The health measures in force since January 11, and then extended on February 17, 2021, expire on March 19th at midnight. Given the health situation, HSH Prince Albert II has decided to extend all current health measures until April 2nd inclusive. This decision follows the proposals of His Government established in consultation with the Conseil National in the Joint Monitoring Committee.
The curfew between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m. will therefore remain applicable for two additional weeks.
Rules for Restaurants
The same applies to the rules relating to consumption in catering establishments at noon: their access is reserved for residents, employees and schools of the Principality, reservations are required, the number of guests is limited to 6 per person. Table service can only take place between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
The compulsory use of teleworking in the private and public sectors remains in force. The objective is to reduce the influx of people from outside the Principality while maintaining economic activity.
While a massive screening of more than 5,000 tests per week is taking place, the figures reported show that the circulation of the virus is still active in the Principality with a slight rebound following the February holidays.
It is reported that the incidence rate has been halved compared to the beginning of February, but it is still deemed high, placing the Principality at the level recorded at the end of December 2020.
Last week, reports showed 221 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants over a period of 7 days.
This downward trend is also observed at the level of hospitalizations, but here too, the number of patients reported treated at the CHPG remains high: this Thursday, March 18, there were reported to be 47 patients including 12 in intensive care.
The health situation therefore requires us not to lower our guard. Once again, the health authorities insist on maintaining vigilance in the private sphere where more than half of the contaminations occur during convivial meetings.
The Prince’s Government in their most recent release reserves the right to adapt these measures according to the evolution of the health situation, in consultation with the Conseil National.