For small shops in Berlin, the requirements for controlling the Corona access rules are being relaxed somewhat.
Source: Press release from the Berlin Senate Chancellery
Release: January 11, 2022
Last updated: January 11, 2022
2G checks in small shops are not mandatory at the entrance
In stores up to 100 square meters in size, customers will no longer have to check compliance with 2G directly at the entrance, as Berlin’s Governing Mayor Franziska Giffey (SPD) announced on Tuesday (January 11, 2022) after the Senate meeting. Rather, it should now be done “immediately” – that is, in the shop if necessary, after the customer is already inside.
Regulation follows the request of the retail trade association
Giffey gave the example of a boutique in which the only employee present had a customer at the checkout. Now when a new customer enters the shop, the employee cannot “split up”. According to the new requirements, you can now first collect the customer and then check the vaccination or recovery certificate from the new customer, who is already looking around in the store. The head of government spoke of a life-like and practical regulation that goes back to an express request of the retail association. The whole thing applies from Saturday.
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