We begin to see the end of the tunnel! After a month of confinement and more than a year of restrictions of all kinds, in order to stem a Coronavirus epidemic that does not seem to want to stop, things are finally taking a more positive turn. While Emmanuel Macron was to announce the timetable for the deconfinement this evening, the information was finally unveiled yesterday by the government, allowing the French to better know what to expect for the weeks to come. It is therefore a four-step plan that has just been put in place, with several deadlines, synonymous with new freedoms, provided the situation improves. As of May 3, the restrictions of circulation will be lifted during the day, while the curfew will remain fixed at 7 p.m. But it is from May 19 that things will change more significantly, with the reopening of the terraces and all the shops.
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Among them, the concessions, which will therefore once again be able to open their doors to the public. Because as a reminder, these are currently only accessible on appointment, whether to discover a car or to take delivery of its purchase. A measure that will have made it possible to limit the impact of confinement on the automotive market, which was very hard hit during the first wave in March 2020, but which however complicates the purchasing process for customers. Many of them have indeed delayed their purchase, not necessarily having the time to plan in advance a visit to the dealership, and not always being seduced by the online purchase, which does not allow testing. the vehicle. Some brands have also implemented other methods, including video sales, allowing the customer to see the car, filmed by a salesperson, who can also answer all questions in real time. The buyer then simply has to make an appointment at the dealership to finalize the acquisition and return to pick up his vehicle later.
Gradual end of restrictions
Since the May 19 next, all businesses deemed “non-essential” by the government will therefore be able to reopen their doors, while the curfew will this time be pushed back to 9 pm. Moreover, and this is undoubtedly the most awaited news, restaurants will finally have the authorization to welcome the public, but only on terraces and within a limit of six people at the table. June 9 will then mark a new stage in deconfinement, while the restrictions will be very significantly lightened. It will now be possible to eat in the restaurant indoors, but also to go to the sports hall, to the stadium or to fairs and other exhibitions. The curfew will then be set at 11 p.m., with always the obligation to present a certificate in the event of an inspection after this time.
Finally, it is on June 19 that all health restrictions will end, with the lifting of the curfew and various and varied bans. It will therefore be possible to participate in all kinds of events without gauges, but the most important ones will however be subject to the presentation of a negative PCR test or proof of vaccination.
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