President Macron announced last night that the semi-lockdown restrictions in place in 19 departments in France will apply nationwide from Saturday evening.
He said that if the country continues to make a real effort and remains united, despite the “pain and hardship” of the past year, “we’ll [soon] see the end of the tunnel”.
The new rules will come into force from the evening curfew time of 19:00 on Saturday, April 3.
People who wish to travel to a different part of France for the semi-confinement can do so, as long as they travel this weekend (April 3 and 4).
Yes. The measures, also described as “lockdown light”, which were in place across 19 departments in France, have now been extended across the entire country.
The semi-confinement rules are less strict than during full confinement, but aim to limit social interactions and slow the spread of the virus. You can go out within a radius of 10km from your home without an attestation form and without time restriction, apart from the curfew hours. You do need though to carry proof of address on you to show you are within this limit if asked by police.
If you want to be certain that you will stay within the correct distances of your home, there are some tools that can help.
One has been created by Esri France, the French branch of the Environmental Systems Research Institute, which has created geographic information tool le Système d’Information Géographique (SIG).
This allows you to search for an address and draw a 10km radius around it, to check you will stay within it.
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