Lockdown exit: what changes since December 15, 2020

Published by Rizhlaine F., Julie M. · Photos by Julie M. · Published on 16 December 2020 at 14h12 · Updated on 17 December 2020 at 10h22
The second nationwide lockdown in France ended on December 15. Even though the lockdown exit has been confirmed this Thursday December 10, 2020 by Jean Castex, it has been toughened up. In concrete words, what changes?

During his address on November 24, 2020 Emmanuel Macron has presented the outlines of a possible lockdown exit strategy on the condition data follow the current trend and keep on decreasing. Yet, as December 15, 2020 is just around the corner, the 5,000-case-per-day-goal is not met yet. Therefore, this Thursday December 10, 2020 conditions have been made harsher.

Therefore, on December 15, 2020, French people swap the lockdown derogatory trip certificate for the curfew certificate. it means that during the day, they are free to go as they wish, without having to prove they have to go out. Yet, curfew is implemented past that date. It has been ultimately made harder and is set up from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. instead of 9 p.m. to 7 a.m. Even though exemption is set for Christmas Eve, there will be none on New Year's Eve. As for trips between regions, they are allowed again.

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As December 15 is just around the corner, Prime Minister Jean Castex confirms lockdown will be lifted this day, as planned, even though conditions have been toughened up. Yet, past this date, trips from one region to the other will be allowed including for the Holidays.

To this day too, indoors extracurricular activities will resume. Even though the President tries to soften his statements saying it “will definitely be a Christmas like no other”, children will be able to enjoy several activities during the Holidays. During his brief on December 10, 2020, Jean Castex did not address this feature of the lockdown exit strategy.

Last but not least, bad news for culture, theaters, movie theaters and museums will have to remain closed for three more weeks. They might reopen on January 7, 2021.

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In his November 24, 2020's televised address, Emmanuel Macron announced the implementation of a curfew from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. and toughened up then by Jean Castex this December 10, from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. Starting this December 15 at midnight in France, derogatory trip certificates will yet be available. Nighttime trips will have to be justified in the concerned areas with the return of the derogatory trip certificates to print out or download. Here is where you can find curfew certificates.

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