France lockdown: Your FAQs on Covid-19 confinement rules
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Covid-19 in France: Daily update
Wednesday 25 November*
- Recorded new cases in France: 9,155
- New deaths: 458 (total number of deaths in France now 50,237)
- Rate of positive tests: 13.1%
*Data provided by santepubliquefrance.fr Figures for new cases and deaths from based on previous 24 hour period. Rate of positive tests is the number of positive tests divided by the total number of tests over the past seven days.
France's national lockdown came into effect on Thursday (October 29) at midnight. On November 24, President Emmanuel Macron announced a three-step deconfinement process. If daily Covid-19 case numbers fall below 5,000 per day, lockdown will end on December 15, and instead be replaced by a nationwide curfew.
Read our breakdown of the deconfinement process here.
Under the new lockdown rules whenever you leave home you will need a valid lockdown exemption form (called an 'attestation de déplacement') to justify why you are outside. This form needs to be shown to any police or gendarmerie officer if they request it.
You can find more information and links to download English and easy-read French lockdown travel exemption forms. If you do not have access to a printer or smartphone, you can write the form by hand on a piece of paper. Read this article on exemption forms without a printer or phone.
For readers who own a second home in France, see this quick overview of lockdown rules for second homeowners.
Find the answers to your questions on the confinement in France on this page
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The rules at a glance
In the infographic below, you will find further information on what shops and services are open and the activities you are allowed to do during lockdown.
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