terraces, museums, cinemas, sports halls … an uncertain deconfinement in the face of the virus

A repulsed curfew, terraces and sports halls that reopen … everyone is waiting for the gradual lifting of confinement. But Emmanuel Macron maintains health “emergency brakes” in the departments where the virus is still circulating. And this is the case of Bouches-du-Rhône.

Emmanuel Macron unveiled on Thursday a national deconfinement plan in several stages, around three dates: May 19, June 9 and June 30.

The return to an almost normal life before the summer is hoped by all but the President of the Republic maintains the threat of emergency brakes in the departments where the incidence rate is higher than 400 and where the hospitals are under tension. . This is the case in Bouches-du-Rhône, a rate of 474 on April 28 and 326 Covid patients in intensive care.

Will the Marseillais find a little freedom at the same time as their neighbors on the Côte d’Azur? For now, no one knows. Assistant in charge of Health, Michèle Rubirola “has no information”. “It is true that the incidence rate is still high in the Bouches-du-Rhône, she recognizes, on attend.”

“Once again we anticipate, we prepare to reopen, she adds, stressing the importance of mass vaccination, the more we are vaccinated, the more we can open “.

Same concern on the side of the catering professionals at UMIH 13. The president, Bernard Marty, remains cautious, “we have no idea how it will be”.

It should be up to the prefect of Bouches-du-Rhône to specify the schedule. He should soon meet the stakeholders concerned. In the meantime, everyone is sticking to the steps announced by the Head of State.

  • What changes on May 19?

– The curfew pushed back to 9 p.m.

– Reopening of bar and restaurant terraces, with a maximum of six people per table.

– Reopening of cultural venues – within the limit of 800 people indoors and 1,000 outdoors. The mayor of Marseille has announced that municipal museums will be “free without time limit” from this date. It also authorizes the installation or extension of “ephemeral terraces” for catering professionals. “maybe until summer”. The city is preparing support measures for the public with anti-covid mediators in festive places.

– Reopening of non-essential businesses with adapted gauges and protocols

  • What changes on June 9?

– The curfew pushed back to 11 p.m.

– Reopening of cafes, bars, indoor restaurants, with a maximum of six people per table.

– Reopening of sports halls after seven months of closure.

– Reopening of stadiums and sports equipment.

– Reopening of trade shows and exhibition fairs.

– Easing of teleworking.

  • What changes on June 30?

– Complete lifting of the curfew .. if the sanitary situation allows it!

– Green light for events of more than 1,000 people (festivals) with the health pass under the condition of a negative test of less than 72 hours or certificate of immunity.

But be careful, throughout the period of exit from the crisis which extends until October 31, the government retains the possibility of reinstating restrictive measures if the epidemic experiences a new rebound. The Pasteur Institute has already announced that France was not immune to a 4th wave this summer in the event of too rapid deconfinement.