Tyrol is following suit: Stricter corona rules from November 8th

In the future, you will need 2G proof in Tyrol for access to night-time catering and large events. In addition, there is an FFP2 mask requirement in all shops, museums, libraries and shopping centers – also for vaccinated people.

After Styria and Vienna, Tyrol is also tightening the corona rules in view of the increasing number of infections and is primarily targeting those who have not been vaccinated. From November 8th, access to night restaurants and discos as well as to events from 500 people will only be possible with a 2G certificate, i.e. vaccinated or recovered. In addition, from then on there will be an FFP2 mask requirement in all shops, museums, libraries and shopping centers – including those who have been vaccinated.

The 2.5G rule will apply in the medical sector such as nursing homes, hospitals, spa facilities or doctor’s offices. There you have to be vaccinated or recovered or have a negative PCR test.

Governor Günther Platter (ÖVP) described the measures as “without alternative”. “In the last few weeks we have unfortunately noticed an upward trend among corona patients in our hospitals,” explained Platter. 82 corona patients are currently being treated in hospitals in the state, 20 of them in intensive care units. 738 corona infections were added in the past 48 hours.

Forecast models would show that 30 Covid patients treated in intensive care units are expected by the end of next week, argued the governor. According to doctors, “for some areas” it can no longer be ruled out that routine operations will have to be postponed in the “foreseeable future”. Once again, Platter emphasized that hospital capacities were the decisive criterion in the assessment.

Health State Councilor Annette Leja (ÖVP) added that the “very strict measures” for night gastronomy and major events are deliberately aimed at people who have not been vaccinated. The vaccination works and prevents serious disease progression, was emphasized once again – combined with the appeal to get vaccinated.

However, the measures are increasing the need for PCR testing. Therefore, according to those responsible, in addition to the screening stations, around 200 PCR self-test boxes will probably also be available throughout the state of Tyrol in the course of November. In the future, PCR tests can be picked up there or returned for evaluation. This system of gurgle tests is already being used in other federal states and municipalities in Austria and is now also being started in Tyrol.