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Confinement gradually lifted in France, but it’s no rock and roll

It’s the deconfinement in France, but it’s no rock and roll. The bars could reopen in June under certain conditions.

Prime Minister Edouard Philippe of France announced on 14th May that the government was planning to reopen restaurants and cafés as from 2nd June.

But will all the bars be able to start operating again? The reopening of restaurants and cafés is planned for June 2nd, but only in the departments classified as green. This means, the departments that are less affected by the virus.

For the time being, a space of 4m² per person must be respected. You can imagine that in these conditions, many restaurants will not be able to reopen. Either because they don’t have enough space. Or because the number of place settings will not be sufficient to guarantee the profitability of the service“. Said Philippe David, the departmental president of the UMIH, the hotel and industry union. This union also represents coffee makers and restaurant owners.

On 24th April the President Emmanuel Macron of France, his ministers Bruno Le Maire and Gérald Darmanin, and the Secretary of State to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, discussed the situation of restaurants, cafés and bars with restaurant and hotel professionals by video conference. A final decision will be taken during the week of 25th May 2020.

Please do not hesitate to send information about your department on the reopening of the bars. Please contact us!


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