Curfew, Closures And Other Changes In Monaco

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Curfew, Closures And Other Changes In Monaco

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Monaco confirmed eight cases of Covid today for a total of 74 over the past week.

Sunday marks the beginning of Monaco’s strict month-long curfew from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. A few exceptions include for professional, medical or family reasons, or to take the dog out for a short toilet break.

It is now mandatory for everyone from the age of 5 to wear a mask in public and also in common areas of private places. It is strongly recommended to wear a mask at home as this is where half of all cases come from.

You do not have to wear a mask if doing sports outdoor, like running, but you’ll need to have one on you should you have to stop or for when you finish.

Stores will continue to operate but most close by 8 p.m. Restaurants, game rooms and cultural shows can stay open until 9:30 p.m. Managers must then provide a certificate from the establishment (this can be shown in the case of a security check) justifying the time of departure so that customers can return home before 10 p.m.

Restaurants can no longer play music and tables must have a distance of 1.5 meters and can accommodate up to 6 people. For dinner, reservations are required.

All schools (including university), public services, stablishments open to the public (museums and exhibition rooms) and hotels will remain open.

Banks, construction sites and businesses will also continue to run but the government strongly recommends people working remotely.

Places of worship remain open and funeral ceremonies are authorized. Visits to nursing homes are permitted although residents will not allowed to leave.

Bars, spas, gyms, amateur sports clubs and swimming pools are to close their doors (employees will be covered 100% by the state with Reinforced Total Temporary Unemployment). School sport activities are suspended.

Professional clubs that can play sports behind closed doors and hotel bars serving their clientele can both remain open until 10 p.m.

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Nancy Heslin   Forbes Monaco

Nancy Heslin is an established journalist and lifestyle writer. She has been the Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Monaco magazine (bimonthly in English) , since the magazine's 2nd issue . Launched in November 2018, Forbes Monaco is part of the Forbes family, with its 7 million readers and 71 million monthly website visitors worldwide.