Should have been the first day without curfew. Finally, ten days ago the remedy was removed to everyone’s surprise. But this June 30 is still good news, with the latest health restrictions imposed to curb the spread of the virus being abandoned. Measures, which, unlike the United Kingdom and despite the presence of a delta version, are actually taken on time. We take stock of what’s changing this Wednesday.
After a 15-month ban, spectators are back on their feet this time in concert halls and festivals. These events can accommodate up to 75% of their capacity indoors and 100% outdoors. Presentation of a health pass (including a vaccination certificate, a negative test or proof of infection of less than three months) is mandatory for spectators over 1000.
In the latter case, and only in this, “Wearing masks will no longer be mandatory but recommended”, Underlined Rosaline Bachelot, Minister of Culture. Nightclubs, on the other hand, will remain closed till July 9 and the same gauge will apply to concert halls.
This time it is, restaurants, cinemas or museums are allowed to get as many customers as possible. The abandonment of the gauge set by the authorities concerns all establishments open to the public: sports halls, swimming pools and shops are also targeted. However, wearing masks and following physical distancing is to be followed in these closed places.
Contact sports are resuming indoors from today. As indicated by the Sports Ministry, in Phase 4, “The practice of all sporting activities is authorized without restriction, with contact in the open air and in a closed and covered space”. Outside, amateur sporting events can once again accommodate 2,500 people, requiring health passes from the remaining 1,000 people.