Monaco’s 20:00 until 06:00 nightly curfew will continue until December 18, the Government announced on Friday.
The current rules will continue to apply, including the 22:00 exception for diners and theatregoers.
Reservations at restaurants remain compulsory and there is a limit of six diners per table. Customers are issued with a written notice proving they have dined at a specific restaurant, should they be stopped on the way home. Service stops at 21:30.
Police officers have been checking frequently that the rules are being observed, including at lunchtime. Meantime, bars can only open during lunchtime and from 19:00 in the evening if they are serving food.
HSH Prince Albert will address the Principality in mid-December to announce the plans for the end of the year festivities.
Residents who wish to cross to France must be in possession of an “attestation” giving a reason for being out and about. On Saturday, November 28, the French government extended the time permitted out of the house from one hour to three, although there should be a compelling reason. The 20-kilometre radius from home now allowed brings Nice within reach.
Here is a link to the “attestation” form on the French government’s website. It’s available in English. Scroll down to find the Union Jack and click on it to download the attestation. https://www.interieur.gouv.fr/Actualites/L-actu-du-Ministere/Attestations-de-deplacement
The sixth item on the list has the biggest catch-all value. There have been no signs of vigorous enforcement in Beausoleil. The fine in France for not carrying a valid attestation is 135 euros for a first offence.
FILE PHOTO: Minister of State Pierre Dartout