Coronavirus: curfew, facemask-wearing, fine in the event of an offence

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by My B. · Published on 22 March 2021 at 11h39
In France, as the coronavirus epidemic is escalating, new restrictions are implemented, including a curfew from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m., and facemask wearing depending on areas. What sanctions are to be expected in the event of an offence?

As the coronavirus epidemic is escalating in France, new restrictions are implemented in the country depending on the seriousness of the situation. Therefore, some areas see facemask wearing being more and more required, and even a curfew is implemented since Saturday October 17, 2020 is now instated from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m. everywhere in France.

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So, what to expect in the event of an offence? As for facemask wearing and for the curfew, the sanction in the event of an offence is a fine set at €135. This is the same amount that has been implemented – after re-assessment – during lockdown in case of unjustified outing. It is also required in Ile-de-France public transport where facemasks are already mandatory. Careful though, this is the fine for the first offence: the bill can grow heavier in the event of a repeat offence.

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