There was also no public at the start on November 8 either.



There is no real (bad) surprise.

The Vendée prefecture has decreed that the arrivals of the Vendée Globe - the first are expected Wednesday - will be behind closed doors as part of the state of health emergency.

"In order to prevent the risks of circulation of the virus induced by gatherings of people in areas with a high population density, the movement of people and vehicles will be prohibited by prefectural decree at the time of arrivals, on several axes of the town of Sables d'Olonne ”, explains the prefecture in a press release, detailing the areas concerned.

# COVID19 Vendée Globe 2020 arrivals # VG2020 behind closed doors in the context of the state of health emergency.

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- Prefect of the Vendée (@PrefetVendee) January 22, 2021

The residents of these roads prohibited to traffic will however be able to attend the arrivals of the mythical race around the world.

Indeed, the prefecture specifies as follows: “This prohibition will not apply to the immediate residents of the aforementioned roads [on presentation of proof of address], to the security and rescue services, to the agents of the health services and the service. public if they circulate in the exercise of their functions and to journalists accredited by the Vendée Globe organization.


On the other hand, there will be no privilege possible, in particular for residents, to attend arrivals in the curfew window, between 6 p.m. and 6 a.m.

As a reminder, the start of the event, on November 8, had already taken place behind closed doors.


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