After the announcement of a "white plan" in Corsica to relieve the hospitals of the island, the prefect of Haute-Corse goes further in the health restrictions.
During a press conference on Wednesday, François Ravier declined a series of measures intended to curb the epidemic outbreak in the department, due to the Delta variant of Covid-19, while 300 new contaminations are recorded every day.
Thus, the activity of hotels, campsites, cafes and restaurants will stop at 1 am.
To limit the mixing of populations, in particular “intergenerational”.
"The incidence rate among 15-39 year olds is higher than in the rest of the population", justifies François Ravier.
Fairs, village festivals, fireworks, boules competitions and “other festive gatherings” of more than 10 people are prohibited on public roads.
Direct activities towards places subject to a health pass
“The idea is to direct activities as much as possible towards places subject to a health pass, so that people can enjoy their leisure time, both for residents and tourists”.
Night clubs, subject to the health pass, are therefore not affected.
Also ban on gatherings of more than 10 people on beaches and parks after 9 p.m.
A measure that was already in an old decree, de facto repealed to simplify and consolidate the new restrictions in a single text.
Concerts in bars and restaurants remain prohibited.
In addition, a certain number of events are subject to prior declaration to the prefecture, "at least 72 hours before the event".
Are concerned, weddings, baptisms, birthday parties and other festive ceremonies, organized in an establishment designed to receive more than 50 people.
“Same obligation for dance evenings and large-scale events already subject to the health pass.
The Prefect recalls the obligation for professionals and servers to "wear the mask at all times", a measure little respected.
The obligation to wear the mask outside will also be extended to several frequented municipalities.
Bastia, Corte, Calvi, Saint-Florent and even L'Île-Rousse are concerned.
The measures will be effective from this Thursday, according to Corse Matin.
François Ravier also clarified that
“Residents represent 80% of contaminations.
The controls at the entrance are functioning, because the share of tourists is very small ”.