Covid-19 Bulletins 29 & 30, shared by CSF Languedoc
Welcome to our twenty-ninth bulletin during the Coronavirus epidemic. In this issue we have information about:
• New confinement across France from midnight Thursday 29th / Friday 30th October until at least 1 December 2020 (including Attestation required every time you go out)
• TousAntiCovid app – includes the electronic/phone-based attestations
President Macron made a speech on the evening of Wednesday October 28th 2020, talking about the significant increase in Covid-19 cases, hospitalisations and critical care patients. He made clear that all regions are at the alert threshold and all Europe is surprised at the voracity of the second wave. Predictions are that nearly 9,000 patients will be in intensive care in mid-November and French hospitals will quickly be saturated.
France has the following objectives:
1 Protect the vulnerable and at risk
2 Protect the youngest in society
3 Protect medical staff and services
4 Protect those with limited means
5 Protect the economy
In response to this, France is entering confinement (lockdown) from midnight Thursday / Friday.
Details of what will and will not be allowed during the confinement period of October 30th - December 1st (with option to extend) will be announced by Prime Minister Jean Castex on the evening of October 29th.
Attestations/certificates needed to leave your home
Residents need to complete (in paper or electronic form) a certificate for permitted activities. These include:
• essential travel to or from work (working from home is recommended wherever
• for medical attention/consultations that cannot be done remotely
• to visit (in a Nursing or Care Home) or support (in a domestic setting) a dependent
• to drop-off/pick-up children from school
• to take exercise
• to do essential shopping
• to walk a dog (within 1 km of your home)
Copies of the relevant attestations/certificates will be made available as soon as possible.
The new forms may include other categories, as well as clarification of the parameters of permitted activities.
Nurseries, schools, colleges and high schools will remain open with strengthened health protocols. Universities will provide online courses.
Nursing and Retirement Homes
Visits will continue to be allowed to people in Nursing and Retirement Homes.
Local government and postal services
These services will remain open, with strict health protocols. La Poste and local Mairie services will still be available.
Restaurants, bars and cafés
These will be closed during the confinement.
Support for Business and workers
There will be financial support and a special plan for the self-employed, traders, very small and medium-sized enterprises. Employees and employers who cannot work will continue to benefit from partial unemployment benefit.
TousAntiCovid app – includes the electronic/phone-based attestations
The increased capacity for testing and tracing is being strongly promoted.
TousAntiCovid not only supports national efforts in track and trace, but provides daily updates to all users on Covid-19 statistics, and provides the latest, electronic copy of the attestations required.
To download the TousAntiCovid app for Apple products:
To download the TousAntiCovid app for Android products: