Lockdown exit: what changes from May 19, 2021 in France

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Laurent P. · Published on 11 May 2021 at 12h06 · Updated on 11 May 2021 at 12h07
If the coronavirus epidemic situation allows it, the lockdown exit second step – awaited by the French – may start from May 19, 2021. Reopenings, curfew, events, here is what changes from this day forth.

Little by little, the French are getting closer to normal life. As the coronavirus epidemic is slowing down and the vaccination campaign is improving, France follows a lockdown exit scheme in four steps including reopenings and eased restrictions. Starting from May 19, 2021 the French enter the second step of the lockdown exit. What changes from this day forth, then?

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How is the government’s lockdown exit plan? While we are waiting for Emmanuel Macron’s statements expected in the regional press, here is what seems to be planned according to information revealed this Thursday April 29, 2021.

Firt off, curfew moves to 9 p.m. instead of 7 p.m. Beyond a derogatory trip certificate will be required if you happen to be out or you will be fined. May 19th marks several reopenings as well including the reopening of non-necessary stores, terraces, cultural places such as museums, monuments, movie theaters, theaters, show venues. Past May 19, crowds can return to stadiums, hotel restaurants can reopen to guests staying over. Last but not least, gatherings over 10 people are allowed (instead of 6 before).

Measures detailed:

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Non-necessary stores have been closed since April 3, 2021 - when the third lockdown started in France. When will these stores reopen? According to Europe 1 and Le Parisien, they could reopen from May 19, 2021.

Retour du public dans les stades : vers une jauge d'accueil à 25% dès le 15 décembre ? Retour du public dans les stades : vers une jauge d'accueil à 25% dès le 15 décembre ? Retour du public dans les stades : vers une jauge d'accueil à 25% dès le 15 décembre ? Retour du public dans les stades : vers une jauge d'accueil à 25% dès le 15 décembre ? Crowds to return to stadiums: starting from May 19 with a limited gauge, steps of the calendar
This Thursday April 29, 2021 President Emmanuel Macron detailed the different lockdown exit steps in France. Starting from May 19, open-air and indoor sports facilities could receive crowds again with a gauge limited to 800 people indoor, and 1,000 outdoor. Then, from June 9, the government could allow up to 5,000 people in sporting facilities subject to a health pass. Limits will be eased from June 30. Keep reading to find out more.

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After restaurants, bars, and cafés closed for months because of the coronavirus epidemic, estimations for reopening date have been raised again, incited by the acceleration of the vaccination campaign and the hope to see the health situation improve by the summer 2021. During a meeting held with mayors this April 27, Emmanuel Macron is said to have confirmed all terraces are to reopen from mid-May 2021 everywhere in France. According to Europe 1, they could reopen from May 19, 2021. This news could be confirmed this Friday April 30, 2021 by Macron's statements expected in the regional press.

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After closing for months, hotel restaurants can reopen from May 19, 2021 but first "only to their guests", State Secretary for Tourism Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne says.

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Closed for over 6 months because of the health crisis, theaters and show venues might be allowed to reopen from May 19, 2021 with a seated audience, according to Europe 1 and Le Parisien. Yet, this reopening could take place in compliance with a 800-people limit indoors, and 1,00 people outdoors.

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During an interview with the regional daily press, Emmanuel Macron announced his four-step lockdown exit strategy, revealed this Thursday April 29, 2021 by our peers from Europe 1. A lockdown exit plan that plans - like in May 2020 - to limit gatherings. Keep reading to find out more!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 19 May 2021

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