LOCKDOWN IN PARIS PHASE 3- Happier Parisians
By Jane Rosenstein
As of June 9, 2021 Paris entered phase 3 of the lockdown.
We here in Paris can now stay out until 11 p.m – the new curfew without any attestations (papers telling where we are going).
Restautants are open including the interiors but only at 50 % capacity and there is no service at the bar. Wepler, a well known restaurant near me, opened on June 9 th , but I did not see many people eating there. A lady who works at the restaurant told me that they are limited to 30% capacity. Tables are limited to 6 people. Terraces outside for drinking and dining can be 100% full.
To attend large exhibitions or sports events with more than 1000 people a PASS SANITAIRE (sanitary pass) is required. To get the pass, one has to have had COVID 19, a negative test result or proof or vaccine. It can be downloaded and put on a smartphone or presented in paper.
At the movies and in theaters, masks must be worn and two places be left open between two people who do not know each other. Theaters, movies and musems, gyms and swimming pools are limited to 65% capacity not 35% as previously required. They do not require any pass sanitaire. Some gyms requre a scan of an OR code for entering; oncerts.
People are happy to be able to stay out until 11 p.m., go to restaurants, gyms and swimming pools that were previousy closed .