At the press conference in the Kiel State House, Prime Minister Daniel Günther (CDU) referred to the very low incidence values in Schleswig-Holstein. But he also said that the all-clear has not yet been given: caution and mindfulness are still important. Therefore, among other things, the mask requirement remains in the last week of school. Nothing will change in terms of the test obligation for the time being: “It is necessary to adhere to a strict set of rules here.” Nevertheless, Günther also made it clear: “The path to normality continues in Schleswig-Holstein.”
More than swimming laps possible
A relaxation of the Corona rules affects the swimming area: All fun, swimming and outdoor pools are allowed to reopen from Monday. For this purpose, the operator must submit a corresponding hygiene concept. Until now, swimming pools could only be used for lap swimming and swimming training. In addition, saunas, steam baths and whirlpools can again be used by several people – previously only members of one household were allowed.
More will soon be possible at events
The step-by-step event plan is to be implemented exactly as announced, stated Prime Minister Günther. This means: Events with group activities and without fixed seats, such as parties and receptions, may again take place with up to 125 people inside and with up to 250 people outside, subject to certain conditions.
Choirs are allowed to perform inside again
For events with a meeting character, for example concerts, theater and cinema performances, up to 500 people will be allowed indoors and up to 1000 people outdoors. The same applies to flea markets and trade fairs, as well as sporting events and competitions. Even for church services, the number of participants will be increased to 500 indoors and 1,000 outdoors. Amateur choirs can also perform indoors – provided they have been tested.
Günther and Heinold thank the “rule keepers”
Prime Minister Daniel Günther also used the press conference to “thank the people who do a great job.” These are the police and security services, but also the bakery saleswoman who reminds of the rules. Finance Minister Monika Heinold (Greens) also thanked the state administration, which, according to her statement, works a lot in the home office. Working at home also has many advantages, such as saving time. All of this has to be evaluated and experiences passed on, says Heinold.
The current Corona Control Ordinance came into force on May 31, including: numerous opening steps for culture, sport and leisure. In addition, the contact rules indoors have been relaxed. The ordinance ends next Sunday.
At the end of May, Günther announced that in future the ordinances would be adopted every two weeks. The state government had emphasized several times that opening steps depend on the incidence, the vaccination rate and the situation in the clinics. The seven-day incidence has fallen further in Schleswig-Holstein and is currently 9.4.