at least until the end of the transition period on April 2nd. The ordinance came into force on Saturday (19 March).
Essential points of the new Corona regulation in BW
In view of the currently high incidences, the country is using the transitional rule provided for in the law, which enables additional protective measures to be taken at least until April 2, 2022. These corona rules remain in place in Baden-Württemberg or are abolished:
The previous level system in the Corona Ordinance (basic, warning and alarm level) is no longer applicable. Corresponding restrictions in public and private life have so far been linked to the incidence of hospitalization and the number of corona patients in intensive care units in the country.
From Saturday, the contact restrictions for private meetings and the capacity limits for public events will no longer apply. According to the Ministry of Health, there will no longer be a legal basis for this in the future. According to the decisions of the state government, unvaccinated people can meet again from Saturday without any restrictions.
In addition, football clubs, for example, can again fill their stadiums to the last seat. At VfB Stuttgart, around 60,000 spectators can watch the game against FC Augsburg on Saturday.