People flouting confinement rules in France fined

The police have begun issuing fines for people who they check and find to be outside without authorisation papers.

18 March 2020
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A bar, for example, was found to be open yesterday in Nogent-sur-Marne (Val-de-Marne). The manager was making clients enter by the backdoor.

 Police found him inside with five clients inside drinking beer and playing darts, reports 20minutes.

In Paris, a lot of people were outside yesterday morning and then argued with police after 12:00 because they did not have an attestation to show the reason for them being outside.

The police fined them €38.

Police controlled 7,906 people in Paris yesterday.

In Finistère, Brittany, the préfet, Pascal Lelarge, has reminded residents that walking or going on a boat is not a reason to go out. Many were seen outside and fined by the police yesterday afternoon.

There are 100,000 police officers and gendarmes all over France to check that the confinement orders are respected.

The government officially made a decree this morning to rise the fine to €135, and €375 if not paid in the following days. ​

You can download a form here, if you need to go out for work, food shopping, childcare, medical reasons, to take your dog out or to exercise.

If you cannot print the form, you can hand write directly on a piece of paper. Find all the information here.

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