the Rhône prefecture bans alcohol in the street for New Year’s Eve

By prefectural decree, any alcohol consumption in the street or sale will be prohibited in the Rhône from December 31 at 5 p.m. until January 1 at noon. Other preventive measures have also been put in place.

New Years Eve follow and resemble each other in the Rhône. No alcohol on public roads or even the sale of alcoholic drinks to take away, in any form whatsoever, until Saturday January 1.

In view of the incidents observed in previous years, the Rhône prefecture has decided to take a series of measures “necessary for the smooth running of the festivities and respect for public tranquility in the Rhône and the Metropolis of Lyon “ for the New Year. Thus, from December 31 to January 1, throughout the department, the consumption of alcoholic beverages and take-out will be prohibited on public roads. The sale, possession and use on public roads of fireworks, rockets and firecrackers of categories F2, F3 and T1 will also be prohibited. Same measure concerning fuel in portable containers, except if it is a duly justified private-use approach.

Soon new health measures

Still in the same prefectural decree, “the prefect calls for vigilance and a sense of responsibility for everyone. In this period traditionally conducive to festivities, respect for barrier gestures remains essential, even for people who have been vaccinated.“.

Thus, the measures announced are in addition to “wearing a mask compulsory during gatherings on public roads“. In addition, the discotheques being closed until January 6, 2022, for the moment, they will not be able to accomodate the revelers this Friday December 31.”This ban also applies to dance activities in establishments open to the public, such as restaurants and bars, where the “sanitary pass” is still required.“, explains the decree. The prefecture indicates that new reinforced health measures will be taken at the beginning of the week.

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