To curb the massive rise in Corona infections, a “lockdown for the unvaccinated” went into effect at midnight. This means that people who have not received a vaccination against Covid-19 or have recovered from the disease in the last 180 days are subject to the exit restrictions already known from previous lockdowns. Children under the age of 12 and pregnant women are exempt. In addition, 3G in the workplace applies without the exceptions previously possible.
Around two million people without proof of 2G are only allowed to leave their homes for the reasons known from previous lockdowns – for example, for necessary errands, work and education, or for physical and mental recreation. Children and pregnant women are exempt. The police intend to exercise strict control. Those who have not been vaccinated or have not recovered have already been barred from visiting pubs or from entering sports facilities and hairdressers. What is new now is that they will also be restricted to shopping for basic necessities.
It will still be possible to go to the doctor and other health services or to get vaccinated. It will also be possible to “satisfy basic religious needs” and to go to school or university. Children under the age of twelve are exempt from the restrictions altogether. Those vaccinated for the first time can “exempt” themselves with a PCR test. Children under the age of twelve are exempt from the lockdown; for older school-age children, the “Ninja Pass” is an exemption. In addition, regional tightenings apply in Upper Austria, Salzburg and Vienna.
At schools, classroom instruction will continue as usual. However, protective measures are being tightened nationwide. In the next two weeks, a “safety phase” will again apply: all students – including vaccinated and recovered students – must take a Corona test three times a week (including at least one PCR test). In addition, at high schools throughout Austria, teachers and students must also wear an FFP2 mask in class.
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