Daily Post – May 11th

Living through a pandemic

in the south of France

417 days in Carcassonne since

1st lockdown in March 2020

DAILY AND WEEKLY STATISTICS HERE

▫️ JEAN CASTEX In an exclusive interview with Le Parisien (article for subscribers) on Monday May 10th, the Prime Minister, Jean Castex, welcomed the gradual decline of the Covid-19 epidemic in France and announced the step by step planned deconfinement procedure.

🔸 May 19th

  • For restaurants, cafés and bars. The terraces of these establishments will reopen at 50% of their capacity on 19 May, with tables seating a maximum of six people. The latter must remain seated.
  • For shops. All shops considered non-essential during the containment period will be able to reopen on 19 May. One customer at a time will be allowed in shops of less than 8 m2, and a minimum of 8 m2 per customer will be required for larger shops. The rule will be the same for open markets, and will be 4 m2 per person for outdoor markets.
  • For museums. An 8 m2 per person capacity is also planned for the reopening of museums on 19 May.
  • For cinemas and theatres. These cinemas will once again be open to the public on 19 May, with a maximum capacity of 35% and a ceiling of 800 spectators, according to Matignon in Le Parisien. This rule will also apply to village halls and multi-purpose rooms.
  • For religious ceremonies and civil weddings. These ceremonies will be able to take place with only one seat out of three occupied, and will be staggered from one row to the next.
  • For sports halls and swimming pools. These establishments will be able to reopen from 19 May for “priority users” such as minors, says Le Parisien. The capacity will be 35% for the public, and a ceiling of 800 spectators will be established.

🔸 June 9th

  • For restaurants, cafés and bars. For the second stage of these reopenings, on 9 June, the terraces will be able to reopen in their entirety, although tables for a maximum of six people will be maintained. The rooms of these establishments will also be able to reopen, with a capacity of 50% and tables of a maximum of six people.
  • For shops. The capacity per customer will be reduced from 8 m2 to 4 m2 on 9 June, both in shops and in indoor markets. It is lifted for outdoor markets.
  • For museums. As for shops, the size of the booth will be 4 m2 per person in museums from 9 June.
  • For cinemas and theatres. The capacity of cinemas and theatres will increase from 35% to 65% on 9 June, with a maximum capacity of 800 to 5,000 people. From 1,000 people, a health pass will be applied, says Le Parisien. These rules will also apply to village halls and multi-purpose halls.
  • For religious ceremonies and civil weddings. One seat out of two, as opposed to one out of three previously, may now be occupied.
  • For sports halls and swimming pools. Non-priority persons will have access to these establishments for “non-contact” sports, with a 50% capacity, explains Le Parisien. This will be 65% for the public, and the maximum number of spectators will rise from 800 to 5,000. A sanitary pass will be required for any reception of more than 1,000 spectators.

🔸 June 30th

  • For restaurants, cafés and bars. Rooms in these establishments will be allowed to open fully, while ensuring that barrier gestures and physical distancing are maintained. A health protocol will be applied according to the epidemic situation on that date.
  • For businesses. 30 June should mark, in principle, the end of the gauges in shops and markets, says Matignon.
  • For museums. Gauges will no longer be necessary in museums, but the government is calling for the maintenance of physical distancing measures and the respect of barrier gestures in these establishments.
  • For cinemas and theatres. These places will be able to receive the public without a gauge from 30 June, still respecting the physical distancing and barrier gestures. A health pass will continue to be applied for any event gathering more than 1,000 people.
  • For religious ceremonies and civil weddings. All seats will be available from 30 June.
  • For sports halls and swimming pools. All sports will be allowed in these facilities, and the public capacity will increase to 100% on 30 June. A health pass will still apply.
  • For stand-up concerts and festivals. From 30 June, standing concerts will be allowed again, with a maximum number of participants to be set by the prefect. A health pass will be required for any concert with more than 1,000 spectators. As for festivals, they will be able to resume with a capacity of 4m2 per participant, and a ceiling of festival-goers. Here too, a health pass will be required for more than 1,000 participants.

▫️ INCIDENCE RATES

In the Aude departement, the incidence rate is down to 131,74

▫️ MUSIC OF 1966

Another Top Hit in France at that time

My favorite song from Bob Dylan

🎶 / 🎶 / 🎶

▫️ SATIRE

▫️ NEWS FROM ACROSS THE POND 🇺🇸

▫️ WEATHER

Simply horrible and wet out there

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