According to information gathered by franceinfo, the new sanitary protocol will require all businesses, including essentials, to have a gauge of one person for 8m2 of surface area against 4m2 before the reconfinement.
The traders were received Friday, November 20 in Bercy to inform them of the new health protocol to fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus that they will have to put in place when the non-essential stores reopen. It will apply to all businesses during the deconfinement, including those that remained open during the reconfinement. This new version of the health protocol will be sent before Monday to the High Council of Public Health which will have to validate it.
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According to information collected by franceinfo, businesses will have to halve the number of people in the store. The gauge will be one person for 8m2 of surface area against 4m2 before the reconfinement, including in hypermarkets. This will require a regulation of flows at the entrance and which will undoubtedly cause queues outside, especially at the time of the approach of Christmas.
Hydroalcoholic gel will be available and mandatory at the entrance of each store but no direction of movement will be set up. It was necessary “simple things “, one explains on the side of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Finally, where possible – in hairdressing salons or car dealerships, for example – traders will be encouraged to welcome customers by appointment. But it will not be compulsory, the choice will be left to the merchant.
Non-essential traders hope for a reopening on November 27 or 28, which is before the December 1 horizon set by the executive. It is Emmanuel Macron who will decide on the date, in the course of next week.