The prefect of the North also announced the end of the gauges in establishments open to the public such as concert halls and nightclubs from Monday.
After the publication of a new decree signed by the Prime Minister and dated November 10, the prefect of the North specified this Saturday the new health measures that will soon apply in his department to fight against the spread of Covid-19.
First, from this Saturday, the conditions for entering French territory from Belgium will be tightened. People coming from this country, except children under 12 years old, will have to present a complete vaccination schedule or the negative result of a PCR test or an antigen test carried out less than 24 hours before their departure to cross the border. .
But this obligation “does not concern the travel of road transport professionals in the exercise of their activity” specified the prefect.
“Land trips lasting less than 24 hours within a perimeter defined by a radius of 30 kilometers around the place of residence” and “business trips whose urgency or frequency is incompatible with the performance of a test or screening examination “are not affected anymore.
In Belgium, where the Covid-19 epidemic is experiencing a significant rebound, 52,562 new positive cases have been reported over the last 7 days, According to the latest data from the World Health Organization (WHO). According to Reuters, the number of new people infected has been more than 7,300 every day for three weeks.
End of gauges in nightclubs
The prefect also announced the end of a measure: that of the gauge which applies to places open to the public. Performance and concert halls that accommodate a standing audience, dance halls and discos now receive 75% of their capacity. But respect for barrier gestures must still apply, added the prefecture.
It also recalled the maintenance of certain measures such as the obligation to wear a mask for all people over 11 years old in the waiting files, groups of more than 10 people, or even fairgrounds.
Health pass control operations
As for the health pass, it remains compulsory in places of leisure and culture, bars, restaurants, health services and public transport.
“Many operations to control the application of the health pass have been in recent days and will continue in the days to come” a new defendant from the prefecture.
The latter announced Tuesday the strengthening of controls with regard to the health situation. The department displayed that day a incidence rate exceeding 126 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.