Lockdown exit: restaurants and cafés to reopen from June 9, 2021

Published by Manon C. · Photos by My B. · Published on 29 April 2021 at 15h08 · Updated on 29 April 2021 at 15h24
The reopening of restaurants is not likely to take place the same way for everyone in France. Visiting Melun this Monday April 26, 2021, President Emmanuel Macron claimed “I think we cannot reopen restaurant mid-May or June in departments it still circulates a lot”. Statements he reportedly confirmed during a conference held this April 27 with mayors from France. This Thursday April 29, Europe 1 shares the lockdown exit calendar in advance and the reopening of cafés and restaurants is scheduled on June 9, 2021.

The French are impatiently waiting for the official announcement of the reopening calendar for places closed because of the Covid epidemic in France. On that matter, French President Emmanuel Macron is to address in the regional press this Friday April 30, 2021. Thee government might proceed to a progressive reopening depending on the viral circulation in the different territories.

As a matter of fact, during the government’s press conference on April 22, 2021, Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed mid-May to be the starting point for the first places to reopen especially when it comes to terraces and cultural places. This Monday April 26, 2021 it seems restaurants are not all to reopen at the same time. During a trip in Île-de-France in Melun, President Emmanuel Macron said: “I think we cannot reopen restaurant mid-May or June in departments it still circulates a lot”. 

Yet, according to Europe 1, it seems restaurants could reopen from June 9, 2021 including maximum 6 patrons around the table, and of course in compliance with the health guidelines. But before that, and first and foremost, all terraces are to reopen from May 19, 2021 everywhere in France - Europe 1 claimed.

So far, the executive was considering reopening restaurants on a local basis, depending on the incidence rate in each department. Therefore, for the return of restaurant dining rooms, it seems compromised for the Ile-de-France region as the departments represent the highest incidence rates in the country, even though the virus has been spreading less for a while. Among the hardest-hit regions also stand Hauts-de-France, as well as Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur with a particularly high incidence rate in Bouches-du-Rhône. It will be necessary to grin and bear it while expecting to enjoy terraces in the meantime.

More news are expected tomorrow in the regional press!

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