In France, the improvement of the situation amid the coronavirus epidemic leads the country to complete a four-step lockdown exit scheme. The different steps mark an easing of restrictions, as well as reopenings if the evolution of the health crisis enables to do so. The third step of the lockdown exit scheme decided on by the government is to start from June 9, 2021. What changes from this day forth, then?
Lockdown exit: Emmanuel Macron’s four-step plan
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.
Starting from June 9, 20201, curfew is postponed again, but this time by 11 p.m. instead of 9 p.m. This is the last phase before curfew is fully lifted – as planned for June 30, 2021. For the first time, working from home can be eased. As for the reopening calendar, cafés and restaurants are given the green light to reopen indoor dining rooms with a fitted gauge and health protocol. Tables must not exceed 6 patrons. Gyms can also reopen: outdoor contact sports and indoor contact-free sports are allowed again. Cultural places and sports facilities can now receive up to 5,000 people holding a health pass. The latter will also allow foreign tourists to travel to France.
Lockdown exit: restaurants and cafés to reopen from June 9, 2021
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.
Health Pass: the Scientific Committee to rule for a ”temporary” system
French President Macron revealed – in an interview with the regional daily press – his four-step lockdown exit plan including the reopening of cultural places and more. And according to the first information about this scheme, the health pass could be required to access some events and other public places. A system the Scientific Committee ruled for in a decree issued this Tuesday May 4. Keep reading to find out more!