This winter, the Valais Council of State intends to “support cafes, bars and restaurants”. To help them get through a delicate health situation, he decided to authorize the installation of electric heaters on the terraces of these public establishments. “This possibility will be offered until the end of April 2022,” the Chancellery announced on Wednesday. Heaters using fossil energy agents, in particular gas heaters, on the other hand, remain prohibited.
Pellet heaters still permitted
Like last winter, the Council of State thus authorizes public establishments as well as event organizers to use not only installations using renewable energy agents such as pellets but also electric heaters. This exemption from the ordinance on the rational use of energy in buildings and installations will now be possible until April 30, 2022.
In its explanatory report relating to the “Federal Ordinance on extraordinary situation”, the Federal Council stipulates that “terraces and other locations outside buildings which are sufficiently open to guarantee ventilation are considered as outdoor spaces. were in the open air ”. In this case, the Covid certificate is not mandatory.