The 3G + or 2G rule is being introduced in more and more industries.
Retail is one of the few industries that remains open to everyone.
But that could change now.
Frankfurt - bars, clubs, concerts or theater performances.
The 3G + or 2G rule applies in more and more areas.
So only vaccinated, convalescent or people with a negative PCR test are allowed in.
Since the corona tests are no longer paid by the state and are therefore quite expensive, many areas of public life are only accessible to vaccinated or convalescent people.
In most regions of Germany, with this rule, you no longer need a mask or you no longer have to pay attention to the distance.
Only the retail trade and local public transport are still usable for everyone, subject to compliance with the mask requirement.
But that could change now.
2G now also at Edeka, Rewe and Co.?
New regulation in Hessen
Thanks to 2G, you can finally move around without a mask again after a year and a half of the corona pandemic, thanks to 2G?
What sounds tempting to many, would be a shock to the still large number of unvaccinated people.
But it could be that far soon.
Because the state of Hesse has introduced a 2G option for retailers.
The Hessian Prime Minister Volker Bouffier only announced the new regulation on Tuesday, October 12th: companies can now decide for themselves whether they want to only allow those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered to their business.
This also includes supermarkets and discounters.
2G option in supermarkets at the request of the industry
According to the press release, the optional 2G regulation was created “at the request of the industry”.
However, it should be noted that the 2G option should only apply on a daily basis: "We are assuming that this option will only be used on a daily basis and that everyday businesses will not make use of it."
The Frankfurt Administrative Court had decided that this option must exist.
This was already apparent in a judgment of the administrative court from September 2021, writes
At that time, a seller of barbecue accessories had sued against the ban on having to operate her shop according to the 2G regulation.
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Trade association welcomes the verdict on the free choice of 2G - unvaccinated people don't have to worry
According to the
, the trade association Germany welcomes the judgment.
The dealers would have the free choice "whether they want to apply a 2G regulation or not", explains trade association boss Stefan Genth.
However, he does not expect the rule to be tightened across Germany.
In Hesse, Rewe, Edeka or Aldi could now introduce the 2G rule in certain branches on individual days of the week.
Unvaccinated people would then have to look for another supermarket.
But because supermarkets are essential for the basic supply of the population, nobody needs to worry about not being able to shop at all.
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