Nationwide lockdown: necessary stores and places remaining open

Published by Cécile D., Caroline J. · Photos by Rizhlaine F. · Published on 31 March 2021 at 20h23 · Updated on 1 April 2021 at 11h32
As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread in France, the situation is said to be preoccupying in France which led the government to instate new restrictions. All non-necessary stores must close starting April 3 and up to May 2, 2021. Discover necessary stores and places still open in France over the course of the third lockdown.

Faced with the preoccupying increase in coronavirus epidemic indicators in some territories in France, a new 24/7 lockdown has been decided in the entire country. The lockdown is to start from April 3 at midnight and last 4 weeks, at least, namely up to May 2, 2021.

Trips are therefore limited. Yet, you are allowed to go out and take a breath of fresh air within 10 kilometers around your home, excluding any time limit, but before 7 p.m. and with a derogatory trip certificate. It also means that non-necessary stores and places must close.

During his address, French President has detailed the list of stores allowed to open for the coming weeks will not change. Furthermore, sale restrictions will apply to the same products sold in supermarkets.

Necessary stores allowed to stay open during lockdown:

  • Vehicle, motor vehicle, agricultural vehicle and equipment maintenance, repair, and safety inspection
  • Vehicle equipment store
  • Motorcycle and cycle store and repair
  • Agricultural exploitation necessary supply
  • Frozen goods retailer
  • General store
  • Convenience store
  • Supermarket
  • Multi-store store
  • Bookstore
  • Record store
  • Hair salons
  • Hypermarkets
  • Fruit and vegetable specialized retailer
  • Meat and meat-based product specialized retailer
  • Fish, crustacean, and shellfish specialized retailer
  • Bread, pastry and candy specialized retailer
  • Drink specialized retailer
  • Other food specialized retailer
  • Food distribution provided by charities
  • Gasoline and fuel specialized retailer
  • IT and communication equipment specialized retailer
  • Computer, peripheric unit and software specialized retailer (including video game store)
  • Telecommunication mean specialized retailer
  • Building materials, hardware, paint, and glass specialized retailer
  • Textile specialized retailer
  • Newspaper and stationary specialized retailer
  • Pharmaceutical product specialized retailer
  • Medical and orthopedic item specialized retailer
  • Optical specialized retailer
  • Pet food and supply specialized retailer
  • Food retailer on stall given in market, according to provisions III, article 7
  • Tobacco-based product, electronic cigarettes, vaping material and devices specialized retailer
  • Vending machine sales and other non-store, stall or market retailer
  • Hotels and likely housing excluding holiday resorts, family houses, and collective inns
  • Hire and leasing of motor vehicles
  • Hire and leasing of other machines, equipment, and goods
  • Hire and leasing of building machines and equipment
  • Working force employment agency activities
  • Temporary employment agency activities
  • Private and domestic computers and goods repair
  • Computer and communication tool repair
  • Computer and peripheric equipment repair
  • Communication tool repair
  • Laundry-dry cleaner
  • Bulk laundry-dry cleaner
  • Retail laundry-dry cleaner
  • Funeral services
  • Financial and insurance activities
  • Wholesale providing goods and services necessary to services mentioned in the annex
  • Plant and flower stores
  • Chocolate stores
  • Shoemaker’ stores
  • Dealership (by appointment)
  • Real estate property visits

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