Sigmaringen/Tübingen (dpa/lsw) - The administrative court in Sigmaringen has declared the mask requirement at the Tübingen district court to be inadmissible. The court thus granted an urgent application from a lawyer in Tübingen, as a spokesman said on Tuesday. The "Reutlinger General-Anzeiger" reported first.
The administrative court ruled that the house arrangement of the Tübingen district court had no legal basis after the changes to the Infection Protection Act. Because nationwide and also in Baden-Württemberg, the mask requirement fell indoors on April 3rd. Mouth and nose protection only has to be worn on buses and trains, nursing homes and hospitals. The decision of the administrative court is not yet final.
It is still unclear whether the regional court in Tübingen will proceed with a complaint. A spokeswoman said that a decision had not yet been made and that talks had to be held with the Ministry of Social Affairs. Because the basis of the house rules at the district court was the Corona Occupational Safety and Health Ordinance, which recommended wearing masks indoors. According to the court spokeswoman in Tübingen, this expires on May 25 anyway.
The Tübingen lawyer Peter Hügelberger said about the outcome of his urgent application: "For me, the rule of law is important and an objective and constructive examination of the current infection situation". He is not a lateral thinker or anything like that.