From Wednesday, holders of Roland-Garros tickets will have to comply with the new health pass. Above all, they could be much more numerous than until now.
The aisles of Roland-Garros will fill up. After ten days of tournament under relatively restrictive health measures, Wednesday will be marked by the start of phase 3 of deconfinement. That is to say an increase in the maximum number of spectators, a passage of the curfew from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m., and the implementation of the brand new sanitary pass.
While again this Tuesday, a court can only accommodate a maximum of 1,000 spectators (or less depending on its capacity), the Philippe-Chatrier court will be able to accommodate 5,000 people from Wednesday. And this for a total of around 13,000 spectators on the entire Porte d’Auteuil site. “In the evening, we will have a new flow for the night session, which will replace the spectators of the day”, specifies Amélie Oudéa-Castéra, general manager of the French Tennis Federation (FFT).
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The night session in question will offer a men’s quarter-final between Novak Djokovic and Matteo Berrettini, the start of which has been brought forward to 8 p.m., against 9 p.m. so far. What if at 11 p.m., the match is not over? Then the 5,000 spectators will have to leave, and return home. The FFT tried to obtain an exemption, it was not successful. “We have no specific authorization to derogate, but perhaps a little flexibility will be allowed” if the meeting comes to an end, wants to believe Oudéa-Castéra.
In any event, all ticket holders will have to be able to justify on their arrival in Roland that they are not contaminated with the coronavirus. Via a paper or digital QR Code, on the TousAntiCovid application, spectators must show either a negative PCR or antigen test of less than 48 hours, or a certificate of the completed vaccination cycle (between 14 and 30 days after the second dose), or a positive result of a PCR test of more than 15 days and less than three months – proof of a previous infection.
“At the gates, staff will be equipped with the TousAntiCovid-Verif application, which will be displayed in red if the test (PCR or antigen) is not valid, or if the vaccination is not complete, explains Amélie Oudéa-Castéra. . If it’s green, everyone will be able to enter the stadium in the best sanitary conditions. ” By respecting, again, barrier gestures and social distancing.