When will French people be able to go to restaurants, bars, and cafés again? As the third coronavirus epidemic wave is causing new restrictions in mainland France, scenes of the world going back to normal life can be seen in the United States, and in Israel, raising hope. What about France, then?
President Emmanuel Macron announced this Wednesday March 31, 2021, that possible reopening might take place by mid-May. But what do we know about these reopening? The scheme seems to be detailed for restaurants, bars, and cafés, according to a source of Le Point. If the evolution of the health situation enables it, the first step would be the reopening of terraces starting Monday May 17, 2021. A date confirmed this Wednesday April 21, 2021, according to info from AFP. Then, they will be able to open their indoor rooms to patrons. The date of the second step is set somewhere between June 1 and June 15, 2021.
Yet, no extra news as for the health protocol to be instated for the reopening has been made available. It seems, these places are to observe a 50%-limited gauge, and must comply with a QR code system to warn patrons in the event they have been around someone infected, as well as maximum six people per table, compulsory facemask-wearing when moving, and hand-sanitizer made available.
On April 2, 2021, the Union des métiers et des industries de l'hôtellerie is said to have given a reopening plan to the government. Published by La Voix du Nord, this document is said to confirm terraces are to reopen between May 15 and 28, indoor rooms with a guage between May 29 and June 11, and total reopening without gauge starting June 12, 2021.
This news is to be handled with care yet since the reopening of these places depends on the health situation. This is also a proposition depending on the government's agreement.
To be continued, then...
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