To our knowledge, small businesses will be authorized to reopen on November 28, provided they comply with a new strengthened health protocol.
Good news for small traders. To our knowledge, Emmanuel Macron should announce the reopening of so-called “non-essential” stores on Saturday, November 28.
However, this reopening will be subject to compliance with a new health protocol presented this Friday morning to representatives of the traders meeting in Bercy.
8 sqm meter
In detail, the reception meter should be raised from 4 square meters per customer to a minimum of 8 square meters. The provision of hydroalcoholic gel naturally remains mandatory, as does the marking on the ground and the installation of plexiglass.
Surfaces of more than 400 square meters will be obliged to check at the entrance to their shop. Hours can also be extended and will be open on Sundays. However, appointments will not be mandatory but are recommended wherever possible (hairdressers, beauty salons, etc.).
Finally, stores are invited to promote the TousAntiCovid application through posters. The scientific advice must still validate this new health protocol next week.
Black Friday black reporting
The reopening of small businesses was subject to the postponement of a week from Black Friday, that is until December 4, so as not to trigger the crunch in stores next weekend. Delay that has been accepted by merchant federations but also by several brands of mass distribution and online commerce, such as Amazon.
Traveling in Brittany this Friday, Prime Minister Jean Castex confirmed to a shopper that “if we continue our efforts, this will make it possible to reopen (the shops), still with the health protocol, we are hopefully, around December 1st “.