Covid-19: In what situations are facemasks still mandatory in France?

Masks are no longer required in most outdoor public settings - we explain where they are still needed

17 June 2021

Face masks are no longer mandatory in all outdoor settings but are still required in some situations Pic: The Connexion

Facemasks to protect against the spread of Covid-19 are no longer required in most outdoor public settings.

The decision was announced by Prime Minister Jean Castex yesterday (June 16), with the rule coming into effect from today.

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Masks had been mandatory in all indoor and outdoor public spaces in many towns and cities in France from the end of summer 2020 until yesterday.

They remain obligatory in all indoor public spaces and in some outdoor settings, as our graphic below shows. They are not required in school playgrounds - France drops facemask requirement for children in school playgrounds

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