VOK DAMS is welcoming the positive developments for events and live marketing in Germany: This week, the revised and less stringent COVID-19 protection regulations of the federal states were put in place. North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Württemberg are leading the way. In both States, the 3G rule (short for German “geimpft, getestet, genesen – vaccinated, tested, recovered) replaces the infection rate level setup. Events are possible without participant limit, as long as all participants have been vaccinated, tested or recovered (3G).
The 3G rule generally applies to all events that take place indoors. For open-air events, the 3G rule applies to gatherings of 5,000 visitors and up, or if minimum distances cannot be adhered to. As a matter of principle, organizers must draw up a hygiene concept. If there are more than 5,000 participants, this concept must be presented to and approved by the health department before the event. Berlin and the State of Hesse have also published new regulations. In Hesse, however, a few details still need to be taken into account from certain incidence levels.
The new COVID-19 protection regulations will apply provisionally until September 13 in Baden-Württemberg, September 16 in Hesse and until September 17, 2021 in Berlin and North Rhine-Westphalia. VOK DAMS is confident that there will be no further tightening of rules shortly before the upcoming general election end of September 2021.
“We see the strong desire for live events of both our clients and the general public and we look forward to the increase of inquiries from our customers. Sure, hybrid events are here to stay, but before hybrid comes live. And with the updated regulations, we can plan live events confidently and safely in Germany again. A thorough hygiene concept is and will of course remain standard for all events. Hence, we at VOK DAMS have our trained and certified specialists for hygiene in the event sector”, says Ulrike Ellmann, Director VOK DAMS worldwide.
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