What is the 150 rule

Lockdown: Corona rules in times of many new infections

For people who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recovered from the disease, the COVID-19 Protective Measures Exceptions Ordinance provides for some exceptions and relief. According to the ordinance, some restrictions under the Infection Protection Act to contain the pandemic no longer apply to vaccinated and convalescent people.

The reason for the exemption regulation is increasing scientific evidence that vaccinated and convalescent people have a significantly lower risk of infection. Interferences with fundamental rights, which are therefore no longer justified, should be lifted according to the regulation. The ordinance came into force on May 9, 2021.

The Exceptions Ordinance provides for the following simplifications in particular:

  • Contact restrictions no longer apply to vaccinated and convalescent people. For example, people who have been vaccinated and recovered are no longer counted at private gatherings.
  • Even at night Exit restrictions according to the Infection Protection Act are not applicable for those who have recovered or are vaccinated
  • Vaccinated and convalescents should be treated equally with those tested negatively with certain exceptions to the corona protective measures, for which a negative test is a prerequisite. This means that you do not have to present a current negative test result when going to the hairdresser, shops or the zoo, for example.
  • At the Sports the restrictions that contactless individual sport is only possible alone, in pairs or with members of the own household have been lifted for those who have been vaccinated and those who have recovered.
  • Vaccinated and convalescent are also from the Quarantine obligation exempted, for example, when entering from abroad. However, this does not apply to trips from virus variant areas.

As proof Vaccinated persons must present the yellow vaccination certificate or another vaccination document stating full vaccination protection. At least 14 days must have passed since the last required single vaccination.

Recovered persons require the result of a positive PCR test (or a comparable test) that was made at least 28 days and a maximum of six months ago as proof.

The relief only applies if there are no symptoms that indicate an infection with the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.

Important: Recovered and vaccinated people should continue to observe the AHA + L + A formula. Distance requirements as well as obligations and recommendations for wearing a mask also apply to those who have recovered and who have been vaccinated as well as to those who have been tested.