FAQ Covid-19

Here you will find the most important questions and answers about coronavirus and the GVH!

 

There is a general obligation to wear FFP2 masks (KN95/N95) for all passengers from 14 years on up in all buses and trams and in completely closed rooms such as stations or ticket offices (included are also underground stations of the transport companies). Wearing masks is obligatory for children and teens between 6 and 13 years, but they don’t need to wear FFP2 masks, a community mask is sufficient.

Exempted from this regulation are children up to completing the age of 6 and persons whose disease makes wearing masks impossible. Those should hold a corresponding certificate, which can be presented to the inspection personnel upon request.

The transport companies in the GVH monitor compliance with the obligation through random checks. 

The mouth and nose protector must be worn already before entering.

The 3G rule takes effect from Wednesday, 24.11.2021, start of operation.

Vaccinated, recovered or tested negative for Covid-19.

„Fully vaccinated“ are people, who are fully immunised. According to the regulation, this will be the case at least 14 days after the last required single vaccination, consequently after the second syringe. „Fully recovered“ are according to the regulation all people that defeated the Corona infection – and can proof this with a positive PCR-lab test, which is at least 28 days and max. three months (90 days) old.

The 3G rule applies in buses and trams only.

A PCR test is valid 48 hours, a POC antigen test 24 hours (from time of testing). The test must be done in a test centre. An official certificate is required. Certificates issued by the employer, which correspond to the official requirements, are also accepted. You should ensure, that the official requirements for the certificates are met by your company.

It depends on the kind of test and the testing time (see question above). Possibly, you need a new test evey day.

They do not apply for children up to the age of 6 and for pupils outside school holiday periods. During school holidays also pupils need to carry a vaccine certificate, a proof of convalescence or a current test certificate.

A vaccine certificate, a proof of convalescence or a current test certificate. Pupils outside school holiday periods are released from the 3G obligation and should carry their pupil identification card, to ensure that they are released from the 3G obligation. During school holidays, pupils are not released from the 3G obligation, so that they need to carry a vaccine certificate, a proof of convalescence or a current test certificate during that period.

Currently yes.

The federal government via the new infection protection law.

Yes. „Fully vaccinated“ are people, who are fully immunised. According to the Regulation, this will be the case at least 14 days after the last required single vaccination, consequently after the second syringe.

The data is only inspected by us, not stored.

Currently the rule will last until 19 March 2022 but can be extended if required by the federal government.

Checks are to be conducted on a random basis.

Yes.