Are museums, restaurants, bars, gyms, and other places closed soon to reopen despite Covid? This Tuesday April 13, the Elysée Palace announced that President Macron is to host a meeting – on Thursday April 15 at 6 p.m. – on that very matter in order to come up with a health and safe progressive reopening protocol for places open to the public.
“Following meetings held by ministers with players from different sectors involved in the closure of places, this meeting will be about working on health protocols for the progressive reopening of different places open to the public”, the Elysée told BFMTV.
What would this reopening protocol be like? Even though nothing has been made official so far, several leads have been raised by the government already.
Restaurants, bars, hotels: the government’s three-step reopening plan
A reopening plan for restaurants, bars and hotels is being debated… This Tuesday March 16, the government has presented a three-step plan to professionals from this sector in order to enable them to anticipate recovery conditions, but without giving them any reopening date.
Unless the executive picks reopening bases already instated for the “lockdown exit” in late 2020 up again.
Detailed protocol for movie theaters and theaters to reopen
What is the health protocol implemented from December 15 in movie theaters, theaters and show venues? Minister of Culture Roselyne Bachelot detailed measures and conditions of the reopening during a press brief held this Thursday November 26, 2020. An address following Emmanuel Macron's on televisions a few days ago, on Tuesday November 24.
Anyway, the protocol is likely to change depending on the different live tests proposed by some places and the government might experiment.
Coronavirus: experimental reopening of museums, movie theaters, and theaters?
Could cultural life return earlier than expected despite the health crisis? The France Urbaine organization states that main cities are willing to try and experimentally reopen museums, theaters and movie theaters. The city of Lyon is already experimenting partial reopening of restaurants.
The official protocol is highly anticipated and likely to be known shortly after the meeting.