♦ End of daytime travel restrictions
Slight foretaste of freedom, from this Monday, May 3, the 10 km radius and daytime certificates are deleted. The French can once again travel throughout France between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
♦ Partial return of middle and high school students to class
After two weeks of distance learning, interspersed with two weeks of leave, the high school students return to the half-gauge, with an alternation of face-to-face and remote classes. For colleges, the resumption takes place in person, except for 4th and 3rd year students of the fifteen departments most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, also constrained to the half-gauge.
Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer has kept the very strict health protocol in place before the break in recent weeks: the closure of a class will be ordered as soon as a single positive case is identified. The use of self-tests will be accentuated: “We will deliver 60 million in May and June. Next week for adults, from May 10 for high school students who will be able to test themselves once a week ”, listed Jean-Michel Blanquer.
♦ Resumption of school and extracurricular sports
From Monday, May 3, schools and extracurricular establishments will be able to resume indoor sports activities, swimming pools included. For adults, the resumption of sports activities in indoor and outdoor places with adapted protocols will take place on May 19.
♦ The curfew and teleworking remain in effect
Between 7 p.m. and 6 a.m., a new certificate is required to justify your trips. The curfew will be definitively lifted on June 30. In the meantime, it will be pushed back to 9 p.m. on May 19, and then to 11 p.m. on June 9.
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The rules for teleworking also remain the same. Employees who can telecommute can come to the site one day a week at most.
♦ Next step on May 19
The second act of deconfinement is scheduled for May 19, with the limited reopening of shops, cinemas, museums, theaters and terraces of bars and restaurants, as well as the shift from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. of the curfew.
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On June 9, cafes and restaurants will be able to accommodate, on a limited basis, indoor customers. The total lifting of the restrictions is scheduled for June 30, on the eve of the holidays. As the Head of State and his ministers underlined, however, this schedule remains subject to changes in the health situation.