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Macron ready to reopen bars and restaurants … in June

The French president links this reopening to a new schedule for the curfew from June 9. But the terraces will be able to reopen three weeks earlier.

The French president links this reopening to a new schedule for the curfew from June 9. But the terraces will be able to reopen three weeks earlier.

(pj with AFP) – In an interview with the French regional press, President Emmanuel Macron unveiled, on Thursday, some of the dates of the progressive “deconfinement” of France. With, among the announcements, the possibility from the May 19 to organize events (cultural or sporting) that can bring together up to 800 people indoors and a thousand outside. Beyond 1,000 spectators, it will be necessary to wait until the end of June and the establishment of a pass sanitary.

But the most awaited information concerned the recovery of cafetiers and restaurateurs in the country. Because if Luxembourg and Belgium had already announced the color, Paris still hesitated. Finally, bars and restaurants will reopen indoors from June 9. On the same date, the curfew will also be pushed back, going from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

As for the terraces, customers will be able to sit there from Wednesday May 19. Or more than a month after the Grand Duchy, and ten days after Belgium … At the same time, cultural places (including cinemas, theaters and museums) will reopen. Ditto for so-called non-essential businesses which had had to lower the curtain for several weeks.

Other dates to remember

  • May 3: travel restrictions 10 km from home will be lifted, middle and high school students will return to classrooms. The curfew remains unchanged from 7 p.m. to 6 a.m.

  • June 30th : on the eve of the holidays, “end of the curfew”, said the Head of State. It would then be possible to participate in events of more than 1,000 people, but with a health pass, that is to say a negative test of less than 72 hours or a certificate of immunity.

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