Faced with the increase in positive cases and hospitalizations due to Covid-19, the canton of Geneva limits private events to a maximum of 100 people. The organizer of a private party of more than 15 people must establish the list of participants.
“The private demonstrations which bring together 16 to 100 people are the most worrying, because there is no respect for distances,” State Councilor Mauro Poggia, in charge of Health, told the media on Wednesday. The organizer of a wedding, baptism or birthday must guarantee compliance with the usual measures, the wearing of a mask and prohibit all consumption, except in non-interchangeable seats.
He will also have to collect the identity of each participant and keep the list available to the cantonal doctor for fourteen days, in order to allow tracing, in the event of contamination. He risks a fine of up to 30,000 francs if he does not comply with the measures.
In addition, compliance with the usual preventive measures must be ensured for private events bringing together up to 15 people, such as dinners with family or friends. The Council of State also decided on Wednesday to limit gatherings to 15 people in public spaces.
These measures come into force immediately and will be valid until November 16, when all the measures will be reviewed. Weddings and other parties of more than 100 people already organized can take place until this weekend, Poggia said.