Coronavirus: what changes from May 11th, 2020

Published by Julie M. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 11 May 2020 at 16h24 · Updated on 11 May 2020 at 16h24
Gradual containment exit has started, we are Monday May 11th, 2020 and French can resume their daily activities. But in concrete terms, what can we do or not from today?

After about two months on lockdown, French can resume “normal” life from May 11th, 2020, as deconfinement is starting. French President announced this Monday April 13th, 2020 that return to normal will be gradual including first the reopening of schools so that parents can resume work. Let’s have an update on what will happen from May 11th, 2020:

What changes from May 11th, 2020:

Going to school?

Yes, for most kindergarteners, first graders, fourth graders and second graders in Educational Priority Area from May 25th for students in other grades. But not before May 18th for junior high schools in green area.

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This Sunday May 3, 2020, the Minister of the National Education released the health protocol to reopen kindergartens and elementary schools. A health protocol we got to look at...

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Edouard Philippe's address on Thursday May 28, 2020 gives further details as for the phase 2 of the containment exit scheme. Technical college are said to reopen from June 2 for at least one of the three levels. As for students in general sections, they will enjoy meetings in small groups with their teacher to assess the situation and the followup for seniors.

Riding public transportation?

Yes, but with a facemask and an employer’s certificate at peak hours.

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France is exiting containment this Monday May 11th and past this date, facemasks are mandatory in public transportation and in Île-de-France, commuters will have to hold a certificate at peak hours. Yet, penalizations will start from Wednesday April 13, 2020.

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Île-de-France inhabitants will need an “employer’s certificate”, or “Attestion employeur” in French, to ride public transit at peak hours and go to work starting from May 11th. Ile-de-France region President has had this proposition listed in a charter signed this Wednesday with the State, the local authorities, employers, union trades and public transit operators and validated by the government. This certificate will be mandatory at peak hours between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. and between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. upon penalization. The Police Prefecture confirmed tolerance will be shown until Tuesday May 12th.

Shopping?

Yes, but not in department stores and shopping malls over 40,000 sqm in red areas.

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As gradual confinement has started this Monday May 11th, including among others the reopening of schools and stores. But Île-de-France being in a red area, what about department stores and shopping malls in Paris and around?

Going to the movies, having a drink in a bar, or going to the restaurants?

No, all these places of life are closed until further notice. Like attending a show, a fair or any event. More news is expected to be share by late May.

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In the fight against coronavirus, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe reminded, as he was presenting this Tuesday April 28 the "deconfinement plan" at the National Assembly, that many places like museums, movie theaters, venues, restaurants and cafés will remain shut on May 11 and beyond, at least until early June. A statement going the same way as what French President Emmanuel Macron announced this past April 13 in his televised address.

Walking in the forest or a park?

Yes, for walks in forest everywhere in France. No problem for parks and gardens in green areas and no in red areas.

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As the end of confinement is upon us, the ban of moving over 100 kilometers from your home from May 11th is said to prevent trips between departments. But as we all want to stretch our legs after a long hibernation, but we should not clog up the same areas, the Helloways platform enables us to have easy access to walks, hikes and microadventures near you.

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It's official, with the end of confinement, this Monday May 11th, you can now enjoy the Seine riverbanks, the Esplanade des Invalides and the Champ-de-Mars pitches in Paris and all the way to the Bois de Vincennes and the Bois de Boulogne woods. Careful though, gatherings over 10 people remain banned!

Meeting with family and friends?

Yes, but not over 10 people and within a 100-km distance from each other's homes.

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During his speech at the National Assembly, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe presented his deconfinement plan to exit the coronavirus crisis. A plan leading to several measures for health, school, transit and even stores. But what about gatherings? A question the head of government gave answers to.

Attending a religious celebration?

No, churches, mosques and synagogues are closed until further notice.

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A decree released in the night from May 22 to 23 in the Journal Officiel now authorizes religious ceremonies to resume from now on, but in compliance with strict rules.

What remains shut until further notice:

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In the fight against coronavirus, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe reminded, as he was presenting this Tuesday April 28 the "deconfinement plan" at the National Assembly, that many places like museums, movie theaters, venues, restaurants and cafés will remain shut on May 11 and beyond, at least until early June. A statement going the same way as what French President Emmanuel Macron announced this past April 13 in his televised address.

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EU inner borders and French borders will remain shut until June 15th, 2020, Edouard Philippe announced as he was presenting phase 2 of the containment exit plan.

Universities and specialist higher education establishments will not welcome students before September 2020. Moreover, Emmanuel Macron said no festival will take place in France at least until Mid-July 2020.


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