The coronavirus epidemic goes on in France and the spread of the Omicron variant shows record data, especially when it comes to new contaminations and the incidence rate. More contagious, but less dangerous, this mutant yet remains very thoroughly tracked, and is a source of tension for hospitals. After instating restrictions in late 2021, the government is now adapting to the evolution of the health crisis, by progressively lifting measures.
This Thursday January 20, 2022, Jean Castex presented during a press brief a calendar lifting restrictions with three key dates: January 24, February 2, and February 16. Here is what changes in the country on the last step of this schedule.
February 16, 2022 marks the return of nightclubs and clubs, as well as standing shows. Eating and drinking whilst standing is allowed again in bars and cafés, and one can once again drink and eat in transit. Although it has not been addressed by Jean Castex, the ban of dancing in bars and restaurants is to be lifted as the same time as the reopening of nightclubs.
Covid: Clubs and nightclubs to reopen from February 16
Nightclubs have been closed since December 10, 2021, until January 23, 2022, officially in France. This Thursday January 20, Jean Castex announced nightclubs will be allowed to reopen from February 16. [Read more]
Covid: standing shows to resume from February 16, 2022, Jean Castex announced
Faced with the rise of Covid cases in France, the government decided to ban standing shows. During the press conference held this Thursday January 20, 2022, Jean Castex delivered the dates lifting restrictions. This is now official, standing shows will resume from February 16, 2022. [Read more]
Covid: dancing in bars and restaurants to be allowed from February 16th?
Dancing has been banned in France's bars and restaurants since this past December 8th. But when will it be allowed again to party in these venues? Although Jean Castex did not specified this restriction during the press conference held this January 20, 2022, it is likely it will be lifted at the same time nightclubs reopn, standing shows resume and the end of the ban of eating whilst standing in bars, namely from February 16th. [Read more]
Covid: standing consumption allowed in bars and cafés from February 16th
This January 20, Jean Castex once again addressed a press brief to present a calendar lifting Covid-19 measures. The ban of standing consumption in bars and cafés is to come to an end from February 16, 2022. [Read more]
Covid: the ban of eating and drinking on the train to end on February 16th
During a press brief held this Thursday January 20, 2022, Prime Minister Jean Castex shared a calendar lifting health restrictions in light of the end of the epidemic. What about the ban of eating and drinking on trains, planes, metro and buses? A question asked by many users. Here is more on the matter! [Read more]