According to the German daily BILD, the state of Hesse has passed a motion allowing food businesses to determine whether or not to allow unvaccinated people to enter.
“The pressure on the unvaccinated grows and grows! In Hesse, all retailers, including the supermarket, can now decide for themselves whether they want to implement the 3G rule (vaccinated, tested, recovered) or the 2G rule – so far there have been no access restrictions in supermarkets to give everyone the option of basic services grant,” the article states.
The Hessian State Chancellery confirms to BILD that the “2G option model” also applies to the food retail sector.
An English language report on the development notes “2G regulations refer to public places where only vaccinated persons are given the option to enter.“
The so called 3G rules still require anyone wanting to enter a building to prove they have tested negative, but the 2G rules remove that option altogether.
The German government had excluded supermarkets and stores selling essential items from most restrictions, but Hessen’s government has now put this decision into the hands of the stores.
The federal state is home to more than six million people and includes the major city of Frankfurt.
Source: Summit News