Covid-19: France begins this Monday to deconfin

It is this Monday, May 3 that France begins the first phase of the gradual deconfinement introduced to limit the spread of Covid-19, with in particular the lifting of certain restrictions.

The French will no longer need, as of May 3, to present a certificate of exceptional travel during the day and will again be able to travel beyond ten kilometers from their home, while classes will resume in some colleges and high schools.

After two weeks of distance learning, which included two weeks of leave, the high school students will return to their establishment in half-gauge, with an alternation of face-to-face and distance learning. For secondary schools, the start of the school year will be face-to-face, except for 4th and 3rd year students of the fifteen departments most affected by the pandemic, who will also return to the half-gauge.

This easing of restrictions comes in the wake of a slow decline in admissions to hospitals and intensive care, while specialists are calling for not to relax in the face of the pandemic.

The operation to gradually lift the restrictions will continue on May 19 with the reopening of so-called non-essential businesses currently closed, terraces of bars and restaurants, and museums, cinemas and theaters. In cultural places, a gauge of visitors must be respected.

This phase will also be marked by the shift in the start time of the curfew, which will go from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on May 19.

Likewise, cafes and restaurants will be able to reopen indoors on June 9, just like sports halls, with maintenance of barrier gestures and lifting of gauge limits. The curfew start time will be shifted to 11 p.m. before ending on June 30.

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