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20 August 2021, 1pm

New rules allow vaccinated and recovered runners

Münster confirms it will go ahead

Sun 12 September 2021

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With the announcement of the new Corona Protection Ordinance for North Rhine-Westphalia, the 19th Volksbank-Münster Marathon is now confirmed for 12 September. The new regulation accepts that facilities and services are open again to vaccinated and convalescent people.

A mandatory face mask requirement remains only for indoors and at other infection-critical locations, as well as a test requirement for non-vaccinated or recovered people at events indoors (“3-G rule”).

Health Minister Karl-Josef Laumann said: “We are on a decisive threshold to normality. An ever larger part of society is vaccinated and thus almost certainly protected from serious illnesses. The state can no longer impose significant restrictions on these people. With a consistent implementation of the 3G rule, we take this situation into account – we protect the unvaccinated without restricting the vaccinated. Only vaccination brings us full normalcy. Until then the mask requirement indoors and more corona tests for non-vaccinated people are required.”

The most important rule for the Volksbank-Münster-Marathon is the obligation to submit a negative test (rapid antigen test is sufficient) for all people who are neither fully vaccinated nor recovered from an incidence (and which was conducted not longer than 48 hours before) for those areas jointly determined by the city and the organizer. In Münster this is the route from the Prinzipalmarkt to the Aegidiimarkt (a maximum of 4000 spectators) and at the Aegidiitor (maximum 500 spectators).

“We are pleased that we are able to hold our run at all,” said Gregor Veauthier from the organizational team. “After the many failures of the last 1.5 years, many runners are now longing for this challenge for which, especially in the Corona times, they have trained so much.”

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