France lockdown: Can artisans continue to buy materials?

There are over 1 million artisanal business in France, with the majority in the building trade

3 November 2020
A carpenter works in his workshop in Dordogne, France
By Connexion journalist

Reader question: As a self-employed artisan working in my barn workshop at home. I need to go out to buy materials and consumables, will I be able to do that and what form of words should I use in the attestation

Yes. Housing Minister Emmanuelle Wargon confirmed that people with building projects could continue them during the second lockdown, and that also extends to self-employed artisans.

The Covid-19 hotline confirmed you are permitted to buy any items you need to work. You will need an attestation dérogatoire de déplacement - not the Justificatif de Déplacement Professionnel - and must tick the box that begins: "Déplacements pour effectuer des achats de fournitures nécessaires à l'activité professionnelle…".

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