The fourth lockdown is not quite as strict as the previous ones. Certain advisory services, which previously also had to be closed, are now allowed for vaccinated and recovered customers. Anyone who advises their customers can unlock it. This applies to florists, photo studios, the clothing industry and handicrafts, for example.
With a 2G certificate, you can have a custom-made product offered by a carpenter, for example, or consult a heating technician about a boiler replacement. The same applies to electrical engineers who advise on photovoltaic systems, for example. But also flower shops can still be there for their customers to advise them.
If you need new glasses, you can order them despite lockdowns. Ophthalmologists and contact lens opticians keep their business open, as do hearing care professionals, orthopedic technicians, orthopedic shoemakers and dental technicians. According to the Chamber of Commerce, customer contact is possible with a mask. For shoemakers, 2G applies in addition to the mask.
Garments can also be bought in lockdown, because tailors and furriers as well as knitters and lederhosen manufacturers are allowed to unlock, in contrast to the fashion trade, if all precautionary measures are observed. In addition to repairs and changes, new productions of tailor-made clothing are allowed. Dry cleaners are also excluded from the lockdown due to the hygiene requirement in the pandemic.
Bakers, butchers, confectioners, but also the beverage trade are allowed to remain open because they are part of the basic supply and are therefore excluded from the lockdown, like supermarkets and pharmacies. Companies that offer repairs are also not affected by the lockdown. In addition to bicycle workshops and car mechanics, this also applies to artisans.
Businesses that have to be closed due to the lockdown are allowed to offer “Click and Collect”, ie a pick-up after a previous order. The catering industry is allowed to offer take-away, i.e. the pick-up of meals. But it was no different with previous lockdowns. (APA / Red)