In the past few days, there has been increasing speculation in the media that the obligation to wear masks in Austria could be reintroduced. The background to this is the recent increase in the number of corona infections and the associated fear of a second wave. Now the federal government has announced appropriate measures in a joint press conference with Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, Vice Chancellor Werner Kogler, Health Minister Rudolf Anschober and Interior Minister Karl Nehammer.

Where the corona mask has to be worn

Accordingly, the corona mask requirement in supermarkets as well as in bank and post office branches will apply again from July 24, as the government announced at the press conference. According to Interior Minister Nehammer, the “house rules” apply: If a customer does not wear a mask, the supermarket can refuse entry. If there are further disagreements, the police can intervene.