The Canton of Geneva aligns its measures with those of the Federal Council. The limit of five people in public and private space nevertheless remains. On the front of hospitalizations, they continue to increase, like contaminations.
The situation on the Covid front continues to worsen in Geneva. More than 420 people are hospitalized this Thursday, including about fifty in acute care. More than 1,000 have been diagnosed positive today. The age of hospitalized people would not be so high according to Geneva cantonal doctor Aglaé Tardin.
Collective sports training
Following the announcements of the Federal Council on Wednesday, the Geneva State Council changed some of its rules. In terms of team and contact sport, training for children under 12 can resume but not competitions. The Councilor of State in charge of sports Thierry Apothéloz.
For young people under 16, non-contact sport is possible with a distance between people. With a maximum capacity of 15 people. Physical education classes are maintained at the school.
Wearing the mask
Wearing a mask is compulsory outside in crowded places, such as the lower streets in Geneva. The mask also becomes compulsory in the orientation cycle. A box of 50 masks will be distributed to the students. Teleworking is favored in the administration. The rule of two days a week at the minimum office falls.
Maximum five people
The limit of 5 people in the same place, whether public or private, remains in Geneva. Restaurants close at 11 pm as was already planned by the Canton, but the limit of people at the table has changed, it is now 4 people instead of 5. Buffets in restaurants are prohibited, cafeterias will therefore have to be closed. organize to serve people at the table. Home delivery can be done after 11 p.m. For data collections, the rule of one minimum name per table continues to apply. Restaurant owners are requested to send their lists in a readable electronic file to the cantonal doctor’s service.
50 people capacity
Public events are limited to 50 people. A gauge that undermines most performance venues. Culture is suffering. A situation deplored by State Councilor Thierry Apothéloz.
The State Councilor wants an artist status to be created so that he can receive aid.
A gauge that does not apply to the exercise of political rights, municipal councils and other party meetings can therefore be held, with a maximum of 50 people. For religious services, a clarification is awaited.
These new rules come into effect tonight, October 29, at midnight.