New corona rules apply: what you have to consider in the gym now

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The Corona situation has eased. Germany is opening up – also in the gym.

Because the number of corona cases in Germany is falling and the hospitalization rate is at a low level, the federal and state governments have lifted many restrictions in public life. From March 20th, even all “profound” corona measures should be dropped.

Since the beginning of March, most Germans have had to comply with the 3G rule indoors. This means that those who have been vaccinated need their vaccination confirmation, those who have recovered their proof of recovery and those who have not been vaccinated need a rapid test that is updated daily.

Training under these protective measures is also possible in the gym. This also applies to sports clubs, team sports in clubs or EMS providers.

However, there are regional differences.

Training in the gym: That applies in the federal states

In Lower Saxony proof of vaccination, recovery or test is no longer necessary. Masks are compulsory in the gym.

3G currently applies in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Bavaria, Berlin, Bremen, Hamburg, Hesse, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania, North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig Holstein and Thuringia.

Corona rules for sauna and indoor pool

Saunas, solariums and indoor pools are open nationwide. The 3G rule applies.

  • Baden-Württemberg: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Bavaria: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Berlin: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Brandenburg: 3G applies to sauna and indoor pool
  • Bremen: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Hamburg: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Hesse: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Lower Saxony: no restriction, recommendation to use the Corona-Warn-App
  • North Rhine-Westphalia: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Rhineland-Palatinate: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Saarland: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Saxony: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Saxony-Anhalt: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Schleswig-Holstein: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath
  • Thuringia: 3G for sauna, solarium, indoor pool, steam bath

What should you always pack in your gym bag now?

In addition to your access card and your sportswear, you should also take a mouth and nose protector with you.

You should also take your vaccination card, your vaccination certificate or your recovery certificate with you. If you are not vaccinated or have recovered, get a daily citizen test. It is available free of charge in every pharmacy, for example.

In almost all federal states, the submission obligation applies when registering in the studio. It is easier if you store your certificates in the CovPass app or the Corona-Warn-App. Then you always have your proof at hand. You can download both apps here.

At larger studios you can have vaccination and recovery saved on your access card. This saves you time. When you check in, the display turns green and you can train without any problems.

If your gym does not offer such an option, you should take your ID card with you. This is important so that the employees can compare the information with your photo and your name.

If your photo is shown on the gym access card and your full first and last name is on it, you usually don’t need any other documents. If you used a nickname or middle name when registering for the first time, you may have to present ID.

case study: Konstanin-Alexander Müller is in the CovPass app. On the access card, however, Koni Müller.

For the operators, an assignment is not immediately clear. It is better to change the name on the access card here or to show an identification document.

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