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Bavarian State Chancellery Press Release


MUNICH — On Dec. 14, the Bavarian State Government announced several changes to the current Corona rules and regulations that will be put in the 15th BAV Infection Ordinance that is currently in effect and will be extended up to and including Jan. 12, 2022.


The following is a summary of the announced changes:

 1. Extension of the 15th BayIfSMV up to and including Jan. 12, 2022

The Bavarian Council of Ministers decided today that the 15th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance will be extended up to and including Jan. 12, 2022.


2. Booster vaccination will in future replace test at 2G plus

The 15th BayIfSMV will also be amended in the following points on Dec. 15th (entry into force):

  • Anyone who has received another booster vaccination (“booster”) after their complete immunization has access to areas that are restricted according to 2G plus, even without a supplementary test. The booster vaccination replaces the test (also known as PCR). Exceptions are areas that are regulated differently under federal law (e.g. test requirements in hospitals as well as old people’s and nursing homes, Section 28b (2) IfSG).


3. Exceptions to 2G plus, especially outdoors

The following facilities and events, which were previously accessible according to 2G plus, will in the future be accessible without a supplementary test (i.e. under the 2G rule). Other previously applicable provisions, in particular the capacity limit, will remain.

  • Open-air sports facilities for your own sporting activities (2G plus continues to apply to spectators of sporting events)
  • Public events (e.g. public commemoration, municipal events, promotional events) and private events (private celebrations) in the open air, with the exception of sporting and cultural events
  • Zoological and botanical gardens (including indoor areas)
  • Memorials (including indoor areas)
  • Amusement parks (including indoor areas)
  • Excursion boats
  • Open-air tours


2G plus remains in effect for facilities that focus on indoor activities or attract a large audience. These are:

  • Sports events (as a spectator), indoor sports practice
  • Cultural events
  • Trade fairs, meetings, congresses
  • Exhibitions, castles (indoor)
  • Baths, thermal baths, saunas, solariums, fitness studios, other leisure areas


Tourist rail and bus traffic will in the future be treated like public transport (3G, no capacity limit).


The previous exception to 2G in gastronomy, in the accommodation sector as well as in sporting, musical or acting activities in favor of underage students who are regularly tested will initially continue to be granted until Jan. 12, 2022.


4. Contact restrictions for non-vaccinated people

  • Private meetings in the public or private space, in which non-vaccinated and non-recovered people take part, are limited to one household plus a maximum of two people from another household. Children up to the age of 12 years and 3 months are exempt from this. Spouses or partners in a civil partnership are considered to be one household, even if they do not have a common place of residence.
  • Private get-togethers, in which only vaccinated and convalescent people take part, are not affected. For private celebrations and get-togethers for vaccinated and convalescent people (not in the gastronomy), there is a limit of 50 people indoors and 200 people outdoors.


5. Special regulations on New Year’s Eve

  • Between Dec. 31 (3 p.m.) and Jan. 1 (9 a.m.) there is a nationwide ban on gatherings of more than 10 people in public places to be determined by the municipalities and their wider surroundings. Gatherings of more than 10 people must disperse immediately.
  • Church services and meetings according to Art. 8 GG are permitted IAW general regulations (§ 28b Abs. 8 IfSG).
  • The curfew in the gastronomy (10 p.m. to 5 a.m.) ordered according to the 15th BayIfSMV will be canceled for New Year’s Eve.
  • The mask requirement of employees at their workplace is based on health and safety regulations. The respective employer decides how to use the mask in the workplace in accordance with his occupational health and safety risk assessment (minimum standard of surgical masks)


The original press release can be found at https://www.bayern.de/bericht-aus-der-kabinettssitzung-vom-14-dezember-2021/#a-00

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