Anyone who had seen the pictures from Basel last weekend thought they were in the wrong film. In the night from Saturday to Sunday, the stone suburb was as crowded as it had not been seen for a long time before Corona times. No trace from a distance of two meters – the party-goers skilfully ignored the applicable distance rules.
The Chur took the past weekend a little more comfortably. The city police have not had to distribute buses, says Police commander Ueli Caluori. Two hosts had been warned because they had failed to comply with the measures. And in some places people have been made aware of the distance rules again. Otherwise everything was calm.
The upcoming ascension weekend will probably not go off so smoothly. The weather should be nice, the warm temperatures will attract more people to the Welschdörfli and the Chur old town. The city police are aware of this. Caluori says that they will continue to raise awareness and look at the situation again in advance with the hosts. “From the point of view of the number of people alone, it is of course relatively difficult to keep the distance and the five-person rule. It takes a lot of communication. »
The longer the more difficult
However, the city police only distribute buses as a last resort to the unteachable. First and foremost, one wants to seek, educate and exhort dialogue, says Caluori. “We drove very well that way, and we’ll keep that.” The majority of the population is behaving correctly.
In Chur, the starting quarters are known for narrow sidewalks, narrow streets and small restaurants and bars at critical points. More people in such places make maintaining the prescribed distance a lot more difficult. Couldn’t there be larger crowds in these places where the police would have to crack down?
The city police are counting on the discipline and patience of the Chur people to keep the rules in force for a few more weeks, says Caluori. The police officers would be more present – without being harder per se. Only if there is no other way, you want to remove people from certain places.