Parliament has just approved the reintroduction of a coronapas requirement in certain settings, including bars, restaurants and nightclubs. From Friday anybody wanting to enter these kinds of establishments will need to be able to prove that they have immunity to Covid-19 from having been vaccinated against it or having had the virus. Alternatively, a recent negative test result will also be accepted.
Covid-19 has also been raised to the level of a ‘critical threat’ to society after cases began to surge in hospitals. This follows an announcement on Monday night and an expectation that such measures would be approved in parliament, so it’s not a surprise but now it’s official.
A coronapas will also be required for admittance to outdoor events with over 2,000 people and indoor events with over 200 people. Any indoor venue where food and/or drinks are served will also require the coronapas.
So how long will this rule be in place? Well, it’s been 2 months since the coronapas was last required and this time the requirement will last for at least a month, after which the measures will be reviewed. Previously a coronapas was only required for those over 16 years of age but now everyone over the age of 15 will need one.
The time period after which a person can claim immunity through recovery from the virus has also changed. Previously you had to have been infected within the last 12 months but now that has been reduced to 6 months. You can obtain a coronapas by downloading an app on your phone from the Coronasmitte website, on which you’ll also find more information concerning the requirement of the coronapas, including details on where exactly it will be required from Friday.