Confinement II, dos and donts

Quick and helpful info about the confinement, so you know what to do and avoid the 135 Euro fine 🙂

Smartphone attestation: https://media.interieur.gouv.fr/deplacement-covid-19 

Printable attestation(s): https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus/ressources-a-partager

 

 

Source: Le Monde.fr

 

CAN DOS AND CANNOT DOS IN TIME OF CONFINEMENT

Teleworking Home to work commute Partial unemployment Nurseries, schools, colleges, high schools
Generalised as soon as possible Authorized State support until further notice Remain open
Telecommuting is becoming the norm. “All functions that can be teleworked must be done five days out of five” according to the Prime Minister – including for civil servants. Tasks that need to be done in the workplace are grouped to limit travel. For jobs that cannot be carried out remotely, a certificate from the employer is required: shops, administration counters, teachers and extracurriculars, farmers, fishermen, construction and health professionals, personal services, and Culture… It is possible to travel to work, provided you have a permanent certificate from your employer. Access to partial unemployment is possible for employees and employers who are unable to work. It is fully supported by the State in the protected sectors (tourism, events, culture, sport, trade) until the end of 2020. Other companies must finance 15% since June. A special plan is prepared for the self-employed, traders, very small and medium-sized enterprises affected by the restrictions, with coverage of up to 10,000 euros per month of their lost turnover. Nurseries, schools, colleges, and high schools remain open and welcome all students with reinforced health protocols: staggered entrances and exits, limited circulation in the premises, distances and small groups in the canteen and at recess, frequent ventilation, and disinfection … Parents can accompany their children by completing an« attestation ». In high schools, school leaders can organise themselves to teach in groups or at a distance.
Extracurricular services Extra-curricular activities Wearing a mask at school Universities and higher education establishments
Maintained Prohibited Extended Online course
Extracurricular services (daycare, canteen, leisure reception) continue to operate, Prime Minister Jean Castex said Thursday before the National Assembly. The health protocols are the same as in the school environment. Establishments that offer extracurricular, sports, or artistic activities for children (such as conservatories or sports clubs) must remain closed. In the context of health reinforcement, the obligation to wear a mask is extended to all primary school pupils (that is to say from CP). Until then, it was only imposed on middle and high school students. Courses at the university and in higher education establishments must be provided at a distance, except when this is impossible (practical work, technical training). University restaurants can only remain open for take-out. Libraries can open by appointment.
Examinations and competitions Private gatherings Public gatherings Demonstrations
Maintained Prohibited Prohibited Authorized
Exams and entrance exams are maintained with a reinforced protocol, including for the driving license. are maintained with a reinforced protocol, including for the driving license. It is not possible to go to friends or to receive relatives at home. If the State cannot in principle prohibit gatherings in private homes outside of criminal proceedings, the confinement rule de facto restricts them, by prohibiting travel for this reason. Any gathering in public space is prohibited, except events declared in the prefecture. Demonstrations dully declared at the prefecture will be authorised.
Shops Hotels Activities in Public venues Restaurants and bars
Partly closed Open with restrictions Closed Closed
All non-essential businesses are closed except food, tobacco, garages, hotels, IT equipment, laundries, etc. Home delivery is encouraged to support local businesses. The markets remain open, as well as the florists exceptionally until Sunday (due to All Saints’ Day). All businesses that remain closed may have up to 10,000 euros in compensation. Hotels can accommodate clients on business trips, but without a restaurant area (apart from room service). Public venues (excluding essential shops, multipurpose rooms, sports halls, fairs, theme parks, etc.) must close according to the same framework as in the spring. All bars and restaurants must close. They can, however, continue to work for delivery or take-out.
Cultural places Libraries Visits to nursing homes Medical appointments
Closed Closed except for deliveries Authorized Maintained
Cinemas, festivals, and theaters are closed again for the duration of the confinement. On the other hand, “preparatory work for shows, rehearsals, recordings and filming” remain authorized to prepare for the reopening of the rooms. Like businesses, libraries are closed, but a delivery system can be set up. The Minister of Culture mentioned a possible reopening in fifteen days depending on the evolution of the health situation. Visits to accommodation establishments for the elderly and dependent (Ehpad) and retirement homes remain authorised, with a strict health protocol. It is always possible to go to a medical appointment that cannot be arranged remotely. You must complete an« attestation » for this.
Daily trips Moving Travel in mainland France Travel in Europe
Subject to « attestation » Authorized Limited to the region of residence Authorised under conditions
A derogatory « attestation » is necessary to leave your home in specific cases: medical reasons, compelling family reasons, assistance to vulnerable people, judicial summons, general interest missions, appointments in public services (Pôle Emploi, CAF, etc.). It is also possible to go out for an hour a day to do physical activity or walk animals within a limit of one kilometer. Permanent certificates will be available to go to work or to accompany children to school. Failure to comply with confinement is punishable by a fine of 135 euros. Removals remain authorized, with proof from the moving company. Movement within the national territory is prohibited, including from a main residence to a secondary residence. A tolerance is possible for the return of the Toussaint holidays, by producing an « attestation ». Borders remain open within the European area. Provided they take a test, French people living abroad can return to the country.
Travel outside Europe Cemeteries and places of worship Religious ceremonies, funerals and weddings Parks, gardens, beaches and forests
Prohibited Authorized Very limited Remain open
Mandatory tests are deployed for all arrivals at international ports and airports. The external borders of the European area are not open – with some exceptions, especially for French people living abroad who can always return. Cemeteries and places of worship remain open during All Saints’ Day. From Monday, November 2, they will remain open to the public, but will no longer be able to host religious ceremonies (masses, cults, weddings, funerals), except with extremely small numbers (six people maximum for weddings, thirty for funerals). A report will be drawn up at the end of November, to restore religious normality for the Christmas holidays, if the health situation allows it. Religious ceremonies are prohibited (except a tolerance during the weekend of Toussaint). Only weddings (with a maximum of six people) and funerals (with thirty people) are possible. Les parcs, jardins, plages et espaces naturels restent ouverts, a précisé jeudi le premier ministre Jean Castex.
Practice of professional sport Practice of amateur sport Overseas
Authorized Very limited Containment only in Martinique
Professional athletes can continue training and competition. The sports minister declared that “the continuity of sport which is practiced as a profession is today assured”. Stadiums, gymnasiums, and sports equipment are closed. The amateur football championships are suspended. Collective practices are prohibited. It is, however, authorised to go out for the air one hour a day near your home, and therefore to practice individual sports such as jogging. Confinement does not apply in the overseas departments and territories where the virus circulates less quickly, except in Martinique.

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