From Sunday July 25, there will be no more customers in this Barcarès holiday village in the Pyrénées-Orientales.
While the incidence rate again broke a record this Friday, July 23 in the department (492 cases per 100,000 inhabitants), 4 positive cases for Variant Delta were detected in the technical team of the Portes du Roussillon holiday club. as well as 16 contact cases.
The general manager, Jean-François Gourio, took the decision to close the establishment “to save the season”: to close for a week and evacuate the village in order to create a sanitary bubble and save the month of August.
We need to relocate 150 people
A crisis unit was activated because it is necessary to relocate the 150 holidaymakers who still had to spend eight days there.
You must also phone to cancel reservations ... This replaces the summer activities for the holiday village team.
Cleaning of housing, disinfection, isolation of contact cases and patients are also on the program.
This closure decision "is not that of the Prefecture, adds Jean-François Gourio, it is a preventive measure" that the management has put in place in order to preventively test the 130 employees with the help of the 'ARS.
Some holidaymakers, like Sonia who arrived this Saturday July 24 morning by train with her family, find the door closed. The night watchmen tell her that she cannot enter. "My phone was in the harbor, I did not receive the message sent by the village", she confides to us. The management will have to take care of her rehousing because she does not want to be reimbursed after her long trip from Nancy ...