Starting 20 July, wearing masks has been made compulsory in enclosed public spaces for anyone over 11 years old, in addition to the application of barrier gestures.
This new measure is part of the prevention and vigilance measures adopted by the French government to avoid a second wave of the pandemic. The following are listed as enclosed public spaces:
- train stations and airports
- public transport
- hotels and other collective accommodation
- administrative offices and banks
- covered markets
- religious establishments and
- covered sports facilities.
The French government also implements “barrier gestures,” which as steps that aim to protect your health and that of those around you:
- Wash your hands very regularly
- Cough or sneeze into your elbow
- Use and dispose of single-use tissues
- Greet without shaking hands and avoid hugging or kissing
- Wear a mask if you are showing symptoms
- Wear a mask on public transport, in taxis and in shops where required.