The bars of the French capital reopen 11 weeks after closing for covid-19

June 2nd was a very expected date by both customers and bar owners in Paris. Finally some were able to open under some conditions.

A day much awaited by the inhabitants of the Parisian capital. Enjoying a coffee, a beer, an aperitif on the typical Parisian terraces became a reality 80 days later.

The administrative closures due to the covid-19 pandemic lasted two and a half months. Finally, after the closure was lifted, some in the excitement of the moment, opened their doors at midnight.

The bars, cafes and restaurants that were able to welcome their customers did so with tables on the “terraces”. That is, in front of the facades. However, not all the establishments were able to do so due to the lack of outdoor space, and since it is not allowed to receive customers indoors in orange areas such as Ile-de-France. Therefore, it is likely that certain streets will impede the passage of cars to provide sidewalks for bars, cafes and restaurants. In fact, the City of Paris is authorizing bars, cafés and restaurants to install new terraces until 30 September.

On the other hand, so-called “green” areas can welcome their customers inside and outside the establishment, while respecting security measures to keep social distancing among customers.

Separation walls, gel and masks, are now indispensable to cover a service and return to “normality”.


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