Corona: Alert level II - tightening of current regulations

The situation remains tense. The numbers continue to rise and many hospitals now have no more free intensive care beds. For this reason, the federal and state governments have agreed to tighten measures against the spread of coronaviruses as of November 24. The alert level II was introduced, which is accompanied by further restrictions. Affected are partly this time also the vaccinated and recovered.

With alert level II, the previous level plan was extended by a further level. This level applies when 450 intensive care beds are occupied by COVID patients or when a 7-day hospitalization incidence of 6 is reached or exceeded. In addition, the hospitalization rate for the warning level was reduced to 1.5 and for the alert level to 3.

The new regulations predominantly provide for the 2G rule. There are now only a few exceptions for 3G, such as visits to the hairdresser or overnight business stays. However, the prerequisite for 3G regulations in alert level II remains PCR testing. In addition, the control and proof requirement as well as contact restriction for unvaccinated persons (1 household + 1 additional person) has been tightened.

Also newly introduced in Alert Level II is the 2G+ regulation. This means that vaccinated and recovered persons are obliged in some areas to additionally present a negative rapid test.

In particularly affected counties, the nighttime curfew between 21:00 and 05:00 has been reintroduced. Particularly affected counties are those in which the 7-day incidence is above 500 for two consecutive days.

(Source: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/service/alle-meldungen/meldung/pid/verschaerfung-der-corona-verordnung-zum-24-november-2021/)

The step control at a glance

In the basic level, the previous rules with 3G remain in place in the vast majority of areas; the 2G option model is new here. For persons recovered from COVID-19, the same rules continue to apply as for fully vaccinated persons.

Basic level

Warning or alert level numbers and limits not reached or exceeded nationwide.

In the basic level, the previous rules with 3G remain in place in the vast majority of areas; the 2G option model is new here. For persons recovered from COVID-19, the same rules continue to apply as for fully vaccinated persons.

In the warning level, the rules are supplemented by a PCR testing obligation or by a ban on access and participation for unvaccinated and unrecovered persons (2G). In addition, there are again contact restrictions.

Warning level

7-day hospitalization incidence* equals or exceeds 1.5 or from 250 COVID-19 patients* in ICUs.

In the warning level, the rules are supplemented by a PCR testing obligation or by a ban on access and participation for unvaccinated and unrecovered persons (2G). In addition, there are again contact restrictions.

At the alert level, people who have not been vaccinated or are not recovering are banned from attending and entering some areas (2G). In addition, contact restrictions are tightenedf

Alert level

7-day hospitalization incidence equals or exceeds 3.0 or from 390 COVID-19 patients in ICUs.

At the alert level, people who have not been vaccinated or are not recovering are banned from attending and entering some areas (2G). In addition, contact restrictions are tightenedf

In alert level II
applies in certain areas 2G+. This means that even vaccinated and recovered persons present a negative rapid or PCR test
must. For non-vaccinated or non-recovered persons, contact restrictions of 1 household + 1 additional person apply (see exceptions).

Alert level II

7-day hospitalization incidence equals or exceeds 6.0 or from 450 COVID-19 patients in ICUs.

In alert level II
applies in certain areas 2G+. This means that even vaccinated and recovered persons present a negative rapid or PCR test
must. For non-vaccinated or non-recovered persons, contact restrictions of 1 household + 1 additional person apply (see exceptions).

*Number of patients* admitted to hospital for treatment who have COVID-19 per 100,000 population within seven days.

(Source: https://www.baden-wuerttemberg.de/de/service/aktuelle-infos-zu-corona/faq-corona-verordnung/)