Chamber of Crafts: Compulsory test end for hairdresser visit

In view of increasing vaccination rates and constantly low numbers of corona infections, the chambers of crafts in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania are calling for an end to mandatory testing for hairdresser visits. "It is absolutely no longer understandable that with a nationwide incidence value of 14,1 there is still compulsory testing for customers of the hairdressing trade," said a statement from the two chambers in Rostock and Schwerin on Thursday.

The obligation to test, which was waived in times of far higher infection rates, but still persists, is increasingly proving to be a competitive disadvantage for many of the almost 1300 hairdressers in the northeast. "Customer tourism" already exists in the outskirts of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania, "state the chambers. Many customers go to Schleswig-Holstein, Brandenburg, Lower Saxony or Poland to the hairdresser in order to avoid the obligation to test.

According to the Chamber Presidents, the hygiene concepts of the craft businesses offer sufficient protection in the current situation. The obligation to test is "disproportionate, excessive and therefore too expensive". According to the Corona state ordinance, the test obligation also applies to visits to the interior areas of restaurants and museums, theater-goers and traveling holidaymakers.