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2.12pm GMT French ski resorts have been warned they are unlikely to be allowed to fully reopen in time for the half-term school holidays, normally one of the busiest times of the year, reports Kim Willsher. The government has announced that lifts and cable cars must remain closed due to the continuing Covid-19 spread. Ski resorts had been hoping to restart the lifts on 1 February in time for what are known as the winter sports holidays, when they are usually packed.
The government decision means the season is likely to be a write-off for the winter sports sector in France that employs up to 400,000 people directly and indirectly and is worth around €11bn (£9.7bn) a year. Related: Blow for French ski resorts as Covid rules hit holiday season 2.04pm GMT The Jersey government has set a cautious date for reopening shops on 27 January if case numbers remain low, the BBC reports.
Ministers identified 27 January as the probable date for non-essential retail to resume, while close contact services could reopen on 3 February.The decision was taken as part of a “cautious approach” to lifting Covid-19 restrictions, the government said. Continue reading…
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Publish date : 2021-01-21 14:15:06
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