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POLICY – Resumption. Jean Castex detailed, this Thursday, November 26, the stages of the progressive deconfinement drawn, two days earlier by Emmanuel Macron. And if the Prime Minister announced the confirmation (for the moment) of the gauge of 30 people maximum in the churches, despite the anger of the bishops, he nevertheless mentioned some relaxations in other areas.
Driving lessons for driving schools and property visits will therefore be able to resume from Saturday 28 November. The resumption of driving lessons must be done “in accordance with the health protocol they applied previously.” On the other hand, “the preparation of the theoretical tests will continue to be done remotely”, specified the head of government.
Home visits will also be authorized again “for professionals and individuals alike, again in accordance with the applicable health protocol.”
“Limit the number of people at the table”
Despite everything, the government also called on the French to be wise about the end of year celebrations. The curfew, which will be put in place on December 15, will be “waived by way of derogation on December 24 and 31” but “that does not mean that we will be able to celebrate Christmas or New Year as in previous years” because “these moments of festive and friendly gatherings, where we lower our guard and wear less the mask, are particularly risky ”, in the words of Jean Castex.
“It is therefore imperative that you limit the number of people at the table and avoid too many gatherings,” added the Prime Minister, adding that “concrete recommendations” will be announced before the holidays.
There is “no question” that these family celebrations deprive themselves of the presence of elders, in particular “grandparents”, he said, promising to “look at what all European countries are doing” in order to “Try to draw some useful lessons from it”.
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