The federal and state governments are apparently considering a three-stage plan to end all far-reaching corona restrictions by March 20th.

"By the beginning of spring on March 20, 2022, the far-reaching restrictions on social, cultural and economic life should be gradually withdrawn," says a draft for the consultations between Chancellor Olaf Scholz and the Prime Ministers' Conference on Wednesday, which is available to several media.

According to the report, as a first step, access to retail “nationwide for all people without controls” as well as private meetings for vaccinated and recovered people with more participants would be allowed: How many people will then be allowed to meet is still open, the number is apparently being discussed 20

From March 4th there would be loosening for restaurants, discotheques and clubs as well as for major events.

The 3-G rule should then apply again in gastronomy, i.e. those who have been tested should also have access.

Clubs are to be opened to vaccinated and recovered people with daily tests.

The 2G or 2G Plus rule should apply to major events.

Masks must still be worn

From March 20th, "all far-reaching protective measures" as well as the mandatory home office regulations will no longer apply, according to the report, which is dated late Sunday evening and has yet to be specified in the ongoing negotiations. Low-threshold measures, such as wearing masks in Indoors and on public transport, should apply beyond March 20th.

On Sunday, the Federal Government’s Corona Expert Council named specific conditions for possible relaxation of the current restrictions.

"Reducing state infection control measures seems sensible as soon as there is a stable drop in hospitalization and intensive care admissions and occupancy," wrote the committee in its most recent statement on Sunday evening.

Should this happen, a “level-headed withdrawal of individual infection control measures in the coming weeks” is conceivable.

However, the experts warn the federal and state governments against hasty action.

"Opening too early carries the risk of a renewed increase in the burden of disease," it says.

In addition, an extended or increasing wave of infections must be expected due to the omicron sub-variant BA.2.

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