Coronavirus: nasjonal nedstenging i Frankrike
For å bekjempe spredningen av viruset, begynner en nasjonal nedstenging natt til fredag 30. oktober.
Fra og med 30. oktober 2020 stenger Frankrike ned (fastlandet og Martinique) i fire uker. Man kan kun forlate bostedet sitt under følgende omstendigheter og med fritaksattest:
Last ned fritasattest her:
- EXEMPTION CERTIFICATE
- (Word - 15 ko)
- Pendling til og fra jobb, universitet eller annet utdanningssted
- Medisinske avtaler som ikke kan gjennomføres på avstand eller utsettes;
- Viktige familieårsaker, hjelp til utsatte personer, prekære situasjoner, eller for å ta vare på barn
- Personer med nedsatt funksjonsevne og deres støttekontakt
- Rettslig eller administrativ innkalling
- Delta i et oppdrag av allmenn interesse på forespørsel fra myndighetene
- Å lufte kjæledyr utendørs i en 1 km radius fra hjemmet og i en kort periode
Further restrictions are in force across France:
- Groups of more than 6 people in public places are forbidden
- No parties may be held in public community halls
- Venues may not host more than 5,000 people, and spacing rules must be observed: an empty seat between spectators or groups (of maximum six) of spectators
- In enclosed spaces open to the public you must wear a mask at all times.
- Local authorities may decide further restrictions. For example, in some cities and towns (including Paris) you may be required to wear a mask when you are outside.
Anyone without a valid certificate faces a fine of 135 €.
Working from home is mandatory whenever possible.
If you cannot work from home, staggered work patterns must be encouraged, to reduce the numbers of people both in the workplace and in public transport.
All schools from kindergarten to high schools will remain open during lockdown, face masks are compulsory for all children above the age of 6.
All universities lectures will be on videoconference and libraries will be accessible only with an appointment.
Shops and venues
Non-essential shops and venues as well as bars and restaurants will have to close but take away, grocery stores and supermarkets, pharmacies, tabacs, as well as petrol stations and other essential stores will remain open.
It is mandatory to wear a mask in all shops remaining open.
Lockdown measures do not apply in overseas territories except for Martinique.
Travelling between different parts of France are forbidden, the will be tolerance for those returning from holiday this week-end.
European borders will remain open but external borders are closed except for essential travel. All travelers must be tested at airports and ports.
Masks must be worn at all times in public transport.
Find more information for foreign nationals on the website of the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs.
What is coronavirus COVID-19?
Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses. COVID-19 is a new strain of coronavirus that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, coughing, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
How can I protect myself from the virus?
The virus does not spread on its own. People who have the virus are the ones who spread it. Therefore, the following measures can help you protect yourself (and others) from the virus :
- Wash your hands very often ;
- Use single-use tissues, and then throw them away ;
- Cough and sneeze into your arm or into a tissue ;
- Do not shake hands or greet people with kisses on the cheek ;
- Respect social distancing: you should remain further than a metre from others.
- Wear a mask if social distancing cannot be respected.
What should you do if you are feeling ill?
If you have a cough or a temperature, stay at home, avoid contact with others and call a doctor.
If you have a cough and/or a temperature, and you have difficulty breathing and/or you are feeling faint, dial 15 or call or send a text to 114 if you have a speech or hearing impairment.
A toll-free hotline service (French only) can answer your questions about the Coronavirus COVID-19 non-stop, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week: 0 800 130 000 (from abroad: +33 800 130 000, depending on your operator).
Please note that the toll-free hotline service cannot give medical advice.
For more information : https://www.gouvernement.fr/info-coronavirus