The Monaco Town Hall reopened the Monaco-Ville crèche and L’Île aux Bambins on Tuesday to help parents with serious childcare difficulties, local French-language daily Monaco Matin reported.

It was a “primary objective within the framework of the plan for the gradual lifting of containment presented by the Prince’s Government”, the Monaco City Council said.

There are therefore no fewer than 80 places available to “parents with great childcare difficulties” until Friday August 28. The crèches are normally closed in July and August.

A full range of health precautions has been put in place, including obligatory mask for the staff, the availability of hydroalcoholic gel, and temperature measurement on arrival and departure of children, and also of parents.

The children who returned to the crèche on Tuesday were tested on Monday for coronavirus, at the crèche de la Roseraie.

PHOTO: Monaco Town Hall