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MIL OSI Translation. Government of the Republic of France statements from French to English –

Source: Swiss Canton de Vaud – news in French

Through new restrictive measures, the Council of State wants to stop the rapid spread of the virus in order to avoid hospital overload and guarantee patient care. The aim is to target high-risk foci of infection, while preserving economic and social life in the canton. Maintaining the closure of nightclubs and discotheques, ban on public events of more than 1000 people and private events of more than 10 people, extension of the obligation to wear a mask, ban on contact sports at the amateur level, etc. are among the new restrictions. The Council of State reactivates the ORCA plan. The entire system comes into effect on Sunday October 25, 2020 at midnight.

The surge of the virus imposes new restrictive measures to protect the population and preserve economic and social life. After hearing the Scientific Council, the cantonal doctor and taking stock of the situation at Swiss level, the government believes that strong measures must be applied as quickly as possible. Otherwise, the health and economic impacts will be greater and irreparable. After weighing up interests, the Council of State opted for a median path, by renouncing measures approaching confinement, but by limiting social relations as much as possible in the situations most likely to lead to no -respect of distance and hygiene rules. Above all, it is a question of preserving the capacity for patient care in the face of the significant increase in the number of hospitalizations. Depending on the development of the situation, the Council of State will adapt its package of measures.

New restrictive measures targeting outbreaks of infection

Demonstrations of more than 1,000 people are prohibited. From 15 people, the mask is compulsory and the organizers must have an identification list of the participants. The municipalities define the perimeters and times in which the markets take place and within which the mask is compulsory. They also define areas of high attendance, where the wearing of a mask is required. Events and private parties are prohibited for more than 10 people.

For café restaurants, bars, game rooms or café bars, the mask remains compulsory for room staff and customers; drinks are only served in seats with the obligation of a reliable identification device (digital applications, paper, etc.), approved by the umbrella association. Tables are 1.5 meters apart or separated by watertight walls. For all other closed places accessible to the public (theaters, concert halls, museums, exhibitions, libraries, government counters, cinemas, hotels – for freely accessible areas – places of worship, etc.), there is no no space limitation, but the mask remains compulsory (except if a glazed device or equivalent for the personnel).

For all establishments, hydro-alcoholic solutions must be made available upon entry, including for all businesses. The managers ensure that they are used by customers. All these establishments close at midnight at the latest.

The practice of contact sports (football, hockey, ballroom dancing, basketball, combat sports, etc.) at the amateur level is prohibited.

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