Of course, the preparation is significantly influenced by the general Corona protection regulation and the resulting hygiene concept. Thanks to the incidence being stable below 25 in the meantime, the requirements are currently essentially limited to compliance with distance rules, and we sincerely hope that this will remain the case. In order to better meet this requirement for compliance with minimum distances, it was decided to reduce the number of starting places to 650 in order to use the space gained to increase distances, especially in the transition area. Despite all the restrictions, however, we are trying to bring back a bit of normality and hope that it will succeed or actually become possible in this way. We want to make only a few concessions in the set-up of the O-SEE City and do not want to completely do without culinary delicacies and our Expo, for example. We are also trying to create a few highlights for young and old in the supporting program. Everything is still under reserve, but we see real chances to realize the concept.
One thing is clear, however: we need everyone’s cooperation in implementing the hygiene concept so that we can carry out our event as we imagine it and can take responsibility for it. Be it having to present a daily updated test or proof of vaccination or recovery, or be it wearing masks where minimum distances have to be observed or be it making contact tracking possible by using a warning app or list registration.
Due to the smaller number of starting places, we are rapidly approaching the participant limits for almost all distances. Those who still want to take part should register quickly. We assume that only a small number of late registrations will be possible.
PS: We are still looking for helpers! Set-up helpers – the whole week from August 16, 2021 (no matter which day), course marshals and other helping hands – Friday, August 20. 2021 ; Saturday, August 21, 2021 and dismantling helpers – Sunday, August 22, 2021 from approx. 15:00 h / Monday, August 23, 2021. If you are interested, have time and want to help, please register here. Thank you very much!