The 14th Bavarian Infection Protection Measures Ordinance was recently published and has now come into force.
According to this, the '3G' regulation now applies across the board from an incidence of 35 per 100,000 inhabitants in the indoor area.
From today, cable car guests must also show one of the 3G certificates vaccinated - recovered - tested. Children under 6 years of age and schoolchildren are excluded. Further measures are no longer linked to the 7-day incidence, but replaced by a hospital traffic light as an indicator of the stress on the health system.
The Association of German Cable Cars welcomes the move away from incidence as the sole evaluation criterion and the transition to traffic light regulation. However, the association rejects the operator's obligation to monitor. Here the personal responsibility of the guests must be put in the foreground.
How the implementation is to take place in terms of personnel and organization at the operators is completely unclear and its feasibility is questionable. Apart from the costs of increased personnel costs, the checks will increase the waiting time at the cash registers and larger groups of people will form. They say this is not only questionable from an infectious point of view, but also leads to stressful situations for the guests.
"We demand equal treatment with public transport," says Association President Matthias Stauch. “The risk of infection with our systems is extremely low. Our guests spend almost all of their time outdoors. The cabins are well ventilated and the stay in the gondola lifts is very short, ”Stauch continues.