My intention was not to humilate but only to point out in a way that drew people's attention to the fact that the limit is five max. Do not worry I am not French and before posting I had to double check the meaning of au plus. I went in a bit hard not to shame but to get the message across. I have had know-it-alls complaining that I am posting information that is obvious and everybody knows what to do. Unfortunately the case is that people do not know or specifically try to bypass the rules and you cannot imagine the number of times I have had to point out that a group of hikers is a gathering and a footpath is a public space like a park.
Groups of hikers are dividing themselves into two or three groups of 5 and not keeping apart. This defeats the idea. I am pleased to say that I did a 5 hour walk in the Geneva canton today and met a group of 1, two groups of 2 and a group of 3 - a total of 8 people. Yesterday on a longer walk I met maximum 10 people and no more than 3 in a group. So in general people are following the rules
With regard to your comment above, the rule is that a gathering is a group of people who are intentionally together and this is limited to 5 max keeping a distance of 2 metres. So if you see 10 people together you must assume is is one group pretending to be two groups. But all this is academic because apparently these restrictionsd do not cover political meetings where the limit is much higher!! One should also remember that when the restrictions are lifted the decision will be partly economic and I certainly will not follow the goverment guideline and will impose stricter limits on gatherings (hikes) that I organise,
Nov 11, 20 22:59