Emmanuel Macron announced this Wednesday evening, during a speech at 8 p.m., that the restrictive measures in force in 19 departments will be extended to all of metropolitan France, for four weeks from Saturday evening. France Bleu has listed the businesses that will remain open despite the confinement.
Shops authorized to open
Here is the list of businesses authorized to open:
Opticians and chocolate makers, already open during the previous confinement, are still open during this reconfinement. Yes shoemakers are not finally in the list, the Minister Delegate for SMEs Alain Griset had specified in mid-March that they are part of the category “computer repair and personal and household goods” of the previous decree dating from October.
Art galleries, toy stores, beauticians, travel agencies and even real estate agencies remain closed.
On the other hand, property visits are authorized if it concerns the main residence. It is also possible to go to car dealerships, by appointment. Finally, driving lessons can take place but the doors of driving schools are closed to the public, so face-to-face learning of the code is suspended.