While France is getting ready to phase out, as the deconfinement plan has been unveiled and voted this Tuesday April 28, 2020 at the National Assembly, the RATP takes measures to uphold barrier gestures on the network. Starting from May 11, 2020 goal date of the deconfinement, traffic is expected to resume at 70% and many people think about overcrowded subways at peak hours.
Tweet reads: “[#AllUnited] The #RATP starts sticking stickers on the network to uphold barrier gestures”.
Following Edouard Philippe’s announcements as for public transit, we now know that facemasks will be compulsory on the RATP network. The Prime Minister has also said that one seat in two will be let free to uphold social distancing. This Wednesday April 29, 2020, RATP agents started to put stickers on platform seats. “Pour notre santé à tous, laissons ce siège libre” (for everyone’s health, please let this seat free) one can read on these stickers that are put every two seats in order to encourage users to uphold barrier gestures.
During confinement, the RATP also announced they took more measures to protect users such as cleaning more often with special attention on frequent points of contact such as handles and bars.