US News Covid-19 and maximum alert: how will it be in restaurants in Paris?
How will the government announced telephone alert system work?
The Minister of the Interior, Gérald Darmanin, announced, Thursday, September 24, the establishment by June 2022 of a new system for alerting the populations in the event of a disaster or a terrorist attack . After the failure of the SAIP application, the government announced Thursday, September 24, the launch of a new telephone alert system. This tool will inform the population, in a localized way, if a danger, such as a fire or an attack, arises in an area.
To fight against the Covid-19 epidemic, new health measures will come into force in areas placed on maximum alert. Paris and its three neighboring departments are concerned from Tuesday, like the metropolis of Aix-Marseille and Guadeloupe.
Unlike bars and cafes, restaurants will be able to remain open, without time restrictions, in these areas where the virus is spreading rapidly. The government is indeed following the opinion of the High Council of Public Health, which validated the reinforced health protocol proposed by professionals in the sector.
Covid-19. In Marseille, restaurateurs are contesting the closure before the administrative court
© NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP Bars and restaurants have been closed in Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) since September 28, 2020. Restaurateurs in Marseille and Aix-en -Provence, whose establishments had to close because of the coronavirus epidemic, had an appointment at the administrative court on Tuesday, September 29.
The town hall of Paris and the police headquarters detailed this Monday the measures taken by decree which will apply until October 19 included at least in Paris and in Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne.
Distanciation. The restaurateur must maintain a distance of 1 meter between the chairs of the different groups of guests. These groups will be limited to six - including children - against ten currently. Paying at the table will be preferred and customers will be "encouraged" to book to avoid crowds around restaurants.
Reinforced hygiene measures. The restaurant owner must make hydroalcoholic gel available on all tables and not only inside the establishment. The guests will have to keep their mask most of the time, except when eating the dishes.
Covid-19: Paris and the inner suburbs could go on maximum alert “from Monday”
The capital will have to wait another three days to know whether or not it is affected by new health restrictions. During his long-awaited weekly press conference, on the resumption of force of the coronavirus epidemic, the Minister of Health announced on Thursday that Paris and the inner suburbs were in the hot seat, facing the specter of new measures , in particular by the total closure of bars and restaurants.
Customer traceability. Customers will have to leave their name, phone number and possibly their e-mail in a "contact book". They can thus be warned by Health Insurance in the event of detection of a case of Covid-19 in a consumer who has come to the establishment. However, they will not be forced to download the StopCovid application, even if they will be "strongly encouraged" to do so.
Reinforced controls. The restaurant owner will have to display, outside his establishment, a gauge indicating the total capacity of reception of this one, in order to facilitate any checks. In order to ensure that these reinforced protocols are respected, the government provides that an “accelerated procedure” can be put in place to close the establishments in violation.
Covid-19: Toulouse and Montpellier in the maximum alert zone from Tuesday .
© AFP The incidence rate in the general population now exceeds 250 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Toulouse and Montpellier, which will switch to the d maximum alert, last level before the state of health emergency. Toulouse and Montpellier will spend Tuesday in the maximum alert zone due to the deterioration of indicators linked to the Covid-19 epidemic, reaching most of the major French cities, the prefectures concerned announced on Sunday.