Wearing a mask is once again compulsory in certain areas of Etretat, from this Tuesday until August 31st. The mayor justifies this decision by the high attendance in recent days in the tourist town.
Since Tuesday, wearing a mask is once again compulsory in certain areas of the town of Etretat. Until next August 31, it will therefore be necessary to be masked in all the streets of the city center, in food and non-food markets, flea markets and garage sales, in the parks and gardens of the city center (Parc des Roches and Clos Lupine), at Perrey and in the car parks.
"We must always think about the safety of people" explains the mayor of Étretat A measure made necessary by the influx of tourists in the town, while the incidence rate in Seine-Maritime exceeds 80 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, well above the alert threshold. "Given that there are a lot of people who frequent Étretat at the moment, we were overcrowded," explains André Baillard, the mayor of the town. So, for the sake of the population and the tourists who frequent Étretat, I asked that we can put the mask back on in the city center and on the beach terraces. "
However, the measure does not concern the beach or the cliffs, because social distancing can be respected there. The municipal police are responsible for ensuring compliance with the measure. "People should not take this for repression, adds André Baillard. It is not at all repression, it is prevention."