Despite the curfew that was put in place two weeks ago in the 9 biggest metropolitan areas in France, and its extension two days ago to 54 metropolitan territories and French Polynesia, the sanitary situation in France is aggravating exponentially.
In an effort to slow the propagation of the virus and relieve pressure on French hospitals, the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron announced on October 28, 2020 a second lockdown.
The measure is scheduled to take effect on Friday, October 30, 2020 at Midnight, and to last until at least December 1st, 2020. Similarly to the previous one in March, the following will be forbidden:
- Going outside of one's home without a legitimate motive.
- Traveling between French regions.
- French borders with non-EU countries will remain closed and mandatory tests will be carried-out on any person arriving in France.
A self-certificate will be necessary as during the first lockdown to prove the legitimacy of one's movement during lockdown.
Nonetheless, this lockdown will be less restrictive:
- Day cares, schools, middle schools and high schools will remain open
- French administrations will remain open
- Visits in nursing homes will be possible within strict sanitary conditions
- Wider work-related exemptions to the lockdown will be permitted
Important precisions and details will be provided on October 29, 2020 by the Prime Minister Jean Castex and we will update this piece of news accordingly.