Safety / Controls of bars and restaurants: sanitary rules not always respected


During the Easter weekend the gendarmes carried out random checks in establishments open to the public as announced by the prefect and Commander Basso on Thursday at a press conference Thursday afternoon, the gendarmes carried out checks on the roads and beaches throughout the Easter weekend.

They also carried out random checks in establishments open to the public. Two of them did not comply with the health rules put in place to fight Covid-19: one in Grand Case, the other in Orient Bay. "We sent our report to the prefecture to rule on any sanctions that could be taken" continues the captain.

One of the two establishments in question, the Blue Martini, took the lead by announcing on Facebook on April 4, the day after the control: “we are canceling all our events until further notice… See you at the end of the health crisis, like in the good old days !! ”. A post accompanied by a photo which shows the crowd in the place during musical evenings and the difficulty for the team to apply barrier gestures. “We were checked on Saturday and chose to cancel all our events because during these evenings it is impossible for us to manage” explains one of the managers. However, the restaurant remains open during the usual hours.

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