GERMANY: Certificate required to access workplaces from 24 November
INTERNATIONAL NEWS29 November 2021
Since 24.11.2021, Germany is imposing “3G restrictions” to access workplaces.
The responsible German Ministries have now provided clarification on the relevant situation for professional drivers:
Vehicles or means of transport are not considered workplaces within the meaning of Section 28b (1) of the Infection Protection Act IfSG. For the mere stay in the vehicle itself, therefore, no 3G evidence is required.
However, when entering workplaces of other employers (e.g. when loading or unloading goods), professional drivers must carry a 3G certificate (proof of vaccination, proof of recovery, or proof of negative testing).
Professional drivers are only exempt from the obligation to carry a 3G certificate if there is no physical contact with other persons at all workplaces visited. This is the case if no other persons are present, or if contact can be avoided by the respective hygiene plans on site.