On Monday April 19th the health measures in Monaco will still continue but be relaxed moderately. This is to reflect the improvement after a year’s hard won results in infection rates, in hospitalizations and the initial success of the vaccination program.
Curfew Moved to 9pm
Monaco’s curfew will be from 9 pm to 6am compared to France’s 7pm curfew.
Restaurants Open Until Around 9.30 pm
Monaco’s restaurants will open up for dinner service to the Principality’s residents and hotel guests who are expected to be home after dinner by 10pm.
Reservations are required, the number of guests is limited to 6 per table and the distance between the tables must be respected.
Employees, who can go to the restaurants for lunch, will not have access to the establishments in the evening since they come up against the curfews in neighbouring countries which, in France, is at 7pm.
Restaurants will therefore be able to offer two services: between 11 am and 3 pm for lunch and between 7 pm and around 9:30 pm for dinner.
Outdoor Sports Activities
There will be a resumption of outdoor sports activities for schoolchildren as soon as they return from school holidays on April 26.
This will be in compliance with a strict health protocol according to the Minister of State.
To date, over 12,000patients have reportedly received their first injection, or 32% of the population.
78.2% of people over 75 have been vaccinated, 61% of 65-74 year olds and already nearly 48% for 55-64 year olds. To continue in this direction, the next age group, namely 45-54 years will receive invitations to be vaccinated.
All of the currently assigned doses came from the Pfizer laboratory. A delivery of Moderna vaccines may soon arrive in the Principality.
Historic Grand Prix – 6500 places
The event takes place next weekend, April 23-25. It has been decided that Friday’s action would be held behind closed doors, and that on the other hand, 6,500 people, or one third of the capacity, would be accepted in the seated grandstand on Saturday and Sunday. The government has also decided to restrict access to tickets to residents, employees and customers of Monegasque hotels. The Historic Grand Prix is therefore limited to a local audience and tickets will be sold at preferential rates.
For this first weekend of the motor racing event, restaurants will be able to offer non-stop service from 11 am to 9:30 pm. It might be repeated for the Monaco ePrix which will be held on May 8. A later decision is expected for the Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Expect a reevaluation of the success of the health measures every two weeks. It is definitely necessary to remain vigilant. And of course there will be controls to ensure everyone is respecting the rules.