Normal life is resuming decidedly faster than expected.
After the announcements of Jean Castex on the end of the mask outside and the lifting of the curfew at 11 p.m. advanced to this Sunday instead of June 30, it is the music festival, scheduled for Monday, June 21, which knows some relaxations.
Invited on France Info this Thursday evening, the Minister of Culture, Roselyne Bachelot, gave some details.
In the wake of the Prime Minister's announcements, she confirmed that the music festival could be done "without a curfew", since it will be lifted the day before.
Concerts allowed indoors
Roselyne Bachelot also assured that the "mini-concerts in bars and restaurants", traditional on June 21, will be "possible while they were not before".
Until now, only outdoor concerts were allowed.
🗣 "Concerts will be possible in bars and restaurants for the music festival."
Exclusive announcement by @R_Bachelot in #VIPol on #franceinfo channel 27. pic.twitter.com/RE3IGGB9hX
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On the other hand, certain protocols remain in force, in particular in bars and restaurants which still have to respect a 50% gauge indoors and tables of up to six guests.
No crowds on public roads
The Prime Minister also warned that improvised concerts giving rise to “gatherings on the public highway” were prohibited.
As for the mask, it is still mandatory outdoors in certain circumstances, in particular "when we get together, when we find ourselves in a crowded place," said Jean Castex on Wednesday.
This is usually the case during the music festival.
This new step in the relaxation of measures is all the same a major change, made possible by a health situation which "is improving faster than we had hoped", as Jean Castex had specified in his speech.
Even Emmanuel Macron will be able to benefit from it.
During a trip this Thursday, he confirmed to a journalist who asked him the question that there would be a concert at the Elysee Palace next Monday.