When one speaks openly of a second hello from covid-19 in Europe, the bares are back in the point of view already feel the slab of restrictions. Some governments, in their arduous tug of war between controlling the pandemic and guaranteeing economic activity, consider that, given the increase in cases, citizens may well dispense with drinks, although businessmen, terrified, put their hands to their heads . There is no unanimity in all of Europe But patterns do recur that go through, firstly, restricting the hours of bars and then opting for total closure.
Tore Paris, on September 28, with the obligation of bars to close at 22.00 hours. But the hit came last Monday when pubs and taverns the blinds were lowered for two weeks by decree of the Ministry of Health. The decision raised blisters in the Parisian consistory. “How can we understand that, on the one hand, there is a relaxation of the sanitary protocol in schools and that, on the other, bars in Paris have to close at 10 o’clock at night?”, The mayor of the metropolis was then outraged , Anne Hidalgo. The restaurants are exempt from the restriction. Marsella, especially plagued by contagions, closed tight for two weeks.
He United Kingdom it goes the same way. To this day, pubs and restaurants must close at 10 pm throughout the country. But shortly, the government of conservative Boris Johnson could announce the closure of bars and restaurants starting Monday in the north england, in cities like Manchester, Liverpool y Newcastle. Further, five areas of Scotland, among which are the cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow, they will dawn on Friday without pubs, bars or restaurants. Only cafeterias that do not sell alcohol may open until 6:00 p.m.
Judging by this disparity of measures within the country, it is evident that Johnson He is in favor of using the scalpel to dissect different needs in order to damage economic activity as little as possible.
The capital of Belgium, Brussels, closes from today and for one month all bars and cafes. The places where meals are served at the table may remain open, but those public spaces for the consumption of alcoholic beverages will remain closed until November 8 in the 19 communes of the Belgian capital.
Berlin, the German capital, plans for bars and restaurants to close at 11pm throughout the month of October.
Italy It is among the European countries that, to date, have not imposed restrictions on their catering and leisure businesses. In Italy, the decree that has just renewed the state of alarm does not determine its closure, but it does condition it to the evolution of the health situation.
Madrid, confined by zones, has been closing bars and restaurants at 10 p.m. Identical measures apply to Holland and in the capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, and its surroundings.
The repercussions of these restrictive measures are seriously worrying the sector, already injured after the closing of months in the hardest moment of the spring lockdown. “Before the end of the year, 30% of bars, hotels, restaurants, nightclubs and companies the catering the Paris and the Île-de-France region, run the risk of closing, “warned Roland Héguy, president of the Union of Trades and Industries of the Hotel and Catering Industry, in the newspaper The Parisian.